ESP INSTITUTE
artist:LINDA WILLIAMS
title:

ELEVATE OUR MINDS (7 inch)

label:ARISTA(UK)

1,340ĪŖ


A1. Elevate Our Minds
B1. City Living

Listen

1979 Linda Williams gold from the Arista archives gets a much welcomed official, remastered reissue. With an intro that does exactly as its title suggests, °∆Elevate Our Minds°« became a huge rare groove record in the mid to late °∆80s. Produced by the late, great Richard Evans who worked with the very best in the business, from Gene Chandler and Marlena Shaw, to Ramsey Lewis and Ahmad Jamal, it°«s supremely arranged, blending a Bossa Nova beat and trumpet trills with Linda°«s distinctly New York authenticity that comes through in the vocals. Like a trip to the blissful beaches of Rio whilst bringing a touch of the New York disco glam along for the ride. Exotic yet familiar, all in the same breath. On the flip, °∆City Living°«, a straight up New York disco killer - oozing with funk, dripping in brass blasts, off beat hats and spruced up synths, it°«s a primetime ode to the hustle and bustle of the city. Williams°« glorious tones, assisted by a majestic troupe of backing singers, glisten alongside the classy drumming and polished bass badness that lays behind it.

A1. Elevate Our Minds


B1. City Living
[S-563802]

Copyright © 2007 STRADA RECORDS All rights reserved.