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Thread started 09/16/20 7:29pm

beast44

What artists had a major comeback which ended up being a late career 'magnum opus'?

Some that I can think of easily, are Cher with Believe. This one still shocks me. She was over 30 years into her career, 53 years old and BAM! She dropped hr biggest album and hit of her entire career. Another one is Mariah Carey. Some people call TEOM the biggest comeback of all time and i agree. It's also her best album in my opinion and We Belong Together is one of, if not her signature song. Then also Tina Turner. She had her huge hit album Private Dancer which became her biggest era at 44 years old, decades into her career as well.

Are there anymore examples?

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Reply #1 posted 09/16/20 7:30pm

beast44

And me and some other Mariah fans think The Emancipation of Mimi is her best album. Some still think it's Butterfleis, Daydream and Emotion too though

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Reply #2 posted 09/17/20 3:00pm

SPYZFAN1

Aerosmith. RUN DMC re-introduced them to a new audience and after the "Permanent Vacation" album was a hit, they became the MTV/pop radio darlings from the late 80's to the early 2000's.

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Reply #3 posted 09/17/20 3:15pm

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Gloria Gaynor won the 2020 Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album and I noticed no major "news" outlet said a mumbling word about it.
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Reply #4 posted 09/17/20 4:46pm

slyjackson

Agree on both of them, although I don't know how great of an album Believe is, but I know what a great album TOM is, and what an amazing comeback it meant for Mariah, however I do not consider it to be her best album, that goes to Butterfly but surely in her top 5 or 3.

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Reply #5 posted 09/17/20 5:12pm

slyjackson

beast44 said:

And me and some other Mariah fans think The Emancipation of Mimi is her best album. Some still think it's Butterfleis, Daydream and Emotion too though

1. Butterfly

2. Daydream (which could have been much better if Slippin Away and One Night had been included)

3. The Emancipation Of Mimi

4. Emotions

5. Caution

6. Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel

7. Music Box (which could have been much better if Everything Fades Away and Do You Think Of Me had been included)

8. Chambracelet

9. Mariah

10. Rainbow

11. Me. I Am Madonna

12. Glitter

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Reply #6 posted 09/17/20 5:31pm

MickyDolenz

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George Harrison: Cloud Nine album
Roy Orbison in the Traveling Wilburys supergroup

The Beatles: Anthology CDs & documentary, also the 1 compilation is one of the biggest selling albums of the 2000s
Paul Simon: Graceland album
Aretha Franklin: Who's Zoomin' Who album
B.B. King: When Love Comes To Town (with U2) / Riding With The King (with Eric Clapton)
Tony Bennett

Frank Sinatra & Ray Charles duets albums
Johnny Mathis: Too Much Too Little Too Late (with Deniece Williams)
Donny Osmond: Soldier Of Love
James Brown: Living In America
Rod Stewart: American Songbook albums
Isley Brothers: Mr. Biggs era

Charlie Wilson: Charlie Last Name Wilson album (he's been on the radio ever since to this day)

Steely Dan: Two Against Nature album

Quincy Jones: Back On The Block album

New Edition: This One's For Me And You + NE & Bobby Brown biopics



You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #7 posted 09/17/20 5:53pm

alphastreet

I too thought of those first 3 when seeing the post

Santana-supernatural was also a great comeback
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Reply #8 posted 09/17/20 6:44pm

slyjackson

alphastreet said:

I too thought of those first 3 when seeing the post Santana-supernatural was also a great comeback

Yeah that too in terms of commercial success not artistic.

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Reply #9 posted 09/17/20 6:57pm

MickyDolenz

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Eagles: Hell Freezes Over / Long Road Out Of Eden

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #10 posted 09/17/20 9:52pm

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Gladys Knight & The Pips - singles Save The Overtime and Love Overboard

Natalie Cole - Unforgettable

Teddy Pendergrass - single Joy

Prince - Musicology

Temptations - Treat Her Like A Lady

Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing

Betty Wright - single No Pain, No Gain

Teena Marie - LaDonna

Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #11 posted 09/18/20 1:08am

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For me, I'd have to mention Barry White. He made a splash as featured guest on the classic R&B hit "The Secret Garden," White really came back roaring with the mega "Practice What You Preach," and would successfully achieve double platinum status with the album The Icon Is Love.
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Reply #12 posted 09/18/20 5:16pm

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Shirley Horn "Here's To Life" 1992 Verve Records. She won her first Grammy at 59 yrs. old after years of releasing albums. Her second Grammy came 7 yrs later with her "I Remember Miles" album. She was 66. <3

Hungry? Just look in the mirror and get fed up.
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Reply #13 posted 09/19/20 7:44pm

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BLACK STAR BY BOWIE

SUPER HIGH NOTE AT VERY END!

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Reply #14 posted 09/20/20 1:01am

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Bob Dylan. He was written off as a has been in the 80s & 90s, but he has been making one great album after another in the past decades. He just released Rough and Rowdy Ways at age 79. clapping
O tempora! O mores!
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Reply #15 posted 09/20/20 1:20pm

S2DG

American IV: The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash

Even though it was an album of covers, it reminded people of how great the man in black was late in his career. The movie may or may not have helped as well but I enjoyed it and gave me little more appreciation of the man behind the music.

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Reply #16 posted 09/20/20 1:20pm

slyjackson

Now that you mention Dylan he had a great comeback with Time Out Of Mind he got the Grammy for Album of The Year, and every single critic hailed the album as a great comeback after almost a decade without a great new album. Although he found comercial and critical success with Unplugged.

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Reply #17 posted 09/20/20 2:15pm

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Tina Turner is the poster example for this kind of artist.

Going by today's low standards, Justin Bieber lol
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Reply #18 posted 09/20/20 3:32pm

MickyDolenz

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Billy Ray Cyrus ~ Old Town Road (with Lil Nas X)

Tammy Wynette ~ Justified And Ancient (with KLF)

Sting & Shaggy ~ 44/876 album

Johnnie Taylor ~ Good Love album

Lionel Richie ~ Tuskegee

Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish) ~ Learn To Live (he became a country music star)

Duran Duran ~ Duran Duran album (aka Wedding Album)

The Police reunion tour

Van Halen reunion tour with David Lee Roth

Elvis Presley ~ A Little Less Conversation (remix)

Black Eyed Peas ~ Ritmo (with J. Balvin)

Lil' Jon ~ Turn Down For What (with DJ Snake)

Janet Jackson ~ No Sleeep (with J. Cole)

Snow ~ Con Calma (with Daddy Yankee)

Paul McCartney ~ FourFiveSeconds (with Rihanna & Kanye West)


You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #19 posted 09/21/20 1:07pm

slyjackson

MickyDolenz said:

Billy Ray Cyrus ~ Old Town Road (with Lil Nas X)

Tammy Wynette ~ Justified And Ancient (with KLF)

Sting & Shaggy ~ 44/876 album

Johnnie Taylor ~ Good Love album

Lionel Richie ~ Tuskegee

Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish) ~ Learn To Live (he became a country music star)

Duran Duran ~ Duran Duran album (aka Wedding Album)

The Police reunion tour

Van Halen reunion tour with David Lee Roth

Elvis Presley ~ A Little Less Conversation (remix)

Black Eyed Peas ~ Ritmo (with J. Balvin)

Lil' Jon ~ Turn Down For What (with DJ Snake)

Janet Jackson ~ No Sleeep (with J. Cole)

Snow ~ Con Calma (with Daddy Yankee)

Paul McCartney ~ FourFiveSeconds (with Rihanna & Kanye West)


Great sng but a comeback?

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Reply #20 posted 09/21/20 1:48pm

MickyDolenz

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slyjackson said:

Great sng but a comeback?

Paul hadn't had a Top 10 hit single in the USA since the early 1980s, unless you count Free As A Bird by The Beatles. Even that was in the 1990s.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #21 posted 09/21/20 1:51pm

slyjackson

MickyDolenz said:

slyjackson said:

Great sng but a comeback?

Paul hadn't had a Top 10 hit single in the USA since the early 1980s, unless you count Free As A Bird by The Beatles. Even that was in the 1990s.

But that doesn't count as a comeback I think

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Reply #22 posted 09/21/20 2:00pm

woogiebear

Run-DMC's "Down With the King" Single and CD!!! The Production and rapping of Pete Rock & CL Smooth gave MORE LIFE to Run-DMC after a lukewarm "Tougher Than Leather" Album & the New-Jack infested "Back From Hell" Album. Run & DMC flowed on Beats from Erick Sermon, Kay Gee & Q-Tip as well as Jam Master Jay

cool cool cool

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Reply #23 posted 09/21/20 5:04pm

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Santana - Supernatural

Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl

music I'm afraid of Americans. I'm afraid of the world. music
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Reply #24 posted 09/22/20 3:31am

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slyjackson said:

beast44 said:

And me and some other Mariah fans think The Emancipation of Mimi is her best album. Some still think it's Butterfleis, Daydream and Emotion too though

1. Butterfly

2. Daydream (which could have been much better if Slippin Away and One Night had been included)

3. The Emancipation Of Mimi

4. Emotions

5. Caution

6. Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel

7. Music Box (which could have been much better if Everything Fades Away and Do You Think Of Me had been included)

8. Chambracelet

9. Mariah

10. Rainbow

11. Me. I Am Madonna

12. Glitter

eek

I'd go with Madonna's Ray Of Light.

3121... Don't U Wanna Come?
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Reply #25 posted 09/22/20 8:58am

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Off the top of my head only Tina Tuner's Private Dancer and Aretha Franklin's Who's Zooming Who album.
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Reply #26 posted 09/22/20 2:10pm

slyjackson

rlittler81 said:

slyjackson said:

1. Butterfly

2. Daydream (which could have been much better if Slippin Away and One Night had been included)

3. The Emancipation Of Mimi

4. Emotions

5. Caution

6. Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel

7. Music Box (which could have been much better if Everything Fades Away and Do You Think Of Me had been included)

8. Chambracelet

9. Mariah

10. Rainbow

11. Me. I Am Madonna

12. Glitter

eek

I'd go with Madonna's Ray Of Light.

I was joking of course. Yeah that would be a great comeback more commercially than artistically, bacause Bed and Erotica were great albums.

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Reply #27 posted 09/22/20 2:24pm

alphastreet

slyjackson said:



rlittler81 said:




slyjackson said:



1. Butterfly


2. Daydream (which could have been much better if Slippin Away and One Night had been included)


3. The Emancipation Of Mimi


4. Emotions


5. Caution


6. Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel


7. Music Box (which could have been much better if Everything Fades Away and Do You Think Of Me had been included)


8. Chambracelet


9. Mariah


10. Rainbow


11. Me. I Am Madonna


12. Glitter



eek



I'd go with Madonna's Ray Of Light.



I was joking of course. Yeah that would be a great comeback more commercially than artistically, bacause Bed and Erotica were great albums.



Agree that bedtime and erotica were great! But ray of light was critically acclaimed and won Grammys, so it totally deserved to be mentioned as agoodcome ack

I would even say prince musicology was also a great comeback paired with a successful tour
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Reply #28 posted 09/22/20 2:32pm

Marrk

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POOK said:

BLACK STAR BY BOWIE SUPER HIGH NOTE AT VERY END!

Absolutely.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #29 posted 09/22/20 5:50pm

slyjackson

alphastreet said:

slyjackson said:

I was joking of course. Yeah that would be a great comeback more commercially than artistically, bacause Bed and Erotica were great albums.

Agree that bedtime and erotica were great! But ray of light was critically acclaimed and won Grammys, so it totally deserved to be mentioned as agoodcome ack I would even say prince musicology was also a great comeback paired with a successful tour

Agree.

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