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Anthology

MazeAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. While I'm AloneMaze Featuring Frankie Beverly 4:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Lady Of MagicMaze Featuring Frankie Beverly 4:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Workin' TogetherMaze Featuring Frankie Beverly 5:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Golden Time Of DayMaze feat. Frankie Beverly 5:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Feel That You're Feelin'Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly 5:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Lovely InspirationMaze Featuring Frankie Beverly 5:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Southern GirlMaze feat. Frankie Beverly 6:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Joy And PainMaze feat. Frankie Beverly 7:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Happy Feelings (Live) (Feat. Frankie Beverly)Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly 5:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Reason (1981 Version) (Feat. Frankie Beverly)Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly 5:01$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Running AwayMaze feat. Frankie Beverly 5:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Before I Let GoMaze feat. Frankie Beverly 5:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Love Is The KeyMaze Featuring Frankie Beverly 4:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Never Let You DownMaze Featuring Frankie Beverly 5:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. I Wanna Thank YouMaze Featuring Frankie Beverly 5:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Your Own Kind Of WayMaze Featuring Frankie Beverly 5:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Back In StrideMaze feat. Frankie Beverly 7:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Too Many GamesMaze feat. Frankie Beverly 4:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I Wanna Be With You (Radio Edit) (Live) (Feat. Frankie Beverly)Maze feat. Frankie Beverly 4:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. When You Love Someone (Live) (Feat. Frankie Beverly)Maze feat. Frankie Beverly 5:36$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Combining a Philadelphia soul sound with a strong appreciation of Marvin Gaye, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly was among the top R&B acts of the late '70s and '80s. The distinctive Maze and its charismatic lead singer, founder, producer, and songwriter Beverly didn't have many pop hits, but they were extremely popular among soul and urban ... Read more in Amazon's Maze Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 23, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: The Right Stuff
  • ASIN: B000002U1C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,561 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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While funkified R&B orchestras of the late '70s and early '80s such as Earth, Wind & Fire and the Commodores made frequent appearances on the mainstream charts, Maze hold a special place in the hearts of nostalgic R&B fans because the San Francisco-based seven-piece (later eight-piece) band always stayed exclusive to its loyal core audience--the many thousands of mostly adult, mostly black, mostly working-class fans who made each of Maze's 10 albums gold without the help of a huge pop hit. Soul fans who heard about only the crossovers missed out on Maze's medium-funk grooves and the buttery-thick Philly-style vocals of featured performer/bandleader Frankie Beverly. Thankfully, the two-disc Anthology collects the singles that, depending on what neighborhood you grew up in, may never have made it as far as they should have. Covering, in chronological order, all of Maze's recordings for Capitol--from 1977's self-titled debut to 1986's Live in Los Angeles--Anthology provides just about all the Maze anyone short of a collector would need. Disc One is preferable, with its classic '70s soul ("While I'm Alone"), down-home grooves ("Workin' Together"), and gritty deep-fried jams ("Southern Girl"). Disc Two features their bigger R&B chart hits, such as the late-career high point "Back in Stride" and songs from the mid-'80s, when the band had overproduced its up-tempo stuff into a synth-damaged pulp ("Love Is the Key") and its slow songs into doctor's-office slush ("Your Own Kind of Way"). But whatever its shortcomings, Maze's Anthology gives us a new chance to discover a species of music endangered in today's new jack, studio-processed R&B world. By all means, relive the sound of the full-scale soul band. --Roni Sarig

Product Description

20 funky soul jams on 2 CDs from Frankie Beverly's band! Marvin Gaye actually was the guy that got Maze signed to Capitol, and you can see why: this stuff owes a lot to What's Going On -period Marvin as well as to the Isley Brothers and other '70s funkateers. Includes While I'm Alone; Lady of Magic; Happy Feelings (live); Workin' Together; Feel That You're Feelin'; Southern Girl; Back in Stride; Too Many Games , and more.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learning to love music, lesson #1 April 26, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Whenever you are fortunate to listen to the "Anthology" by Maze/featuring Frankie Beverly, you will understand about the goings on of life. The "Joy & Pain", the "reasons" you try to love one more time. You will grow to understand the emotions of ones being and the purpose of expressing your feelings to that special someone. One of the greatest live performer in the history of music. When you leave after attending a Maze concert, you will find yourself driving yourself home without turning on the radio..... The songs will stay in your mind as well as in your heart. This is one group that I truly respect and love. All the songs on this anthology are well worth the time to listen to. So find yourself a quiet spot in your house, pour yourself a relaxing drink of your choice,play this musical collection and just enjoy a mind-blowing moment....!!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frankie Beverly is a god... July 7, 2006
Format:Audio CD
and Maze are his offspring. All jokes aside, if you've ever been to a FB & Maze concert, you know what I'm talking about. This group has not made a studio album in more than a decade, yet continue to draw sold out crowds of dedicated followers wherever they play. If any argument for truly timeless music is to be made, let Maze be exhibit A. This double disc collection is well put together, featuring some of the most loved and well-known songs from the band. "While I'm Alone", "Southern Girl", "Joy And Pain" and "Back In Stride" are all featured alongside some of Frankies' more unsung gems like "Lovely Inspiration" and "Lady Of Magic". Tight does not begin to describe the ability of Frankie and the band's ability to bring the funk and soul full-tilt. Closing your eyes, you can almost imagine being there front row at a Maze concert where you are guaranteed to enjoy yourself. An ultimate showman, Frankie is every bit as good live as he is on record. One of my favorite songs "Golden Time Of Day" is a staple at one of his shows and the quintessential summertime songs. I can't tout this collection or FB & Maze enough. If you're hesitating, dont. Get this cd for your collection. You will not be sorry.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SO underrated June 26, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Maze is simply one of the greatest funk and soul groups to have produced hits in the early 80s. Songs like "Love is the Key" and "Southern Girl" are STAPLES in any funk/soul collection. They're mellow, and they keep the funk in the music at the same time. Frankie Beverly and MAZE is a fantastic musical collaboration. May the funk live on. From the instruments and synthesizers to the expressive vocals, this 2 disc collection is a MUST HAVE
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!! August 8, 2003
Format:Audio CD
When the cd is Excellent. I don't have to convince you.
I wish I could make choices like this every time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes me back to my years at PVAMU March 9, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This cd takes me back to my years at PVAMU. During that time, Maze was at the apex of their career. Any song on this cd with the exception of those recorded in the mid '80s takes me back from the dorm rooms to "sitting on the cuts" on the hill to a house party. Whenever Maze was in town, I was there. Whenever they are at PVAMU for Homecoming, I am there. The music is great. I can't think of very many cuts that are missing from this cd other than some of the live versions from the Live in New Orleans and Los Angeles recordings. It's a great mix of their ballads ("When You Love Someone" and "Reason"), dance tunes ("Love is the Key" "Southern Girl" and "Feel That You're Feelin")and what I call the "lazy day" tunes ("Golden Time of Day", "While I'm Alone", "Lady of Magic" and "Joy & Pain"). It's a must have for any Maze fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frankie Beverly and Maze September 10, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I recently saw Frankie Beverly and Maze in concert and enjoyed every minute of it. I realized at that time that I only had one CD of theirs and that I wanted more. So I bought the Anthology and Greatest Hits. I remembered how much I like the group when I saw them. They haven't had a new CD/Album in about 20 years but they have a faithful following to support them. I love my CDs and have been listening to them regularly since they came in the mail. As one DJ said, Maze's music is for "the grown and sexy". That being said, it's not all mood music, much of it makes a statement that adults can relate to, some of it is dance music and some is for snuggling and telling that special someone that you love them.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It like being there. May 13, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I saw this group live and I bought the anthology right after the concert.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jamming with Frankie Beverly and Maze January 12, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I love Frankie Beverly and Maze. Their music brings back memories from when I was in college. I still remember their concert I attended while in college. It was simply fantastic! The concert was just like having the album playing on the record player.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Different cover
I love the CD but the album cover is different than what is pictured. Makes you wonder. The song's don't show up in my music player. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Bass3587
5.0 out of 5 stars ... and Maze what can you say the music is sweet sweet sweet ah those...
Frankie Beverly and Maze what can you say the music is sweet sweet sweet ah those were to days of pure sounds that were so smooth.
Published 1 month ago by Clyde E. Godfrey
3.0 out of 5 stars Screwed, again! Dammit, Amazon!
Although I purchased this item for the music, I also wanted the CD "cover," because I collect the different designs that the groups' CD/Albums have. Read more
Published 4 months ago by bdsun1
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless!
Although these guys have not made an album in what feels like a gazillion years, their sound is timeless! Trying to learn all the words to every song!
Published 4 months ago by Jo Leonard
5.0 out of 5 stars Maze Fantastic group one of the BEST ever
Great music.. This is when music was music.... What can you say about Frankie.... Great front man.. Wish I had seen them Live..
Published 5 months ago by John Boston
1.0 out of 5 stars regarding item purchased
I purchased this item and it shows that it's a two disc set and I only received certain songs and that is so strange for amazon because I have never had a problem in the past.
Published 6 months ago by vonda butler
5.0 out of 5 stars MAZE!!!
GREAT SONGS ON THIS DOUBLE CD, HARD TO SAY WHICH IS A FAV BECAUSE ALL HITS ARE CLASSIC IN MY OPINION. Read more
Published 8 months ago by LeQuent
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD!
I've been looking for a good Maze greatest hits CD and this is it. This CD is great to add to your collection.
Published 8 months ago by KC
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, Love, Love!
Frankie Beverly and Maze have the most soulful and smooth sound. I absolutely love their music; I can listen to these CDs for hours. All of my favorites songs are here. Read more
Published 9 months ago by JackieAH
5.0 out of 5 stars MAZE ANTHOLOGY
MAZE

Wonderful music. Talented gifted artists . Perfect Christmas gift. Received pkg. in fair condition (enclosed case) .Maze has a great legacy.
Published 9 months ago by God's child
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