The Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute


Speakers Corner (Warner Bros.)



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AWAR 3193
EAN: 4260019715937
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

180-gram vinyl

How the Doobie Brothers came to form a "family" is not only a fateful event but also a good story. While getting high on a marijuana joint (or doobie) that was passed from one to the other in a practice room, one of the group apparently uttered the following momentous words: "We are all Doobie brothers." Later, when in possession of all his faculties, the co-founder of the group, Tom Johnston, was thinking along the lines of a Motown sound, with a bass line resembling that of Seals and Crofts, and vocals in the style of Stevie Wonder. That Minute By Minute, the first album to appear in the post-Johnston era, so perfectly reflects the mature style of the group is mostly thanks to the two experienced former Steely Dan musicians Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and singer Michael McDonald.

Subtle, gently electrified groove epitomizes the main focus of this album. Its laid back, colourful and glittering sounds are rounded out with powerful rhythms and warm sounds ("What A Fool Believes"). Solo vocals are layered over rolling chords on the piano, a snappy bass and a multi-voiced background to create an appealing harmony ("Here To Love You"). Perfectly tempered and accomplished solos from the lead guitar and saxophone are welcome extras that never drown out the impressive leader of the group. So much brotherliness on a record certainly deserved to be recognized with three platinum records and a Grammy Award.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

Recording: 1978 at Warner Bros.-Studios, North Hollywood, by Donn Landee and Loyd Clifft
Production: Ted Templeman


1. Sweet Feelin'
2. Open Your Eyes
3. Dependin' on You
4. Here to Love You
5. Minute by Minute
6. You Never Change
7. What A Fool Believes
8. Steamer Lane Breakdown
9. How do the Fools Survive?
10. Don't Stop to Watch the Wheels

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 01/15/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Davmaur
Picked up this Speakers Corners all analog reissue pressed at Pallas along with the Carly Simon title and just WOW! Why can’t all reissues sound like this? I expected great sound from AP and MF titles but these two SC are right up there for sound quality. Just makes me want to chuck out all my mediocre major label re- issues. Worth the premium paid: $35 vs $25 typically for mass market inferior production. Big SC fan now!

Fantastic!!! Buy it without hesitation.

posted on 12/20/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian
Great music and a great sounding pressing from Speaker's Corner. I have had great experience with SC remasters. Highly recommend!

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