The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
So, when I first saw this album at the Salvation Army – I had passed up the opportunity to bring it into my collection. Then went back a week later and grabbed, anyways, my copy is warped, so my friend Drew graciously gave me a digital copy he had handy. So, here we go!
So, the album opens with the track “Silhouette” – and basically, it’s smooth jazz. Not sure how else to really describe it. It has no lyrics, which is never a good thing for me, but the musicianship is good. I think that’s the best way to describe it. Up next is “Tradewinds” – which definitely has that early 80’s feel to it, even though the record is late 80’s, funny how things work, the music to me feels like elevator music. It’s okay-ish. I do like this song though, it has a romance feel to it, like an 80’s movie kiss in the rain, if you know what I mean? It’s then followed by “I’ll Be Alright” – which is actually a vocal number! Well, this here picks up the album! I’m definitely now liking this a bit more, Kenny G does have a good voice. It’s not a bad track at all. Then comes “Against Doctor’s Orders” – which goes back to that 80’s dance music feeling, this album started off slowly but now seems to be moving along fine. Anyways, the A-Side ends with the track “Pastel” – which is a very, very slow track. I definitely liked it better when Kenny sang. Kenny sing for me, siiiing. It’s a long no singing song, but hey, at least Kenny can play.
The B-Side opens with the track “We’ve Saved the Best for Last” and Kenny sings again! Sweet! The songs where he sings are definitely my favorites! Though, I do enjoy this track, so, the B-Side is off to a better start than the A-Side. “All In One Night” comes up next, it’s good, it has that funky jazz sound to it, so it’s a nice listen. Anyways, that song is followed by “Summer Song” – and it’s a slower song, not overly interesting, I do like the musicianship, and that is what matters. “Let Go” follows, which is another slower track, it’s good, but this album really isn’t my type of music, I can honestly say besides how good it is all pieced together, I find it would make good 80’s soundtrack music. The album itself ends with the track “Home” which much like the other tracks follows along the same pace and is kind of a boring track. So, that’s that with this album.
A1 – Silhouette
A2 – Tradewinds
A3 – I’ll Be Alright
A4 – Against Doctor’s Orders
A5 – Pastel
B1 – We’ve Saved the Best for Last
B2 – All In One Night
B3 – Summer Song
B4 – Let Go
B5 – Home
Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Produced by Kenny G, Peter Bunetta*, Rick Chudacoff* & Preston Glass**
*For Ripe Productions
**For Glass Slipper Productions
Photography – Rose Shoshana
Design – Susan Mendola
Hand Lettering – Bernie Maisner
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