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Direct Hit

LP (Item 361407) Liberty, 1982 — Condition: Used
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A surprisingly excellent record – a blend of off-kilter vocals, funky fusion, and jazz violin – also one of Noel Pointer's most soul-based albums, thanks to some great arrangements from Chisoul maestro Richard Evans! The album takes the electric feel of Pointer's 70s work, and gives it a nice Capitol Rare twist – hitting some really sweet mellow tunes that really put the violin on back burner, and which focus on Pointer's compelling and spacey vocals. Includes the massive stepper "We Took The Long Way Home", the 80s groover "Play The Part", and the mellow burner "Catch Me". Other tracks include "Direct Hit", "Don't Do It Again", "Life Time Of Love", "Living Through The Ghost", and "When Love Walks In The Door". (Cover has a cutout hole & some minor staining.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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