SPINNERS - 8 -RADIO STATION STICKERS - PROMO COPY NOT FOR SALESPINNERS  - 8 - - RADIO STATION STICKERS - PROMO COPY NOT FOR SALE ** 9/10 **SPINNERS - 8 -- RADIO STATION STICKERS - PROMO COPY NOT FOR SALE -- ** 9/10 ** "Detroit" was added to the Spinners name in the UK to avoid confusion with [Invalid Artist], the UK folk gro...26.00


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SPINNERS - 8 -- RADIO STATION STICKERS - PROMO COPY NOT FOR SALE -- ** 9/10 ** "Detroit" was added to the Spinners name in the UK to avoid confusion with [Invalid Artist], the UK folk group of the same name. The group was formed in the 1960s, and towards the end of the 1970s recorded several disco tracks, culminating in their 1980 international smash hit "Working My Way Back To You", arranged by Michael Zager. The switch between lead singers presented its shares of woe. Whereas Philippe Wynne fit neatly in Thom Bell's production style, at this point Bell had no idea what to do with new lead singer John Edwards. Coupling that indisputable fact with the continuing decline of the songwriting, Spinners/8 isn't the most proficient album to come down the pike. Not everything's bad here, however. Bobbie Smith's playful lead on the well-produced "I'm Gonna Getcha" starts things off on a deceptively blithe note. With lyrics like "Count the days you can still run free" and "There's no escaping me now," stalking never sounded so mellifluous. While "I'm Tired of Giving" and "Painted Magic" are nonsensical retreads, the best parts of Spinners/8 had Bell tinkering with his style to accommodate Edwards' booming and all-encompassing vocals. Enlivened by Edwards' firepower and command, "You've Got the Love I Need" is on the track as he sings/shouts, "You've got me walking/Talking to myself." The charming and anachronistic "Heaven on Earth (So Fine)" is the only single release from this effort and later showed up on their 1991 anthology A One of a Kind Affair. While the Edwards-led "Back in the Arms of Love" and "Easy Come, Easy Go" are locked into the old style, the last track attempts a new sound. The synth-adorned ballad "Baby I Need Your Love (You're the Only One)" has smooth harmony and the minimal backing gives Edwards a great chance to vamp loudly near the end. Unfortunately, the bad outweighs the good here, making Spinners/8 the most problematic album Bell produced for the group. (AMG) Spinners ‎– Spinners/8 Label: Atlantic ‎– SD 19146 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: US Released: 1977 Track List: A1 I'm Gonna Getcha Written-By – L. M. Bell & C. James* 4:25 A2 I'm Tired Of Giving Written-By – C. B. Simmons*, J. B. Jefferson* 4:11 A3 Painted Magic Written-By – L. M. Bell & C. James* 4:16 A4 You Got The Love That I Need Written-By – P. Pugh*, S. Marshall* 3:34 A5 Heaven On Earth (So Fine) Written-By – C. James* 4:00 B1 Back In The Arms Of Love Written-By – B. Lamb* 4:36 B2 (Love Is) One Step Away Arranged By – Anthony S. Bell*Written-By – J. Gordon* 4:38 B3 Easy Come, Easy Go Written-By – L. M. Bell & C. James* 4:26 B4 Baby I Need Your Love (You're The Only One) Written-By, Arranged By – L. M. Bell & C. James* 6:00 Pressed By – PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation Credits Arranged By – Thom Bell (tracks: A1 to B1, B3) Art Direction – Eric Porter (3) Artwork [Airbrush Rendering] – Todd Schorr Backing Band – MFSB Backing Vocals – Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Evette Benton Bass – Bob Babbitt Drums – Andrew Smith (4) Engineer [Assistant] – Reed Ruddy, Winslow Kutz* Engineer [Chief] – Don Murray Engineer [Mixing] – Don Murray, Winslow Kutz* Guitar – Bobby Eli, Casey James, Leroy M. Bell, Anthony S. Bell* Keyboards – Casey James, Thom Bell Management – Buddy Allen Management Mastered By – Bernie Grundman Percussion – Larry Washington Performer [Spinners Are] – Billy Henderson, Bobbie Smith, Henry Fambrough, John Edwards (3), Pervis Jackson Photography By – Richard J. Stanley Producer, Conductor – Thom Bell Timpani [Tympani] – Casey James Typography [Logo Design] – Bob Petrick Notes: Recorded at Kaye-Smith Studios, Seattle, WA, and Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA. Mixed at Kaye-Smith Studios, Seattle, WA. Mastered at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA. ℗ © 1977 Atlantic Recording Corporation Printed in U.S.A. Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): ST-A-773973-C (PR) Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): ST-A-773974-C (PR) CLEANED ON VPI HW-27 TYPHOON [6-STEP PROCESS] LP’s RE-SLEEVED IN AUDIOPHILE QUALITY INNER SLEEVES JACKETS PROTECTED BY HIGH QUALITY JACKET PROTECTORS STORED HVAC SHIPPED IN DEDICATED LP BOX/MAILER ***TERMS OF SALE*** 1) Buyer responsible for PayPal Fees & Shipping costs. 2) MEDIA MAIL/TRACKING/INSURED [USA ONLY] 3) ASK ABOUT COMBINED SHIPPING 4) NOTE: I will not ship to certain "high risk" countries. ASK before you buy/bid. 5) Subject to prior sale on other sites, forums, & blogs 6) If you have received NEGATIVE FEEDBACK, you MAY NOT BID/BUY. 7) NO RETURNS ON SEALED LP’s FOR ANY REASON 8) !! ASK ABOUT FEE FREE OPTIONS !! *** AURALIC AUDIO FULL LINE DEALER ** *** RYAN SPEAKERS – A FULL LINE DEALER *** ~ LP SALES & COLLECTION ACQUISITIONS ~ “WE BUY LP COLLECTIONS” Thank you for looking.
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