CHERRY RED RECORDS has released MUSIC ON MY MIND & LIFE LOVE & HARMONY / 2 CD set
Clarence McDonald along with fellow writers Fritz Baskett (Original Fifth Dimension), Lani Groves (Stevie Wonder, Memphis Horns… / Recording Vocalist) and June D. Williams (“Silly” “That’s What Friends Are For” “If You Don’t Believe”…) co-wrote the material for this upbeat, classic Nancy Wilson 25th Anniversary Collection. Top musicianship, real strings, original music and Nancy Wilson at her best. McDonald also Produced the entire project and Co-Arranged the music along with Wade Marcus.
“I’m In Love” entire song/production was used for Erykah Badu’s “Honey” a fun, funky song that put her back on the Billboard charts in 2008. The music video for “Honey” was brilliantly created by Badu & Chris Robinson and worthy of viewing.
The latest in the series of great reissues by SoulMusic Records of the late ‘60s, ‘70s and early ‘80s of Capitol Records’ albums by the legendary Nancy Wilson, the 2-CD combining 1978’s MUSIC ON MY MIND and the 1979 follow-up LIFE, LOVE & HARMONY is not only a welcome addition but finally brings to compact disc two albums that Nancy’s fans worldwide have long been requesting for reissue.
Produced by the great Los Angeles-based producer, composer and conductor Clarence McDonald, MUSIC ON MY MIND featured mostly songs written specifically for Nancy by writers that included McDonald, J.D. Williams, Lani Groves and Fritz Baskett. Recorded live at Capitol Records with a full complement of rhythm, strings, horns and background vocalists, the well-received album was both fitting for the times and for the pioneering songstress, then celebrating her 25th year as a recording artist at Capitol. Highlights include: “He Makes Me Feel Good “Bout Myself” and “I’m In Love.”
The 1979 set LIFE, LOVE & HARMONY was conceived, produced and written by the team of Larry Farrow (Nancy’s then-musical director) and Carolyn Johns and featured eight of nine compositions penned with Nancy in mind. Standouts included the now-classic jazz-flavoured track ‘Sunshine,’ the dance-oriented title track and ballads ‘Open Up Your Heart And Take Me In’ and ‘Wrapped Up In The Comfort Of Your Love.’ This expanded edition includes two singles from the LP.
Outstanding liner notes by renowned U.S. writer A. Scott Galloway include quotes from producers of both albums and others involved with the sessions.
Release Date: 15/04/2013
CD1 MUSIC ON MY MIND
1. I’M GONNA LET YA 2. MUSIC ON MY MIND 3. I’M A BALLOON 4. LET IT FLOW 5. EASY 6. HE MAKES ME FEEL GOOD ‘BOUT MYSELF 7. I’M IN LOVE 8. I REALLY NEED HIM 9. LIGHT 10. MUSIC ON MY MIND (REPRISE)
1. 1-06 He Makes Me Feel good 'Bout Myself
Nancy Wison / Re-release of MUSIC ON MY MIND