|1. You Should Hear How She Talks About You|
|3. Hey Ricky (You're A Low-Down Heel)|
|4. I'll Always Love You|
|5. Race To The End|
|6. Wish We Were Heroes|
|7. Come In From The Rain|
|8. Looking For The Perfect Ahh|
|9. Your Place Or Mine|
|10. Someone To Watch Over Me|
Melissa Manchester is one of the premier female vocalists of the last three decades! She has had loads of charting albums over that time. Surprisingly very few of them have ever been issued on CD. Hey Ricky reached # 19 on the Billboard charts in 1982. It was her second highest charting album. 2006.
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Hey Ricky was a very good, very modern for 1982, album. Featuring production by Arif Mardin, photography by Helmut Newton, and songs by Melissa, the Gershwins, and others... it came together as a terrific package.
The 2006 re-release by Wounded Bird Records is, as always, most welcome. They offer fine reproductions for a good price... sleek looking and good sounding. You can never go wrong.
But for some reason (money) they lost the rights to that re-release, and now you can find this fine release withering away on "Arista Contemporary". The sound is good. But the package would be embarrassing, at best, by anyone's standards. The fine cover picture is now "framed" (read, smaller) in blue. There is no mention of producer, songwriters, recording location, date of recording, or even the date of the re-release. Most egregious of all, the entire song selection listed on the back is 100% erroneous.
Some fool re-released this good album, and didn't even listen to it!
It's the only production of this album we now have available to us, so purchase it if you must. But the good people at Arista Contemporary should be ashamed of themselves.