Sunday, November 17, 2013

"Paradise" by Change

Song#:  0625
Date:  06/06/1981
Debut:  90
Peak:  80
Weeks:  4
Genre:  Dance

Pop Bits:  The Italio-American group who first introduced listeners to Luther Vandross (singing lead on a couple songs from their debut), found success with their gold album "The Glow of Love." That album had the #1 dance hit (and #40 pop entry) "A Lover's Holiday." Their second LP offering, "Miracles," featured this lead single which also hit #1 on the dance chart. However, it didn't translate as well to the pop market this time and it only hung out for a few weeks on the chart.

ReduxReview:  Although it is still along the lines of "A Lover's Holiday," the production is amped up and better and it is slightly more memorable. Still doesn't rise too far above average dance floor fare, but it plays well.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Co-founder of Change, Mauro Malavasi, co-produced and co-wrote most of the music for the pseudo-group (basically, tracks were written/recorded it Italy, then flow to New York where vocals were added). Later in 1997, Malavasi would have great success co-producing the mega-hit album "Romanza" by Italian vocalist Andrea Bocelli. Malvasi also wrote the title-track tune.


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