Al Jarreau - This Time (1980) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

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Al Jarreau - This Time (1980) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Al Jarreau - This Time (1980) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Al Jarreau - This Time
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | Full Scan Covers | MU, FF, RS | 871 MB 3% recovery
1980 | Genre: Smooth-Jazz/Pop | Label: Warner Bros | XBS-3434 | Canadian pressing
Rated 4.5 out of 5 star by AllMusic Guide
Peaked #1 on Billboard Jazz Albums chart, 1980

Al Jarreau - This Time (1980) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Al Jarreau finally found success in the U.S. after 1975's We Got By. The later albums that followed ,like 1977's live Look to the Rainbow and 1978's All Fly Home found him attaining the all-important cult status and accolades from the jazz community. Those facts made his switch to pop/R&B on This Time even more surprising. For This Time, Jarreau is paired with producer Jay Graydon. Despite his jazz credentials, This Time does prove that this style is where Jarreau truly prospers. The jittery "Never Give It Up" and the melodic and pensive "Gimme What You Got" have a crisp and refined L.A. sound, and Jarreau gives the songs weight with his methodical yet playful vocals. In the same vein, the poignantly sung and arranged "Your Sweet Love" displays Jarreau's gift of ringing emotion where you'd least expect it. Jarreau also adds deft lyrics to jazz standards "(A Rhyme) This Time" and "(I Can Recall) Spain." The best song to bridge the gap between the two incarnations, "Alonzo," is strikingly beautiful and has Jarreau nearly reaching operatic heights. During its release, This Time was stunning for its fresh sound and a sense of warmth. Upon repeated plays, those attributes still ring true.
(Jason Elias - AllMusic Guide)

Track Listing:

A1. Never Givin' Up
A2. Gimme What You Got
A3. Love Is Real
A4. Alonzo
A5. (If I Could Only) Change Your Mind
B1. Spain (I Can Recall)
B2. Distracted
B3. Your Sweet Love
B4. (A Rhyme) This Time


Turntable: Roksan Radius III
Tonearm: Audioquest PT-9
Cartridge: Ortofon X5-MC (Moving Coil)
Phono Cable: Van den Hul D-502 Hybrid
Pre-amplifier: Counterpoint SA 5.1 (vacuum tube Sovtek 6922)
Interconnect: balanced, Belden 1813A cable with Neutrik XLR connectors
Analog to Digital Converter: EMU 1212M (configured for balanced input +4dBu, 0 dB Gain)
Capture software: Goldwave 5.52
Post processing: ClickRepair, setting: 10, reverse, wavelet x3
Ripping policy: I always rip good condition vinyl so that the amount of click/pop will be almost none



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