raphaelsDr. Emmett Brown must have had a hand is producing this album because it is very capable of time travel. I’m not sure how or where but I think they fitted a flux capacitor on the CD somewhere. Released September 2008 its forty years behind on the times, and this I say as a high compliment. If you just popped this in the CD player and told me it was released in 1968 I would have believed you, no question. The only two things that don’t quite fit in with that old Motown sound is the opening line on “Let’s Take a Walk” (I don’t think they’d allow that back then) and the “Oh Girl [remix]” featuring Jay-Z. Of which the “Oh Girl [remix]” is probably the only partly skippable song on the album, this I blame Jay-Z for. I purchased this CD and it stayed locked solid in my CD player for three days straight, I’ve listened to it non-stop six times in a row and it’s still great. Raphael Saadiq’s fourth studio album and he captures that old Soul, R&B, Motown sound without flaw. If you enjoy Gladys Knight & The Pips, Al Green, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Delfonics, The Stylistics, or Stevie Wonder [whom the album features on a track] this album is all you. Go pick it up, you will not regret it.

1. “Sure Hope You Mean It”
2. “100 Yard Dash”
3. “Keep Marchin'”
4. “Big Easy”
5. “Just One Kiss”
6. “Love That Girl”
7. “Calling”
8. “Staying In Love”
9. “Oh Girl”
10.”Let’s Take a Walk”
11.”Never Give You Up” (featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ)
12.”Sometimes”
13.”Oh Girl (Remix)” (featuring Jay-Z)

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