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Thriller! -- Cold Blood's fourth LP -- is a continuation on the brass-intensive funky R&B that drove their previous efforts. In contrast to those discs, however, there is very little in the way of original material here, the singular exception being Max Haskett's rollicking "Live Your Dream," which features the Pointer Sisters on backing vocals. This was not the first collaborative effort between the two either, as the vocal trio had also made a few notable contributions to the Sisyphus album. One of the primary distinctions between Cold Blood and their Bay Area contemporaries the Tower of Power is lead vocalist Lydia Pense. She has developed from simply belting out ...
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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Thriller! -- Cold Blood's fourth LP -- is a continuation on the brass-intensive funky R&B that drove their previous efforts. In contrast to those discs, however, there is very little in the way of original material here, the singular exception being Max Haskett's rollicking "Live Your Dream," which features the Pointer Sisters on backing vocals. This was not the first collaborative effort between the two either, as the vocal trio had also made a few notable contributions to the Sisyphus album. One of the primary distinctions between Cold Blood and their Bay Area contemporaries the Tower of Power is lead vocalist Lydia Pense. She has developed from simply belting out the blues -- à la Janis Joplin -- to becoming an increasingly sensitive lyrical interpreter without diminishing her prowess or guttural growl. One prime example is her ease and agility on the cover of Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" -- which likewise includes some of the finest and most tasteful contributions from the horn section. The same can also be said of their cover of the Band's "Sleeping" -- retaining much of the same charm as the original. Cold Blood contrasts the mellow with a few loud funkified fusion numbers, such as the lead track, "Baby I Love You," and "Kissing My Love" -- which hearkens directly back to the double-jointed rhythms found in the band's eponymously titled debut album. Another highlight is Raul Matute's Hammond-organ on the classic blues "Feel So Bad" -- which is similar to Ray Charles' original reading.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/12/2005
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431671221
  • Catalog Number: 6712

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cold Blood Primary Artist
The Pointer Sisters Vocals, Background Vocals
Mel Martin Flute, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bennie Maupin Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Wind
Peter Welker Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Michael Andreas Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bill Atwood Flute, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Gaylord Birch Drums
Paul Cannon Guitar
Rod Ellicott Bass, Bass Guitar
Bob Ferreira Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Wind
Larry Fields Guitar
Max Haskett Trumpet, Vocals, Background Vocals
Raul Matute Keyboards
Skip Mesquite Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals, Wind
John Newborn Horn
Pat O'Hara Trombone
Lydia Pense Vocals
Rigby Powell Trumpet
Michael Sasaki Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Holly Tigard Vocals, Background Vocals
John Mewborn Trumpet, Valve Trombone
Technical Credits
Boz Scaggs Composer
Bill Withers Composer
Cold Blood Arranger
Gaylord Birch Brass Arrangment
Fred Catero Engineer
Rod Ellicott Brass Arrangment
Tom Harrell Brass Arrangment
Max Haskett Composer, Brass Arrangment
David Rubinson Producer, Audio Production
Jeremy Zatkin Engineer
Adam's Dad Arranger, Brass Arrangment
John Mewborn Arranger
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