Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Herb Alpert - Diamonds


From 1987, "Diamonds" was the second single by Herb Alpert from his "Keep Your Eye On Me" album, and featured vocals from Janet Jackson and Lisa Keith. The single marked a huge comeback for Herb Alpert.

It was produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who melded Alpert's sound with their own Minneapolis funk. In the music video Herb Alpert appears in "Bucky's" night club where the DJ eventually plays his new single. The song is a hit with the crowd and Herb and his band end up performing onstage. Meanwhile, Janet heads back to the club in a limo. Janet herself does not appear in the video - a look-alike is used for the limo scenes, and the shadow of Janet in the club is actually that of a child.

The track was a moderate hit around the world, peaking at #27 in the UK, #8 in South Africa, #5 in the US Billboard Hot 100, #4 in Holland, #4 in Canada, and #1 in the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, Hot Dance Music/Club Play & Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles charts.

TRACKLISTING:

Diamonds (Edit)
Diamonds (Album Version)
Diamonds (Dance Mix)
Diamonds (Cool Summer Edit)
Diamonds (Cool Summer Mix)
Diamonds (Cool Summer Dub)
Diamonds (Beats Dubcapella)
Diamonds (Instrumental)
Diamonds (Girl's Best Friend Mix)




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2 comments:

Steve said...

awesome! an underrated classic, thanks

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