One CD (2012)

Artist: Eric Benet

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Label EMI Distributed Label/emi
SKU 231241354
UPC 856817002313
UPC 14 00856817002313
Format CD
Release Date 6/5/2012
Author Eric Benet
Compilation Appearance Sweet Thing
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Compilation Appearance Hit Man: David Foster & Friends
Compilation Appearance Collaborations:25th Anniversary Colle
Compilation Appearance He Had A Hat
Compilation Appearance Strong As Glass
Technical Info
Engineer Kevin Sucher; Steven Valenzuela; Demonte Posey; George Nash, Jr.; Tom Weir
Producer Demonte Posey; Eric Benet; George Nash, Jr.
CatalogID 70023
Lable Name EMI
Released 05/08/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 59m : 45s
UPC 00856817002313
Musical Guests
Lil Wayne
India Benet
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: George Nash, Jr. (guitar, keyboards); Phil Chen, Erick Walls (guitar); Jeanie Lim, Ruzanna Sargsyan, John Krovoza, Daphne Chen (strings); Afton Johnson, Jonathan Richmond (keyboards, background vocals); Ruslan Sirota, Dorrel Salmon (keyboards); John Wesly McVicker Jr., John Wesley (drums); Rafael Padilla (percussion); Curtis "Sauce" Wilson (drum programming); Denise Janae, Jewel A, Nella Tahriri (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Kevin "KD" Davis; Kevin Sucher.
Recording information: 747 Studios, Memphis, TN; Boom Boom Room, Burbank, CA; Studio City Sound, Studio City, CA; The Laboratory Recording Studio, Milwaukee, WI; Third Wave Records, Milwaukee, WI.
Photographer: Randee St. Nicholas.
Throughout the 2010 album Lost in Time, Eric Ben?t referenced a number of '70s sources, from the Philly soul of the O'Jays to the disco of Cheryl Lynn. "Harriett Jones," the opening song on The One, takes it back another century -- well, if only for the chorus, a rewrite of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." Much of the inspiration behind The One remains in the '70s, however. On "Redbone Girl," he and Lil Wayne swerve into Anthony Hamilton's lane with a Southern organ-and-horns groove reminiscent of the Hi label. The lush arrangements and openhearted sincerity in some of the ballads, such as "Real Love" and "Runnin," recall the same decade. The same goes for the sophisticated funk of "Muzik," featuring (and co-written with) his daughter India. Ironically, the song with the classiest backdrop -- "Come Together" -- also has the frankest lyrics, as well as a panting conquest. While ballads like "Gonna Be My Girl" and "Lay It Down" sound closer to 2012 than 1972, and "Hope That It's You" sounds more like a guest appearance on a Shaggy album (rather than a Ben?t song featuring Shaggy), The One is another decent, retro-minded set from the veteran singer. ~ Andy Kellman
Professional Reviews
Billboard (p.28) - "Eric Benet adds a dash of funk and hip-hop seasoning to sixth studio album THE ONE....A modernized, diverse take on old-school elements that more fully explores the scope of his musical talents."
Disc 1
1 Harriett Jones
2 News for You
3 Real Love
4 Runnin
5 Redbone Girl - (featuring Lil Wayne)
6 Waitin'
7 Hope That It's You - (featuring Shaggy)
8 Gonna Be My Girl
9 Come Together
10 Muzik - (featuring India Ben?t)
11 Lay It Down
12 Here In My Arms (Lucia's Lullaby)
13 [Untitled Track]
Product Attributes
Artist Benet,Eric
Music Format Compact Disc

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