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Eramus Hall - Your Love Is My Desire (1980)

Jazz, Pop | Author: artmuss | 27-11-2014, 20:50
Eramus Hall - Your Love Is My Desire (1980)
Artist: Eramus Hall
Title Of Album: Your Love Is My Desire
Year Of Release: 1980
Label: Westbound / WB-5000
Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B, Disco
Total Time: 36:47 min
Format: FLAC (tracks, vinyl)
Quality: Lossless
Total Size: 230 mb

Until it was issued on CD by Ace in 1999, the existence of Eramus Hall's Your Love Is My Desire was debated. Recorded in late 1978 by the soul/funk group -- the artwork and the artist name lead one to believe this a solo work, but Eramus Hall took its name from a historical building in Chicago -- the Westbound label was unable to release it until 1980. "Release" is putting it loosely, as the small pressing hardly allowed for any copies to reach anywhere outside of Westbound's base in Detroit. Prior to and since the Ace reissue, Your Love Is My Desire has been proclaimed a masterpiece by several noted record hounds, which is another debatable issue. The LP is undeniably uneven, with something of a personality crisis that seems torn between smooth soul of its own character and a hand-me-down funk style that, while written and played with skill, falls flapjack flat when compared to inspirations like Slave and Funkadelic. While several groups during this period were able to combine styles on their albums, the effect here is that of two very different records being switched on the listener on a track-to-track basis. Despite its major flaws, fans of smooth late-'70s soul will love to have this album for "Your Love Is My Desire" and "Just Me 'n' You," two beautiful numbers with impeccable arrangements and soaring voices.


A1 Your Love Is My Desire 4:44
A2 She Shined A Light 4:05
A3 Feelin' Higher 3:53
A4 Think Positively 3:48
B1 Stuck In The Mudd 3:19
B2 Just Me And You 4:51
B3 Funk Permit 2:42
B4 Superfunk 4:08
B5 Will You Love Me Tomorrow (As You Do Today) 4:59

Producer – Joel Martin, Rudy Robinson

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