Perfect Island Nights (Sin-Drome)

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2005
  • Label: Sin-Drome Records
  • UPC: 825005896522
  • Catalog Number: 8965
  • Sales rank: 31,306

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In The Afterlife (4:32)
  2. 2 Crazy For Your Love (3:31)
  3. 3 Donna (4:17)
  4. 4 Where Is The Love (2:59)
  5. 5 Perfect Island Night (4:56)
  6. 6 Our Day Will Come (3:21)
  7. 7 I Need Your Love (4:28)
  8. 8 Can't Get Over You (3:07)
  9. 9 Call Me Up (3:28)
  10. 10 Extra Mile (4:31)
  11. 11 Rain (4:03)
  12. 12 Sukiyaki (Forever) (3:37)
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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, Digital Editing, 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, Digital Editing, Vocal Engineer, Audio Production
William Salter Composer
Allan Rich Composer
Dave Connor Arranger, Programming, Digital Editing, 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a Voice!

    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.

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