Digitally remastered and expanded edition. In a career spanning five decades, Al Jarreau has maintained a prolific presence from the emergence of jazz-fusion in the mid-1970s to the sound of L. A. pop and R&B; which would flourish throughout the 1980s. From 1975, Jarreau's career was a critical and commercial success beginning with nine studio albums released via Warner Bros. 1981s Breakin' Away was Jarreau's fifth release for Warner Bros. and his biggest commercial success. Whilst Jarreau began crossing over from jazz to L. A. pop/R&B; with his previous effort, Breakin' Away completes that journey wonderfully. Also included in this first ever expanded edition are three live duets with Randy Crawford, recorded at the Montreux Jazz festival in 1981, a rare soundtrack only recording and a 12" extended mix of 'Closer To Your Love,' the second UK single release which followed the double A side hit 'We're In This Love Together'/'Easy.' BBR is thrilled to release Breakin' Away in a newly remastered and repackaged edition with five bonus track and a brand new interview with Al Jarreau.
Closer To Your Love
My Old Friend
We're in This Love Together
(Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo A La Turk
Teach Me Tonight
Girls Know How (From the Motion Picture 'Night Shift')
Your Precious (Live at Montreux) - Duet with Randy Crawford
Who's Right, Who's Wrong (Live at Montreux) - Duet with Randy Crawford
Sure Enough (Live at Montreux) - Duet with Randy Crawford
Closer to Your Love (12" Long Version)
This is a new, unopened CD in its original packaging.