Love Talk

Love Talk

by The StylisticsThe Stylistics


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Although they were at least 14 years past their creative and commercial peak when the small, Buffalo-based Amherst label released Love Talk in 1990, the Stylistics proved that they could still be enjoyable on this decent release. The CD isn't in a class with their remarkable work with Thom Bell and Linda Creed in the mid-'70s, but it isn't anything to be ashamed of either. "I Don't Need This" finds the group embracing new jack swing (and even doing some rapping!) with surprisingly unpretentious results, but for the most part, the Philadelphians don't go out of their way to appeal to 1990's urban contemporary market. Silky offerings like "I Just Don't Know What to Do," "Me - U equals Blue" and a cover of the Willie Nelson hit "Always On My Mind" aren't all that different from the type of sweet soul they were embracing 17 years earlier. Russell Thompkins' falsetto had held up well over the years, and he could still be quite charismatic. But the little-known CD was pretty much ignored by urban radio, and in fact, many diehard Stylistics fans didn't even know that it existed.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/06/1991
Label: Amherst Records
UPC: 0051617440420
catalogNumber: 24404
Rank: 229074

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stylistics   Primary Artist
Jim Beard   Keyboards
Jeff Tyzik   Rhythm
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Wilby Fletcher   Drums
Rick Gallwey   Percussion
Anthony Jackson   Bass
Wendy Kerner   Harp
Airrion Love   Vocals
Mark Manetta   Guitar
Herb Murrell   Vocals
Joel Peskin   Saxophone
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Andy Snitzer   Saxophone
Russell Thompkins   Vocals
Carlos Vega   Drums
Randy Waldman   Synthesizer
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jeff Tyzik   Producer,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Burt Bacharach   Arranger,Producer
Carole Bayer Sager   Producer
Steve Deutsch   Engineer
Jamey Jaz   drum programming
Richard Joseph   Engineer
Phil Magnotti   Engineer
John Montagnese   String Contractor
Leonard Silver   Executive Producer
Randy Waldman   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Jeffrey "Woody" Woodruff   Engineer
Mike Tarsia   Engineer
Christopher Bogan   drum programming
David Crigger   drum programming

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