Alvin Stone (The Birth and Death of a Gangster)/Night People

Alvin Stone (The Birth and Death of a Gangster)/Night People

by The Fantastic Four

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Alvin Stone (The Birth and Death of a Gangster)/Night People

This two-fer consists of the Fantastic Four's best album and its spirited but flawed follow-up, Night People. Alvin Stone (The Birth and Death of a Gangster) is the Fantastic Four's What's Going On, their Songs in the Key of Life, their Abbey Road; its six songs include the bombastic title track and the melodramatic love songs "My Love Won't Stop at Nothing" and "Let This Moment Last," which are reasons enough to buy this CD. Night People tries to replicate Alvin Stone's artistry with melodies from "Night People" and "Lies Divided By Jive." The other tunes are OK but nothing special, with the most memorable being "If I Lost My Job" and "(Meet Me at The) Hideaway," a plodding disco tune highlighted by a throaty vocal from Sweet James Epps. Albert Hamilton either wrote or co-wrote every song on the CD, with some exceptions (i.e., "By the River Under the Tree," written by Epps and Ted White).

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Release Date: 05/22/2001
Label: Southbound Records
UPC: 0029667375726
catalogNumber: 57
Rank: 88960

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