This job came from Stevie B. himself! He bought a recording studio in Van Nuys where they re-cut all his hits from the 80’s.
“The songs on this CD are not simple remixes of the songs. They are complete re-recordings. Every instrument was replayed by me when I was working for Stevie back in 1997….and every vocal track was recut. I took the time to make sure that the sounds I used were as close to the original as possible. The tracks actually sound a bit better than the originals due to technology….hard to replicate old analog recording on the new gear we had.
Why re-record everything you ask? Well….The old label Stevie was on for all of these songs actually “own” the recordings for all the old material. We could not release a “Best ofs” CD without their permission. They threatened to sue if we did….So….we had to do the next thing… Replay every instrument and recut every vocal track.
I only rated this 4 stars because it’s not the “original material”. Alot of time and work that went into the project. Very close to the original material down to every percussion noise and note. Lots of love for his music in this project.
He received worldwide recognition for his 1987 national club smash, “Party Your Body”. It was also the title track of his 1988 debut LP, which eventually went gold. In 1989, he had his first top 40 hits with “I Wanna Be the One,” “In My Eyes” and “Love Me For Life.” With his 1990 album, Love & Emotion, he reached the height of his success, with the accompanying single, “Because I Love You” enjoying four weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in December 1990. He had two subsequent top 15 hits from Love and Emotion with “I’ll Be by Your Side” and the title track from the album. He is perhaps best known for his 1990 number-one hit ballad “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)”.
Check out his music at http://amzn.to/1of5o0Z