Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)

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Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 360 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 155 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 400 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Jazz, Blues, Pop | Concord Records/Hear Music #CDD-2248-2

Genius Loves Company is the final studio album by rhythm and blues and soul musician Ray Charles, posthumously released August 31, 2004 on Concord Records. Recording sessions for the album took place between June 2003 and March 2004. The album consists of rhythm and blues, soul, country, blues, jazz and pop standards performed by Charles and several guest musicians, such as Natalie Cole, Elton John, James Taylor, Norah Jones, B.B. King, Gladys Knight, Diana Krall, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt. Genius Loves Company was the last album recorded and completed by Charles before his death in June 2004.

The album was produced by Concord A&R man, John Burk, who approached Charles with the concept of a duets album for a collaboration of Concord Records and Hear Music, the record label owned by the coffee chain Starbucks. It served as the first original non-compilation release by Hear Music, as well as one of Ray Charles' most commercially successful albums. On February 2, 2005, Genius Loves Company was certified triple-platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America following sales of over three million copies in the United States. On February 13, 2005, the album was awarded eight Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. The cover featured an iconic image by photographer Norman Seeff. The Album of the Year award was presented to coproducer John Burk, who accepted on behalf of himself and coproducer Phil Ramone. (Ramone could not make the trip to Los Angeles for the Grammy ceremony.)
~ Wiki

Genius Loves Company is the last studio album Ray Charles completed before his death in June 2004. Prior to this, the last studio album he released was Strong Love Affair in 1996, which was a stab at modern pop, filled with new songs and given an adult contemporary sheen. It was not one of his most distinctive efforts, even when judged against his latter-day albums, and it disappeared not long after its release. Charles left Warner and, years later, signed with Concord, who released Genius Loves Company, which had a decidedly different approach than the all-modern Strong Love Affair. As the title acknowledges with a wink, this is a duets album, which may be a little commonplace as far as latter-day superstar albums go but is still a step up from his previous studio album since it puts Ray Charles in a comfortable, relaxed situation that plays to his strengths. Instead of trying to put Charles in a modern setting, producers John Burk and Phil Ramone (Burk helmed seven of the album's tracks, Ramone is responsible for the other five, and their work fits together seamlessly) go for a clean retro setting with a few guitars, synths, and a rhythm section, occasionally dressing it with an orchestra or some strings. In other words, apart from the glistening production, it's not far removed from any of Charles' crossover records from the '60s, and he's also given a strong set of songs, largely familiar pop classics, from "Fever" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" to "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" and "Crazy Love." His duet partners are fairly predictable – classy newcomers like Norah Jones and Diana Krall, but also old stalwarts like Elton John, B.B. King, Johnny Mathis, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, and the ubiquitous Willie Nelson (who has never sounded older than he does here on "It Was a Very Good Year") – but they're also reliable, never overshadowing Ray yet never shrinking in his shadow either; in short, it sounds more like a real duets album than most superstar duet records. The end result is modest, friendly, laid-back, and pleasing, one that remains faithful to Charles' music while sounding relatively fresh. It may not be weighty enough to be a career-capping masterpiece, but it's sweet enough to be an appropriate final album – which is far more than can be said of Strong Love Affair, or any of the other albums he cut in the '80s or '90s for that matter.
~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

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Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)

Track List:

01. Ray Charles & Norah Jones / Here We Go Again [04:00]
02. Ray Charles & James Taylor / Sweet Potato Pie [03:48]
03. Ray Charles & Diana Krall / You Don't Know Me [03:56]
04. Ray Charles & Elton John / Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word [04:00]
05. Ray Charles & Natalie Cole / Fever [03:31]
06. Ray Charles & Bonnie Raitt / Don't I Ever Cross Your Mind [04:35]
07. Ray Charles & Willie Nelson / It Was A Very Good Year [05:00]
08. Ray Charles & Michael McDonald / Hey Girl [05:16]
09. Ray Charles & BB King / Sinner's Prayer [04:26]
10. Ray Charles & Gladys Knight / Heaven Help Us All [04:33]
11. Ray Charles & Johnny Mathis / Over the Rainbow [04:55]
12. Ray Charles & Van Morrison / Crazy Love [03:45]

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Ray Charles / Genius Loves Company

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