Brothers

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Take 6 faces the classic problem for an act that crosses genres -- in their case from gospel to R&B -- to retain what makes them so effective in their original field and keep their original audience while expanding their scope beyond it. They owed their original impact to the awe they inspired as six a cappella singers, and so revitalized gospel. That was on their first, million-selling album; by their third, they had added instruments and taken a more conventional approach. Here, on their fourth, they fell between chairs, with Brian McKnight's production and musical arrangements making them sound like a more wholesome Boyz II Men while they wrote first-person ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Take 6 faces the classic problem for an act that crosses genres -- in their case from gospel to R&B -- to retain what makes them so effective in their original field and keep their original audience while expanding their scope beyond it. They owed their original impact to the awe they inspired as six a cappella singers, and so revitalized gospel. That was on their first, million-selling album; by their third, they had added instruments and taken a more conventional approach. Here, on their fourth, they fell between chairs, with Brian McKnight's production and musical arrangements making them sound like a more wholesome Boyz II Men while they wrote first-person songs with titles like "You Don't Have to Be Afraid" and "I'll Be There" as if speaking in the name of Christ while sounding suspiciously like a boyfriend. Of course, that's an old gimmick in crossover Christian music, but the old problem is that it never gets sexy enough to be convincing. The difference was marked in a song like "Jesus Makes Me Happy," when the group really laid their cards on the table and sounded more fervent as a result. But there wasn't enough of that on an album that frequently masked the group's real strengths.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/1996
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624623526
  • Catalog Number: 46235
  • Sales rank: 116,963

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Take 6 Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Gerald Albright Saxophone
Brian McKnight Vocals, Multi Instruments
Oscar Brashear Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Ray Brown Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Cedric Caldwell Multi Instruments
Victor Caldwell Multi Instruments
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Joey Kibble Vocals
Mark Kibble Vocals
Rafael Padilla Percussion
Les Pierce Horn
Sheldon Reynolds Guitar
Vic C. Multi Instruments
Claude McKnight Vocals, Vocal Ad-Libs
Ced C Multi Instruments
Dee Dee Holt Drums
Paul Jackson Guitar
Cleto Escobedo Horn, Saxophone
Reggie C. Young Trombone
David Thomas Vocals
Anna King Horn
Technical Credits
Take 6 Arranger, Track Arrangement
Bill Meyers Horn Arrangements
Brian McKnight Producer, Instrumentation
Craig Burbidge Engineer
Cedric Caldwell Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Victor Caldwell Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Joey Kibble Vocal Arrangements
Mark Kibble Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Tom McCauley Engineer
Les Pierce Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Vic C. Arranger
Ced C Arranger, Vocal Arrangements, Track Arrangement, Instrumentation
Laura LiPuma-Nash Art Direction
Craig Bjurbidge Engineer
Shelton Morgan Engineer
David Thomas Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Gregg Barrett Engineer
Chris Wood Engineer
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