Spirit of Love

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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Continuing their association with veteran producer Skip Scarborough and riding high on the success of their prior albums, Con Funk Shun maintain that stride on this album with the funk-dance track "Got to Be Enough." With an energized introduction incorporating their trademark horns, Michael Cooper storms through the verses, while Felton Pilate accentuates the chorus with his high-flying falsetto. Penned by Cooper and Pilate, the single peaked on the Billboard R&B charts at number eight after an 18-week run. The credible yet less popular dance track "Happy Face" slipped into the Billboard R&B Top 100 Singles chart at number 87. On a more serene note, they followed ...
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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Continuing their association with veteran producer Skip Scarborough and riding high on the success of their prior albums, Con Funk Shun maintain that stride on this album with the funk-dance track "Got to Be Enough." With an energized introduction incorporating their trademark horns, Michael Cooper storms through the verses, while Felton Pilate accentuates the chorus with his high-flying falsetto. Penned by Cooper and Pilate, the single peaked on the Billboard R&B charts at number eight after an 18-week run. The credible yet less popular dance track "Happy Face" slipped into the Billboard R&B Top 100 Singles chart at number 87. On a more serene note, they followed that single up with "By Your Side," a dulcet, easy-flowing composition led by Pilate's consoling vocals, peaking at number 27 on the Billboard R&B charts. "All Up to You," a momentum-building song, and "Honey Wild" did not grace the charts, although they are two splendid ballads. Both songs are complemented by Pilate's vocal creativity. This album exceeded sales of 500,000.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/1998
  • Label: Umvd Special Markets
  • UPC: 731455819922
  • Catalog Number: 558199

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Got to Be Enough (5:46)
  2. 2 By Your Side (4:06)
  3. 3 Curtain Call (3:56)
  4. 4 Early Morning Sunshine (3:09)
  5. 5 Spirit of Love (4:21)
  6. 6 Happy Face (3:52)
  7. 7 All up to You (5:31)
  8. 8 Juicy (2:55)
  9. 9 Honey Wild (4:11)
  10. 10 Lovestruck 1980 (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Con Funk Shun Primary Artist
Michael Cooper Synthesizer, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Patrice Rushen Background Vocals
Randall Aldcroft Trombone
Michael Alexander Trumpet
George Bohannon Trombone
Oscar Brashear Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Ray Brown Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Lynn Davis Background Vocals
Sheila E. Percussion
Karl Fuller Percussion, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Valve Trombone, Vocals
Bill Green Woodwind
Paul Harrell Fiddle, Flute, Percussion, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Jerry Hey Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Cedric Martin Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Louis McCall Drums, Background Vocals, Syndrum
Marvin McFadden Trumpet
Sidney Muldrow French Horn
Richard Perissi French Horn
Skip Scarborough Piano, fender rhodes
Henry Sigismonti French Horn
Maurice Spears Trombone
Danny "Sweet Man" Thomas Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Clavinet
Felton C. Pilate II Synthesizer, Guitar, Trombone, Keyboards, Valve Trombone, Vocals, Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Gordon de Witty Electric Piano
Martin K. Riley Trombone
Fred Jackson Jr. Woodwind
Nadra Background Vocals
Louis McCall Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Con Funk Shun Producer, Audio Production
Leslie Ann Jones Engineer, Remixing
Skip Scarborough Producer, Audio Production
Paul Stubblebine Mastering
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