Marilyn McCoo 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:05PM
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  • After Decades of Success with the Fifth Dimension and with Husband Billy Davis, Jr., Marilyn McCoo Recorded Her First Solo Album in 1983 with Solid Gold

  • The Album Was Named After the Long-Running Hit TV Music Show Which Marilyn Hosted

  • Solid Gold Features Marilyn's Interpretations of Some of the Biggest and Best Hits That Were Featured on the Show

  • Includes One Unreleased Track, "Relationship"

  • Features a Duet with Billy Davis, Jr. on "I Believe in You and Me"

  • Liner Notes by Mike Ragogna

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC

  • Worldwide CD Debut 

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    MARILYN McCOO: Solid Gold (Expanded Edition) CD

     In 1983, the time was definitely right for Marilyn McCoo to release her first solo album. After two decades of recording success and multiple Grammy Awards with the Fifth Dimension and with her husband Billy Davis, Jr., her star had ascended even higher with her role as host of the long-running hit TV music show Solid Gold; naming the album after the show and leading off with an homage song to the show were obvious commercial choices. But what made the album really engrossing from an artistic standpoint was Marilyn’s interpretations of some of the ‘80s biggest and best hits that were being featured on the show, like the Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” Hall & Oates’ “One on One,” Culture Club’s “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” and a medley of David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” with Men Without Hats’ “The Safety Dance.” Marilyn reimagines the songs as lightly disco-fied R&B, and her always impassioned yet tasteful singing never fails to hit the mark. There’s also the single “I Believe In You & Me,” a superb pop-soul duet with Billy Davis, Jr. Our Real Gone Expanded Edition includes an unreleased bonus track, “Relationship,” with notes by Mike Ragogna and remastering by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York. A rare solo outing by Ms. McCoo in a CD debut!

    Songs:

    Solid Gold

    Every Breath You Take

    Understand Your Man

    Always on My Mind

    One on One

    Heart Stop Beating in Time

    I’ll Tumble 4 Ya

    I Believe in You & Me – with Billy Davis, Jr.

    Just Like You

    Medley: Let’s Dance/The Safety Dance

    Bonus Track

    Relationship (Previously unreleased)

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