Perfect Island Nights (Sin-Drome)

Perfect Island Nights (Sin-Drome)

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by Bobby Caldwell
     
 
The veteran blue-eyed soul singer has been busy since 1995 (the year he released his last literal pop album, Soul Survivor), recording albums of standards along with his Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin-styled soundtrack work and counting the royalties from the 100 or so

Overview

The veteran blue-eyed soul singer has been busy since 1995 (the year he released his last literal pop album, Soul Survivor), recording albums of standards along with his Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin-styled soundtrack work and counting the royalties from the 100 or so covers or samples of his best-known hit, "What You Won't Do for Love" -- so preoccupied, in fact, that's it's been easy to forget just how skilled he is at delivering easygoing romantic pop, whether it's funky and percussive (as on the brassy, bouncy "Call Me Up"), perfect for Latin salsa dancing (the balmy "Donna"), or simply laid-back and moonlit (the title track). Caldwell is at the top of his charming game on this modern adult contemporary classic, not mining any truly original territory lyrically but wringing every last emotion out of his originals (the power ballads "Extra Mile" and "Crazy for Your Love" are standouts) and a handful of well-chosen covers. None of his classic pop choices come close to his renditions of "Beyond the Sea" or "Luck Be a Lady," but he finds all the passion necessary on a loping take of "Sukiyaki (Forever)" (he provides sweet new English lyrics), the bright samba arrangement of "Our Day Will Come," and the masterfully soulful "Where Is the Love," which finds him perfectly paired with Deniece Williams. The colorful back cover shows a contented Caldwell, arms crossed, in his trademark blue slouch hat, sound asleep. Maybe his long-awaited pop comeback exhausted him, but it will energize fans longing for his return to form.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2005
Label:
Sin-Drome Records
UPC:
0825005896522
catalogNumber:
8965

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Caldwell   Primary Artist,Organ,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tom Keene   Keyboards,Electric Piano
Jean McClain   Background Vocals
Mark McMillan   Keyboards,Electric Piano
Christine Miller   Background Vocals
Christian Ebner   Background Vocals
Deborah Avery   Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Lauren Caldwell   Voices
Russ Capri   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jonathan Murray   Bass
Christopher Mauer   Flugelhorn
Tommy V.   Guitar
Rory Mazzela   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Bobby Caldwell   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Phil Perry   Composer
Tom Keene   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Engineer,String Arrangements
Gregory Bosler   Horn Arrangements
Barry Eastman   Composer
Mort Garson   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Henry Grumpo Marx   Executive Producer
Richard McIntosh   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Audio Production
William Salter   Composer
Allan Rich   Composer
Dave Connor   Arranger,Programming,String Arrangements
Mark McMillan   Arranger,Composer,Programming
Woody Woodruff   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Marty Rosamond   Cover Design
Hachidai Nakamura   Composer
Rokusuke Ei   Composer

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Perfect Island Nights (Sin-Drome) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perfect Island Nights is so romantic! The voice of Bobby Caldwell can certainly stir up passion. Each song has something to offer. "Where is the Love" was a fabulous song in 1972 and it's certainly worth revisiting. In his usual style Bobby has created another heart touching, heartbreak love song with "Can't Get Over You". This is truly a "turn the lights down low" and "cuddle up" album.