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Back To Now (2008)

Artist: Labelle
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Format: CD
Sku: 209702572
UPC: 602517755703
UPC 14: 00602517755703
Release Date: 10/21/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Candlelight ~ Labelle
2. Rollout - (featuring Wyclef Jean) ~ Labelle
3. Superlover ~ Labelle
4. System ~ Labelle
5. Truth Will Set You Free ~ Labelle
6. Without You in My Life ~ Labelle
7. Tears For The World ~ Labelle
8. Dear Rosa ~ Labelle
9. How Long ~ Labelle
10. Miss Otis Regrets ~ Labelle

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Labelle: Nona Hendryx, Patti LaBelle, Sarah Dash (vocals).
Muze PNote Personnel: Wyclef Jean (vocals, guitar); Lenny Kravitz (guitar, Clavinet, vibraphone, drums, tambourine); Ronny Drayton, Wilson Jaramillo (guitar); Craig Ross, Eddie Martinez, Randy Bowland (guitars); Karen Brunon, Conway Kuo (violin); Fran?oise Gneri (viola); Brent White (flute, baritone saxophone, trombone); Harold Todd (saxophone); Jay Davidson, Christophe Panzani (tenor saxophone); Doug DeHayes (baritone saxophone); Matt Gallagher, Henry McMillan Jr. (trumpet); Sebastien Llado (trombone); Don Wyatt (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Leon Huff , Joseph Joubert (piano, keyboards); Henry Hirsch, Nicky Hopkins (piano); Arden Altino (keyboards, programming); Jerry Duplessir, Warren McRae (bass guitar); Keith Benson, Steve Jordan , Keith Moon , Kevin Johnson (drums); Doc Gibbs (percussion); Jean Philippe Audin (celletto); John Stanely, Keyontia Hawkins, Keith Fluitt (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Craig White; Andreas K. Meyers; Serg Tsai; Kenny Gamble.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Bill Jolly; Kit Lambert.
Muze PNote Soul veterans and disco icons Labelle can take pride in an illustrious back catalogue that embraces a myriad of genres and includes contributions to some of the greatest soul recordings of all time. As Patti Labelle & the Blue Belles they contributed backing vocals to many of the most memorable soul singles of the `60s, while the following decade saw them releasing a series of albums that blended gospel-infused soul with the then-emergent beat of disco. This string of successes culminated with 1974's Allen Toussaint-produced NIGHTBIRDS, an album that spawned the monstrous hit single "Lady Marmalade," and made the trio internationally renowned stars.
Muze PNote The Lenny Kravitz- and Gamble & Huff-produced BACK TO NOW, Labelle's first full-length effort since 1976's CHAMELEON, features assured forays into every style that the trio have mastered over the course of their career. "Candlelight" and "Superlover" evoke the slow-burning southern soul of the group's early days, while "How Long" and "Roll Out" update the lush disco of NIGHTBIRDS for modern dance floors.

Producer: Jerry Duplessir; Zuri Edwards; Kenneth Reynolds; Kenny Gamble; Kit Lambert; Lenny Kravitz; Leon Huff; Nona Hendryx; Vicki Wickham; Wyclef Jean

Engineer: Tommy Uzzo

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Wyclef Jean

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Pure Funk
Muze Music Compilations Disco Dance
Muze Music Compilations Soul Hits Of 70s
Muze Music Compilations Soul Love
Muze Music Compilations What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977)(4CD)
Muze Music Compilations What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977)(4CD)
Muze Music Compilations Definitive Collection 806
Muze Music Compilations Beautiful Ballads 1206
Muze Music Compilations Essential Patti Labelle
Muze Music Compilations Platinum R b Party
Muze Music Compilations Carlito's Way (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Top Of The Pop Hits:70's Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Soul Train (Live)
Muze Music Compilations We Love The Nightlife(w/ Book)
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:70s Soul
Muze Music Compilations Bachelorette Party
Muze Music Compilations Precious:based On The Novel Push(ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Nyro, Laura

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/21/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7557
Music Label Name Label : Verve
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602517755703

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (p.71)
- "Now reunited after various solo outings, the ladies have turned out an admirably solid collection of midtempo soul burners." -- Grade B

Record Collector (magazine)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] reveals the trio in fine voice, untarnished by age and delivering a songbook that takes in delicious ballads, gospel-infused roof-raisers adn political protest."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Labelle
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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