Bleuphoria

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Rahsaan Patterson's first proper studio release in nearly four years is his boldest and most scattered album to date, which -- in the wake of Wines & Spirits -- is saying something. It could not get much more daring than a drastic, uptempo overhaul of "I Only Have Eyes for You," with Patterson performing all the vocal parts over slippery drum programming, synthesizer bass, strings, and horns. And that is what opens the album. The following three songs, boasting assists from Jody Watley, Faith Evans, and Shanice Wilson, are among Patterson's funkiest and friskiest work, while the overjoyed "Stay with Me" is trailed by "Miss You" -- mostly finger snaps and aching ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Rahsaan Patterson's first proper studio release in nearly four years is his boldest and most scattered album to date, which -- in the wake of Wines & Spirits -- is saying something. It could not get much more daring than a drastic, uptempo overhaul of "I Only Have Eyes for You," with Patterson performing all the vocal parts over slippery drum programming, synthesizer bass, strings, and horns. And that is what opens the album. The following three songs, boasting assists from Jody Watley, Faith Evans, and Shanice Wilson, are among Patterson's funkiest and friskiest work, while the overjoyed "Stay with Me" is trailed by "Miss You" -- mostly finger snaps and aching falsetto -- and the sorrowful yet somewhat sweet "Goodbye," a touching seven-minute ballad. The album's second half is highlighted by two tremendously disparate numbers. The love hangover "6AM," featuring Lalah Hathaway, is an irresistibly liquid but bumping groove reminiscent of Nick Martinelli's mid-'80s productions with Loose Ends (among many others). "Mountain Top," however, is a large gospel number, beginning with Patterson at ground level and escalating as he is joined by Tata Vega, Andraé Crouch, and the Andraé Crouch Singers. It sounds as if Patterson has never had more fun making music, indulging in his whims. It's too bad he can't do it more often.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/2011
  • Label: Artistry Music
  • UPC: 181475702320
  • Catalog Number: 7023
  • Sales rank: 15,730

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Only Have Eyes For You (4:36)
  2. 2 Ghost (3:35)
  3. 3 Crazy (Baby) (3:49)
  4. 4 Easier Said Than Done (3:40)
  5. 5 Stay With Me (4:56)
  6. 6 Miss You (4:10)
  7. 7 Goodbye (6:45)
  8. 8 Bleuphoria (2:44)
  9. 9 Mountain Top (5:55)
  10. 10 Makin' Love (4:12)
  11. 11 6 Am (3:45)
  12. 12 Insomnia (3:47)
  13. 13 God (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rahsaan Patterson Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Synthesizer Bass
Lalah Hathaway Synthesizer Bass
Jody Watley Background Vocals, Spoken Word
Tata Vega Vocals, Guest Appearance
Shanice Wilson Vocals, Guest Appearance
Andraé Crouch Choir, Chorus
Keith Crouch Strings, Cymbals, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Clavinet, Synthesizer Bass
Jamey Jaz Bass, Guitar, Strings, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
John Jubu Smith Guitar
Derrick Edmondson Saxophone
Faith Evans Background Vocals
Jimmy Keegan Drums, drum overdubs
Latina Webb Background Vocals
The Andraé Crouch Singers Choir, Chorus
Erik Reichers Keyboards
Derrick "D*Loc" Walker Percussion, Hi Hat
Jairus Mozee Guitar
Jessica Reichers Flute
Javod Day Piano, Strings, fender rhodes
Lior Ron Trumpet
Technical Credits
Lalah Hathaway Composer
Andraé Crouch Choir Arrangement
Keith Crouch Composer, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Horn Arrangements, drum programming, Instrumentation
Al Dubin Composer
Jamey Jaz Arranger, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Harry Warren Composer
Rahsaan Patterson Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Horn Arrangements, drum programming, Art Direction
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
Denny Stilwell Executive Producer
Erik Reichers Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Raj Naik Artwork, Art Direction
Shanice Knox Composer
Darryl Stephens Composer
Saudade Omiero Iyami Paintings, Cover Art, Drawing
Gretchen Valade Executive Producer
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