Winning Combinations: DeBarge & Switch

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Winning Combinations: DeBarge & Switch Review

by Rob Theakston

Both bands are revered for their releases during Motown's second coming, both bands had massive hits, and both bands are largely comprised of the DeBarge family. This makes for not only a convenient survey of the DeBarge family's early musical output, but quite a comprehensive one -- as there is no filler to be found anywhere. One half of the release focuses on the powerhouse DeBarge crusade of the '80s, and the other half concentrates on the uptempo disco-soul and quiet storm of Switch. The only noticeable omission is DeBarge's "Who's Johnny?" from the Short Circuit movie soundtrack, but other than that, it's rock-solid and a worthy investment for a new listener or die-hard fan looking to have the hits on CD instead of vinyl.

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