CD Alicia/Alicia Again * (CD 16033694),
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Alicia/Alicia Again *

  • 1. Don't Stop What You're Doin'
    2. If You Play Your Cards Right
    3. Spirit of the Boogie
    4. We Can't Stay In Bed Forever
    5. Reservation For One
    6. I Want To Thank You
    7. Reggae Funky Dance
    8. Life, Joy and Happiness
    9. Keep God In Your Life
    10. When Love Starts To Go
    11. I'm So Lonely
    12. Love Me or Leave Me Alone
    13. Car Trouble
    14. Found Love At a Disco
    15. Reggae or Rock 'N' Roll
    16. Do Your Kind of Dance
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SMCR25040

  • Credits
    ProducerDavid Nathan (Reissue)

    The first two solo albums from One Way's Alicia Myers are combined on this disc from Both LPs were released in 1981, with only the debut making Billboard's R&B chart, where it narrowly missed the Top 40. Alicia was written almost entirely by One Way's unsung Kevin McCord, who produced the album with Al Perkins; it deserved much better than its lukewarm commercial reception, highlighted by the cult-classic quiet storm number "If You Play Your Cards Right" and the uplifting club gospel of "I Want to Thank You," which didn't chart until September 1982, re-released on I Fooled You This Time. Alicia Again, once again produced by Perkins but involving extensive songwriting input from Alicia's brother Jackie (McCord is absent), comes off as rushed, and not as much material sticks out, though it contains a similar mix of ballads, dancefloor cuts, and contemporary gospel flavors. The booklet contains full-page reproductions of each album's front and back sleeves, which makes up for's mystifying outer sleeve design: shrunken album covers inside gold-colored frames, placed on a smart phone wallpaper-like concrete wall, a few inches above a wooden floor. The liner notes feature several quotes from Myers. ~ Andy Kellman

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