Alexander O'Neal ‎– Alexander O'Neal

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A Broken Heart Can Mend 3:40
If You Were Here Tonight 6:08
Do You Wanna Like I Do 4:48
Look At Us Now 5:07
Medley (10:34)
Innocent
Alex 9000
Innocent II
What's Missing 5:42
You Were Meant To Be My Lady (Not My Girl) 6:10

Versions (33)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FZ 39331 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(LP, Album) Tabu Records FZ 39331 US 1985 Sell This Version
TBU 26485, XPR 1319 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal / The Remix Album(LP, Album, Ltd + 10", Album, Ltd) Tabu Records, Tabu Records TBU 26485, XPR 1319 UK 1985 Sell This Version
TBU 4601874 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(Cass, Album) Tabu Records TBU 4601874 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
FZT 39331 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(Cass, Album) Tabu Records FZT 39331 US 1985 Sell This Version
450936 4 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(Cass, Album) EPIC 450936 4 US 1985 Sell This Version
40-26485 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(Cass, Album) Tabu Records 40-26485 UK 1985 Sell This Version
460187 4 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(Cass, Album) Tabu Records 460187 4 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
EN-782 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(Cass, Album, Unofficial, Dol) Thomsun Original EN-782 United Arab Emirates 1985 Sell This Version
TBU 460187-1 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(LP, Album) Tabu Records TBU 460187-1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
TBU 26485 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(LP, Album) Tabu Records TBU 26485 UK 1985 Sell This Version
COL 40138 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(LP, Album) Tabu Records COL 40138 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
TBU 26485 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(LP, Album) Tabu Records TBU 26485 UK 1985 Sell This Version
FZ 39331 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(LP, Album) Epic FZ 39331 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
TBU 460187 1 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(LP, Album) Tabu Records TBU 460187 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
FZ 39331 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(LP, Album, Car) Tabu Records FZ 39331 US 1985 Sell This Version
28AP 3052 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 28AP 3052 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
28AP 3052 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(LP, Promo) CBS/Sony 28AP 3052 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
ZK 39331 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(CD, Album) Tabu Records ZK 39331 US 1986 Sell This Version
CDTBU 26485 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(CD, Album) Tabu Records CDTBU 26485 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
32DP 884 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 32DP 884 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
CSCS 5112 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(CD, Album) Tabu Records CSCS 5112 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
72435-42424-2-7, CDVUS 230 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(CD, Album, RM) Tabu Records, The Right Stuff 72435-42424-2-7, CDVUS 230 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
72435-42424-2-7 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(CD, Album, RM) Tabu Records, The Right Stuff 72435-42424-2-7 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(CDr, Advance, Album, Promo) Tabu Records, The Right Stuff none US 2002 Sell This Version
CDSOL-5201 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal+5(CD, Album, RE, RM) Tabu Records, Solid Records (6) CDSOL-5201 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
TABU2001 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Tabu Records TABU2001 UK 2013 Sell This Version
TABULP001 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Tabu Records TABULP001 UK 2013 Sell This Version
CDSOL-5253 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal+5(CD, Album, RE) Solid Records (6) CDSOL-5253 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
UVPR-10149, CDSOL-5201 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Solid Records (6), Solid Records (6) UVPR-10149, CDSOL-5201 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
UVSL-0007, CDSOL-5201 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Solid Records (6), Solid Records (6) UVSL-0007, CDSOL-5201 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
CDTBU 26485 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(CD, Album) Tabu Records CDTBU 26485 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDTBU 26485 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(CD, Album, RE) Tabu Records CDTBU 26485 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
460187 2 Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal(CD, Album, RM) Tabu Records 460187 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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brandosoul

brandosoul

November 15, 2020
edited 5 months ago
referencing Alexander O'Neal, LP, Album, FZ 39331
Easily one of the best soul debuts of the 1980s. Soul music had taken a bit of a hit throughout much of the early part of the decade. While there were several bright lights that put their elegant spin on the genre, the gusty timbre of Alexander O'Neal's expressive voice strongly informed the likes of Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye in the same breath. Partnered with former The Time associates and equally gifted musicians in their own right, Monte Moir, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and Jellybean Johnson, he struck the iron hot with a signature mix of white-hot dancefloor steamers and lush bedroom staples. Given that many Minneapolis Sound graduates (more specifically from Prince's camp) contributed to this superb debut, it isn't locked on the shiny, synth-driven funk touches of that pioneering style. This was genuinely a modern soul album with lots of vulnerability and sophistication to love. How can anyone not stop in their tracks when hearing smooth romantic staples like "A Broken Heart Can Mend" and the Monte Moir-written classic, "If You Were Here Tonight?" The entire second side of this album, spearheaded by the monster synth-funk jam, "Medley: Innocent/Alex 3000/Innocent II," contains some of the greatest music the Time never did (no hyperbole.)

My original 1985 US Tabu pressing of this great album is dynamite. Everything sparkles and kicks into high gear with pristine mastering. The 2013 UK Demon/Tabu remaster has nothing on this, as it sounded muddled and a bit too bassy for my liking. If you must have this album in its digital form, the original 1985 disc gets my highest recommendation (as is the standard rule with all of Tabu/CBS acts.) That particular disc is as dynamic and natural sounding like an original vinyl pressing.