Change It All

Change It All

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by Goapele
     
 
After making underground waves with 2002's inspirational Even Closer, Cali neo-soul singer Goapele returns with Change It All, a cocktail of love and politics splashed over tranquil rhythms. Collaborating with savvy producers like Linda Perry and Kanye West collaborators SA-RA Creative Partners, Goapele shrewdly experiments

Overview

After making underground waves with 2002's inspirational Even Closer, Cali neo-soul singer Goapele returns with Change It All, a cocktail of love and politics splashed over tranquil rhythms. Collaborating with savvy producers like Linda Perry and Kanye West collaborators SA-RA Creative Partners, Goapele shrewdly experiments with diverse musical styles -- "Love Me Right" recalls David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel," "Fly Away" revisits George Clinton's synthesized funk, and the new wave-ish "Different" slinks to an understated, synth-and-guitar groove. Ever the activist -- Goapele is the daughter of a an exiled South African -- she uses Change It All as a platform to voice her opinions without sounding preachy, railing against federal budget cuts for education on the thoughtful title track and including a short interview with accused cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal at the beginning of the organ-heavy "Find a Way." While most young soul songbirds are more concerned with their wardrobe than social issues, this Bay Area princess maintains her sensuality while urging her audience to save the world by changing it all. Hillary Crosley

Product Details

Release Date:
12/27/2005
Label:
Sony Mod - Afw Line
UPC:
0827969291023
catalogNumber:
92910
Rank:
5200

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Goapele   Primary Artist,Vocals
Brian Collier   Drums
Linda Perry   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Mellotron
Eric Schermerhorn   Guitar
Eric Smith   Bass
Michael Urbano   Drums
Tim Carmon   Hammond Organ
Bedrock   Musician
Michael Aaberg   Bass,Clarinet,Guitar,Piano,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer
Om'Mas Keith   Various,Musician
Traci Nelson   Background Vocals
Dwele   Vocals
Shafiq Husayn   Musician
Mike Tiger   Various,Musician
Errol Cooney   Guitar
Greg Morganstein   Bass Guitar
Jeff Bhasker   Strings,Background Vocals,Various,Musician
Taz Arnold   Musician
Aries Bedgood   Background Vocals
Geechi Taylor   Trumpet
Clye Carson   Track Performer
Clyde Carson   Rap
Greg Morgenstein   Bass

Technical Credits

Tony Mills   Engineer
Linda Perry   Producer,Engineer
Kirk Yano   Engineer
Bedrock   Producer,drum programming
Jason Moss   Engineer
Om'Mas Keith   Engineer
Anthony Anderson   drum programming
Noelle Hanrahan   Engineer
Bicasso   Producer
Rachel Allgood   Engineer
Mike Tiger   Producer,Instrumentation
Jeff Bhasker   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Jeffrey Saltzman   Engineer
Namane Mohlabane   Executive Producer,Management
Jason Mosson   Engineer
Apollo Novicio   Vocal Arrangements,Cut
Theo Rodrigues   Executive Producer
Elliot Cahn   Management
Greg Morgenstein   Engineer

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Change It All 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unlike some of the new music of today, Goapele will make you think about what is truly going on in the world today and what should be going on with the world today. She makes you think about your past relationships and what you should have said to him or her to make things right. This is just a great, positive album that I think everybody should buy, no matter what your music preference is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although her first album "Even Closer" didn't give this very talented singer/songwriter the recognition she so deserved, upon intial listen of the her new album "Change It All" will, it's sure to change the minds of many. "Change It All" really shines, in the way that it surpasses many newcommers in the R&B biz, with solid well defined production work, meaninful lyrics, and not mention the sweet voice of the "G" herself. Goapele surely has the talent and even the sex appeal (if I can say those sort of things about a woman who is much more than that), but she also dosen't fall into the same pitfalls so many other singers fall into, when it comes to content, as in the title track "Change It All" where she talks about the situation surrounding schools. Granted "Even Closer" put Goapele on the map, but not many followed her in the direction she was going but "Change It All" will do just that and hopfully give her the wide spread boost she deserves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is worth the hunt to buy. Goapele isn't mainstream, and that's the highest compliment that can be paid. Her voice is wonderful, her look amazing and the songs are very lovely. Buy this if you like real singers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The new album is amzing. I was waiting and wondering how it would sound. Wow! I love it. I never knew Goapele was so diverse. Truly refreshing!