Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

David Sanborn - Voyeur (1981)


This is characteristic early '80s smooth jazz from some great studio musicians: Marcus Miller, Steve Gadd, Tom Scott, Hiram Bullock, et al. I have 10 Sanborn CDs and, if I had to rank them, this would be near the top of that list. Unfortunately, at a total playing time of 29:45, you're not exactly getting the most bang for your buck with this release.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #45
Peak on Billboard's Jazz LPs chart: #1
Peak on Billboard's R&B albums chart: #18
Peak on Cash Box album chart: #43

Track: Wake Me When It's Over has not aged well. However, this one song is the only dated music on the record. I enjoy Run for Cover and Just for You, but the cut All I Need is You could be the worth the price of the CD. Great track - the Interweb tells me that it won the 1982 Grammy for Best R&B Instrumental.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: In the summer of 1984, I would go over to my band director's apartment to pick up mail, water the plants, etc. while he was visiting family out of state. I also took the opportunity to borrow his LPs and record them to cassette tapes. This was on one such tape.

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