Enchantment – Soft Lights, Sweet Music (1980) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Title: Soft Lights, Sweet Music
Year Of Release: 2011 (1980)
Label: Funky Town Grooves (USA)
Genre: R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco
Quality: FLAC (img.+.cue+.log) | MP3 320kbps
Total Time: 43:42
Total Size: 518,44 | 145,01 Mb (Full Scans)

As with most of Enchantment’s album, this one too was battling the transition that the music industry was making from disco to the electronic age of music in the ’80s. Nonetheless, the Detroit-based showmen maintained their dedication to a wholesome repertoire of music, and this album, their fourth, is no exception. Turning their attention toward more uptempo and mid-tempo grooves, Enchantment does not forfeit their loyalty to that golden vocal sound that has made their music everlasting. The title track, “Soft Lights, Sweet Music,” is a dance number blazing with admirable background vocal exchanges that are varnished with E.J. Johnson’s skilled vocal delivery that transcends to a merciful ad lib. “I Believe in You” is somewhat of a duet; it features Dave Banks on lead through most of the song, and Johnson, who seductively carries the vocal interlude, augments the end of each verse with his rich tenor. “I Can’t Fake It” is reminiscent of two other group’s that originated in Detroit: the Temptations and the Miracles. Showcasing Joe Thomas on lead, “I Can’t Fake It” has all the workings of a Motown classic with a curvaceous background vocal arrangement, compliments of Johnson. Thomas’ lead is also featured on “Moment of Weakness.” A soft and easy-flowing number that graced the Billboard R&B charts for eight weeks and peaking at number 47. “You and Me,” written and led by Johnson’s nurturing tenor, this composition is in a class of its own. Maintaining the beautiful arrangement and mesmerizing tone in spite of the creative 3/4 rhythm arrangement.
~Review by Craig Lytle~
Release of the album: 1980 [LP RCA Records, Cat.# AFL1-3824, USA]
Release of this CD: 2011, November [CD Funkytowngrooves / Sony Music Entertainment (USA), Cat.# FTG 267 / UPC: 886979608429]
Note: Remastered from the Original Studio Tapes by Maria Triana with 1 Bonus Track
(p) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment, (c) 2011 Funkytowngrooves USA.
Manufactured by Sony Music Entertainment
Printed in the U.S.A.
Arranged By – Bruce Miller (tracks: 2, 4, 8), George Roundtree (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9), Tom Tom 84 (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 7, 9)
Arranged By [Background] – Emanuel Johnson
Bass – Greg Coles (tracks: 1, 4, 8), Tommy DeLoch (tracks: 2, 7, 9)
Coordinator – Brian A. Spears
Design [Cover] – Joe Stelmach
Drums – Jerry Jones
Engineer – David Boyer, Greg Calbi, Greg Venable, Mike Iacopelli, Stu Walder
Engineer [Assistant] – Jeff Palmer, Jody Leverenz, Russel Brocher, Tom Miller
Guitar – Bruce Nazarian
Keyboards – Emanuel Johnson (tracks: 2, 7, 9), George Roundtree
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Bobby Green, David Banks, Ed “Mickey” Clanton, Emanuel Johnson, Joe “Jobie” Thomas
Mastered By – Don Davis, Fred Frank, Horace Chisholm
Percussion – Carl “Butch” Small (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9)
Photography By – Nick Sangiamo
Producer – Don Davis
Remix [Engineer] – Jim Vitti, Mike Iacopelli
01. Settin’ It Out (03:58)
(Womack, Woods, Wooten)
02. I’m Who You Found (Not Who You Lost) (04:16)
(Dean, Glover)
03. I Believe In You (05:08)
(Banks, Johnson, Stevenson)
04. Moment Of Weakness (03:48)
(Garner, Jones)
05. I Can’t Fake It (02:57)
06. Soft Lights, Sweet Music (04:24)
07. Are You Ready For Love (04:11)
08. I Can’t Be The One (03:09)
(Womack, Woods, Wooten)
09. You And Me (05:05)
Bonus Track:
10. Settin’ It Out (12″ Version) (06:46)
(Womack, Woods, Wooten)

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