Merciless - Stephanie Mills

Merciless
Released in 1983, MERCILESS was the second of the three albums that powerhouse vocalist Stephanie Mills recorded for Casablanca and preceeded "I’ve Got The Cure”(reissued as an expanded edition by SoulMusic Records in 2013).
The New York-born singer had already achieved consistent hit-making status in the U.S. thanks to the best-selling albums and a slew of hit singles that had established the former Broadway star of ‘The Wiz’ as a potent and dynamic recording artist and live performer.
The production of MERCILESS was supervised by famed music man Phil Ramone and industry mogul Charles Koppelman, with sessions handled by the team of David Wolfert and Gary Klein (the team behind The Four Tops’ early ‘80s hit, ‘When She Was My Girl’). The album included ‘My Body,’ a song written especially for Stephanie by Luther Vandross; her ultra-soulful cover of Prince’s ‘How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?’ (a US Top 20 R&B hit); and the humour-filled ‘His Name Is Michael,’ co-written by the singer and featuring one of her background vocalists at the time, soul singer Peggi Blu.
Out of print for many years on CD, this SoulMusic Records’ expanded edition includes two bonus tracks – a 12” club mix of ‘Pilot Error’ (also a US Top 20 R&B hit single) and ‘Hold Me Close to You’ (from the soundtrack of the Tom Cruise film, "All The Right Moves”) along with liner notes by renowned UK writer Charles Waring including quotes from producer Wolfert and guitarist Michael Sembello who played on sessions for the album.

Release Date: 18/03/2013
Our Price: £9.95
Code: SMCR5085
Weight: 200
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1. HOW COME U DON'T CALL ME ANYMORE?
2. NEVER GET ENOUGH OF YOU
3. ETERNAL LOVE
4. HIS NAME IS MICHAEL (DUET WITH PEGGI BLU)
5. HERE I AM
6. MY BODY
7. DO YOU LOVE HIM?
8. PILOT ERROR
9. SINCE WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER

BONUS TRACKS
10. PILOT ERROR (US 12” Club Mix)
11. HOLD ME CLOSE TO YOU (from the
soundtrack of "All The Right Moves”)
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