Patrice Rushen ‎– Straight From The Heart

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Forget Me Nots 4:42
I Was Tired Of Being Alone 3:49
All We Need 5:50
Number One (Instrumental) 4:55
Where There Is Love 3:07
Breakout! 4:04
If Only 3:19
Remind Me 5:15
(She Will) Take You Down To Love 4:20

Versions (37)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
E1-60015 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album, Spe) Elektra E1-60015 US 1982 Sell This Version
J 156 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(Cass, Album) A Private Collection J 156 Indonesia 1982 Sell This Version
E4-60015 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(Cass, Album) Elektra E4-60015 US 1982 Sell This Version
K 452 352 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(Cass, Album) Elektra K 452 352 UK & Europe 1982 Sell This Version
XE4--60015 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(Cass, Album) Elektra XE4--60015 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
E1-60015 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP) Elektra E1-60015 Philippines 1982 Sell This Version
ELK K 52 352, K 52 352 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra ELK K 52 352, K 52 352 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
E1 60015 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album) Elektra E1 60015 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
ELEKTRA 2957 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album) Elektra ELEKTRA 2957 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
ELK 52 352 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album) Elektra ELK 52 352 Scandinavia 1982 Sell This Version
ELK K 52 352 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album) Elektra ELK K 52 352 France 1982 Sell This Version
P-11196 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album) Elektra P-11196 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
52352 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album) Elektra 52352 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
K 52352 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album) Elektra K 52352 UK 1982 Sell This Version
E1 61005 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album) Elektra E1 61005 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
ELK K 52 352, ELK 52 352 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra ELK K 52 352, ELK 52 352 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
52352 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album) Elektra 52352 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
ELK 52 352, ELK K 52 352 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra ELK 52 352, ELK K 52 352 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
XE1-60015 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album) Elektra XE1-60015 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
E1-60015 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album, AR) Elektra E1-60015 US 1982 Sell This Version
ELK 52 352, ELK K 52 352 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album, Gre) Elektra, Elektra ELK 52 352, ELK K 52 352 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
52532 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra 52532 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
P-11196 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra P-11196 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
E1-60015 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra E1-60015 US 1982 Sell This Version
ELK K 52 352, ELK 52 352 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album, Red) Elektra, Elektra ELK K 52 352, ELK 52 352 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
ELK 52 352, ELK K 52 352 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album, Red) Elektra, Elektra ELK 52 352, ELK K 52 352 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
AMCY-2131 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(CD, Album, RE) EastWest Japan AMCY-2131 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
R2 73508 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(CD, Album, RE, Bon) Rhino Records (2) R2 73508 US 1996 Sell This Version
0349-73508-2 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) 0349-73508-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
R2 73508, CRCD3475 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2), Clinck Records R2 73508, CRCD3475 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
none Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(14xFile, AAC, Album, RE, 256) Elektra none US 2005
WPCR-28099 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Elektra WPCR-28099 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
WPCR-16553 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Elektra WPCR-16553 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
none Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(14xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Strut none UK 2017
STRUT221LP Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, RE, 180) Strut STRUT221LP US 2020 Sell This Version
R2 73508 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Rhino Records (2) R2 73508 US Unknown Sell This Version
R2 73508 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Rhino Records (2) R2 73508 US Unknown Sell This Version

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apotos

apotos

April 1, 2020
referencing Straight From The Heart, LP, Album, Club, Ltd, RE, 180, STRUT221LP
How's it sound? Should I get this version or an og for a little cheaper?
LPauper

LPauper

March 24, 2020
referencing Straight From The Heart, LP, Album, Club, Ltd, RE, 180, STRUT221LP
I've got two copies too, and neither includes the 12" interview booklet. Seems to be some confusion at VMP as the rep I communicated with did not seem to be aware of the possibility that the interview booklet was actually to be included with VMP's other Patrice Rushen release, Posh. But that seems the most plausible reason for the problem here so, I won't pursue the issue any farther. Thanks for the info  pghmusiclover
pghmusiclover

pghmusiclover

March 21, 2020
edited 13 days ago
referencing Straight From The Heart, LP, Album, Club, Ltd, RE, 180, STRUT221LP
I have now received my second copy from VMP and it still does NOT include a large, album-sized booklet with Patrice interview. It only includes the small listening notes booklet. I am getting very frustrated with them.
pghmusiclover

pghmusiclover

March 20, 2020
referencing Straight From The Heart, LP, Album, Club, Ltd, RE, 180, STRUT221LP
Has anyone received their copy? I got mine and it did NOT include the 12” booklet. And it doesn't look like there are photos of the larger booklet uploaded. I am getting a replacement copy from VMP, but I'm wondering if they booklet was ever even created.
fuchsiplp

fuchsiplp

February 11, 2020
referencing Straight From The Heart, LP, Album, Red, ELK K 52 352, ELK 52 352
My pressing has the exact same runout grooves but the waving hand on the label is above the word 'stereo' not next to it.
smoothjazzaxe

smoothjazzaxe

April 4, 2017
referencing Straight From The Heart, LP, Album, Spe, E1-60015
This was the tune and album that introduced me to Patrice Rushen. However, I first heard her on r&b radio rather than jazz. And one can be very sure that was her intention all along. It was still a very difficult time if you called yourself a 'jazz' artist and smooth jazz was just starting to emerge from such exponents as Grover Washington and his proteges, Pieces of A Dream. So, Ms Rushen found a spot and occupied it. And she did it well all the while still being very musically interesting as well. She's had her share of critics one can imagine. Still she's the one with the awards not the critics. And this album is testimony to that musical greatness.
Jazzual

Jazzual

December 30, 2011
referencing Straight From The Heart, LP, Album, Spe, E1-60015
Patrice Rushen's career began young. She released her first album at 20 and was quickly recognised as being an outstanding keyboardist. She was known as a Jazz-Funk artist early on but before long moved towards sophsticated, funky R&B on which she began to showcase some cute and sassy vocals. Larry Levan picked up on her records and you can easily imagine the tracks on Straight from the Heart moving New York's more decearning dancefloors in the 80s.

The opening track is of course best known in the Will Smith version for Men In Black but the original is where it's at. There is some superb songwriting on this album and great musicianship. Uplifting, soulful and joyous throughout, records like this laid the foundations for house music, expecially soulful house that followed a decade later. The standout track is 'Number One', in my top 10 tunes of all time. Built around a funked-out guitar refrain, killer keys from Patrice and an unforgetable horn section it is musically complex yet sounds deceptively simple. A classic album from an artist who does not receive the credit she deserves.
djsoje

djsoje

December 8, 2010
referencing Straight From The Heart, LP, Album, Spe, E1-60015
Many thanks to BET for bringing back the video of "Forget Me Nots".This is simply funk at its best! Now we know why Will Smith coudnt resist sampling this track when he did "men in black".The track "number one" is also really cool.