Bittersweet / Skin Im In / Aries (Uk)

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aec.eds5520553.2 7/6/09 New
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Review Text With solid songwriting and production from ex-Motown wunderkinds Holland-Dozier-Holland, the Chairmen of the Board hit the charts several times during the early '70s. Their two best albums, however, date from long after the hits "Give Me Just a Little More Time" and "Pay to the Piper." Bittersweet and Skin I'm In are dense, ambitious works that benefit from free-form frameworks and funky charts -- from, among others, members of Parliament-Funkadelic, on Skin I'm In. Though lead vocalist General Johnson wasn't happy with some of the arrangements, Skin I'm In is especially intriguing for fans of psychedelic soul -- a four-part suite beginning with "Morning Glory" and including the Sly Stone cover "Life and Death" that ranges through distorted basslines, epic Mellotron solos, and some raging vocal work by the group itself. Sequel's two-fer of 1972's Bittersweet and 1974's Skin I'm In includes all the tracks from both LPs, along with in-depth liner notes, pictures, and a full discography. Aside from the above-mentioned, highlights include "Everybody Party All Night," "Finders Keepers," the modest hit "Elmo James," and "Men Are Getting Scarce." ~ John Bush

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Men Are Getting Scares - 5:19
  2. 2. So Glad You're Mine - 4:15
  3. 3. Working on a Building of Love - 3:56
  4. 4. I'm a Sign of Changing Times - 6:43
  5. 5. Elmo James - 4:21
  6. 6. I'm on My Way to a Better Place - 4:06
  7. 7. Bittersweet - 5:06
  8. 8. Saginaw County Line - 4:10
  9. 9. Weary Traveller - 5:18
  10. 10. Let Me Ride - 3:03
  11. 11. Roller Coaster - 4:42
  12. 12. It Didn't Take Long - 4:31
  13. 13. Funny How Time Slips Away - 5:18
  14. 14. Two Can Be as Lonely as One - 4:03
  15. 15. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) - 7:17
  16. 16. Danny Boy - 5:11
  17. 17. Everybody's Tippin' - 3:54

CD: 2

  1. 18. Everybody Party All Night - 4:07
  2. 19. Skin I'm In - 4:17
  3. 20. Morning Glory - 2:20
  4. 21. Life and Death in G & A Part 1 - 2:35
  5. 22. White Rose (Freedom Flower) - 2:40
  6. 23. Life and Death in G & A Part 2 - 4:50
  7. 24. Let's Have Some Fun - 4:44
  8. 25. Love at First Sight - 4:53
  9. 26. Only Love Can Break a Heart - 6:32
  10. 27. Live with Me, Love with Me - 2:10
  11. 28. Finders Keepers - 4:08
  12. 29. Let Me Down Easy - 3:44
  13. 30. Try on My Love for Size - 4:31
  14. 31. Everybody's Got a Song to Sing - 4:04
  15. 32. Finders Keepers - 4:44
  16. 33. You've Got Extra Added Power in Your Love - 3:29
  17. 34. Someone Just Like You - 3:53
  18. 35. Come on in and Dance - 4:31

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Release Date
7/6/09 

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