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Ned Doheny - Prone

Ned Doheny - Prone

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Format: LP
Label: Be With Records
Catalogue Number: BEWITH005LP


Aficionados rate Ned Doheny’s Prone as his finest achievement. This sophisticated masterpiece has been unavailable on vinyl for over 35 years, so Be With Records pressed it on audiophile 180g vinyl and restored the original Japanese artwork for both jacket and classic lyric-insert. Featuring the superior full-vocal version of “To Prove My Love”!

Originally released in Japan only, back in 1979, Prone is considered by most aficionados to be Ned Doheny’s crowning glory. Even better than the superlative Hard Candy. So quite why this AOR/soft-funk gem has not been available legitimately on vinyl for over 35 years is anyone’s guess.

To celebrate Be With Ned - the West Coast maestro’s first ever tour of the UK and Europe in March 2015 - Be With Records proudly present the first ever officially licensed reissue of this forgotten-funk classic. What makes this release truly special is the inclusion of the full-vocal version of jazz-funk classic “To Prove My Love”. It’s what you’ve all been waiting for.

Produced again by the legendary Steve Cropper, Prone’s super-smooth grooves showcase Ned’s beautifully laid-back vocals, virtuoso playing and forever-wry lyricism. Aside from “To Prove My Love”, it boasts some of Doheny’s most under-appreciated tracks: witness the slickness of “Think Like A Lover”, “Guess Who’s Lookin’ For Love Again” and “Funky Love”.

Tracklist:

1. To Prove My Love
2. Think Like A Lover
3. Labor Of Love
4. Thinking With My Heart
5. Guess Who's Looking For Love Again
6. The Devil In You
7. Funky Love
8. If You Only Knew
9. Sweet Friction

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