Commodores - Natural High (1978) & Midnight Magic (1979) [1990, Digitally Remastered]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (JPEG) | 72:26 Min | 420,50 Mb
Label: Motown Record Corporation (US) / RCA-Ariola (Germany) | Released: 1990, October, 25
When it came time for Motown to package its Commodores catalog for the CD market, they paired up the albums into a series of two-fers, one of the more suitable pairings being Natural High/Midnight Magic. These back to back albums, from 1978 and 1979 respectively, flow together well. Neither is one of the group's best overall albums, but each has a good share of hits that add up to a satisfying albeit spotty sum, one that includes a pair of gigantic hits, "Three Times a Lady" and "Still." These two crossover hits are both quiet piano ballads sung by Lionel Richie, who had made such songs his stock-in-trade by this point, delivering one or two on every successive Commodores album, to generally greater and greater (and broader) success each go round.