Special Early Digital Release - Only on Herb Alpert Presents - CD Release, November 19, by Shout Factory.
Steppin’ Out includes 16 songs, including a contemporary version of Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” a video for which has just been released. The music has an undeniable charm coupled with an energetic and intricate dance routine choreographed by the Emmy® award-winning team from So You Think You Can Dance, Napoleon & Tabitha D’umo, creating a magical pied piper-like scene. The video features musicians Lani Hall, Bill Cantos, Hussain Jiffry, Michael Shapiro and dancer Vincent Noiseux alongside corps dancers like Kherington Payne and others from So You Think You Can Dance USA, America’s Best Dance Crew, Dancing with the Stars, This is It, and Step Up. The video follows the lead dancer in one single seamless camera shot, without any edits, on a musical journey, motivating everyone he passes to join the promenade.
Alpert delivers a refreshing contemporary interpretation of the classic song first released in 1930, inspired by the ‘swanky’ Ritz Hotel. The track’s groove inducing beat married with the classic vocals by Lani Hall and an iconic trumpet solo would compel anyone to get up and dance along.
Exclusively on Herb Alpert Presents, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Coney Island Remastered Digital Album. Completely remastered from the original tapes. A process which takes months. The tapes have to be rehydrated before any tracks can be pulled from them. This Signature Series edition was extensively remastered by Herb Alpert’s nephew, Randy Badazz. According to Badazz, "The new mastering sounds absolutely fantastic".
Exclusively on Herb Alpert Presents, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, You Smile - The Song Begins Remastered Digital Album. Completely remastered from the original tapes. A process which takes months. Tapes have to be rehydrated before any tracks can be pulled from them. This Signature Series edition was extensively remastered by Herb Alpert’s nephew, Randy Badazz. According to Badazz, "The new mastering sounds absolutely fantastic".
North On South St. is a hip-hop influenced album by Herb Alpert released in 1991 and his last vinyl release on A&M Records before he released Midnight Sun (available on CD and cassette only) in 1992. The album was a commercial success and produced two singles: Jump Street and North on South St.. Both of the singles had a video, yet North on South St. got a bit of popularity because the video was featured on Beavis and Butt-head several years later.
Blow Your Own Horn is an anthology of concepts and production teams that mostly retrace the steps Herb Alpert had taken since "Rise," reflecting the steady hand of a seasoned pop instrumental pro. "Blow Your Own Horn," "The Midnight Tango" and "Garden Party" all try to emulate the laidback, high-tech groove of "Rise" -- with the inimitable help of the latter's co-composer Randy Badazz -- and Beyond is given an extra tweaking by a hotter remix of the album's "Red Hot." The Motown triumvirate of Holland-Dozier-Holland shares the production chair with Alpert on two tracks; Jose Quintana of Fandango drops in for three more -- though the accent here is high-tech North America this time and not as inspired -- and there is a pleasant L.A.-session-flavored encounter with Lee Ritenour on "Paradise Cove." Not knowing which way to turn, Alpert refines and consolidates, awaiting the next flash of creative fire.
New Fully Remastered Version from the orignal studio recordings. Produced by Jose Quintana, and recorded in Mexico City, Fandango departed from the smooth, modern feel of Herb Alpert’s past few albums to take listeners on an upbeat odyssey south of the border. Though Alpert had infused Latin music into his style ever since "The Lonely Bull" in 1962, Fandango stands out as the most authentically Latin album he has ever produced.
A Spanish-language television special was produced as a tie-in with the album. Filmed in Mexico, the special features music videos for several of Fandango’s most memorable songs, including Alpert’s turn as a vocalist for “Quiereme Tal Como Soy (Love Me the Way I Am).”