Satisfied/Heartbreak Radio/Never Let You Go

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Raven's 2012 set combines three Rita Coolidge albums from the dawn of the '80s on a double-disc set: 1979's Satisfied, 1981's Andrew Gold-produced Heartbreak Radio, and 1983's Never Let You Go; as an extra incentive, "Fool That I Am" from the soundtrack to the 1980 film Coast to Coast is added for good measure. Produced by noted Memphis soul man Booker T. Jones, Satisfied does indeed bear traces of smoky Southern soul, particularly in its rhythms -- rhythms that remain supple and tight even when the song is planted quite firmly in the middle of the road. The exception is the hit single "I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love." This bit of Carole Bayer Sager/Peter ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Raven's 2012 set combines three Rita Coolidge albums from the dawn of the '80s on a double-disc set: 1979's Satisfied, 1981's Andrew Gold-produced Heartbreak Radio, and 1983's Never Let You Go; as an extra incentive, "Fool That I Am" from the soundtrack to the 1980 film Coast to Coast is added for good measure. Produced by noted Memphis soul man Booker T. Jones, Satisfied does indeed bear traces of smoky Southern soul, particularly in its rhythms -- rhythms that remain supple and tight even when the song is planted quite firmly in the middle of the road. The exception is the hit single "I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love." This bit of Carole Bayer Sager/Peter Allen melodrama actually is overblown, sounding as if it is the love song to an Irwin Allen disaster flick -- an appealing sound that's somewhat out of place on a record that's otherwise richer, as it ably flirts with disco "Let's Go Dancin'" and straight-ahead pop "Crime of Passion". Heartbreak Radio is a different beast, thanks in large part to producer Gold. He steers Coolidge toward a mainstream created in equal parts from Hollywood and Nashville, balancing Alabama's "The Closer You Get" next to a reggae cover of Bacharach/David's "Wishin' and Hopin'." The former evokes 1981 as much as the arrangement does on the latter and they're fine period curios, but the record is better than that, particularly when the production roars as it does on "Heartbreak Radio" and "I Did My Part" or slides into a hot tub as it does on "Hold On [I Feel Our Love Is Changing]" or "Take It Home". New wave starts to surface on Never Let You Go, thanks to the punchy percussion and jangle of the opening "I'll Never Let You Go," but Coolidge embraces the new wave, covering Squeeze "Tempted", Ian Dury "Stop Wasting Your Time", Culture Club "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me", and Joe Jackson "Fools in Love". This is hardly a full-on skinny-tie record, though -- there are also covers of Al Green and Bob Seger, plus straight-ahead adult contemporary in the form of "Shadow in the Night" -- but this new wave predilection not only is fascinating, it's also fun. Certainly, the production -- all by David Anderle, half co-produced by Bernie Worrell -- dilutes the quirkiness and dulls the edge of new wave, but it's a happy balance of futurism and class and a wonderful little new wave anomaly that deserves to be heard.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • EAN: 9398800036222
  • Catalog Number: 362
  • Sales rank: 17,835

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 One Fine Day (4:01)
  2. 2 The Fool In Me (4:16)
  3. 3 Trust It All To Somebody (4:09)
  4. 4 Let's Go Dancin' (5:16)
  5. 5 Pain of Love (3:59)
  6. 6 I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love (3:25)
  7. 7 Sweet Emotion (4:05)
  8. 8 Crime of Passion (4:53)
  9. 9 Can She Keep You Satisfied (4:45)
  10. 10 Walk On In (3:25)
  11. 11 One More Heartache (3:30)
  12. 12 The Closer You Get (4:30)
  13. 13 Wishin' and Hopin' (3:43)
  14. 14 Heartbreak Radio (4:02)
  15. 15 Man and a Woman (3:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Did My Part (4:07)
  2. 2 Hold On (I Feel Our Love is Changing) (4:59)
  3. 3 Basic Lady (3:07)
  4. 4 Stranger To Me Now (5:02)
  5. 5 Take It Home (3:18)
  6. 6 I'll Never Let You Go (4:24)
  7. 7 Tempted (3:50)
  8. 8 Stop Wasting Your Time (4:15)
  9. 9 Shadow In the Night (3:38)
  10. 10 Only You (3:19)
  11. 11 You Do It (3:18)
  12. 12 Fools In Love (3:39)
  13. 13 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (4:05)
  14. 14 You Ought To Be With Me (3:18)
  15. 15 We've Got Tonight - Jermaine Jackson (4:48)
  16. 16 Fool That I Am (3:07)
  17. 17 All Time High
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rita Coolidge Primary Artist
Richie Cannata Horn
Booker T. Jones Horn
Jules Chaikin Concert Master
Bill Henderson Concert Master
Technical Credits
James House Composer
Rita Coolidge Composer
Al Green Composer
Joe Jackson Composer
Carole King Composer
Dave Loggins Composer
Bernie Worrell Producer
Joe Sample Composer
Jerry Riopelle Composer
Peter Allen Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Ian Dury Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Andrew Gold Producer
Willie Mitchell Composer
Bruce Roberts Composer
Wendy Waldman Composer
Mark Gray Composer
Tony Brown Composer
Troy Seals Composer
Deborah Allen Composer
David Anderle Producer
Johnny Bristol Composer
David Campbell Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Richie Cannata Horn Arrangements
Hal David Composer
Chris Difford Composer
Wilton Felder Composer
Randy Goodrum Composer
Chaz Jankel Composer
Will Jennings Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Priscilla Jones Composer
Jerry Jumonville Horn Arrangements
Lenny Macaluso Composer
Bob Seger Composer
Eddie Struzick Composer
Glenn Tilbrook Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Mike Utley String Arrangements
Rafe Van Hoy Composer
Donna Weiss Composer
Frankie Miller Composer
Warren Barnett Mastering
Jimbeau Hinson Composer
Naomi Neville Composer
Mary Unobsky Composer
Ian McFarlane Liner Notes
John Harris Composer
M. Craig Composer
James Pennington Composer
Danny Ironstone Composer
Louise Cook Layout
Vincent Clarke Composer
Al Jackson Composer
Michael Lewis Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
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