Randy Crawford – You Might Need Somebody – The Warner Bros. Recordings 1976-1993 (3CD)


Celebrating this timeless artist, a priceless collection delving into Randy Crawford’s peerless recordings.

Lovingly curated into a one-of-a-kind anthology of three thematic discs that focus on her artistry and craft.

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So much more than a chronological checklist of the international award-winning singer/ songwriter’s most popular hits, this 57-song set includes the cream of her Warner Bros. catalogue recorded between 1976-1993, drawn from eleven albums (along with tracks from the classic all- star live jazz LP, ‘Casino Lights’) that all reflect the soul-baring breadth and depth of Randy’s musicality through her instantly recognizable voice.

Disc 1 features 20 roots R&B, Jazz, standards and the bluesier side of Randy’s balladry. Highlights include her redefining covers of The Eagles’ ‘Desperado’, Jerry Butler’s ‘I Stand Accused’, her instant standards ‘When Your Life Was Low’ and ‘One Day I’ll Fly Away’ (written by Joe Sample and Will Jennings), and the unforgettable ‘I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me’.

Disc 2 features 19 of Randy’s lushest love songs including ‘Now We May Begin’, ‘I’m Under The Influence of You’, ‘Endlessly’, her classic live duet of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell’s ‘Your Precious Love’ with Al Jarreau, ‘Rio de Janeiro Blue’, two Leon Russell chestnuts ‘Windsong’ and ‘Time for Love’, the timeless gems ‘I’m Glad There is You’ and ‘At Last’. The disc closes looking at love on the level of all humanity with a breathtaking live version of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’.

Disc 3 is a smorgasbord of Randy’s dazzling shapeshifting musical styles that includes her signature breakthrough hit with The Crusaders’ ‘Street Life’, the sassy dance rock jam ‘Blue Flame’, covers of Journey’s ‘Who’s Crying Now’ and Kenny Loggins’ ‘Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong’, her movie soundtrack classics ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’, ‘One Hello’ and ‘Don’t Wanna Be Normal’, the rare European one-off 45 ‘Give Peace a Chance’, and the oft-covered anthem ‘You Might Need Somebody’ after which this anthology was named.

With an in-depth essay by project producer A. Scott Galloway that includes new commentary from Randy herself, Joe Sample, Nicklas Sample, Russell Ferrante, Steve Lukather, James Gadson and more, this compilation (executive-produced by SoulMusic Records’ founder David Nathan) features tasteful artwork by Roger Williams, and exquisite mastering by Nick Robbins.

1. Desperado
2. I Stand Accused
3. Same Old Story (Same Old Song)
4. Take it Away from Her (Put it On Me)
5. Single Woman, Married Man
6. Rainy Night in Georgia
7. Tender Falls the Rain
8. Cigarette in the Rain
9. I Got Myself a Happy Song
10 Randy Crawford & World Jazz Association All Star Band: Gonna Give Lovin’ a Try (Live)
11. Nobody
12. Lift Me Up
13. Bottom Line
14. Don’t Come Knockin’
15. I Let You Walk Away
16. I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me
17. Ain’t No Foolin’
18. When Your Life Was Low
19. Everything Must Change (Live)
20. One Day I’ll Fly Away

1. Time for Love
2. I’m Glad There is You
3. I’m Under the Influence of You
4. Al Jarreau and Randy Crawford: Your Precious Love (Live)
5. Endlessly
6. Windsong
7. Secret Combination
8. Wrap-U-Up
9. This Ole Heart of Mine
10. We Had a Love So Strong
11. A Lot That You Can Do
12. Now We May Begin
13. Someone to Believe In
14. At Last
15. Almaz
16. Only Your Love Song Lasts
17. Rio de Janeiro Blue
18. Randy Crawford with Yellowjackets: Imagine (Live)
19. All it Takes is Love

1. Don’t Wanna Be Normal
2. Blue Flame
3. Street Life (edit)
4. Last Night at Danceland
5. Who’s Crying Now
6. Al Jarreau and Randy Crawford: Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong (Live)
7. Rich and Poor
8. In Real Life
9. Go On and Live it Up
10. Nightline
11. Give Peace a Chance
12. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
13. Why
14. You Might Need Somebody
15. He Reminds Me
16. Higher Than Anyone Can Count
17. One Hello
18. Just a Touch

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Weight 0,250 kg