Commodores – Natural High (1978/2012) [HDTracks 24bit/192kHz]

Commodores – Natural High (1978/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 00:41:29 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Motown Records
Recorded: 1978

The Commodores’ sixth studio album, Natural High, is best known for the ballad “Three Times a Lady,” which became a staple of adult contemporary radio and reached number one on both the pop and R&B charts. “Three Times a Lady” was their first number one pop hit, and Lionel Richie was being recognized as a major crossover star. Not everyone liked “Three Times a Lady” — some people found the song to be much too sappy, and R&B purists argued that The Commodores were watering their music down. But even if “Three Times a Lady” isn’t your cup of tea, Natural High still has a lot to offer R&B fans. “X-Rated Movie,” “Such a Woman,” and “I Like What You Do” are exhilarating examples of hardcore funk, and those who appreciate artists like Heatwave and the Brothers Johnson will find a lot to admire about “Fire Girl” and “Flying High” (both of which are sleek examples of the sophisticated funk style). Meanwhile, “Say Yeah” (featuring Richie) is a first-rate R&B slow jam. Whatever your opinion of “Three Times a Lady” — whether you love it or hate it — the fact is that Natural High has more plusses than minuses and was a generally respectable, if imperfect, addition to The Commodores’ catalog.

1 Fire Girl 4:11
2 X-Rated Movie 4:41
3 Flying High 5:09
4 Three Times A Lady 6:38
5 Such A Woman 4:37
6 Say Yeah 5:43
7 I Like What You Do 4:47
8 Visions 5:43

Lionel Richie – vocals, saxophone, drums and piano
Thomas McClary – lead guitar
Milan Williams – keyboards, trombone, rhythm guitar
William “WAK” King – trumpet, rhythm guitar, synthesizer
Ronald La Pread – bass guitar, trumpet
Walter Orange – vocals, drums



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