Sa-Ra

The Second Time Around

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As if Sa-Ra hadn't spread their output to enough labels (with previous singles on Ubiquity and ABB Soul, not to mention a multiplying tally of productions and remixes), their third single lands on the L.A.-based Sound in Color. True to form, "The Second Time Around" is demented electronic R&B, scoring a seven (out of ten) on the early-Prince-kink scale (daydreaming of pink panties, bitten apple bottoms, general libidinousness). Everything's sufficiently twisted, made somewhat melodic by affected group vocals that swoop and flutter. An active, zipping synth-bassline is swarmed by aqueous effects. "Fish Fillet," featuring Pharoah Monch, is a relatively straight club track. "Thrilla," featuring J Dilla, is an off-center bounce. Instrumental and a cappella versions come with the package, as well as the trio's mix of GB's Steve Spacek-assisted "Simply So."

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:42
2
3:42
3
3:26
4
3:45
5
3:38

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:06
2
3:48
3
2:12
4
3:06
5
4:17
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