The brothers TAVARES were at the top of their game in 1978 thanks to
massive hits like ‘It Only Takes A Minute,’ ‘Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel’
and the Grammy-winning "More Than A Woman.”
For MADAM BUTTERFLY, their seventh album for Capitol, the brothers wanted
to create a project that would mark a return to their soul/R&B roots: they worked
with producer/arranger Bobby Martin, known for his Philly sessions with Thom
Bell and Gamble & Huff. Based in
L.A., Martin pulled together top writers of the day - including Sam Dees and
the team of Grey & Hanks for the project.
The result was an album that was played almost in its entirety by U.S.
R&B stations. The first single,
‘Never Had A Love Like This Before’ was
a Top 5 R&B hit in advance of the release of MADAM BUTTERFLY. Highlights
included ‘Let Me Heal The Bruises,’ ‘Straight From The Heart’ and the original
version of ‘I’m Back For More’ (later recorded by Al Johnson).
Only available previously as a Japanese CD, this expanded edition of the
much-loved MADAM BUTTERFLY album includes three bonus tracks and is part of the
series of reissues by SoulMusic Records of great albums by Tavares including
"In The City” (SMCR-5022), "Sky-High!” (SMCR-5023), "Supercharged” (SMCR-5045)
and "Love Uprising” (SMCR-5065).
Notes by renowned U.S. writer Kevin Goins include quotes from 2012
interviews with Tiny Tavares and producer Bobby Martin for this reissue.
"For soul fans there's only one truly great Tavares album and it's 1979's Madam Butterfly". 4/5* - Chris Wells (Echoes - September 2012)
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FROM YOUR HEART
ME HEAL THE BRUISES
HAD A LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE
TELEPHONE CALL AWAY
BACK FOR MORE
HAD A LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE (US Capitol
12" single )
HAD A LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE (Instrumental)
(US Capitol 12")
FROM THE HEART (US Capitol 7"