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Download links and information about Imagination by Helen Reddy. This album was released in 1983 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 35:38 minutes.

Artist: Helen Reddy
Release date: 1983
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 10
Duration: 35:38
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No. Title Length
1. Handsome Dudes 4:22
2. Don't Tell Me Tonight 3:10
3. A Winner In Your Eyes 3:24
4. Let's Go Up 3:56
5. Imagination 4:14
6. Looks Like Love 2:49
7. The Way I Feel 3:32
8. Guess You Had to Be There 3:41
9. Yesterday Can't Hurt Me 3:06
10. Heartbeat 3:24



It is interesting how the pop divas of the '70s and '80s took some risks, Olivia Newton-John with "Soul Kiss"; Linda Ronstadt singing in Spanish or performing with Nelson Riddle; and Helen Reddy's 1983 project, Imagination. This is her longtime producer Joe Wissert taking Reddy where Kim Fowley attempted to go on Ear Candy, and doing an amazing job. "Handsome Dudes" is not the first time Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil are covered by Reddy, but it works better than "Songs" on Love Song for Jeffrey. The Dane Jeffries title track might as well be the Go Gos or Missing Persons; it's a really great new wave pop tune, served up on a vinyl 12" with an extended dance remix for good measure. Side two is more of this new-styled radio pop, and both "Looks Like Love" and "The Way I Feel" are among the best work Helen Reddy has ever created. Both songs should have been huge hits, and the entire album is more sophisticated in idea and execution than any that came before except, perhaps, Live in London. There is real drama throughout "Guess You Had to Be There" and serious depth in the vocal, the naïve sheen of hits like "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" and "Angie Baby" traded in for sweeping pathos. "Yesterday Can't Hurt Me" is Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter delivering a solid and driving composition more defined than their work with the Grass Roots. Wendy Waldman and Eric Kaz have already struck artistic gold with the aforementioned "The Way I Feel," and Reddy goes back to that well for the album's conclusion, "Heartbeat." It's another snappy, moving, modern-sounding delight. With superb songwriting, crisp production, and her best rock performance on record, Imagination is one of Helen Reddy's finest albums. Not as popular as those which contained her chart hits, Imagination is worth seeking out. It's a sleeper that deserves another shot at success. Each song works in its own way, Randy Goodrum's "A Winner in Your Eyes" just another of the great numbers on this move to MCA after a long run on Capitol. Very impressive.