Better Days Ahead

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Although it isn't as focused or direct as After the Storm, Better Days Ahead showcases Norman Brown's growth as a musician. Brown seamlessly fuses jazz, R&B, pop, and soul together, creating a distinctive hybrid that has the technique of an accomplished jazz musician and the accessibility of pop. The songs on Better Days Ahead aren't quite as memorable as those on After the Storm, but Brown's dazzling ability on the guitar makes it worthwhile listening.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
This Cassette is Not Available through BN.com

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Although it isn't as focused or direct as After the Storm, Better Days Ahead showcases Norman Brown's growth as a musician. Brown seamlessly fuses jazz, R&B, pop, and soul together, creating a distinctive hybrid that has the technique of an accomplished jazz musician and the accessibility of pop. The songs on Better Days Ahead aren't quite as memorable as those on After the Storm, but Brown's dazzling ability on the guitar makes it worthwhile listening.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/1996
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 731453054547
  • Catalog Number: 530545

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Time Around (4:25)
  2. 2 Better Days Ahead (5:42)
  3. 3 After the Love Is Gone (5:03)
  4. 4 Places in the Heart (6:32)
  5. 5 Third World (5:16)
  6. 6 Come Closer to Me (4:59)
  7. 7 N-Control (5:27)
  8. 8 Serenade (6:10)
  9. 9 Your Body's Callin' (5:49)
  10. 10 Facts of Love (5:55)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Norman Brown Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, scat
Earth, Wind & Fire Horn
Gary Bias Horn
Ray Brown Horn
Bridgette Bryant Vocals, Background Vocals
Lynn Fiddmont Vocals, Background Vocals
Lynne Fiddmont Background Vocals
Ray Griffin Drums
Herman Jackson Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Munyungo Jackson Percussion
Larry Kimpel Bass
Wayne Linsey Keyboards
James Manning Bass
Troy Taylor Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller Background Vocals
Reggie C. Young Horn
Neron Thomas Background Vocals
Gail Jhonson Organ, Synthesizer, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Ralph Sutton Engineer
Norman Brown Arranger, Producer, Orchestration, Vocal Arrangements, Horn Arrangements
Michael Vail Blum Producer, Engineer
Charles Farrar Producer
Lynn Fiddmont Vocal Arrangements
Lynne Fiddmont Vocal Arrangements
Jay Graydon Songwriter
Herman Jackson Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Troy Taylor Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming, rhythm arrangement
Carol Friedman Art Direction
Erick Labson Mastering
Lou Ortiz Engineer
The Characters Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Wonderful Album!

    When I first heard Norman Brown on the radio, it was his song Paradise from the Celebration album. I loved that song so much that I decided to follow his work and look into other albums of his as well. Then I can across this album and I was so amazed. The track Better Days Ahead is by far the best song that Brown has ever done! It is so encouraging and I love that its only instrumental because you can put your own words and feelings to the song itself. I loved the whole album, songs such as After the Love is Gone, Come Closer to Me, Your Body's Callin, and I could go on and on, but then why should I? Buy the CD and see what I am raving about! Norman Brown is truly talented and I cannot wait to purchase After the Storm. I will await his fifth album as well.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews