Narada Michael Walden - Awakening (1979) & The Dance Of Life (1979) [2008, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 84:45 Min | 521,64 Mb
Label: Edsel Records (EU) | Cat.# EDSD 2022 | Released: 2008-06-02 (1979)
On "Awakening", Narada Michael Walden placed aside the jazz fusion leanings of his early albums in favor of a more radio-friendly sound. The strategy worked, with Walden having his first Top Ten R&B single, "I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You)," which also charted number 47 on the pop charts in early 1979 and Awakening breaking into the R&B Top 15. The follow-up single, the mid-tempo groover "Give Your Love a Chance" featured grand arrangements by Patrick Adams. Walden displays his hyperkinetic drumming skills on "They Want the Feeling." Other standouts are "Love Me Only," the beautiful radio-aired album track "Listen to Me," and the tender "Will You Ever Know."