(2014) The Other Woman (Expanded Edition)

Ray Parker Jr.

... read moreAfter three prosperous albums with Raydio, Parker branches out on his own with a successful debut solo release. Not forsaking the sound that spawned a string of hits with Raydio, Parker chalks up two Billboard R&B Top Ten singles, the first being "The Other Woman." With its midtempo rhythm and...

50′:44″ 11 Songs

1
The Other Woman
Ray Parker Jr.
4:06
2
Street Love
Ray Parker Jr.
5:31
3
Stay The Night
Ray Parker Jr.
4:02
4
It's Our Own Affair
Ray Parker Jr.
3:50
5
Let Me Go
Ray Parker Jr.
5:03
6
Let's Get Off
Ray Parker Jr.
4:50
7
Stop, Look Before You Love
Ray Parker Jr.
4:00
8
Just Havin' Fun
Ray Parker Jr.
3:22
9
The Other Woman (Extended Version)
Ray Parker Jr.
5:54
10
Bad Boy
Ray Parker Jr.
4:12
11
The Other Woman (Instrumental)
Ray Parker Jr.
5:54
Released 02 June 2014, This compilation ℗ 2014 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Review

After three prosperous albums with Raydio, Parker branches out on his own with a successful debut solo release. Not forsaking the sound that spawned a string of hits with Raydio, Parker chalks up two Billboard R&B Top Ten singles, the first being "The Other Woman." With its midtempo rhythm and striking electric guitar, it crested at the number two position for four consecutive weeks, fizzling out after week 19; it also reached the number four spot on the Billboard pop charts. While "Let Me Go," the second release, was a ballad of sorts, it also held a spot on the charts for 19 weeks, peaking at number three. As usual, Parker interjects his vocal sighs on nearly every song, and the third single release, "It's Our Own Affair," is no exception -- a midtempo track with an easy-flowing rhythm that reached the 44th position on the charts. The remainder of the album is consistent with the aforementioned releases. The veteran session guitarist does not stray from his musical base; he keeps his compositions simple and production efficient. ~ Craig Lytle