Evie Sands

Estate of Mind

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Evie Sands had written a set of songs for a new album by the time she met those who would work with her on it, including the production team of Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter. Lambert and Potter helped her to plug into a high-level rank of studio musicians, including Michael Omartian (keyboards), Ernie Watts (horns and arrangements), and Dean Parks (most guitar work), and produced and arranged the album to mid-'70s standards. Thanks to Sands' songs, which were amenable, and the gel of her harmony vocals with Lambert himself, Estate of Mind was one of the better pop/rock albums of the mid-'70s. (It certainly deserved better than its poor sales performance.) Sands' originals included "Love in the Afternoon" (which appeared one year before "Afternoon Delight" and deserved to be a bigger hit), and several more red-hot songs -- including the mid-level hits "You Brought the Woman out of Me" and "I Love Makin' Love to You" -- all of which matched Sands' sultry expression on the cover of the album.

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