Commodores – Nightshift (1985/2015) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Commodores – Nightshift (1985/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 00:38:44 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Motown
Recorded: 1984, Soundcastle Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA

This 1985 release from The Commodores earned the band its first Grammy Award for the title track, a tribute to Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson, who both died in 1984. The song became the first hit for The Commodores following the departure of Lionel Richie, propelling the album into the top 20.

„The Commodores made one final stab at regaining R&B glory when Lionel Richie and producer/arranger James Anthony Carmichael both left in the mid-’80s. J.D. Nicholas became their lead singer, and Dennis Lambert assumed production duties. They rebounded temporarily, when ‘Nightshift’ leaped out of an otherwise ordinary album to become a Grammy-winning R&B and pop smash. It stayed atop the R&B charts for a month, and peaked at #3 on the pop chart. Unfortunately, it was also the end for Thomas McClary, who left the group once the album had run its course. It was their next-to-last hit, and basically the end for the band, although they continued for a couple more years.“ -Ron Wynn

1. Animal Instinct 04:49
2. Nightshift 05:03
3. I Keep Running 04:11
4. Lay Back 05:02
5. Slip Of The Tongue 03:53
6. Play This Record Twice 04:26
7. Janet 03:42
8. The Woman In My Life 03:39
9. Lightin’ Up The Night 04:05

Backing Vocals – Ambrose Price, Darryl Phinnessee, David Swanson, Dennis Lambert, Doris Garrett, Gregory Alexander, Patricia Hamlin, Phillip Ingram, Sheldon Reynolds, Siedah Garrett, Tracee Augcomfar
Bass – “Ready” Freddie Washington, Neil Stubenhaus
Bass, Backing Vocals – Ronald LaPread
Drums – John Robinson, Vinnie Coliuta
Drums, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Walter “Clyde” Orange
Guitar – Peter Maunu
Guitar, Synthesizer, Programmed By [Bass, Drums] – Paul M. Jackson Jr.
Keyboards – Milan Williams
Keyboards, Backing Vocals – William “Wak” King
Keyboards, Synthesizer, Programmed By [Bass, Drums] – Peter Wolf
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – J.D. Nicholas
Percussion – Paulinho da Costa
Producer, Synthesizer, Percussion, Arranged By [Backing Vocals] – Dennis Lambert
Saxophone – Gary Herbig, Larry Williams
Synthesizer – Harold Hudson
Synthesizer, Programmed By [Bass, Drums] – Jeff Lorber, Paul Fox
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Gary Grant, Jerry Hey