Bobby Brown - King Of Stage (1986)

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Bobby Brown - King Of Stage (1986)

Bobby Brown - King Of Stage (1986)
Vinyl Rip | 32-bit/384 kHz | WavPack(Image + Cue) > 4.43 Gb | Artwork(jpg) > 257 Mb
or 24-bit/192 kHz | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1.73 Gb
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MCA Records, MCA 5827 | Dance-Pop, Electronic, R'n'B, Hip Hop

Bobby Brown's style was still fairly close to that of his comrades in New Edition when he recorded his first solo effort, King of Stage – an album giving little indication of the hard-edged, aggressive "new jack swing" that was only two years away on Don't Be Cruel. While comparisons to his subsequent work are inevitable, Stage is a generally decent, though not breathtaking, album that stands on its own merit – and one that proves that there was indeed life outside of New Edition for the singer/rapper. Although Cameo leader Larry Blackmon, who serves as producer on "Girl Next Door," "Spending Time" and "Baby I Wanna Tell You Something," brings an undeniably Cameo-ish element to these high-tech funk smokers, Brown's individuality comes through loud and clear. But as enjoyable as the Blackmon-produced tracks are, top honors must go to "Seventeen" – a riveting account of a teenage mother who turns to drugs and prostitution – and the unapologetically sentimental, '70s-like soul ballad "Girlfriend." Brown sounds like he's going through the motions on the Rick James-ish "Your Tender Romance" and the lackluster ballad "Spending Time," but thankfully, Stage has more strengths than weaknesses.

by Alex Henderson, allmusic
Bobby Brown - King Of Stage (1986):


A1 Girlfriend
A2 Girl Next Door
A3 Baby, I Wanna Tell You Something
A4 You Ain't Been Loved Right
B1 King Of Stage
B2 Love Obsession
B3 Spending Time
B4 Seventeen
B5 Your Tender Romance

Original ripper: djstirlitz
Original format: 32/384
Vinyl Condition: Mint
Direct Drive Turntable: Technics SL-1210MK2
Cartridge: Lyra Helikon
Amplifier: Pro-Ject Tube Box DS2 Premium, modified
ADC: RME ADI-2 PRO FS R Black Edition
Postprocessing: Pro-Ject VC-S2 ALU (мойка диска), iZotope RX8

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