A Day in the Life

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It's so refreshing when an artist throws in a little old-school flavor to keep things fresh. Contradictory? Not in the sampled-out '90s. Eric Benét's smooth sounds and conscientious content beg comparisons to Maxwell and D'Angelo, but he's keeping it a little less polished -- which is a good thing. On "Georgy Porgy" Benét is a perfect match for honey-voiced Faith Evans, and the result is a mellow head-bopper straight off the '70s radio dial. Other contributors here -- Roy Ayers, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Tamia, Wyclef Jean, and a string of seasoned producers -- add clout, but none overshadow Benét's vision he cowrote 11 of the 13 tracks. No one song on A DAY IN THE LIFE shouts for attention; instead the midtempo ...
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It's so refreshing when an artist throws in a little old-school flavor to keep things fresh. Contradictory? Not in the sampled-out '90s. Eric Benét's smooth sounds and conscientious content beg comparisons to Maxwell and D'Angelo, but he's keeping it a little less polished -- which is a good thing. On "Georgy Porgy" Benét is a perfect match for honey-voiced Faith Evans, and the result is a mellow head-bopper straight off the '70s radio dial. Other contributors here -- Roy Ayers, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Tamia, Wyclef Jean, and a string of seasoned producers -- add clout, but none overshadow Benét's vision he cowrote 11 of the 13 tracks. No one song on A DAY IN THE LIFE shouts for attention; instead the midtempo grooves "That's Just the Way," "Something Real" and back-in-the-day jams "Spend My Life with You," "Love the Hurt Away" form a steady stream of sublime songs, proving you don't have to be flashy to be a star. Benét is well on his way, but there's so much to treasure along the way. Lucky for us, he's in no hurry.
All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
On his second album of urban adult contemporary, singer/songwriter Eric Benet scores with a series of mellow grooves and sizzling duets aimed at both the body and brain. A Day in the Life is sharper than contemporary R&B, keeping the arrangements and production simple, all the while nodding toward the genre's golden era of the '70s which is also evident in the album's Toto and Kansas covers. Benet does, however, play the same loverman role on most of the songs here, never quite allowing them or his tranquil voice to stretch and sometimes breathe. The best cuts, though -- Toto's "Georgy Porgy" with Faith Evans and "Spend My Life With You" featuring Tamia -- are velvety modern soul soaked in traditional sounds.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/1999
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624707226
  • Catalog Number: 47072
  • Sales rank: 25,615

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Benét Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Roy Ayers Vocals, Vibes, Track Performer
Tracy Nelson Background Vocals
Fuzzy Background Vocals
Eddie Alford Guitar
Davis A. Barnett Viola
Leslie Butler Keyboards
Larry Gold Cello
Jef Lee Johnson Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar
MeShell NdegeOcello Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Brian Alexander Morgan Background Vocals
George Nash Jr. Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String)
James Poyser Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Tamia Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Faith Evans Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Spanky Alford Bass, Guitar
Emma Kummrow Violin
Igor Szwec Violin
Marlon Simon Percussion
Shari Watson Background Vocals
Brian Frazier Moore Drums
Isaac Phillips Bass, Guitar
Edsel Gomez Piano
Davis Bernett Viola
Lee Jef Johnson Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar
Frazier Moore Snare Drums
Kenya B. Guitar
Jazzy G Guitar
Demonté Posey Piano, Drums, Hammond Organ, Synthesizer Bass, Musician
Heidi Vincent Cello
Technical Credits
Alison Ball-Gabriel Executive Producer, Art Direction
Larry Funk Engineer
Larry Gold String Arrangements
David Kennedy Engineer
Brian Alexander Morgan Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Programming, Producer
George Nash Jr. Producer, Engineer
James Poyser Producer
Sauce Engineer, drum programming
Jon Smeltz Engineer
Stephen Walker Art Direction
Eric Benét Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Wyclef Jean Producer
Chris Theis Engineer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Producer
Andy Salas Engineer
Andy Haller Engineer
Alex Sok Engineer
Brian Frazier Moore drum programming
Carlos "Storm" Martinez Engineer
Mark Holley Engineer
Vikter Duplaix Producer
Kenya B. Producer, drum programming
Demonté Posey Producer, Engineer
Nat Foster Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Deserves 10 Stars !

    It's hard to believe, but this is my first Eric Benet CD, and boy am I glad I've been enlightened. I keep this in my changer. It's a keeper. Eric's soulful voice can calm the restless, ease the pain and force a smile. Its not a CD, it's a relationship !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    superb

    This album is wonderful. You will never get tired of hearing the songs over and over again. There are so many good songs-its hard to pick just on.

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