Friday, January 22, 2010

B.J. THOMAS - Midnight Minute (1989)

B.J. THOMAS - Midnight Minute
Requested in "Request & Fill Corner 3" section...

B.J. Thomas has performed during four decades, sold more than 70 million records, won 5 Grammy Awards and scored 15 Top40 Pop/Rock Hits.
But all this success was achieved in the country/pop genre.
At the middle of the eighties, AOR rule the charts, and he was seduced by TV soundtracks guru STEVE DORFF to record the main theme for the soap opera 'Growing Pains'.
The single (a duet with Jennifer Warnes) was a hit, and B.J. understood
that was the direction to take.

"Midnight Minute" is the only Adult Contemporary / WestCoast / AOR album recorded by Thomas. And what a good one.
Glorious mid-tempo tunes, heartful ballads and a couple uptempo songs like 'If It Takes All Night' (written by STAN MEISSNER), the absolute winner here, TOP AOR.

Thomas' voice is deep and distinctive, remembering BENNY MARDONES at some point.
Needless to say that production is top notch, and the guitars of masters HUFF / LANDAU a pure pleasure.
Also included here is the re-recorded version of 'As Long As We Got Each Other' with Dusty Springfield, used for "Growing Pains" fourth season.

A must have to any AC / AOR fan.
Thanx Totalaor for the pristine CD rip!

1 - Half A Heart
2 - Don't Leave Love (Out There All Alone)
3 - Midnight Minute
4 - Second Chances
5 - One Last Time
6 - Someone Like You
7 - Young Hearts
8 - If It Takes All Night
9 - One Woman
10 - As Long As We Got Each Other

Vocals : Billy Joe "B. J." Thomas
Guitars : Dann Huff, Michael Landau, Dean Parks
Bass : Joe Chemay
Keyboards : Pat Coil, Randy Kerber
Drums : Paul Leim
Saxophone : Joel Peskin
Background vocals : Joe Chemay, Tony Sciuto, Julia Tillman Waters, Carmen Twillie, Luther Waters, Oren Waters, Maxine Willard Waters & Terry Williams

Produced by John Bettis & Steve Dorff

B.J. THOMAS - Midnight Minute


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