JEAN CARNE Collaborations
UK Expansion, 2002 22 eI'm Back For More / Let's Stay Together / Keep In Touch / Star Flower / Love Is Beautiful (When It's Right) / You Might Be Suprised / Holdin' On / Night Breeze / Valentine Love / Dindi / If You Don't Know Me By Now / Dreams Of Tomorrow / Mother Of The Future / The Look Of Love / Good Thing Goin' On / Lean On Me / Trust Me Critics have long been in awe of the many talents of Jean Carne since her early recordings with Earth, Wind and Fire in the mid seventies. Her voice is many things to many different people and has been described as an aching, passionate midnight piano sonata with a melody so intensely beautiful, that it could well take one's breath away.
If you have ever been graced with the opportunity to witness Jean Carne perform live, it's easy to determine just what it is that sets her apart from the rest of the pack. Along with her incomparable annunciation, articulation and ability to convey a love story like no other, her vocal stylings have always managed to mesmerize and captivate audiences the world over. Truly an effortless thing to achieve when you possess a voice of five octaves that has been known to melt even the coldest heart or envelope you like a Paris rain falling on a warm summer's evening.
With nine albums under her belt, this compilation delves into some of Jean most comprehensive, yet seldom heard collaborations, with a who's who list of all-stars to accompany her. Roy Ayers, Billy Paul, Grover Washington Jr. and The Temptations, just to name a few. She's been quoted as saying "It's just as important to me, as it is to the other artist's musical resume, that we are able to do this together. We both need one another". Since the change of audio format, from vinyl records to compact discs, most of these recordings have not been easy to obtain on CD and have lacked the recognition and enjoyment they so rightfully deserve. Through the courtesy of Expansion Records these once hard-to-find gems have been digitally remastered and compiled together for this very unique collection. Some titles of which are appearing on CD for the first time ever.
The introduction courtesy of Expansion Records.