Rapture CD (1989)

Artist: Anita Baker

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Label Wea/elektra Entertainment
SKU 60077827
UPC 075596044424
UPC 14 00075596044424
Format CD
Release Date 3/10/1989
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Author Anita Baker
Compilation Appearance Duets
Compilation Appearance Best Of Anita Baker
Compilation Appearance Double Feature(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Let's Touch The Sky
Compilation Appearance Easy 80S
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary R&B
Compilation Appearance At The Movies
Compilation Appearance Duets & Duets Ii:90th Birthday
Associated Artist/Work Hubbard, Larry
Artist Influence Al Green (Vocals)
Artist Influence Aretha Franklin
Artist Influence Billie Holiday
Artist Influence Chaka Khan
Artist Influence Diana Ross
Artist Influence Dinah Washington
Artist Influence Dionne Warwick
Artist Influence Esther Phillips
Artist Influence Minnie Riperton
Artist Influence Nancy Wilson
Artist Influence Nina Simone
Artist Influence Roberta Flack
Artist Influence Sarah Vaughan
Artist Influence Smokey Robinson
Artist Contemporary Angela Bofill
Artist Contemporary Babyface
Artist Contemporary Basia
Artist Contemporary Beverley Craven
Artist Contemporary Cassandra Wilson
Artist Contemporary Diane Schuur
Artist Contemporary Dianne Reeves
Artist Contemporary Freddie Jackson
Artist Contemporary Jennifer Holliday (Singer/Actress)
Artist Contemporary Lionel Richie
Artist Contemporary Luther Vandross
Artist Contemporary Marlena Shaw
Artist Contemporary Miki Howard
Artist Contemporary Natalie Cole
Artist Contemporary Patrice Rushen
Artist Contemporary Patti Austin
Artist Contemporary Peabo Bryson
Artist Contemporary Phyllis Hyman
Artist Contemporary Regina Belle
Artist Contemporary Sade
Artist Contemporary Shalamar
Artist Contemporary Teddy Pendergrass
Artist Contemporary The Winans
Artist Contemporary Tuck & Patti
Artist Contemporary Vanessa Rubin
Artist Contemporary Vanessa Williams (R&B)
Artist Contemporary Vesta
Artist Contemporary Whitney Houston
Artist Follower Chrisette Michele
Artist Follower En Vogue
Artist Follower Erykah Badu
Artist Follower Jazzyfatnastees
Artist Follower Jill Scott
Artist Follower Kelis
Artist Follower Kem
Artist Follower Macy Gray
Artist Follower Mariah Carey
Artist Follower Rachelle Ferrell
Artist Follower Sade
Artist Follower Sunshine Anderson
Artist Follower Toni Braxton
Artist Follower Vanessa Williams (R&B)
Technical Info
Producer Anita Baker
CatalogID 7559604442
Lable Name Elektra (Label)
Released 04/01/1986
Original Release 1986
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code AAD
Length 37m : 35s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075596044424
Musical Guests
Paulinho DaCosta
Greg Phillinganes
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Anita Baker (vocals); Greg Phillingaines (keyboards); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
From the opening piano chords of `Sweet Love', you know there is a good song coming. Ex-Chapter 8 vocalist Baker has an effortless delivery that swoops and dips like a swallow. `Sweet Love' is just one of those soul songs that people who say they don't like soul music like. The choice of material is superb, and heart-tugging songs such as David Lasley's `You Bring Me Joy' or Ken Hirsch and Marti Sharron's `No One In The World' are only beaten by Baker's voice. The slower material is stronger and only `Watch Your Step' and `Same Ole Love' fail to hit the spot, simply because of the mood the other tracks set.
Artist Overview
Baker, who has been hailed as "the female Luther Vandross," used her gospel and jazz influences to bring a grown-up sophistication and sensuality to soul ballads. Her 1986 smash, RAPTURE, propelled her to stardom with a string of hit singles that blended slick production, R&B roots, and heartfelt emotion.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - #36 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Albums Of The 80s" survey.
Disc 1
1 Sweet Love
2 You Bring Me Joy
3 Caught Up In The Rapture
4 Been So Long
5 Mystery
6 No One In The World
7 Same Ole Love
8 Watch Your Step

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