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Every Home Should Have One

4.6 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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1981

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Do You Love Me?
  2. Love Me To Death
  3. The Way I Feel
  4. Every Home Should Have One
  5. Baby, Come To Me
  6. The Genie
  7. Stop, Look, Listen
  8. Symphony Of Love
  9. Oh No, Margarita
  10. The Island


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Qwest / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002KML
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,903 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
This has to be the best if not finest R&B Female Vocalist album of the 80's (that can definitely withstand the test of time)! Even the comedic and quirky sounding title-track is a rare gem.
My only disappointment was discovering that the c.d version of this album has a few seconds of the cool intro on Baby Come to Me lopped off (radio edit?) as opposed to the l.p. Also, a few of the tracks have been re-mastered or "enhanced" with additional instruments not on the regular l.p. (no-it's not because it's on c.d. and sounds clearer than an l.p.-- a trained ear knows these little sonic differences).
Aside from the technical or engineering sonic differences, every track is beautifully crafted and sung by Ms. Austin. You can hear it in her vocal talent and ability that she has a lifetime of natural skill and professional training behind her; What extraordinary finesse and style !
The producing and arranging from Quincy Jones has that familiar Michael Jackson-Off The Wall sound as well (which he also produced for Michael with Patti Austin singing background vocals).
The collaboration of Jones and Austin have given the world an example of what it is to produce an album (regardless of the genre) with equal amounts of excellent crafstmanship and talent from the producer and artist !!! 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!!
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I've always been amazed how someone as supremely talented as Patti Austin hasn't achieved greater recognition. She is one of the great treasures of the 1970s, 80s, 90s, and on into the next century. Her remarkable voice -- and, more than that -- her remarkable Heart, are important to this Earth of ours. This recording has withstood the test of time, and will continue to do so. A great artist.
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I've been a fan of Patti Austin for goodness knows how long. I first heard her voice via the work she did back in the 70s with people like Bob James, Earl Klugh, Ron Carter, Hank Crawford, Eric Gale & Lee Ritenour. Aside from her extensive session work, she also had a very lucrative career singing jingles, apparently (as did Luther Vandross at the time). I then began to collect her albums, (of which she has many), on vinyl and they are all treasured. This is the only one I'll be transitioning to CD though as on the whole, I find Patti Austin is better enjoyed at home than on the road. Ironic really, considering this album's title.

I first heard Austin work with Quincy Jones on his 1978 album Sounds...And Stuff Like That!!, where she performed the stunning tunes "Love Me By Name", "Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)" and the beautiful duet with Luther Vandross, "I'm Gonna Miss You In The Morning". Then there was "It's The Falling In Love", her duet with Michael Jackson on his 1979 album Off the Wall, and the brilliant Grammy Award-winning "Moody's Mood", her duet with George Benson on his 1980 album Give Me the Night, both Quincy Jones productions, of course.

But it was on Q's 1981 album
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Having created a creatively captivating yet commercially unfulfilling body of music during her stint on CTI in the late 1970's,Patti Austin emerged as an enormous vocal powerhouse on songs such as "Something Special" and especially the strong groove "Razzmatazz" on Quincy Jones' 1980 album The Dude. During that time "Q" created a joint project with Warner Brothers Records as a way in which to create his own pop/jazz/R&B roster of artists on a label referred to as Qwest. While it was George Benson's Give Me the Night that provided the Qwest label with its first release,it seemed that it needed a female touch to balance the concept out. With that talented session dream team of Toto's Steve Lukather along with keyboardists Bob James,Richard Tee and Greg Phillinganes along with Heatwave's capable and prolific songwriter/producer Rod Temperton Austin had a golden opportunity to showcase her vocal talents that,while on prominent display from being somewhat of a child star jazz vocalist,could've really used a stronger showcase as she had just entered her 30's. And that is when this album came along in 1981 which,if I have my history right was the Qwest label's second album release.

"Do You Love Me" is a mildly new wave synthesizer charged adult contemporary dance number-whose strong guitar groove and well crafted melody made it a strong contender for all around success. "Love Me To Death" is one of my personal favorites here.
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