As strong as any of the songs featured on 1976′s Car Wash soundtrack, Rose Royce’s 1977 outing,II: In Full Bloom, allowed them to fully shine in their own right and on their own terms. Although their early incarnation as Total Concept Unlimited had paired them with Motown labelmates the Temptations and given them clout in the label stable, it was the addition of powerhouse vocalist Gwen Dickey and continued pairing with über-producer Norman Whitfield that brought the band into their own. Packed with tight funk jams and horn-heavy construction, tempered only occasionally by Dickey’s sweet ballads, II: In Bloom is a disco-funk masterpiece — a pure fusion of both genres that works better than it has a right to, courtesy of both the band’s own confidence and Whitfield’s artful magic. The wistful and absolutely sublime ballad “Wishing on a Star” opens the set and should have been a chart-heavy hitter. …
Chega hoje às lojas o muito aguardado debute em formato LP do trio britânico Dark Sky, com o título “imagin”.
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02. Silent Fall
06. Nothing Changes
10. Purple Clouds