32bit Digitally Remastered Collection of the Singer's Years on A&m and Polydor Records Where He Met with his Greatest Success. The Third Disc of this Set Includes the Rare "Black Cars (Dance Mix)" as Well as Three Live Tracks and More Rarities!
※当時のARISTAの社長クライヴ・デイヴィスとひと悶着を起こし、お蔵入りとなってしまった幻のアルバム『TWISTED HEART』からの先行シングルが「The Longer You Wait」。発売後、2〜3週間で回収されてしまった…
At any rate, my friend was ecstatic just before the first night of his show, so I asked her what was his music like, since I only had two albums of his long ago. Her response was, "He's cute!". That was not what I asked, so I asked again and got the same answer. There was only one way to solve this riddle, and that was to listen to soundclips that are on this large collection. I called my friend back and told her that this is R&B and he would fit right in at the Essence Festival in July. She did not believe me, but I ordered this set and have no regrets.
Out of the 3 CD's included here, I found 25 keepers for my iPods. Everything up to 1978's Brother To Brother on this set is a keeper. Beyond that, I found that it is a 50/50 shot. I either want to jump up and advance to the next track or realize what I have been missing. The good cuts after 1978 are some of his best material, honestly. Strictly for Gino fans, the first CD would be 5 stars, the second CD would be 3 stars, and the bonus CD would be 1 star. This should add up to 3 stars, but since I am rating this strictly for Gino fans, I give it 4 stars. This is some very well crafted music, with most of it being quite romantic. There are also a few tracks with good social messages. Had my friend not told me about him coming to town, I would have never even thought of buying this set of good music. By the way, I chose to miss those two live shows, because "cute" is a 4-letter word in my book.
I used to own all the vinyl but all that was lost in a house fire. Now I have a great select 3 CD best of in this "Ultimate collection." If you love Gino Vanelli's music this is a great set to purchase for yourself, or give as a fabulous gift.
Momma Cocoa. Moon Over Madness. Black and Blue. Nightwalker. My love is my husband now;Vannelli helped me understand him. Thanks, Vannelli.