The Glow of Love

The Glow of Love

by Change

CD

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Overview

To Change's detractors, the studio group was nothing more than a poor man's Chic. But knowledgeable disco and R&B enthusiasts knew better; Change wasn't a carbon copy of Chic any more than jazz great Chet Baker was a clone of Miles Davis. Without question, Change was heavily influenced by the Nile Rodgers/Bernard Edwards sound; nonetheless, Change had an energy of its own, and anyone who seriously listened to its first album, The Glow of Love, could easily tell the difference between Chic and Change (just as serious jazz fans can tell the difference between Baker's trumpet playing and Davis'). Produced by Jacques Fred Petrus and arranged by David Romani and Paolo Gianolio, this 1980 debut is a disco/R&B masterpiece. The playful opener "A Lover's Holiday" is Change's best-known song, but the group is just as captivating on the sassy "It's a Girl's Affair" and the passionate "Angel in My Pocket." Meanwhile, Luther Vandross is featured on "Searching" and the dreamy, laid-back title song, which became a quiet storm favorite and demonstrates that not everything Change recorded was aimed at the dancefloor. In 1980, Vandross had yet to provide his first solo album, although many of the people who heard his performances on those two gems agreed that a solo career was inevitable; and sure enough, his first big solo hit, "Never Too Much," came out the following year. Excellent from start to finish, The Glow of Love is Change's most essential album.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/1992
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0075992343824
catalogNumber: 3438
Rank: 21107

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Change   Primary Artist
Luther Vandross   Vocals
Paolo Gianolio   Conductor
Goody Music Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
David Romani   Conductor

Technical Credits

Paolo Gianolio   Arranger
MHB   Engineer
Mauro Malavasi   Arranger,Executive Producer
Jacques Fred Petrus   Producer,Executive Producer
David Romani   Arranger,Composer
Bill Scheniman   Engineer
Graeme Park   Producer,Remixing
Greg Porto   Illustrations
Maurizio Biancani   Engineer
Tanya Willoughby   Composer

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