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Leon Ware - Leon Ware (1982) [Remastered 2014]

7-01-2016, 10:19
Soul | Funk | Disco | FLAC / APE

Title: Leon Ware
Year Of Release: 2014 [1982]
Label: Elektra [WPCR-16539]
Genre: Soul, Funk, Disco
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks +.cue,log)
Total Time: 41:24 min
Total Size: 101 mb / 276 mb

This is the follow-up to 1981's much loved Rockin' You Eternally. While that effort had Ware engaged and willing to do rich and melodic work with no commercial consideration, Leon Ware more often than not seems to be overly concerned with making a big hit. Leon Ware was co-produced by Ware and the legendary Marty Paich. Although Paich had everyone from young Ella Fitzgerald to Boz Scaggs on his resumГ©, there wasn't much he could do with Ware. Paich also arranged the rhythm here, which is undoubtedly Ware's forte. That's not to say Leon Ware is a dismal failure -- far from it. The first track "Slippin' Away" is Ware's best track here but it's reminiscent of a so-so track from Earth, Wind & Fire's Faces. In fact, Leon Ware employs some of the same players and writers from that effort. The oddly peppy "Lost in Love With You" was no doubt aiming for the charts but it possesses little or nothing of what makes Ware musically special. The track that comes closest to Ware's style is "Deeper Than Love" despite its smoldering sax solos from Gato Barbieri; the song is a little overdone. Perhaps the most telling is the duet with Flora Purim, "Somewhere." The track's promise seems to evaporate with the intro. If Purim wasn't going to light a fire under the proceedings, no one could. Throughout this effort, Ware's sounds wan and hemmed in. Given the fact that this didn't include many great songs, Leon Ware isn't the best way to get acquainted with the artist. (AllMusic Review by Jason Elias)


1 Slippin' Away 4:16
2 Lost in Love With You 3:54
3 Shelter 3:59
4 Why I Came to California (feat. Janis Siegel from Manhattan Transfer) 4:12
5 Deeper Than Love 3:26
6 Can I Touch You There 4:07
7 Words of Love 4:38
8 Miracles 4:08
9 Somewhere 4:17
10 Where Are They Now 4:22

Guitars: Dean Parks, David T. Walker
Bass: Nathan East, Chuck Rainey
Drums: Jeff Porcaro, James Gadson
Percussion: Lenny Castro, Laudir De Oliveira, Airto Moreira
Piano: David Foster, David Paich, Bill Champlin
Electric Piano: David Foster, Reginald Burke
Keyboards: Geoff Leib
Sax: Gato Barbieri
Horns Arrangements: Jerry Hey
Background Vocals: Bill Champlin, Rita Coolidge,Janis Siegel, Bonnie Bramlett, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim

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gllewellyn   User offline   4 January 2016 18:38

Who is the complete idiot who wrote the above review for this album?

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harrisondrums   User offline   6 January 2016 18:51

NO doubt! What a complete miss about this album!?! BTW, links are dead.

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