The Girls – Girl Talk (Bonus Track Version) (1984/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Girls – Girl Talk (Bonus Track Version) (1984/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:57 minutes | 1,14 GB | Genre: Soul, Funk, Disco
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

When the Girls’ Girl Talk came out in 1984, Prince’s Minneapolis sound was huge. R&B was full of Prince and Time imitators, and many artists reasoned that an easy way to score a quick hit was to be as Minneapolis-sounding as possible. But not every Minneapolis-style recording that came out in 1984 was successful, Girl Talk, in fact, received very little attention. Despite the fact that Prince associate André Cymone produced this album and wrote or co-wrote all of the material, Girl Talk fell through the cracks. Nonetheless, this isn’t a terrible record. Although the material tends to be derivative and not very original, Cymone comes up with some catchy synth-funk and new wave grooves here and there. Obviously, Cymone modeled the female trio after Vanity 6/Apollonia 6, it’s impossible not to think of Vanity and Apollonia when you’re listening to R-rated synth-funk ditties like “S-E-S-E-X,” “Girl Talk,” and the single “Don’t Waste My Time” or the pop/rock/new wave numbers “Nu Boy” and “My Man.” Again, Girl Talk won’t win any awards for originality, but it has its moments. ~ Alex Henderson

01. Women and Men
02. Don’t Waste My Time
03. Someone Shoulda Told Me
04. What Do I See in You
05. S-E-S-E-X
06. Nu Boy
07. Girl Talk
08. My Man
09. Don’t Waste My Time (Single Version)
10. My Man (Single Version)
11. S-E-S-E-X (12″ Vocal Mix)
12. S-E-S-E-X (Instrumental)