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Bleuphoria

Rahsaan PattersonAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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RAHSAAN PATTERSON
BLEUPHORIA

The passage above plays in a loop in my head as I wait for Rahsaan Patterson (Rah to his friends) to arrive at Casbah, the Moroccan-themed café where we’re meeting to talk about bleuphoria, his latest CD. That potent snatch of lyrics sums up both the high-wire aesthetics of the new disc and Rahsaan’s approach to his entire career (itself ... Read more in Amazon's Rahsaan Patterson Store

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  • Audio CD (July 19, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Artistry Music
  • ASIN: B0052SNNZO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,560 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Longtime fans have watched Rahsaan Patterson grow from the skinny, wide-eyed boy on
the classic children's show Kids Incorporated to one of the most influential soul men on
the planet. During this colorful journey, Rahsaan has written songs for and collaborated
with Brandy, Van Hunt, Ledisi and Lalah Hathaway-as well as releasing his own critically acclaimed albums and performing to loyal, ecstatic audiences worldwide.

All of that comes to glorious fruition on bleuphoria, comprised of his trademark gorgeous
ballads (Goodbye and Miss You), hypnotic mid-tempo tracks (Stay With Me, 6 AM and first single Easier Said Than Done), funk-drenched club grooves (Ghost featuring Jody Watley) and genre-defying studio experiments (Crazy [Baby] and Mountain Top). Rooted in the classic principles of melody and poetic lyrics while joyously embracing '80s R&B/Pop a la Prince and Michael Jackson, bleuphoria is the sound of personal fears being conquered and artistic growth unfolding- beautifully.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bleuphoria is Red Hot July 19, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Rahsaan really brought the goods on this new CD "Bleuphoria." Backed with guest appearances from heavy hitters like Faith Evans, Jody Watley, Lalah Hathaway, Tata Vega, Andre Crouch & The Andre Crouch Singers and Shanice Wilson. The 13 track CD begins with a funky cut called "I Only Have Eyes For You" - which is one of my favorites. Continuing with the uptempo mood includes "Ghost" which features Jody Watley, "Crazy (Baby)" featuring Faith Evans, the 1st single "Easier Said Than Done" and "Stay With You."

The CD slows down with "Miss You" and my favorite track "Goodbye." The harmonies and production will draw you in. This is one song, I had on repeat already. The groove starts to pick back up with the short title track "Bleuphoria" which almost serves as an interlude. "Mountain Top" picks it up a notch and kinda takes you to church with Andre Crouch, the Ander Crouch Singers and Tata Vega. This is another one of my favorites. I wouldn't say it was necessarily a gospel tune but the delivery is gospel drenched. The 2nd single "6 Am" which features Lalah Hathaway is another favorite of mine.

I enjoyed the entire CD with the exception of the track "God." It seemed like it was somewhat of an experiment with the autotune sound. That and the fact I wasn't really connecting with the lyrics. Overall, I felt this was a great CD and so far the best CD I've listened to this year. "Bleuphoria" is a breath of fresh air considering that R&B continues to get more watery every year. It's good to know you can count on artists like Rahsaan to truly represent.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MUSIC! July 21, 2011
Format:Audio CD
I am a HUGE fan of Rahsaan Patterson. This album is awesome. I have been listening to this cd non-stop ever since I bought it. I really hate that people do not know who this wonderful and talented artist is. This is real MUSIC, folks!
My favorites are:
Mountain Top
Insomnia
6 AM
Ghost
Stay With Me
Miss You
Crazy (Baby)

Thanks for this wonderful gift of music.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music from the MOUNTAIN TOP..... July 19, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Rahsaan's Bleuphoria is a wonderful piece of nostalgia (80ish my favorite musical era) and a lyrical work of art. Songs about love making, love longing and love of self. The CD opens with a cover of "I only have eyes for you" and it only gets funkier from there. If you are a TRUE Rahsaan Patterson fan this one is for you and if you're not you will be by the last song. One last note.....the vocals are siiiiiiiiick (meaning the shiznit)! Pick it up today!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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In my review of "Wines and Spirits," I stated that given the polarizing tendencies of the album I hoped that "Bleuphoria" would be even more polarizing. I said this because I felt that many of Rahsaan's fans were unfairly privileging the idea of "happiness" over "depression" to critique the album negatively. "Bleuphoria" is not a polarizing album. It is, rather, an invitation, of sorts, to those who didn't quite get into "Wines and Spirits" to re-listen to its excellence to fully appreciate the magnitude of this particular astounding piece. However, for those unconvinced of "Wines and Spirits'" artistic prowess, "Bleuphoria" stands on its own as another example of why Patterson continues to be at the forefront of progressive soul music.

"I Only Have Eyes For You"- I love a good cover & Rahsaan is definitely one of the masters of the cover. Many of us remember the brilliant "Diggin' Your Scene" from "Love in Stereo" and, most recently, his stirring rendition of Sade's "Love is Stronger Than Pride." Patterson takes Sinatra's "I Only Have Eyes For You" to the next galaxy. In an interview with Ernest Hardy, he says this of the track: "...sonically and aesthetically, "I Only Have Eyes for You," opens Bleuphoria because this album to me is much more galactic in sound, and for me the process [of making it] was quite transcendent. So I ended the last album with "Stars," and this one begins up there. It lives there." And since we begin "up there," Patterson asks us to ponder what type of love story is "Bleuphoria," when thinking about the emotional depths of the color blue on Earth from "up there?" Magical harmonies on this song.

"Ghost"- Love Jody Watley's spoken word. "And I'm done. I'm going home now. Where.are.my....keys?" Makes me smile everytime. We have landed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never ceases to amaze July 22, 2011
Format:Audio CD
I am truly feeling this CD. I love the rollercoaster of emotion mixed with the change in tempo from slow to fast. Rahsaan is getting better as the year goes by. He never ceases to amaze me with talent. And i just love his vocals and the vocal arrangements. Especially on the tracks "Ghost" and "Crazy (Baby)". I also love the way he is paying homage to the different era of music, particullay the 80's. Rah keep doing you and I will definitely continue to be a fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank God for Rahsaan July 21, 2011
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Format:Audio CD
It's a shame that most of the time you have to search long and hard on youtube to find good music. Rahsaan Patterson has always brought good music to the light. I've loved his music from the beginning and Bleuphoria is no exception! There's nothing on this CD that I do not enjoy. This cd will take me through many moods. Yes I can be moody but now I have theme music to go along with it. LOL

Seriously people should not sleep on this CD!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great artist
I just became aware of Rahsaan Patterson, and I have to say I'm a huge fan!!! Love, love,love his music and vibe. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jacqueline M. Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars True Artist
This album is amazing! Finally a CD that shows diversity and delivers more than ONE true hit! The more you listen to it, the more you like! Read more
Published 8 months ago by testdrive07
4.0 out of 5 stars Bleuphoric
Always look forward to the evolution of Mr. Patterson, If it weren't for amazon, I wouldn't have known he had something new out. No radio play in my area. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Anthony S Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!!
I just received my CD, from track 1{I only have eyes for you} to track 13{God} it was worth the wait.
Published 11 months ago by Mr. Magnate
3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok...
It's nothing like his first 3 albums but I know he always brings it back. There are a couple of songs on the CD that I do like.
Published 13 months ago by Manda
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful CD
Rashaan does not disappoint. He always delivers the same quality vocals and lyrics and yet kicks out new music that stand separate and apart from past work. Get this CD!
Published 19 months ago by Di
5.0 out of 5 stars Bleumeawayphoria.
Really, I have all of Rahsaan's work, and while they range from liked to loved, his latest release just remind me of how talented this guy is, and that his music, while not the... Read more
Published on January 3, 2012 by D. Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars One word . . . .
I only have one word for this album . . . AWESOME.

You did a great job brother, great job.
Published on November 5, 2011 by Nikki
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Rahsaan!
I have been a fan of Rahsaan for a long time, and I get mad sometimes when people don't know who this great singer/ artistic is. Read more
Published on September 30, 2011 by MsJen
5.0 out of 5 stars THE TRUTH!
I usually dont review anything, HOWEVER, I must speak on this! If you are looking for a cd that you can listen to ALL THE WAY THROUGH (and lets face it, there are very few of... Read more
Published on September 21, 2011 by CATMOMMA
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