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Madam Butterfly


Download links and information about Madam Butterfly by Tavares. This album was released in 1979 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Disco, Pop, Funk genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 38:07 minutes.

Artist: Tavares
Release date: 1979
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Disco, Pop, Funk
Tracks: 9
Duration: 38:07
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No. Title Length
1. Straight From Your Heart (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:27
2. Games, Games (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:33
3. Madam Butterfly (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:32
4. Let Me Heal the Bruises (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:26
5. Never Had a Love Like This Before (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:35
6. One Telephone Call Away (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:25
7. My Love Calls (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:09
8. Positive Forces (2004 Digital Remaster) 2:58
9. I'm Back For More (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:02



Pop fans who associate Tavares with "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" and the Bee Gees' "More Than a Woman" tend to think of it as a disco group. But Tavares' roots were Northern soul, and it was a classic Northern soul approach that first sent the Bostonians to the top of the R&B charts, not until Tavares' fourth album, Sky High!, did the quintet start to acquire a reputation as a disco act. With 1979's Madame Butterfly, Tavares seemed to be going out of its way to live down its disco reputation. The material is straight-up Northern soul, and nothing on this hell bent for R&B album is as disco-minded as "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" or "More Than a Woman." If you notice that much of Madame Butterfly is very Philadelphia-sounding, it's no coincidence, this excellent LP was produced by Bobby Martin, a Philadelphian who was highly regarded in Philly soul circles. Anyone who has spent hours and hours listening to the O'Jays, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, and the Intruders should have no problem getting into solid offerings like "My Love Calls," "Straight from the Heart," and the major hit "Never Had a Love Like This Before." If, in 1979, you were hoping to hear Tavares performing a lot of disco, you were bound to find Madame Butterfly disappointing. But those who wanted Tavares to stick to pure, unadulterated northern soul agreed that working with Martin was a very wise move.