Alexander O'Neal

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Born 15 November 1953, Natchez, Mississippi, United States. The Minneapolis soul man cut his teeth in the Time but was bounced (for looking "too black") before they signed with Warner Brothers. His tough, ballsy voice has the same grain and range as Otis Redding's. Like that master, Alexander O'Neal is comfortable with pumping dancefloor burners and slinky couch-cuddlers. He's certainly the best singer Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have ever produced, and the strength of his material and his robust voice can be heard on releases including 1987's Hearsay, 1991's All True Man, and 1997's Lovers Again. He relocated to Britain, where his efforts had always been better received, and began to set up permanent shop there. His first British-only release, 2002's Saga of a Married Man, showed him developing into a smoother and more mature singer compared to his previous output.
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COL 40138 Alexander O'Neal — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal (Album) Tabu Records COL 40138 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
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TBU 450936 1 Hearsay — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal Hearsay (Album) Tabu Records TBU 450936 1 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
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OZT 45016, ZT45016 My Gift To You — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal My Gift To You (Album) Tabu Records, Tabu Records OZT 45016, ZT45016 US 1988 Sell This Version
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MIXUP 4 Hearsay All Mixed Up — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal Hearsay All Mixed Up (Album, Comp) Tabu Records MIXUP 4 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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CSCS 5279 All True Man — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal All True Man (Album) Tabu Records CSCS 5279 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
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31454 9501 4 Love Makes No Sense — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal Love Makes No Sense (Album) Tabu Records 31454 9501 4 US 1993 Sell This Version
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7243 8 54683 2 2 Lovers Again — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal Lovers Again (Album) One World Entertainment Co. Limited, EMI Premier 7243 8 54683 2 2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
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EDL EAG 392-2 Saga Of A Married Man — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal Saga Of A Married Man (Album) Eagle Records EDL EAG 392-2 2002 Sell This Version
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CD 246.704 Live At The Hammersmith Apollo - London — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal Live At The Hammersmith Apollo - London (Album) Eminence Records (2) CD 246.704 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
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71792 Alex Loves... — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal Alex Loves... (Album) EMI 71792 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
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CCE 9248 5 Questions The New Journey — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal 5 Questions The New Journey(CD, Album) CC Entertainment CCE 9248 US 2010 Sell This Version
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CCE 9547 Live In Minneapolis — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal Live In Minneapolis(CD, Album + DVD-V) CC Entertainment CCE 9547 US 2011 Sell This Version
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none Hearsay 30 — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal Hearsay 30(CDr, Album) Resurrection Records (11) none UK 2017 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

ER 115 Do You Dare — Alexander O'Neal The Great Alexander* Do You Dare (Single) Erect Records ER 115 US 1982 Sell This Version
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RR: 1953-1 Attitude — Alexander O'Neal Alexander* Attitude(12") Rich Records RR: 1953-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
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12EXP-05937 You Were Meant To Be My Lady (Not My Girl) — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal You Were Meant To Be My Lady (Not My Girl) (Single, Maxi) Tabu Records 12EXP-05937 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
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ZS4 04718 Innocent — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal Innocent (Single, Maxi) Tabu Records ZS4 04718 US 1985 Sell This Version
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ES 1124 Saturday Love — Alexander O'Neal Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love (Single, Maxi) Tabu Records ES 1124 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
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TA 6244 A Broken Heart Can Mend — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal A Broken Heart Can Mend (Single) Tabu Records TA 6244 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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A 6391 If You Were Here Tonight — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal If You Were Here Tonight (Single, Maxi) Tabu Records A 6391 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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ZS4 05850 What's Missing — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal What's Missing (Single) Tabu Records ZS4 05850 US 1985 Sell This Version
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ZS4 05608, ZS4 05646 I Didn't Mean To Turn You On / A Broken Heart Can Mend — Alexander O'Neal Cherrelle / Alexander O'Neal Cherrelle / Alexander O'Neal - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On / A Broken Heart Can Mend(7") Tabu Records, Tabu Records ZS4 05608, ZS4 05646 US 1985 Sell This Version
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07SP 1049 Fake — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal Fake (Single, Maxi) Tabu Records 07SP 1049 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
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651382 5, 651382 0, 651382 9 Never Knew Love Like This (Special 12 Alexander O'Neal Featuring Cherrelle Alexander O'Neal Featuring Cherrelle - Never Knew Love Like This (Special 12" Mixes) (Single, Maxi) Tabu Records 651382 5, 651382 0, 651382 9 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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TBU 651158 6 Criticize — Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal Criticize (Single, Maxi) Tabu Records TBU 651158 6 Spain 1987 Sell This Version

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iljin1

iljin1

June 11, 2012
edited over 10 years ago
I just love Alexander O Neal. What a voice this man has. And he has song some masterpieces. Critize, Fake, The Lovers, Saturday Love, If You Were Here Tonight,Never Knew Love Like This. All classics. His voice just blends in the music. I will still enjoying Alex many years from now.
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