Rose Royce ‎– Stronger Than Ever

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Tracklist

Dance With Me 3:58
Sometimesy Lady 2:24
Best Love 3:54
Still In Love 5:39
You Blew It 4:14
Somehow We Made It Through The Rain 4:39
Fire In The Funk 5:37
Talk To Me 4:32

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FE 37939 Rose Royce Stronger Than Ever(LP, Album) Epic FE 37939 US 1982 Sell This Version
25 3P 363 Rose Royce Stronger Than Ever = ハリウッド通りに赤いバラ(LP, Album) Epic 25 3P 363 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
40-85634 Rose Royce Stronger Than Ever(Cass, Album) Epic 40-85634 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
FE 37939 Rose Royce Stronger Than Ever(LP, Album) Epic FE 37939 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
EPC 85634, 85634 Rose Royce Stronger Than Ever(LP, Album) Epic, Epic EPC 85634, 85634 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
EPC 85634 Rose Royce Stronger Than Ever(LP, Album) Epic EPC 85634 UK 1982 Sell This Version
PTG 34073 Rose Royce Stronger Than Ever(CD, Album, RE, RM) PTG Records PTG 34073 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
CDBBR 0102 Rose Royce Stronger Than Ever(CD, Album, RE, RM) Big Break Records CDBBR 0102 UK 2012 Sell This Version

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pitch_ILN

pitch_ILN

April 6, 2021
referencing Stronger Than Ever, LP, Album, EPC 85634
Fire In The Funk would fit into a set by The Time or Prince, with that George Clinton vibe - great track...
tranzyd

tranzyd

December 11, 2018
referencing Stronger Than Ever, LP, Album, FE 37939
Notthing special, a very generic album for the time. A bit weak to be honest.
DOMDUP

DOMDUP

February 2, 2018
referencing Stronger Than Ever, LP, Album, FE 37939
Best love is a gem and Still in love a masterpiece
DJ-LORENZO

DJ-LORENZO

September 28, 2011
referencing Stronger Than Ever, LP, Album, FE 37939
Now my turn for the review. I am sure fans of the original RR line up are going to have their take on what they expect in the sound for the band. HOWEVER after 1980 most bands who were funky had to do one of two things. Change the type of funk they played by using new and innovative instruments or change music styles and genres all together. This album has always been a favorite album of mine because this is a serious musician album. It is not a gimmick album by any means. The songs are just as intense as Jump Street. With a RR album no matter who is in the line up you expect female solo tracks as well as male. Sometimesy Lady is the Diamond in the Rough for this album however its only a 2:24 min track. Personally I like You Blew It because it symbolizes 2 things. The europeon sound that was coming into pop music at the time and it also has the funk that was involved in early 80's R&B such as B.B.& Q Band as well as Prince. Also the Synths take it so such an extreme level that no one else did except Van Halen did with Jump 2 Years later after You Blew It came out. As far as I am concerned this is a novelty album for serious collectors of early 80's funk. A must have and a collector's item as well. I also have the Montage release of New Love and even Perfect Lover. The line ups have changed but the quality is still there for Rose Royce. I have over 10,000 vinyls in my collection so I tell fans don't give up after car wash or The Strikes Again album. Music changed so they changed with it in such a way that was still unique. In the Unsung interview they DID NOT mention these albums or anything after 1979.
isaacmusicman

isaacmusicman

February 27, 2011
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Stronger Than Ever, LP, Album, FE 37939
Ok, let's face it, ever since Gwen Dickey left "Rose Royce" (or was kicked out, who knows!), the group has not been the same. They were still a good band, and new female vocalist "Ricci Benson" is really a good singer, but the title of this album is very misleading. Maybe they should have named it "Moving On"...or something. The playing is there, but the sound was gone. The best songs have Norman Whitfield involved, and that's the way it should be. Nobody knew "Rose Royce" better. With all that said, it's still a pretty good album, but when you listen it it, don't look for the classic sound, you will not find it here (Except "Fire The Funk")....