You can't get much more than this song. It's catchy but not quite up to the level of "Borderlines". When it came out, it hit 27 on the album charts and stands as Jeffrey's highest charting album.
This is the album he started getting away from George Duke as a producer and moved on to mix up his producers. This song grows on me the more I listen to it.
I am surprised that this wasn't a hit. It's one of those songs that build to an enveloping gospel-styled chorus. But despite that,the song is one of the standout singles from the period and an all around fun song, probably perfect for the karaoke.
I remember hearing this on the radio all the time, in fact not counting the duet with Dionne Warwick, this is his biggest hit, reaching number 13 on the Hot I can listen to this song over and over again. His yearning vocal performance really draws me in and the song has a great bridge. I like the beat but find the children's chorus to be very annoying and that prevents me from enjoying the song more.
Not a very memorable song but not bad to listen to. He delivers the goods vocally here but this song could have benefited from a better hook. This has a very solid hook and he delivers the vocals in a very powerful way.
A good slightly uptempo track. Once again, not a bad song but this doesn't hold up to some of his earlier ballads. It even features those annoying dog barking types of keyboards that popped up on songs from this time. So far all the other songs on the album are either very good or ok but this is the first flat out bad song. What was he thinking here?
He sings it well but the backing tracks are just embarrasing! That mess is followed by "Come Midnight". I like this song a lot. This a very solid ballad, the kind he does best.
This album is a mixed bag but is very much of its time. Only one song is truly bad and there are some very strong songs here, even some of the ok songs could have been made better with just a little tweaking like taking the kids' vocals out of "Soweto".
This one gets three and a half stars out of five from me. I do agree that the album suffers from that typical "80's production style" that made it sound dated not long after it was released. But Jeffrey rises above it with his great voice. I really like the 12" version of "You Should Be Mine". I forgot who remixed it but they replaced the original programmed drum track with a new drum track played on a Roland Gives the song a harder and more danceable edge to it.
This album is out of print and I had to order a used copy on Amazon. It peaked at 86 on the Billboard charts, a far cry from Emotional's chart performance and had three singles, none of which were hits. The album gets off to a strong start with the first four songs being very good and enjoyable tracks. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date February 6, Styles Soul Urban.
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In it came as a complete shock when Osborne made his solo bid. Unlike countless other acts who did the same thing, his self-titled release proves that it was a great decision. Producer George Duke offered Osborne an up-to-the-minute sound with a collection of great studio players ranging from drummer Steve Ferrone to bassist Louis Johnson.
The best tracks on this album give him the needed challenges that make him soar. Side A A1. Side B B1.Jeffrey Osborne Proves R&B Never Fades With New Album. 13 Years In The Making, But New Album Is Classic Jeffrey Osborne. It’s been 13 years since the R&B world has had a taste of the musical stylings of Jeffrey Osborne. Now, after a brief trek into the genre of Jazz, Osborne is back with his trademark ballads.