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 what you’ve all 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”.
Pressed on audiophile 180g vinyl and featuring the original artwork for both jacket and lyric-insert, this limited reissue is one to treasure.
A1 To Prove My Love
A2 Think Like A Lover
A3 Labor Of Love
A4 Thinking With My Heart
B1 Guess Who’s Looking For Love Again
B2 The Devil In You
B3 Funky Love
B4 If You Only Knew
B5 Sweet Friction