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The Commodores: Caught in the Act music CD

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listen  7. Better Never Than Forever 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 10, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Motown
  • ASIN: B000008EHF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #549,538 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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There were a few great '70s live R&B albums, from Earth, Wind & Fire to War, from Bill Withers to Marvin Gaye , Curtis Mayfield to Donny Hathaway. Count in that illustrious group the Commodores' 1977 double-LP Commodores Live! But the latter has never been released on CD in the U.S. Now that omission has been gloriously rectified with the single-disc Commodores Live! ... Read more in Amazon's Commodores Store

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This is pound for pound the best album the Commodore's ever made.
Letdell Briggs
My favortie personel Commodores album is 'Hot On The Tracks',whitch offers up the most consistant example of their funk,soul and ballad sides.
Andre' S Grindle
I was fortunate to find it on CD after owning the vinyl for years, and I felt like I had hit the lottery!!!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By The Fancy One on August 24, 2004
Format: Audio CD
CAUGHT IN THE ACT is my all time favorite Commodores album, and in my opinion, their VERY BEST. I was fortunate to find it on CD after owning the vinyl for years, and I felt like I had hit the lottery!!! I would love to see this album once again reissued on CD, this time digitally remastered to be enjoyed the way it should be. You probably would not believe this is something out of mid-'70s Motown or anything Lionel Richie was once associated with, because it BURNS LIKE FIRE with a perfect blend of funk, R&B and rock. This was only their second album, but I don't think anything the guys made afterwards came as lowdown and as gritty as this. That's a tough judgement call, because if you are really familiar with the Commodores' work, you'll know that they had some of the PHATTEST jams that came out of Motown back in the day! Motown was smart to let these guys write and produce themselves from here on out, because the MACHINE GUN album, as good as it was, still made the attempt to outfit the Commodores with the "Motown Sound" on several tracks - not a wise move, and definitely not one they wanted. Their biggest successes on that album came from tunes they composed and produced.

You'll want to play CAUGHT IN THE ACT over and over, because it's like you hear something new each time you listen. Sometimes it reminds you of an Ohio Players album, then an Earth, Wind and Fire LP, even some Sly and the Family Stone thrown in there - yet it is still uniquely the sound of the Commodores. Like MACHINE GUN before it, a killer horn section, a thumping bass, intricate drum patterns and multiple synthesizers dominate the sounds on this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andre' S Grindle on July 24, 2004
Format: Audio CD
My favortie personel Commodores album is 'Hot On The Tracks',whitch offers up the most consistant example of their

funk,soul and ballad sides.But THIS is part of their funk pinnacle!Filled with the same keyboard/horn-packed funk grooves

as the debut such as "Wide Open",the classic "Slippery When Wet"

and a reprisal of "The Bump" this album also contains the groups

first ballad "This Is Your Love"-sounding alot like EWF's

classic "Devotion' of the same vintage.It's probably the finest

slow jams they've ever done!The fonk permeates the rest of

the set and with Rick James still a good three years away it

was a groove Motown desperately needed to remain a part of!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By peter tucci on April 24, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Without a doubt, this is the best Commodores album.It is more mature and confident than their debut,MachineGun(although it does reissue the song The Bump in an edited form).This album has just enough grit.It's got that balance between energy,soul and polish,but not quite as produced as (another great commodores album)Hot On The Tracks, so it feels more genuine.
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Considering this albums place as not only The Commodores sophmore release but also in terms of both where the band and Lionel Richie would go in the future the apparent high value of this CD (it presently is selling for over $200 dollars here) is only hightened. One of the most important things obviously to be said about this is that much in the manner of their debut Machine Gun this album takes the same general no-holds-barred approach to it's funk and is very much marked in that department Walter Orange is as musically important to this with his flamboyant Billy Preston-like turns on Moog synthesizer and clavinet. One thing that seperates this from the bands debut is that not only does it NOT present a non-stop barrage of funk but in fact revels in it's sense of rhythmic variety. It showcased the bands ability not only as great musicians but also as equally talented songwriters reminding us,same as with Stevie Wonder that as Motowners they were able to understand that funk music wasn't merely a purely musical movement but could also demand the same level of melody and harmonic complexity as more conventional pop and soul. Of course there are some extremely meaty funk jams with "Wide Open","Slippery When Wet",a reprise of "The Bump" from the debut as well as a near "Machine Gun" re-write instrumental in "I'm Ready" which,by the way is every bit it's counterparts equal. After that things get very interesting. There's The Commodores first well known ballad "This Is Your Life", an almost Charles Stepney/EWF styled jazzy/gospel/70's soul piece showcasing and good hearted conscience regarding human kind especially at that time.Read more ›
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I'm reviewing it from the vinyl I own, so no digital comment here. "Caught In The Act" was Commodores' second album, released through Motown in 1975 at a time when their music was flying high, very high and fresh.

From the glorious funk of the opening tracks to the slow, soulful feel of "This Is Your Life" on side 1, then the fun of "Let's Do It Right", the concerns of "Better Never Than Forever" to the easy beauty of "You Don't Know That I Know", this has a guaranteed place on my turntable. It sounds big, a thick slice of Commodores' stellar soul funk grooves.
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