The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
Basically, a long time ago, long before other certain former Olympic gold medalists were all over the news, Carl Lewis was one of the big shots. At the height of his Olympic career, he decided to do an anthem for himself… this is it.
The A-Side is the English version of the song “Break It Up” and right away we go into some really super 80’s dance Hi-NRG vibes, and Carl begins to sing, and well, he does have a voice made for funk / soul music, he’s not a bad singer, and hey, he was a good athlete! The song is a little catchy, but not something overly exciting. It’s a little bland. But it does have it’s perks.
The B-Side “Quebra La” is simply just the Spanish version of “Break It Up” – so if it wasn’t bad enough hearing it in one language, you can hear it in Spanish too! To be fair, by this point I’m not listening to the vocals, only the music, because, though Carl is a good singer, I can’t understand a word he is singing.
A – Break It Up
B – Quebra La
Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Producer & Cover Design – Eddy Luyckx
Spanish Version – T. Mersey
Photo – Photo News
Music Video – Eddy Luyckx & Tamara King
Other Albums I Own by Carl Lewis: