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Album Review

From 1977-1981, Slave was among the most exciting bands in the funk field. Most of the albums it recorded during that period are superb, including 1977's Slave, 1978's The Concept, 1979's Just a Touch of Love, and 1980's Stone Jam. But if all good things must come to an end, Slave went downhill (both creatively and commercially) in 1982. Singer/drummer Steve Arrington left the Dayton outfit after 1981's Show Time (the last truly great Slave album), and his input was sorely missed. Released in 1982, the post-Arrington Visions of the Lite was the first Slave album that could honestly be described as disappointing. This isn't a terrible record, but it's definitely a mediocre one. While "Visions," "Friday Nites," and other tracks are mildly catchy, nothing on the LP is in a class with "Slide," "Watching You," "Just a Touch of Love," or "Snapshot." After five-star treasures like The Concept and Stone Jam, one held Slave to very high standards; and while Visions of the Lite isn't as disaster, hearing it is like tasting beer when you have grown accustomed to champagne. This LP is only recommended to completists.

Customer Reviews

Visions of the Lite

The iTunes review of this record is unnecessarily harsh. The only thing missing from this joint is Steve Arrington and Drac's guitar, otherwise this is a nice record. Friday Nites Adams, Come Blow Ya Mind and Do You Like it ...(Girl) hold true to the funk groove, while Stay in My Life is a solid mid-tempo song. Listen to the samples and decide for yo-self. I was pleasantly surprised. A must have for a true funkateer.

Enjoyable Album

This is clearly a better effort musically & lyrically than Bad Enuff. The only thing that killed this album was the direction of the music industry at that time.

Slave Vision of the Lite, great Alblum

Who ever in iTunes that reviews these songs got this wrong all wrong, back in the day when this album dropped it was smoking the music industries promotion of this album was the killing factor . The best track on the album is "I'll be gone" it's an ice-cold track that will make your ear drum say "what was that u just filled me with, WoW" , "Stay in my Life" is another Mack Daddy track the melody is Poetry , the Intro "Come to Blow your Mind " will blow your mind with the heavy base line, that verse in it's self will have you saying "that's my jammmm", Do you like it girl heck need I say more listen to it and you will catch the vybe 4sho and lastly "Be my Babe" will make you press replay over and over again, don't cheat yo-self treat yo-self wit dis album, Peace!


Formed: 1975 in Dayton, OH

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '70s, '80s

Arguably the hottest of the '70s Ohio funk bands, Slave had a great run in the late '70s and early '80s. Trumpeter Steve Washington formed the group in Dayton in 1975. Vocalist Floyd Miller teamed with Tom Lockett Jr, Charlie Bradley, Mark Adams, Mark Hicks, Danny Webster, Orion Wilhoite, Curt Jones, and Tim Dozier. Vocalists Steve Arrington and Starleana Young came aboard in 1978, with Arrington ultimately becoming lead vocalist. Their first big hit was the thumping single "Slide" in 1977 for Cotillion;...
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  • $7.62
  • Genres: R&B/Soul, Music, Rock, Funk
  • Released: 1982

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