The Best of Doris Jones: No Way Out

The Best of Doris Jones: No Way Out

by Doris JonesDoris Jones


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This pleasant collection contains all of the tracks (sans a brief reprise) from soulful singer Doris Jones' 1978 AVI LP Suddenly I'm Alive, as well as two single-only releases from 1976. Ian Levine's signature, Motown-inspired disco production gleams on tracks like the anthemic "No Way Out," the ten-minute-plus opus "Suddenly I'm Alive," and the soothing "Time on My Hands" -- all lifted from the aforementioned album. However, it's a frenetic hodgepodge of vibrant strings and horns, kinetic guitar licks and percussion, and grabbing lyrics that make up the collection's most innovative, standout track, "Stranded in the Wilderness." Jones' sincere interpretation and clear diction provide the perfect counterpoint to the tune's frantic arrangement. All in all, No Way Out is a fine collection for lovers of disco and Northern soul alike. While Levine's other productions of the same era for artists such as Evelyn Thomas, Barbara Pennington, and L.J. Johnson sometimes overlap heavily, Jones' understated approach insures that she stands apart from the pack. ~ Justin M. Kantor

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/1995
Label: Hot Productions
UPC: 0053993006924
catalogNumber: 69

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doris Jones   Primary Artist,Vocals
Clem Cattini   Drums
Jimmy Chambers   Background Vocals
George Chandler   Background Vocals
Colin Green   Guitar
Sheila Hart   Background Vocals
Alan Hawkshaw   Keyboards
Jimmy Helms   Background Vocals
Hurdle   Bass
Paul Keogh   Guitar
Stevie Lange   Background Vocals
Mike Moran   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Chris Rae   Guitar
Frank Ricotti   Percussion,Vibes
Jacquie Sullivan   Background Vocals
Pip Williams   Guitar
Paul David Wilson   Keyboards
Pete Wingfield   Keyboards
Joy Yates   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Rick Hart   Engineer
Gary Langan   Engineer
Ian Levine   Producer
Tom Szaniszlo   Engineer
Pip Williams   Arranger
Paul David Wilson   Arranger

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