“Electronic Magnetism” by Solomon Burke - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1971Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

The 1st of 3 albums for MGM. 2 back album tracks get a reworking - “You Can Run But You Can’t Hide” and “No Man Walks Alone”, both having been recorded in the mid 50s for Apollo and both having appeared on the “Solomon Burke” LP of 1962. A non-album track from the same period “No Man Walks Alone” also gets the 1971 remake. I’m not a big fan of the “cabaret soul” that was becoming more and more prevalent in the 1970s. The 3-song suite for Elton John is a real low case in point. However, the big man proves he’s still capable of generating southern soul warmth, delivered mid-album by “Bridge Of Life” and “Together We’ll Light Up The World”, which more than make up for any disappointments elsewhere.

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A1 [03:28] 5.3.png Solomon Burke - The Electronic Magnetism (That’s Heavy, Baby) (Melanie Burke, Solomon Burke Jr., Bernadine Burke) Soul
A2 [03:17] 3.4.png Solomon Burke - Three Psalms Of Elton: 1 - Your Song, 2 - Border Song, 3 - Take Me To The Pilot (Reginald Dwight, Bernie Taupin) Soul
A3 [02:45] 4.8.png Solomon Burke - You Can Run But You Can’t Hide (Solomon Burke Sr., Charlie Merenstein, Joe Louis) Soul Ballad
A4 [04:20] 5.1.png Solomon Burke - All For The Love Of Sunshine (Mike Curb, Harley Hatcher, Lalo Schifrin) Soul
A5 [02:47] 8.4.png Solomon Burke - Bridge Of Life (Solomon Burke Sr., Melanie Burke, B. Brown) Soul Ballad
A6 [05:53] 8.2.png Solomon Burke - Together We’ll Light Up The World (?) Soul Ballad
B1 [02:55] 5.4.png Solomon Burke - Stand (Sylvester Stewart) Disco / Funk
B2 [04:18] 6.1.png Solomon Burke - PSR 1983 (Melanie Burke) Soul Ballad
B3 [03:59] 4.1.png Solomon Burke - Lookin’ Out My Back Door (John Fogerty) Soul
B4 [02:38] 4.5.png Solomon Burke - No Man Walks Alone (Horton, Charles LaVerne, Howard Biggs) Soul Ballad
B5 [04:27] 5.2.png Solomon Burke - J.C. I Know Who You Are (Solomon Burke Sr.) Soul
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