Ashford Simpson - The Real Thing (2009)

Ashford Simpson - The Real Thing (2009)

Artist: Ashford & Simpson
Title: The Real Thing
Year Of Release: 2009-01-27
Label: Burgundy Records (USA)
Genre: R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop/Rock, Live
Quality: FLAC (img.+.cue+.log) | MP3 320kbps
Total Time: 01:05:34
Total Size: 469,99 MB | 198,55 MB (Scans)

Backed by a small band in an modest setting (a Manhattan nightclub with 140 seats, one of which was occupied by Freddie Jackson, who joins in at one point), Ashford & Simpson roll through 14 of their best known songs, whether they were written for others or themselves. Since they throw in a couple crowd-pleasing curveballs, like opening with "It's Much Deeper" (a relatively low-charting single off 1983's High-Rise), it's not quite a greatest-hits set, but it's both rich and unpredictable enough to leave any follower satisfied. Though Nickolas' upper register isn't quite as durable as it once was (he was in his mid-sixties here, after all), he and Valerie put on an enjoyable show where it's apparent they're feeding off the appreciative energy of the crowd. The material spans 20 years, from "Let's Go Get Stoned" (written for Ray Charles), to "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell), to "Stay Free," to "I'm Every Woman" (Chaka Khan), to "Solid," and all of it is timeless. ~Review by Andy Kellman~
Release of this CD: 2009, January, 27 [CD Burgundy Records (USA), Cat.# 88697429292 / UPC: 886974292920]
(p)(c) 2009 Hopsack & Silk, Inc.
Manufactured and Distributed under license by Sony Music Entertainment
Printed in U.S.A.


Arranger, Vocals - Valerie Simpson, Nick Ashford
Engineer - John Mark Harris
Executive Producer - Jeff Rowland
Mastering - Andrew Mendelson
Producer, Mixing - Mitch Maketansky


01. It's Much Deeper (04:04)
02. Your Precious Love (04:48)
03. Stay Free (05:00)
04. Found A Cure (05:04)
05. Still Such A Thing (05:47)
06. Solid (06:01)
07. Gimme Something Real (08:35)
08. I'm Every Woman (05:21)
09. I'm Not That Tough (03:58)
10. Let's Go Get Stoned (02:56)
11. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing (05:14)
12. You're All I Need To Get By (02:24)
13. Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand) (02:01)
14. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (04:22)

Analyzed: Ashford & Simpson / The Real Thing

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR7 -0.01 dB -9.94 dB 4:04 01-It's Much Deeper
DR7 -0.01 dB -10.89 dB 4:48 02-Your Precious Love
DR8 -0.01 dB -9.85 dB 5:00 03-Stay Free
DR7 -0.01 dB -9.02 dB 5:04 04-Found A Cure
DR6 -0.01 dB -10.29 dB 5:47 05-Still Such A Thing
DR7 -0.01 dB -9.31 dB 6:01 06-Solid
DR6 -0.01 dB -10.79 dB 8:35 07-Gimme Something Real
DR6 -0.01 dB -8.57 dB 5:21 08-I'm Every Woman
DR9 -0.01 dB -12.47 dB 3:58 09-I'm Not That Tough
DR8 -0.01 dB -11.12 dB 2:56 10-Let's Go Get Stoned
DR9 -0.01 dB -13.77 dB 5:14 11-Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
DR7 -0.01 dB -10.84 dB 2:24 12-You're All I Need To Get By
DR7 -0.01 dB -9.15 dB 2:01 13-Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
DR6 -0.01 dB -8.61 dB 4:22 14-Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Number of tracks: 14
Official DR value: DR7

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 868 kbps
Codec: FLAC

password: BlondStyle

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