Sunday, 11 January 2009

Donna Allen - Real 1994

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Hot on the heels of Basic Instinct came the news that Sharon Stone was doing a movie with Sylvester Stallone and they were doing a love scene in the shower. Expectation was high, Stallone worked out even more and Hollywood got the Johnson's Baby Oil out. I wouldn't say the movie disappointed, Shaz looked good enough and the film had a good story, plenty of action, etc. but the real memorable thing about 'The Specialist' was the soundtrack.

This little gem from Donna Allen, written by Jon Secada & Diane Warren, produced by Emilio Estefan Jnr. & Lawrence P. Dermer and mixed by Eric Schilling, stayed in the memory long after the film had been forgotten. David Morales took it into the Def Mix studios and gave it a damn good workout. The results were incredible, a mix for every occasion. I have a 12" somewhere with more mixes on it but the real surprise was this R&B Radio Edit which really is soulful, for me personally, improving on the Album Version.

The Remix Edit is by Mark C. Rooney and Mark Morales (remember the Fat Boys) is also an interesting take on the number. I don't believe Mark is a relation of David's but I'm not gonna put my £1 on it unless somebody twists my arm up my back?

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  • Album Version
  • Remix Edit
  • R&B Radio Mix
  • Def House Mix
  • The Resurrection Part 1
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: Donna Allen.rar Filesize: 37.57 MB

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I must try to dig out Joy & Pain?

3 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm, love me some Donna Allen!!! "Joy and Pain" would decidedly be especially welcome, perhaps her best jam ever (besides "Serious"). =)

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  2. Is it possible update the download links? megaupload is dead

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