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Al B. Sure!: Private Times... and the Whole 9! (Warner Bros.) **½

Amy Linden, Rolling Stone, 24 January 1991

FRAMING PRIVATE Times... and the Whole 9!, the latest from Al B. Sure!, is a remake of 'Hotel California'. Yes, that 'Hotel California' — and it is a bold play on young Al's part The opening track is the straight remake, which turns the classic into a creepy combination of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and Dark Shadows.

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