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All We Need
     

All We Need

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by Rachael Lampa
 
All We Need is singer/songwriter Rachael Lampa's fourth new studio album, and comes more than seven years after her third, a break that may say as much about the music business, in which the importance of albums has diminished, as it does about the artist, who in the interim has tried acting, posted songs on her website, and even put out a Christmas EP. Mainly,

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All We Need is singer/songwriter Rachael Lampa's fourth new studio album, and comes more than seven years after her third, a break that may say as much about the music business, in which the importance of albums has diminished, as it does about the artist, who in the interim has tried acting, posted songs on her website, and even put out a Christmas EP. Mainly, though, she's grown up, having aged from 19 to 26, so that All We Need constitutes her first mature musical effort. In the past, she was categorized as a talented teen who seemed to aspire to be the CCM version of Mariah Carey or Beyoncé, and actually that hasn't changed much. Or, to put it another way, being a Christian hip-hop diva is among her musical goals on this record. This is one of those collections on which a group of writer/producers (including Marshall Altman, David Garcia, Dan Muckala, Jason Pennock, Drew Ramsey, and Shannon Sanders) has been invited in to create music for the artist (who also gets some co-writing credits), resulting in a varied, if unfocused whole with some interesting parts. It also means that Lampa's musical identity gets blurred. Sometimes she's making like a Motown soulster, as on "No Escape," which borrows a much-used bassline and is heavily indebted to Stevie Wonder's "Part-Time Lover." Sometimes she's shooting for an atmospheric rock sound, as in "Uncharted Territory," with a track recalling U2's "With or Without You." Sometimes, as in "Run to You," she's aiming at the dancefloor. Throughout, she sounds strained and sometimes even whiny, and certainly often uncomfortable in her surroundings. It's too bad that after such a long break she should come back in such an indecisive manner. But talent can present a lot of choices, and it can be hard to pick a direction and take it.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2011
Label:
220 Entertainment
UPC:
0891041002920
catalogNumber:
1001

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Performance Credits

Rachael Lampa   Primary Artist
Mike Payne   Guitar
Dan Needham   Drums
Marshall Altman   Piano
Shannon Sanders   Keyboards
Tony Lucido   Bass
Jason Pennock   Keyboards
Chuck Butler   Bass
Calvin Turner   Bass
Max Abrams   Horn
Ben Glover   Keyboards
Christopher Stevens   Guitar,Keyboards
Marcus Finnie   Drums
Jeremy Lutito   Drums
Drew Ramsey   Guitar
Keith Everette Smith   Horn
Chris Lacorte   Guitar
Carlos Butler   Guitar
David Garcia   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Lici Brown   Background Vocals
Oscar Ustrom   Horn

Technical Credits

Chris Eaton   Composer
Jeff Adams   Executive Producer
Jack Kugell   Composer
Marshall Altman   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Dan Muckala   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Shannon Sanders   Composer,Producer
Andrew Fromm   Composer
Rachael Lampa   Composer
Stephanie Lewis   Composer
Andrew Frampton   Composer
Jason Pennock   Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer
Barry Weeks   Composer
Ben Glover   Composer,Programming
Christopher Stevens   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Toby Gad   Composer
Ty Smith   Composer
Taio Cruz   Composer
Drew Ramsey   Composer,Producer
Buckley Miller   Engineer
Jamie Jones   Composer
D'myreo Mitchell   Composer
Erik "Keller" Jahner   Engineer
Marks   Executive Producer
Chris Rodriguez   Composer
Martin Lovelace   Executive Producer
David Garcia   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Kesleah Hall   Composer
Jack David Kugell   Composer
Vanessa M. Quillo   Composer
Gwyn Picerne   Executive Producer

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