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1.14 | 11 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1982

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Straight To The Top (4:03)
2. Let Me Know You (4:39)
3. You Are The One For Me (4:50)
4. I Just Want To Be Your Brother (3:13)
5. The Force Of Love (5:49)
6. Play The Bass (1:14)
7. Secret To My Heart (5:05)
8. New York City (5:44)

Total time 34:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Stanley Clarke / basses, guitar (1,3,7,8), sitar (3), Roland bass synth (8), vocals, arrangements, producer

- Darlene Love / backing vocals
- David Lasley / backing vocals
- Marcy Levy / backing vocals
- Steven Lederman / vocal Fx (8)
- Carlos Santana / guitar solo (1,4)
- Michael Sembello / guitar (2,4,5)
- George Del Barrio / brass (3,8) & string (2,3,8) arrangements
- Eduardo Del Barrio / brass conductor (3,5,8)
- Denzil Miller / piano (1,3,5,8), Fender Rhodes (3), Moog (4), Mino-Moog & rhythm arrangements (8)
- Greg Phillinganes / Fender Rhodes (2,4), Mini-Moog (7)
- Todd Cochran / Fender Rhodes (7)
- Dorothy Remsen / harp (2,3,5,8)
- Gordon Peeke / drums (1)
- Roger Lynn / drums (1)
- Paulinho Da Costa / drums (1), percussion (2,3,6-8)
- Rick Schlosser / drums (2,4)
- Steve Ferrone / drums (3,8)
- Leon "Ndugu" Chancler / drums (5-7)
- Steve Forman / percussion (4)

Releases information

Artwork: Randee St. Nicholas (photo)

LP Epic ‎- BL 38086 (1982, US)

CD Epic ‎- 35・8P-9 (1982, Japan)
CD Wounded Bird Records ‎- WOU 8086 (2007, US)

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STANLEY CLARKE Let Me Know You ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (64%)

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Review by snobb
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1 stars This album is a real disaster. I don't compare it with Clarke's work in RTF or on his early great funk albums. Even comparing with his releases from 80-s, this one is below any critics.

Simplified pop songs, mix of soul,disco,pop-funk and in big part just pure pop. Music is very straight forward tunes, at their best just kind of Steve Wonder-like soul-pop songs. Some compositions are just tear-sweet stories for bored house wives. And worst of all - the music is adapted to such audience were seriously, you will hardly find there even single great Clarke's bass line or Duke's piano improv.

Album which should be avoided at any price (and even as free gift).

Review by Marty McFly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Errors and Omissions Team
1 stars 80s was the bad era of music. Not just Prog, but music in general. While some new genres and artists emerged, others hit the rock bottom here and from there they crawled their way back to /not to the top, but at least higher places.

This album is bad, but still can be listened, but only if you have a soft spot for melodies. I do, but this is way too strong (or rather weak) coffee for me. And I don't drink nor like coffee.

Musically, this is slow disco stuff & pop most of the times. At least, there weren't electronic drummers in this era, it would make it much worse. Worse ? If it even can be applied, given nature of this music, are there even shades of badness and shallowness ?

1(+), anti-Prog album and even these melodies are so sweet and cheap that my head hurts.

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