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Phyllis Hyman (Expanded Edition)
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First ever Expanded Edition Of Phyllis Hyman's 1979 Classic Self-Titled album.
Phyllis Hyman – Phyllis has been Expanded for the First Time Ever.
Includes 5 Bonus Tracks
The album includes the chart hits "Loving You, Losing You” and “No One Can Love You More”
Produced by Larry Alexander, John Davis, Jerry Peters, and Sandy Torano
Liner Notes by Alex Henderson
Re-Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by Sean Brennan, at Battery Studio’s, New York
Phyllis Hyman is the self-titled solo debut studio album by soul singer-songwriter Phyllis Hyman.
The album was released by Buddah Records in 1977 and charted on the Billboard 200 chart, with two singles released from the album: "No One Can Love You More" was the most successful, charting on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles Chart.
After recording a cover version of The Stylistics' 1971 hit "Betcha By Golly Wow" that appeared on Norman Connors' 1976 "You Are My Starship" album, Hyman was signed to Buddah and began work on her debut.
The album featured the hits "Loving You - Losing You," and "I Don't Want To Lose You," a R&B ballad (originally recorded by The Spinners).
This 1977 debut set from one of music's most emotional and loved singers including many songs she would be later identified with, like Skip Scarborough's "No One Can Love You More" which is indicative of her plentiful sensual charm and her rich vocal timbre.
Hyman's vocal prowess is well known, as the album shows that she was gifted with an uncommon maturity. Hyman was only in her mid-20's when the album was recorded.
That self-possession made her glide through the majority of the material, as on Thom Bell and Linda Creed's "I Don't Want To Lose You" which became a classic tearjerker.
From singing the chorus in the intro, to doing a Sarah Vaughan-like scat in the middle, the song was hers. The debut also displays her skill on "Beautiful Man Of Mine" and Hubert Eaves' "Children of the World," as her vocals are undoubtedly the best thing about the release.
Phyllis Hyman veers from instant melodic classics to unformed ideas, a mix that prevents it from being essential.