Originally released in 1973, Black Pearl’s overall sound is the epitome of cool, orchestral funk / dramatic styles of the 1970s (e.g. Next Stop LA, Collect, Oh! Militia, Choctaw, Black Pearl, and Blue Shadow). Also featured are several more romantic, laid-back,emotive pieces such as Miraculous Dream, Tryst, Sunny Monday, Melody and Lace, Monochrome, No Return. Not to mention a couple of surprise solo honky-tonk piano jaunts – The Vamp and Night of the Garter. An eclectic mix that is sure to pique anyone’sinterest. The album was produced by Alan Parker and Alan Hawkshaw, who is perhaps best-known for composing The Champ, which has been widely sampled and emulated by hip hop artists.