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Recess by Recess

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: R&B, 12 inch vinyl, Album, CD
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A 1989 album from a long forgotten American band.

Condition: Used - Very Good

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  1. 1. Born Again (And I Love It)
  2. 2. Reckless
  3. 3. Time Out
  4. 4. Nothin' I Wouldn't Do
  5. 5. Search Me
  6. 6. Dead Ain't Always Six Feet Under
  7. 7. Choices
  8. 8. Back Off
  9. 9. Don't Keep It Inside
  10. 10. Are We Wastin' Time
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Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Released in 1989 on the Reunion record label, this is a curious release, now clouded in obscurity. Listening 20 years later, it sounds like an album put together by a bunch of American musos. Everything is nicely in place. Smooth funky pop rock style? Tick. Well constructed '80s production with plenty of whistles and bells? Tick. Great musical and vocal performances? Tick. Spiritual lyrics? Tick. This should be a winner and as far as I know, this was the only release from the band. There are a couple of winners here. I particularly like the opening cut "Born Again (And I Love It)" and the slightly rocking "Dead Ain't Always Six feet Under" but then I'm a sucker for '80s AOR nostalgia. There are smooth keyboards, sweet saxophone and girly vocals thrown into the mix here and there to ass a certain sweetening but overall, the whole project lacks any personality. It ends up sounding like Toto lite so perhaps it isn't surprising that there wasn't a follow up.

Style: R&B
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 33120
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Reunion RRAR0043
Items: 1
Release Date: 1989

A 1989 album from a long forgotten American band.

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Posted by Kate in Chicago, IL at 11:54 on Oct 9 2011

There WAS a follow-up album, titled "Discipline of the Groove".

Recess was a popular group, with a loyal following, and even made a mark in the UK and South America (toured Brazil in 1992). I believe the main reason they did not get further was the lack of support and publicity from Reunion Records, which at that petetime was mainly preoccupied with the up-and-coming Rich Mullins.

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