A pair of Ray Parker Jr
classics – back to back on a single CD! On Woman Out Of Control, Ray Parker
's at the height of his 80s hitmaking power, scoring strongly on one of his key classics from the decade for Arista! The tunes have a bit more of that catchy, rhythm-heavy sound that Parker
was forging at the start of the decade – a quality that moves away from straight mainstream soul into crossover territory that would only suit Ray
even more strongly a few years later. There's plenty of numbers here that aim strongly for radio play on both sides of the fence, but Parker
balances things out with enough traces of his roots to keep things interesting. Titles include "Electronic Lover", "Woman Out Of Control", "Invasion", "N2U2", "She Still Feels The Need", and "In The Heat Of The Night". Sex & The Single Man follows strongly in the catchy, crossover mode of Parker
's work from the middle part of the decade – almost equally balanced between mainstream rock and soul styles of the time – with lots of popping rhythms and plenty of Ray
's guitar underneath his vocals. Titles include "I'm A Dog", "Sex & The Single Man", "I'm In Love", "Girls Are More Fun", "Good Time Baby", and "Everybody Wants Someone".