Sunday, February 19, 2017

200 MOST RECOMMENDED ALBUMS: #4. Continues next week.
Some are the best selling, while others may be obscure, but the albums listed here are all worthy of a listen. No compilation/ best of sets. Only exceptional live albums included. This is a personal listing of the albums I enjoy the most to this day.
Barbra Streisand unleashed 'Guilty' in late 1980 and it swiftly staked its place high on album charts around the world. The Gibb brothers and their collaborators Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson crafted a cohesive and commercial collection of tracks for Streisand. This immediately became her best selling LP to date. While the songs switch styles and moods, each one flows effortlessly into the next.  Barry Gibb, the main contributor on the project, shares vocal duties with the much-lauded entertainer on 2 songs: the title track and "What Kind Of Fool". Most of the tracks are ballads, but "Promises" offers a subtle groove and beat for Streisand, who had just enjoyed some success on the charts with disco tracks that included a #1 duet with Donna Summer entitled "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)". Closing track "Make It Like A Memory" is a dramatic epic that encapsulates many trademarks of Bee Gees songs such as "Lonely Days, Lonely Nights" and "Spirits Having Flown". Gibb and Streisand re-united in 2005 for the sequel album 'Guilty Pleasures'. 
Highlight tracks:
* Promises
* Never Give Up
* Run Wild
* Woman In Love
* Make It Like A Memory
* Guilty (with Barry Gibb)
* What Kind Of Fool (with Barry Gibb)
* Life Story 

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