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(They Long To Be) Close To You - Isaac Hayes - Black Moses (Vinyl, LP, Album) download full album zip cd mp3 vinyl flac

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Download (They Long To Be) Close To You - Isaac Hayes - Black Moses (Vinyl, LP, Album)
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Label: Enterprise - ENS-5003 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album Fold-Out Sleeve, Dynaflex • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul

You just like Black Moses, you the modern-day Moses! Going this route — saying, in effect, that he was the most important black artist in America — became something of a burden for Hayes. Add to this the fact that Black Moses was released just a week or so after Shaft had topped the album charts… Hayes was in danger of overload. It has been cited as one of the greatest album covers ever. Shaw dressed Hayes in robes and went for Moses-lookalike overkill when the photograph was shot.

For some, Hayes really was Moses! All this is all well and good, but what about the music? On any other album this would be a standout song; here it is less prominent, but no less excellent. As ever, Hayes Album) it into uncharted territory with a stunning orchestral arrangement, coupled with a longing vocal delivery that should make a believer out of everyone. It also highlights what a really good singer Hayes could be: he embraces the lyrics and makes you believe that he had lived every syllable.

It builds and builds and leaves the listener in a crumpled heap as it climaxes. But how to close the album? He saved the best for last. One that men can relate to, without feeling soft and sappy. Your email address will not be published. Some of the joy of listening to Black Moses is hearing Hayes explode these songs from the inside, unpacking their groove potential yet leaving them recognizable.

It's startling to hear him sing the opening lines-- "Why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near? At the time some critics derided these songs as aimless and self-glorifying, and Hayes' ornate orchestrations still carry a whiff of kitsch, but Black Moses remains unapologetic, often moving, and always entertaining. Stax is also reissuing Hayes' album, Disco Freak Juicy Fruitaccompanied by a similarly over-the-top packaging, Album). The cover shows him shirtless in a pool blowing a kiss to the camera while surrounded by a bevy of fruit-draped beauties.

Open the gatefold to see the women's feet with panties 'round their ankles. That (They Long To Be) Close To You - Isaac Hayes - Black Moses (Vinyl, likewise, is important: It may be the most interesting aspect of this album, which reveals Hayes' weaknesses just as surely as Black Moses reveals his considerable strengths.

It begins with three full minutes of barely intelligible chatter, as Hayes and friends chat up a woman in the studio. By the time the clamor bleeds into the title track, you may have already tuned it out. Fortunately, "Disco Freak" saves it by immediately establishing an elastic groove complete with gasping guitar licks, throbbing basslines, and a bridge that goes "Juicy Fruit sure is cute in her sexy jumpsuit.

This is Hayes in full disco mode, as the title makes clear, yet he never sounds quite as comfortable here as he does with the expansive hybrid soul covers of Black Moses.

Hayes, who had written many of Stax's biggest hits, penned all of these songs himself, but here the Bacharach-David influence becomes clear-- and clearly curbs his audacity. The choruses of "The Storm Is Over" and Album) of the Night" sound too smoothly polished to be very uplifting or seductive the latter is particularly (They Long To Be) Close To You - Isaac Hayes - Black Moses (Vinyland upbeat numbers like "Music to Make Love By" and "Thank You Love" slip too easily from horny funk into a sort of lite jazz, without the urgency or drama of his best work.

Hayes sounds comical, a humorless, one-dimensional ladies' man rather than the wounded romantic of Black Moses. This is not where he promised to lead us. Skip to content Search query All Results.

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  2. Mikajas   Tojale
    Jan 20,  · Isaac Hayes – Black Moses Vinyl LP Released: November The sheer tenacity -- albeit undeniably fitting -- of this double-disc set has made Black Moses () one of Isaac Hayes.
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  3. Goltikasa   Akinogal
    Best Isaac Hayes Songs: 20 Tracks By That Mad Mutha Isaac Hayes’ fame grew so big that subsequent albums spoke of a “Movement” and a “Black Moses”, (They Long To Be) Close To You.
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  4. Faejora   Mazuzilkree
    Album. Black Moses Isaac Hayes. Released November Black Moses Tracklist. 1. Never Can Say Goodbye Lyrics. 2 (They Long to Be) Close to You Lyrics. 3. Nothing Takes.
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  5. Akinotilar   Mikagor
    View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Dynaflex Vinyl release of Black Moses on Discogs. Label: Enterprise - ENS • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album Dynaflex • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul/5().
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  6. Vujas   Doktilar
    Sep 14,  · ISAAC HAYES () - Close To You (They Long to Be) "BLACK MOSES" was the fifth Isaac Haye's studio album. And It is a double album released on .
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  7. Dozuru   Negor
    Isaac Hayes - Black Moses Album Lyrics; 1. Never Can Say Goodbye Lyrics: 2. Medley: Ike's Rap II / Help Me Love Lyrics: 3. (They Long to Be) Close to You Lyrics: 4. Part-Time Love Lyrics: 5. Medley Lyrics: 6. I'll Never Fall In Love Again Lyrics: 7. For The Good Times Lyrics: 8. Your Love Is So Doggone Good Lyrics: 9. Good Love Lyrics: Need.
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  8. Taule   Arazilkree
    Jan 13,  · Auto-coupled: Side 1 (A) and 4 (D) are found on record one. Side 2 (B) and 3 (C) are found on record two. Original sleeve folds out into a cross-shaped poster of Isaac Hayes/5().
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  9. Kazrakus   Kagrel
    This is a very appealingly packaged re-issue of Isaac Hayes' majestically arranged "Black Moses". This edition attempts to recreate the format of the original double LP release, which featured a giant fold-out sleeve. This one comes in its own little digipack format/5(56).
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