Thursday, January 04, 2007
Herb Alpert - Rise (A&M 1979)
It's inexplicable, especially as all of the Tijuana Brass albums received loving reissues last year, that this album, the biggest of Alpert's post-Brass career, is so out of print (or, as they say on eBay, OOP). This desperately needs a remastering job for not just the sake of its title track but "Rotation" (a top 20 R&B single!) as well. (Everything I've heard from it is solid-or-better, actually.) C'mon, Alpert - you're the "A" in A&M. Make it happen.