New Horizon

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Elias
After 1975's classic Chocolate Chip and a strong production job for the Masqueraders album Everybody Wanna Live On, Hayes' subsequent work with ABC was often poorly executed and conceived, save for the one or two tracks that properly displayed his melodic genius. With his last ABC effort being a live album with Dionne Warwick that just didn't sell, some changes had to be made. This is the first effort for Polydor and it turned out to be successful partnership. With a new label, Hayes also began to record at Master Sound in Georgia rather than his studio in Memphis, Hot Buttered Soul. Both the label and locale switch seemed to freshen up his musical approach. This album ...
See more details below
CD (Remastered / Bonus Tracks)
$23.74
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$24.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $12.78   
  • New (3) from $12.78   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Elias
After 1975's classic Chocolate Chip and a strong production job for the Masqueraders album Everybody Wanna Live On, Hayes' subsequent work with ABC was often poorly executed and conceived, save for the one or two tracks that properly displayed his melodic genius. With his last ABC effort being a live album with Dionne Warwick that just didn't sell, some changes had to be made. This is the first effort for Polydor and it turned out to be successful partnership. With a new label, Hayes also began to record at Master Sound in Georgia rather than his studio in Memphis, Hot Buttered Soul. Both the label and locale switch seemed to freshen up his musical approach. This album didn't start off on the best footing, though. Hayes' ghastly disco-fied cover of "Stranger in Paradise" shows little trace of his arranging skills or song-picking abilities. The other dance tracks are markedly better. "Moonlight Lovin' Ménage à Trois" has him doing Barry White one better by bringing an extra woman into the mix. With its playful rhythm and sweeping changes, he sang gleefully about the "the rendezvous of me and you and you" and said ménage à trois enough times that his "dates" thought it was their idea. On New Horizon Hayes turns in two of his best ballads. The meditative "Don't Take Your Love Away" has him going for more subtle surroundings in a style that suffered the most on his post-Chocolate Chip work. On "It's Heaven to Me" he displays a winning vulnerability, and it is easily one of the prettiest songs he ever recorded. Although some of the best tracks on New Horizon are available on compilations, the entire album is worth seeking out.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/29/2011
  • Label: Big Break
  • EAN: 5013929038820
  • Catalog Number: 2903882
  • Sales rank: 52,215

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Isaac Hayes Primary Artist, Piano, Marimbas, Electric Piano, Tambourine, Triangle, Background Vocals, Xylophone, Vibes, finger cymbals
Willie Hall Drums
Cedric Lawson Keyboards
Michael Toles Acoustic Guitar
Willie Weeks Bass Guitar
Bill Purse Keyboards
Debra Carter Vocals
Daniel Zebulon Percussion
Hot Buttered Soul Background Vocals
Charles "Skip" Pitts Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Gloria Delaney Vocals
Technical Credits
Isaac Hayes Arranger, Composer, Producer, Remixing, Keyboard Computer
Randy Kling Mastering
Peter Mann Engineer
Joe Neil Engineer, Remixing
Paul Bevoir Booklet Design, Logo Design
Colin Elliot Logo Design
George Forrest Composer
Wayne A. Dickson Reissue Producer
Robert Wright Composer
J. Matthew Cobb Liner Notes, Interviewer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously