Ohio Players - Skin Tight (1974) [1994, Reissue]

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Ohio Players - Skin Tight (1974) [1994, Reissue]

Ohio Players - Skin Tight (1974) [1994, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Full Scans (JPEG) | 41:05 Min | 253,82 Mb
Label: Mercury Records (USA) | Cat.# 848 345-2 | Released: 1994-01-25 (1974)

"Skin Tight" is the fifth studio album by the Ohio Players and the first released through the Mercury label. "Skin Tight" signified a turning point in the group's career towards a more jazzy and polished funk sound. The album began the Players' dominant platinum selling period, and would bring them a much bigger audience. In fact, this release would outsell all of their previous LPs combined. The band produced and recorded the album in Chicago, with Barry Mraz as recording engineer. The final mix was mastered by Lee Hulko. It is the second of five Ohio Players albums that were also available in quadraphonic (4-channel stereo), the first of four for Mercury. The quad mix is only available in the 8-track tape format. According to Billboard, Skin Tight took the top position on the Black Albums chart for six weeks, and missed the Top 10 on the Pop Albums chart by one position.
~Wikipedia


"Skin Tight" was a major turning point for the Ohio Players, who had enjoyed several hits on black radio (including "Pain," "Funky Worm," "Varee Is Love," and "I Wanna Hear From You") but hadn't been huge. Switching from Westbound to Mercury, the Dayton funksters became exactly that -- huge -- and went from enjoying a cult following to being one of the most celebrated funk bands of the 1970s. With Skin Tight, the band's erotic album covers went from employing bizarre S&M/bondage imagery to being more Playboy-ish, and its music became less abstract (but remained quite risk-taking and unpredictable). The title song and "Jive Turkey" are down and dirty funk classics, and the jazz-influenced "Heaven Must Be Like This" illustrates the fact that the Players could also be captivatingly romantic.
~Review by Alex Henderson


Ohio Players - Skin Tight (1974) [1994, Reissue]

Ohio Players - Skin Tight (1974) [1994, Reissue]


Release of the album: 1974, April [LP Mercury, Cat.# SRM-1-705, USA]
Release of this CD: 1994, January, 25 [CD Mercury Records (USA), Cat.# 848 345-2 / UPC: 042284834520]
℗© 1974 PolyGram Records, Inc.
Manufactured and Marketed by PolyGram Records, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.


Credits:

Art Direction – Jim Ladwig
Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Satch
Bass [Fender] – Jones
Design – Len Willis
Drums, Chimes, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Diamond
Engineer [Paragon Studios] – Barry Mraz
Engineer [Sterling Sound] – Lee Hulko
Guitar, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Sugarfoot
Mastered By – Dave Phimister
Mastered By [Lacquer Cutting] – G.K. (tracks: 1 to 3)
Other [Special Consultant] – Robin McBride
Photography By – Richard Fegley
Piano, Organ, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Clavinet, Synthesizer [Arp], Percussion, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Billy
Producer – The Ohio Players
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Valve Trombone, Backing Vocals – Merv
Trumpet, Trombone, Backing Vocals – Pee Wee
Written-By – C. Satchell, J. Williams*, L. Bonner, M. Jones*, M. Pierce, R. Middlebrooks


Tracklist:

01. Skin Tight (07:54)
02. Streakin' Cheek To Cheek (05:42)
03. It's Your Night / Words Of Love (08:01)
04. Jive Turkey (07:09)
05. Heaven Must Be Like This (07:18)
06. Is Anybody Gonna Be Saved? (05:01)

All tracks written by James Williams, Billy Beck, Clarence Satchell, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 3. April 2009, 13:03

Ohio Players / Skin Tight

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Analyzed: Ohio Players / Skin Tight
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR14 -0.11 dB -15.21 dB 7:54 01-Skin Tight
DR13 -0.11 dB -14.80 dB 5:42 02-Streakin' Cheek To Cheek
DR14 -0.11 dB -16.71 dB 8:01 03-It's Your Night / Words Of Love
DR14 -0.11 dB -15.51 dB 7:09 04-Jive Turkey
DR14 -0.11 dB -15.35 dB 7:18 05-Heaven Must Be Like This
DR13 -0.11 dB -15.61 dB 5:01 06-Is Anybody Gonna Be Saved
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Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
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Bitrate: 782 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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