Apr 15th 2002
O'Neal - Saga
of a Married Man :LP (Zinc)
Most of us (myself included)
thought that Mr. O'Neal had left the soul arena for a more secluded
life somewhere in the tropics but then out of the blue he surprised
us all this year with a spanking new album called 'Saga
of a Married Man
' on a brand new label in Zinc.
The 10-track set I have to say
is not his strongest outing by a long shot but there are some
noteworthy highlights throughout.
The lead off single will be 'You're
gonna miss me '
which has all the elements: a soothing bass line, a sweet hook and
of course Alexander's voice carrying it - a catchy dance
number that gets your feet tapping right off the bat, then there's
the bouncy 'He
said, she said '
that utilizes some catchy guitar riffs and strings. Of all the
tracks that are there, the one true stand out for me is the slow
grinding 'My baby's
gone ' not quite
in the same league as 'If
you were here tonight
' or 'A broken
heart can mend '
but a fine ballad nevertheless that for me brought back the
Alexander of old for sure - (on point with that one) Other notables
are the remake of the Dramatics 'What
you see is what you get ',
'It doesn't matter
' and 'It's
If you are a fan of
Alexander's work then you will find this one to be pleasing to the
ear but I feel that he might be past his prime. This one should not be
overlooked though it will be out in a couple of months so if you
can find it pick it up. A TY-D
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