Breakin' Away is a great follow-up of Soul crooner Al Jarreau to his previous album This Time. The album was released in 1981 and became the standard bearer of the L.A. Pop and R&B sound. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.The album was created with an amazing producer/artist chemistry, and top-level players like George Duke, David Foster, Dean Parks, and Steve Gadd can be heard on this record.
Following up This Time, Al Jarreau released his eighth studio album Breakin' Away in 1981. It soon became the standard bearer of the LA pop and R&B sound and remains his best and most popular effort to date. It spent two full years on the Billboard 200 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Breakin' Away was nominated for Album of the Year at the 1982 Grammy's and won him Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
The album was produced by Jay Graydon and features top-level musicians including Steve Lukather (Toto), David Foster and George Duke. Breakin' Away contains four tracks that became individual hits, “We're In This Love Together”, “Breakin' Away”, “Teach Me Tonight” and “Roof Garden”.
Breakin' Away is available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on crystal clear & pink mixed coloured vinyl and includes an insert.
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