James Aldridge | Close Your Eyes

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Close Your Eyes

by James Aldridge

True soul music with a smooth jazz feel performed with a voice that leaves long-lasting impressions.If you love adult contemporary R&B, this is a must-have CD.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Don't Let Me Go
6:15 $0.99
2. If I Didn't Have You
4:04 $0.99
3. I Want Your Love
5:03 $0.99
4. You're the Only One
4:14 $0.99
5. Time Will Tell
5:57 $0.99
6. The Change in Me
5:11 $0.99
7. Suyapa
3:26 $0.99
8. Special Night
4:24 $0.99
9. Close Your Eyes
4:34 $0.99
10. Leora
6:08 $0.99
11. Give Me a Chance
4:28 $0.99
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Album Notes
Every so often a voice comes around that leaves an impression that lasts long past the playing of the final track on a CD. Boston's James Aldridge has that type of voice.

This is true soul music with a smooth jazz feel! James was influenced by Nat King Cole, Bobby Caldwell and Al Jarreau.

He is often compared with the likes of Phil Perry, Jeffrey Osbourne and Will Downing Jr.

Close Your Eyes includes 11 soulful tracks produced by Lester Goodwine.



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Jessie & Mary Bryant

It's too bad that this artist is not recognized on the charts, this man can SING!!! Thank you for this cd, I play it 24-7!!

A. Jackson

This is definitely worth all the buzz that's going around on the soul scene in t
This is simply great quality music. James has a voice that somehow connects to the bottom of your soul. This artist deserves a long and great career in the music industry. All the best to James Aldridge and the rest of the team responsible for the album!!!

Gordon Stone

Best of 2001 so far
It's rare to find a soul album that stands up against the hundreds of classics, especially from the 70's. This is one. Leora is the best track to come out so far this year (now July) and the rest of the album isn't far behind.
Gordon Stone, Horwich, UK (into soul in a big way since 66)

abdurruaf abdullah

i find close your eyes to be most refreshing and innovative. i will definitely
i like the material. it is refreshing to find a artist that truly uses their vocal range these days. i like the order of sequence of tunes. i would like to hear more of this artist. where is the artist located? can i see this artist in my area? cdbaby this is a winner!!! thank you


fantastic soul
pure soul what a voice


thank you very much


An Elegant Urban Adult Contemporary Album
"Close Your Eyes" by James Aldridge is an elegant urban adult contemporary album performed by a marvelous singer. Lester Goodwine's production is right on for Aldridge's smooth baritone, which shines especially on "Don't Let Me Go" and on "Leora," a great cut that is the album's highlight and is worthy of attention. Close Your Eyes is a rare breed of modern album that both hits the urban adult contemporary market musically and has lyrical depth to it. [To see the full review, visit www.soultracks.com]

T. Carter

At last, a singer that sings a song & means it!
The Songs on this album are really good, I really like "Leora". Each song seems to have a personal story I could relate to and the music ranged from toe tappin'
to songs about love and people. Can't wait for the tours.
Looking forward to more from this guy!


Excellent. For anyone who enjoys R&B/Smooth Jazz
This cd is good enough to eat. Finally a new(?) artist who can SAANG and appeals to the adult listening audience! Every bit as good as Will Downing and Luther Vandross(my favorites). I definitely want to hear more. This was recorded in 2002. What's the holdup?

Clive Hamlett UK

I have been aware of this album for some time,but i can't believe it's 8 years old.What i want to know is what is what is James Aldridge doing now? this is just a wonderful cd i have played it over and over, 'Don't let me go' is probably the standout track, for me it's just so haunting and sung superbly, but let me tell you, every track is wonderful.James,do us 'soulies' a favour and get back in that recording studio!
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