Herb Alpert: Beyond 1980 Vinyl-New $59.99


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Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American trumpeter who led Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass in the 1960s. During the same decade, he co-founded A&M Records with Jerry Moss.

His career highlights as a musician include recording five No. 1 albums; charting 28 albums on the Billboard magazine album chart; achieving sales of 14 platinum albums and 15 gold albums; and earning nine Grammy Awards. He has sold 72 million records worldwide. Alpert is the only musician to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist (“This Guy’s in Love with You”, 1968) and an instrumentalist (“Rise”, 1979).

Herb Alpert: Beyond 1980

Naturally, the wild success of “Rise” would lead anyone to the temptation of repeating oneself, and at first, this follow-up LP does plenty of that, grafting the same slow, hand-clapping beat onto several numbers. But Alpert won’t sit still for long, and he comes through with some startling things that wake up the record midway through. The funky, percolating party beat of “Red Hot” starts the engine, which is pushed to an electrifying degree by the sequencer-driven, Echoplexed, hard-charging title track, where we hear Alpert’s distinctive horn through a metallic electronic buffer. The most amazing track is the finale, “The Factory,” a terrifying, relentlessly grinding depiction of a soulless foundry that must have shocked sedate former TJB fans who bought this album on a lark, expecting happy music from the past. Bold stuff indeed, and it did make some impact on the charts, though not nearly to the degree of Rise.
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A1 Kamali
Written-By – Dana Barry
A2 The Continental
Written-By – Andy Armer, Randy Badazz
A3 Reach For The Stars
Written-By – Andy Armer, Ruben Rada
A4 Interlude (For Erica)
Written-By – Andy Armer
A5 Red Hot
Written-By – Howard Massey
B1 Beyond
Written-By – Richard Hewson
B2 That’s The Way Of The World
Written-By – Charles Stepney, Maurice White, Verdine White
B3 Keep It Goin’
Written-By – Andy Armer, Les McCann, Randy Badazz
B4 The Factory
Written-By – Andy Armer, Randy Badazz

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Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1 in