Too

Too

by The S.O.S. Band
     
 

When a debut album is as promising as the S.O.S. Band's first album, one fears the possibility of a sophomore slump -- meaning that the second album won't live up to the promise of the first. Too, the S.O.S. Band's second album, does, in fact, find the Atlanta residents experiencing a bit of a sophomore slump. But "bit" is theSee more details below

Overview

When a debut album is as promising as the S.O.S. Band's first album, one fears the possibility of a sophomore slump -- meaning that the second album won't live up to the promise of the first. Too, the S.O.S. Band's second album, does, in fact, find the Atlanta residents experiencing a bit of a sophomore slump. But "bit" is the operative word; Too is far from a disaster. While the S.O.S. Band's self-titled debut album of 1980 was superb, this 1981 follow-up is merely decent. And in that sense, the LP is somewhat of a disappointment -- but certainly not a major disappointment. "Do It Now," "It's a Long Way to the Top," and other up-tempo funk-dance singles are likable and catchy; they just aren't exceptional. If the S.O.S. Band's first album was the funk-dance equivalent of champagne, Too is more like a beer. And when you have come to expect champagne, beer is a letdown -- even if it is a beer of decent quality. But all was certainly not lost for the S.O.S. Band. A few years after Too, the Atlanta residents joined forces with the hit-producing songwriting team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis -- and that alliance resulted in a creative and commercial revitalization for the S.O.S. Band. Again, Too isn't a bad album, but it isn't among the Atlantans' essential releases and is only recommended to collectors and hardcore fans.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
01/28/2003
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724354121623
catalogNumber:
41216

Related Subjects

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

S.O.S. Band   Primary Artist
Mary Davis   Percussion,Vocals
Travis Biggs   Violin,Harp,Keyboards
James Earl Jones   Drums,Vocals
Jason Bryant   Keyboards,Vocals
Bill Ellis   Saxophone,Vocals
Fredi Grace   Background Vocals
Willie "Sonny" Killebrew   Flute,Saxophone,Vocals
David Majal lI   Alto Saxophone
Abdul Ra'oof   Trombone,Trumpet,Vocals
Keith Rawls   Background Vocals
John Alexander Simpson   Bass,Vocals
Rhonge Southern   Guitar,Background Vocals
Bruno Speight   Guitar,Vocals
Fred Wesley   Trombone
Billy "B.E." Ellis   Saxophone,Vocals

Technical Credits

Maurice Williams   Composer
Don Miller   Cover Photo
Anna Lee Austin   Communication
S.O.S. Band   rhythm arrangement
Sigidi   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Admiral Sigidi   Producer
John Alexander Simpson   rhythm arrangement
Rhonge Southern   rhythm arrangement
Bruno Speight   rhythm arrangement
Fred Wesley   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Tom Vickers   Liner Notes
Clarence Avant   Executive Producer
Nick Fasciano   Logo Art
Art Sims   Art Direction
Steve Williams   Engineer
Steve "Syco Steve" Williams   Engineer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >