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Fragile Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

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Cherelle exploded onto the music scene as among the first female artists to benefit from the writing and production magic of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Her debut album Fragile (1984) boasted the relentlessly rhythmic Top 10 dance smash 'I Didn't Mean To Tur
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 22, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 1984
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B00006LHXP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,625 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By N. Stefani on May 8, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The regular album tracks sound good and the packaging is nice, but all the bonus material on these new 2013 Tabu re-issues (with the exception of the first Alexander O'Neal album) sound bad. Most were taken from vinyl and were restored horribly. I don't understand why they would spend so much time and effort on the packaging and advertising campaign, but not take the time to do quality restoration of the bonus material. This Cherrelle album is probably the very worst. I think they used some of the same horrible 12'' recordings from a previous compilation (see my review of that album here: http://www.amazon.com/review/RF0UJ4XPZXCLG/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm). Do not waste your money if you already have the original CD because the bonus material is not worth the money. I had very high hopes for these re-issues, but ended up very disappointed.

Some additional notes on my review: My poor review of the bonus material is not strictly because the bonus material is from vinyl. I am actually a huge vinyl collector and vinyl can sound very good when recorded and mastered correctly. I also understand that in many cases the master tapes for the 7'' and 12'' versions are no longer available and vinyl is the best source available. The problem here is that the vinyl recordings are not that good. It sounds like:

1. most of the records used were not in mint condition. The first step in getting a good vinyl recording is using a good clean (unplayed or barely played) copy of the record. Most of these titles are not that rare and it would not have been hard to find mint copies to use for these re-issues. I personally have mint or sealed copies of many of these titles in my collection.
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Format: Audio CD
This album has been remastered very nicely. All of the juicy 80's goodness is preserved very well. Some songs do not hold up well over such a long time but I do appreciate the ability to listen to them as I was too young when this album was put out. Fragile and I didn't mean to turn you on are truly the boss tracks on this album.

The second album High priority was clearly a more consistent album

musicaly if not in subject matter. This debut album is all over the

place and definitley fits with the other stuff Jam and Lewis was doing at the time. The Liner notes were very informative and revealing considering the admissions that the Mistakes that Jam and Lewis made on the first three Cherrelle albums Janet Jackson profitted from with each of her following albums. (you can hear it when you hear these tracks next to Janet's from her first two albums with Jam and Lewis) Tabu really needs to release Cherrelle's Affair album (remastered) some time soon with more Liner notes. A great buy
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..Is now 22 years old!! That's right Cherrelle's 'Fragile' CD is 22 years old, and big thanks to The Right Stuff for reissuing this classic (which was previously out of print & only available as an overpriced Japanese Import!). As for the CD, it sounds great, and unlike other reviewers, I enjoyed the ballads, which balance things out IMO. 'Fragile' was produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who were WHITE HOT back in 1984, and Cherrelle was the perfect muse for the 'Flyte Tyme Sound'. All the jams still sound good to me, and Cherrelle's vocals were a suprise (she can REALLY SING!!). Now back to this remastered CD! While I really appreciate the stellar liner notes by A.Scott Galloway, a few bonus tracks would've been more than welcome, so I remastered the joint MYSELF, and included the following bonus tracks...

9. When You Look In My Eyes - Extended Mix (7:34)
10. Like I Will - Tokyo Remix (6:34)

*I also included 4 Jam & Lewis tracks originally meant for Cherrelle, but given to Thelma Houston for Side A of her 'Qualifying Heat' album (Also from 1984)....

11. Guess It Must Be Love (7:00)
12. You Used To Hold Me So Tight (5:24)
13. Fantasy & Heartbreak (4:41)
14. I'd Rather Spend The Bad Times With You,
Then Spend The Good Times With Somebody New (5:39)

All in all, I'd recommend 'Fragile' if you enjoy the CLASSIC 'Flyte Tyme Sound', or if you're simply a fan
of Cherrelle, who's OVERDUE FOR A NEW CD! Maybe Jimmy Jam
& Terry Lewis can find some time!

Peace, SD
(of 'Chaka's World')
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By J. Jones on August 6, 2015
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So great to see a classic album get the deluxe treatment. The remastering is exquisite, and while the 6+ minute album version of "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" is fun, having the radio edit as a bonus track is great. The long-unavailable Tokyo Mix for "Like I Will" is a treat ("put a little soy sauce on it!"). A great debut with even better albums to follow.
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With "Fragile" (released in 1984), we saw the busting down door entrance of one of the 80's most underrated and spunky singers, a "dainty, petite and sweet" Cherrelle. Under the guidance of super producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who at the time were fresh off of giving the SOS Band some fantastic songs, Cherrelle's debut album got the Minneapolis funk treatment.

"Fragile" (in its remastered format) is impressive yet a slight rough around the edges. The album starts of with the crash of glass and then into the sharp sparkling funk of "Fragile (Handle With Care)". With jumpy beats, a rousing sax and even glass tinkling sounds, makes this track purely a classic. It's funky, sassy and in your face. Great lyrics and Cherrelle sings this effortlessly. Her pride and joy, and Top Ten hit, "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" is the ULTIMATE 80's dance track. Skittish, brash and keyboard ridden. Also a song not like any other, it's a diss song. Who does a song about dissing someone? Only Cherrelle! Singers like Robert Palmer and Mariah Carey tried to recapture the magic(I cringe at Robert Palmer's version, Mariah's I have and she does pay homage to the real music-Jam and Lewis did produce the track for her-and sings her butt off) but its Cherrelle's song and frankly her version is the best. Duh! "Like I Will" is the last up-tempo song and compared to the two before it, it's not that fabolous. It's actually quite dry. The music is repetitative and has that kind of Prince vibe to it, that cheeky kind of music. I was surprised that the rest of this album consists of nothing but ballads. I was actually disappointed because it was a tease at the beginning, like this album is going to be smokin' of dance hits and then wham! hits you with some mid-tempo, heart on sleeve ballads.
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