Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tavares – Loveline (12″ Version)

Most Wanted! Tavares – Loveline (Capitol)

Famous Disco/Soul band Tavares went on to embrace funkier vibes by the beginning of the 80’s.
Something one could instantly feel on this sought after jam which served as the title cut of their 1981 released album of the likes. Producer Alan Abrahams adding an incredible emphasis in the string arrangements. Therefore enhancing the typical sound as developped by Kashif and Paul Lawrence who wrote the song.

Somehow reminding of Evelyn King‘s ‘I’m In Love’ which the latter co-produced…

Overview
Formerly known as Chubby And The Turnpikes, The Tavares brothers changed their name to Tavares when signing with Capitol back in 1973.

They released a total of 11 albums for the label, delivering an impressive series of classics. From ‘It Only Takes A Minute’, their biggest success ever, to ‘Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel’ which is probably their most famous one. Not to mention ‘Whodunit’ to a lesser extend.

The title track of their final album for Capitol, ‘Loveline’ saw them embarking on a slightly different artistic path. Just like the groovier ‘Got To Find My Way Back To You’, taken from the aptly titled ‘New Directions’ album which marked their debut on RCA.

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