Get Loose (album)
|Studio album by Evelyn King|
|Released||August 11, 1982|
|Genre||R&B, post-disco, funk|
|Producer||Morrie Brown, Kashif, Paul Lawrence Jones III|
|Evelyn King chronology|
|Singles from Get Loose|
|Robert Christgau||B- |
|Stereo Review||(negative) |
The album peaked at number-one on the R&B albums chart. It also reached #27 on the Billboard 200. It produced the hit singles "Love Come Down", "Betcha She Don't Love You", "Back to Love", and "Get Loose". The album was certified double platinum by the RIAA. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD with bonus tracks in 2010 by Big Break Records and Sony Music Legacy.
|1.||"Love Come Down"||Kashif||6:08|
|2.||"I Can't Stand It"||Paul Lawrence Jones III||4:05|
|3.||"Betcha She Don't Love You"||Kashif||5:05|
|4.||"Get Loose"||Paul Lawrence Jones III||4:51|
|5.||"Back to Love"||Kashif||5:17|
|6.||"Stop That"||Paul Lawrence Jones III||6:37|
|7.||"Get Up off Your Love"||Paul Lawrence Jones III, Arthur "Sonny" Moore||4:38|
|8.||"I'm Just Warmin' Up"||Barbara Wyrick||4:36|
|2010 remastered bonus tracks|
|9.||"Love Come Down" (12" Version)||6:15|
|10.||"Get Loose" (U.S. 12" Vocal Mix)||5:33|
|11.||"Betcha She Don't Love You" (U.S. 12" Instrumental Mix)||6:19|
|12.||"Love Come Down" (12" Instrumental Mix)||5:52|
P.G. of Stereo Review complimented the sound quality, calling it "good" but was disenchanted with the album's content and felt its success was "[an] indication of the pitifully limited taste of youngsters addicted to junk music. The heavy beat, underscoring such lyrics as 'Ooh, you make my love come down,' is supposed to incite a desire to dance, but this treatment is about as exciting as an unwashed sock. Both the tunes and lyrics (if you can call them that) sound as if they were written by a computer programmed to churn out mindless cliches. She is good enough to make me almost like the better items here, Betcha She Don't Love You, Stop That, I'm Just Warmin' Up. Otherwise listening to this album is like being trapped inside one of those portable noise machines that culturally stunted kids tote through the streets. Performance: too programmed, recording: Good."
|U.S. Billboard Top LPs||27|
|U.S. Billboard Top Black LPs||1|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|1982||"Love Come Down"||17||1||1|
|"Betcha She Don't Love You"||49||2||—|
- Kantor, Justin. Get Loose > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
- Christgau, Robert. "Get Loose > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
- Easlea, Daryl. "Get Loose > review". BBC. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
- G., P. (1983). "Reviews". Stereo Review. CBS Magazines. 48: 176.
- "US Charts > Evelyn "Champagne" King". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-11.