Patti Austin - Gettin' Away With Murder (1985) [2008, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Jazz-Pop, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 41:08 | 375,28 Mb
Label: Wounded Bird Records (USA) | Cat.# WOU 5276 | Released: 2008-12-08 (1985-10-14)
Patti Austin's 3rd Qwest album was a reasonable success, making the Top 50 on the R&B chart and throwing off three R&B chart singles, "Honey for the Bees," "The Heat of Heat," and the title track. But you could tell it was supposed to do a lot better on the Pop chart: five heavyweight producers (Russ Titelman, Tommy LiPuma, Monte Moir, and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis), plus 14 songwriters, contributed to what was doubtless a big-budget production, and that means label head Quincy Jones was looking for a lot more in the way of crossover than a low chart ranking for "The Heat Of Heat." In retrospect, the fault lies with all that high-priced help, while Austin gives her all in any guise they devise for her sultry balladeer, disco diva, pop princess.