Nights Like This

Nights Like This

by Stacey Q
     
 
After 1988's diverse Hard Machine went virtually unnoticed by the pop market, it wasn't much of a surprise that Stacey Q returned to more straightforward dance sounds on Nights Like This. While the context here isn't as varied as that of its predecessor, loyal club fans were given an ample selection of savvy underground grooves

Overview

After 1988's diverse Hard Machine went virtually unnoticed by the pop market, it wasn't much of a surprise that Stacey Q returned to more straightforward dance sounds on Nights Like This. While the context here isn't as varied as that of its predecessor, loyal club fans were given an ample selection of savvy underground grooves that may have proven not to be timeless, but were more trend-setting than trend-conscious. Other major-label dance acts of the time like the Cover Girls, Sweet Sensation and Expose veered between the dance floor and pop radio frequently on their releases, but Stacey Q for the most part dived knee-deep into the house, freestyle and techno subgenres that were permeating the scene on this album. With the exception of the sullen, slightly tropical ballad "Heartbeat," the record is a continuous string of fast-paced numbers. The best numbers come during the latter half, with the percolating "The Edge of Love" and naggingly catchy "Goin' Out" being the highlights. The title track and "Incognito" boast firm rhythm tracks as well, but melodically drift around in nowhere. For club-goers looking for a rhythmically consistent album with just a touch of a pop sensibility, though, this is an ideal set. ~ Justin M. Kantor

Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/1989
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678196225
catalogNumber:
81962

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stacey Q   Primary Artist,Vocals
Weather Girls   Background Vocals
Jon Saint James   Background Vocals
Jocelyn Brown   Background Vocals
David Cordrey   Background Vocals
Craig Derry   Background Vocals
Michael Eckart   Background Vocals
Ruth Joy   Background Vocals
Ed Reddick   Background Vocals
Timothy B. Schmit   Background Vocals
John St James   Background Vocals
Stacey Swain   Background Vocals
Martha Washington   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jon Saint James   Producer
Roger Behle   Contributor
Robert Clivillés   Producer
David Cole   Producer
Michael Eckart   Programming,Producer,keyboard arrangements
Bruce Gaitsch   Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Mark Gamble   Contributor
Ruth Joy   Contributor
Sam Lister   Contributor
Bruce Miller   Engineer
David Williams   Contributor
Bob Defrin   Art Direction
David Williams   Contributor
Robert Gordon   Producer,Engineer
Kenny Komisar   Executive Producer
Charlie Watts   Engineer

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