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No Rhyme, No Reason - The Elektra/Warner Years 1985-2000 (3CD Edition)

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No Rhyme, No Reason - The Elektra/Warner Years 1985-2000 (3CD Edition)
No Rhyme, No Reason - The Elektra/Warner Years 1985-2000 (3CD Edition)


  • First-of-its-kind anthology of the Elektra and Warner Brothers recordings by the multi- talented award-winning musician, producer, songwriter and vocalist George Duke, spanning his 15 years from 1985-2000.
  • A 45-track, 3CD set of musical gems, drawing from George’s three Elektra albums, ‘Thief In The Night’, ‘George Duke’ and ‘Night After Night’ and his six Warner Brothers albums, ‘Snapshot’, ‘The Muir Woods Suite’, ‘Illusions’, ‘Is Love Enough?’, ‘After Hours’ and ‘Cool’.
  • Plus a non-album “B” cut, ‘Guilty (Part 2)’ making its worldwide CD debut.

George Duke’s diverse musical history included stints with Jean-Luc Ponty, Al Jarreau, Frank Zappa (as a member of The Mothers Of Invention for a year), Cannonball Adderley and Billy Cobham – began a seven-year tenure with Epic Records, the focus of the SoulMusic Records’ 2016 anthology, ‘Shine On’ (SMCR-5140D). ‘No Rhyme, No Reason’ picks up where that 2CD set left off with handpicked cuts that reflect George Duke’s multi-faceted mastery in Jazz, Funk, Soul and Pop and includes five US R&B charted singles and confirms his place as a staple artist in the world of Smooth Jazz.

This sumptuous collection, created by founder David Nathan with invaluable project support from renowned US music journalist A Scott Galloway, features extensive notes by acclaimed UK writer Charles Waring with 2022 quotes from musicians Paul Jackson Jr, Byron Miller and Everette Harp who all worked with George for many years.


  1. Name
  2. I Surrender
  3. Thief In The Night
  4. We're Supposed To Have Fun
  5. Love Mission
  6. Jam
  7. La La
  8. Broken Glass
  9. Good Friend
  10. Stand With Your Man
  11. Island Girl
  12. The Morning, You And Love
  13. African Violet
  14. Love Ballad
  15. Same Ole Love
  16. Say Hello
  17. Brazilian Coffee
  18. This Lovin'
  19. Mystery Eyes
  20. Guilty
  21. Guilty (Part 2)
  22. 560 SL
  23. Rise Up
  24. Snapshot
  25. No Rhyme, No Reason
  26. 6 O'Clock
  27. Fame
  28. Keeping Love Alive
  29. Love Can Be So Cold
  30. Illusions
  31. Life And Times
  32. C'est La Vie
  33. So Ill Pretend
  34. Montreaux Nights
  35. Is Love Enough?
  36. It's Summertime
  37. It's Our World
  38. Fill The Need
  39. Thinkin' 'Bout You
  40. The Touch
  41. From Dusk To Dawn
  42. She's Amazing (with Chante Moore)
  43. If You Will (with Flora Purim)
  44. Never Be Another (feat. Anointed)
  45. All About You (with The Johnson Sisters)
  46. The Times We've Known (with Perri)
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