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Platinum Hook - Platinum Hook (1978) [2014, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Platinum Hook - Platinum Hook (1978) [2014, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Platinum Hook - Platinum Hook (1978) [2014, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 52:38 | 371,25 Mb
Label: Big Break Records (UK) | Cat.# CDBBRX0196 | Released: 2014-08-11 (1978)

Platinum Hook was a slick R&B/Funk combo who released three albums on Motown between 1978 and 1983. Having signed to the label for their debut eponymous release in 1978, Platinum Hook offered up a smooth and engaging R&B/Funk sound that more than matched their label mates and other rivals of the time. Platinum Hook opens with the tight club groove Bittersweet, a horn and synth led track that introduces the groups lead vocalists Tina Renee Stanford and Stephen Daniels to blistering effect. Track 2 is an excellent cover of Shotgun's mid-tempo funk jam from the previous year, Hotline. ''Til I Met You and Lover What You've Done (To Me) are both smooth soul ballads that still bring the funk into the rhythms and help round out the albums overall sound. Standing On The Verge (Of Getting It On), a cover of the Funkadelic classic, can hold its head up high to the original. Both Hooked For Life and Gotta Find A Woman are soulful mid-tempo grooves with an emphasis on the slick harmonies. Closing track City Life is a full on high-tempo Disco/Soul number leaving you breathless, but gasping for more.
~Review by Big Break Records
It's safe to say that the vast majority of people who followed R&B closely in the late '70s were totally unaware of Platinum Hook, a little-known soul/funk/disco band that recorded two albums for Motown back then. Both of its LPs were commercial flops, which wasn't due to consistently horrible material but rather to a lack of promotion on Motown's part. Had Motown promoted Platinum Hook as aggressively as it promoted Rick James, Switch, and the Commodores, the band would not have been so obscure. Produced by keyboardist Greg Wright in 1978, this self-titled debut album features two talented lead vocalists (Tina Renee Stanford and Stephen Daniels) and shows Platinum Hook to have a smooth, attractive sound along the lines of New Birth or Atlantic Starr (which also made its vinyl debut in 1978). There are some up-tempo funk jams, including a cover of Funkadelic's "Standing on the Verge (Of Getting It On)," and "City Life" is an exuberant disco-soul item that isn't unlike Brainstorm's "Lovin' Is Really My Game." But romantic Northern soul is the thing that prevails on "'Til I Met You" and "Lover What You've Done to Me." Like so many of the Northern soulsters who were active in the late '70s, Platinum Hook sounds polished and professional but still has plenty of grit. This LP falls short of remarkable, although it's a solid, enjoyable debut that deserved more attention than it received.
~Review by Alex Henderson

Platinum Hook - Platinum Hook (1978) [2014, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Platinum Hook - Platinum Hook (1978) [2014, Remastered & Expanded Edition]




Release of the album: 1978 [LP Motown, Cat.# M7-899R1, USA]
Release of this CD: 2014, August, 11 [CD Big Break Records (UK), Cat.# CDBBRX0196 / UPC: 5013929049635]
Autorised release of an original Motown album.
℗ 1978 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Issued under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
This compilation © 2014 Big Break Records.
Marketed & Distributed by Cherry Pop Records
Made in EC/MCPS


Credits:

Arranged By – Greg Wright
Arranged By [Additional] – Charles Veal, Harold Johnson
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Greg Wright, Platinum Hook
Backing Vocals – Glenn Wallace, Robert Douglas, Robin David Corley, Elisha "Skip" Ingram, Stephen Daniels, Tina Renee Stanford, Victor Jones
Bass – Elisha "Skip" Ingram
Coordinator [Production Assistant] – Suzee Wendy Ikeda
Coordinator [Album] – Tony Jones
Design – Norm Ung
Design Concept [Illustration Concept] – Stan Martin
Drums – Stephen Daniels
Engineer [Mixing] – Russ Terrana
Engineer [Recording] – Art Stewart, Barney Perkins, Sye Mitchell
Guitar – Ronnie Vann, Victor Jones
Horns – Dennis Christianson, Jerome Jumonville, Steve Madaio
Illustration – Bob Hickson
Keyboards – Robert Douglas
Lead Vocals – Stephen Daniels, Tina Renee Stanford
Liner Notes [Reissue] – J. Matthew Cobb
Management – Benjamin Ashburn & Associates
Percussion – Tyrell "Rock" Deadrick, Stephen Daniels, Tina Renee Stanford
Photography By – Bob Holland
Producer – Greg Wright
Reissue Producer [Associate] – Christian John Wikane, Malcolm McKenzie, Michal Bednarek
Reissue Producer, Remastered By [Additional] – Wayne A. Dickson
Remastered By – Kevin Reeves
Saxophone, Flute, Voice [Bird Calls] – Robin David Corley
Synthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Michael Boddicker
Trombone – Glenn Wallace
Typography [Lettering] – Tom Nikosey


Tracklist:

01. Bittersweet (05:20)
02. Hotline (05:25)
03. 'Til I Met You (04:24)
04. Standing On The Verge (Of Getting It On) (05:54)
05. Hooked For Life (04:39)
06. Lover What You've Done (To Me) (05:10)
07. Gotta Find A Woman (06:06)
08. City Life (04:24)

Bonus Tracks:

09. Hooked For Life (Single Version) (03:29)
10. Standing On The Verge (Of Getting It On) (Single Version) (03:58)
11. Gotta Find A Woman (Single Version) (03:48)

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Analyzed: Platinum Hook / Platinum Hook
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 -0.34 dB -10.89 dB 5:20 01-Bittersweet
DR9 -0.19 dB -11.62 dB 5:25 02-Hotline
DR8 -0.39 dB -10.96 dB 4:24 03-'Til I Met You
DR10 -0.31 dB -11.68 dB 5:54 04-Standing On The Verge (Of Getting It On)
DR10 -0.09 dB -11.22 dB 4:39 05-Hooked For Life
DR10 -0.42 dB -12.00 dB 5:10 06-Lover What You've Done (To Me)
DR10 -0.28 dB -13.04 dB 6:06 07-Gotta Find A Woman
DR9 -0.34 dB -10.93 dB 4:24 08-City Life
DR10 0.00 dB -11.11 dB 3:29 09-Hooked For Life (Single Version)
DR10 -0.34 dB -12.15 dB 3:58 10-Standing On The Verge (Of Getting It On) (Single Version)
DR10 -0.32 dB -12.91 dB 3:48 11-Gotta Find A Woman (Single Version)
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Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 870 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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