Ready for the World

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Armed with a whole mess of R&B, Prince and midwest funk influences, Ready for the World, came crashing out the gates at a breakneck pace with their eponymous solo album, no thanks in small part to local Detroit DJ Electrifying Mojo playing the group incessantly on his radio program. A perfect blend of soul, funk, and attitude, RFTW spawned a massive chart hit with "Oh Sheila," but also had several minor hits with "Digital Display," "Deep Inside Your Love," and "Tonight." While there are moments that Melvin Riley's vocals can grate on the nerves, on the whole this is a stellar debut which few of the groups in this genre could match.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Armed with a whole mess of R&B, Prince and midwest funk influences, Ready for the World, came crashing out the gates at a breakneck pace with their eponymous solo album, no thanks in small part to local Detroit DJ Electrifying Mojo playing the group incessantly on his radio program. A perfect blend of soul, funk, and attitude, RFTW spawned a massive chart hit with "Oh Sheila," but also had several minor hits with "Digital Display," "Deep Inside Your Love," and "Tonight." While there are moments that Melvin Riley's vocals can grate on the nerves, on the whole this is a stellar debut which few of the groups in this genre could match.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 076731116228
  • Catalog Number: 31162
  • Sales rank: 10,927

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tonight (4:58)
  2. 2 Digital Display (5:36)
  3. 3 Ceramic Girl (4:22)
  4. 4 Deep Inside Your Love (4:23)
  5. 5 Oh Sheila (4:00)
  6. 6 Human Toy (4:42)
  7. 7 Slide Over (5:05)
  8. 8 Out of Town Lover (5:03)
  9. 9 I'm the One Who Loves You (4:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ready for the World Primary Artist
Melvin Riley Keyboards, Vocals
Gerald Valentine Drums, Keyboards
Gregory Potts Keyboards, Background Vocals
Gordon Strozier Guitar, Background Vocals
Willie Triplett Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
John Eaton Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ready for the World Producer
Melvin Riley Composer
Gordon Strozier Composer
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