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June 26, 2016

George Benson – In Your Eyes (1983) – Lp

by Record Facts

George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at 21 as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

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Artist:  George Benson
Title:  In Your Eyes
Year:  1983
Format:  LP
Label:  Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#  923744-1

In Your Eyes is a 1983 album by George Benson. It is his only album produced by producer Arif Mardin. It includes the hit “Lady Love Me (One More Time)“.

In search of more platinum, Benson turned to one-time Atlantic Records ace producer Arif Mardin for support. Yet Mardin‘s best days seemed to be behind him, as this mostly routine package of period R&B backbeats, synthesizer rhythm tracks, and love songs indicates. Any competent soul vocalist could have fit in comfortably here. For jazz fans, Benson‘s albums at this point became a search for buried treasure, for his guitar time was extremely limited. But when you do encounter a Benson solo, hang on tight. “Love Will Come Again,” otherwise a routine soul bumper, concludes with a magnificent solo in octaves that Wes Montgomery would have envied, breathtaking in its economy and swing. Also, check out the instrumental “In Search of a Dream” for proof that George Benson could still burn.

 

Side one
1. Feel Like Making Love  (4:25)
2. Inside Love (So Personal)  (5:15)
3. Lady Love Me (One More Time) (4:00)
4. Love Will Come Again  (5:44)

Side two
1. In Your Eyes  (3:21)
2. Never To Far To Fall  (4:05)
3. Being With You  (3:53)
4. Use Me  (4:23)
5. Late At Night  (3:36)
6. In Search Of A Dream  (4:58)

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