Second Chance CD (2011)

Artist: El Debarge

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 219575889
UPC 602527501086
UPC 14 00602527501086
Format CD
Release Date 1/11/2011
Author El Debarge
Compilation Appearance Fourplay
Compilation Appearance Best Of Debarge-Millennium Col
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Motown Singles Collection (1972-1992)
Compilation Appearance Twist Of Jobim
Compilation Appearance Now & Forever (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Sacred Love Songs 2
Compilation Appearance Unlimited
Compilation Appearance From Q With Love
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Collection
Compilation Appearance Number 1'S
Technical Info
CatalogID 14844
Lable Name Geffen
Released 11/30/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 51m : 1s
UPC 00602527501086
Musical Guests
Faith Evans
50 Cent
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Gayle Levant (harp); Alyssa Park, John Wittenberg, Songa Lee, Nina Evtuhov, Katia Popov, Robin Olson, Henry Gronnier, Helen Nightengale, Ken Yerke, Tiffany Yi Hu, Phillip Levy , Sid Paige, Tamara Hatwan, Mario de Le¢n, Lily Ho Chen, Razdan Kuyumjian, Yelena Yegoryan, Gerardo Hilera, Jacqueline Brand , Roberto Cani, Bruce Dukov, Julie Gigante, Natalie Leggett, Sara Parkins, Robert Peterson, Sarah Thornblade, Josefina Vergara, Charlie Bisharat, Tereza Stanislav (violin); Jeanie Lim, Thomas Diener, Victoria Miskolczy, Aaron Oltman, Matthew Funes, Carole Kleister-Castillo, Robert Brophy , Brian Dembow (viola); Chris Bleth (alto flute, oboe); Paul Klintworth, Warren Leuning, Joe Meyer , Rick Baptist, William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. (horns).
Recording information: Capitol Studios; Flight Time Studios; Flyte Tyme STudios; House of Music; MAS Sounds Studio; Mischkemusic Studios; No Excuses; Oceanway Studios; Redstar Recording; Shelter Studios; Sly Doggie Studios; Sounds Studio; The Boiler Room; The Boom Boom Room; Unsung Studios.
Photographer: Christian Lantry.
El DeBarge was away longer than he was around. The first DeBarge album and the last El DeBarge album were separated by 13 years, and then 16 years passed between Heart, Mind & Soul and Second Chance. Apart from a handful of guest appearances during the latter half of the `90s and early 2000s, El was (to put it mildly) out of commission. So it's extraordinary that this, his fifth solo album, exists. It's something else that he's in top form. Working with an assortment of mostly complementary collaborators, including Ron Fair, Mike City, Jam & Lewis, and the Avila Brothers, El tends to stick to sweet love songs -- pleasurable, fresh updates of his tried and true approach. His voice remains capable of elevating substandard material, not that there is much of it here. The acrobatic falsetto and supple harmonies are as present as ever. While the first ten songs would have made for a strong return on their own, the final three put Second Chance over the top as one of the year's best R&B albums. The rippling "Sad Songs" and the sparse "The Other Side," two of the three songs written with Jam & Lewis, illustrate heartbreak while tapping into a vivid anguish that El had never before approached. They are both exceptionally poignant; anyone with the vaguest idea about the singer's struggles will hear them as more than just remorseful breakup songs. In this context, the closing "Second Chance" -- issued as the album's lead single -- sounds nothing short of triumphant. [Initial copies of the album, released in late November 2010, came with a three-song, Christmas-themed bonus disc.] ~ Andy Kellman
Disc 1
1 Lay With You - (featuring Faith Evans)
2 Heaven
3 Close To You
4 Format - (featuring 50 Cent)
5 When I See You
6 How Can You Love Me
7 Serenading
8 5 Seconds - (featuring Fabolous)
9 Joyful
10 Sexy Lady
11 Sad Songs
12 Other Side, The
13 Second Chance
Product Attributes
Artist El Debarge
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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