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Ned Doheny

Prone

BEWITH005LP
Release Notes
  • Pressed on audiophile 180 gram vinyl and featuring the original artwork for both jacket and lyric-insert, this limited reissue is one to treasure.

Originally released in Japan only, back in 1979, Prone is considered by most aficionados to be Ned Doheny’s crowning glory. Even better than the superlative Hard Candy. So quite why this AOR/soft ­funk gem has not been available legitimately on vinyl for over 35 years is anyone’s guess.

To celebrate ‘Be With Ned’ ­ the West Coast maestro’s first ever tour of the UK and Europe in March 2015 ­ Be With Records proudly present the first ever officially licensed reissue of this forgotten­ funk classic. What makes this release truly special is the inclusion of the full­ vocal
version of jazz ­funk classic To Prove My Love. It’s the version of Prone that everybody has been waiting for.

Produced again by the legendary Steve Cropper, Prone’s super­ smooth grooves showcase Ned’s beautifully laid­ back vocals, virtuoso playing and forever­ wry lyricism. Aside from To Prove My Love, it boasts some of Doheny’s most under­ appreciated tracks: witness the slickness of Think Like A Lover, Guess Who’s Lookin’ For Love Again and Funky Love.