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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
At the time of the release of her debut, Circle of One, Oleta Adams was best-known as the impassioned backing vocalist on Tears for Fears' 1989 album The Seeds of Love; most prominently featured on "Woman in Chains." About a decade later, she was best-known for "Get Here": a gospel-tinged belter later revived by one Justin Guarini as his showpiece on the 2002 phenomenon American Idol. This, of course, proves that even small hits have an unexpected shelf life, and anybody who decides to go back to Adams' debut may not find anything quite as good -- though the other single, "Rhythm of Life," comes close -- it's nevertheless a high-class, quality, contemporary ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
At the time of the release of her debut, Circle of One, Oleta Adams was best-known as the impassioned backing vocalist on Tears for Fears' 1989 album The Seeds of Love; most prominently featured on "Woman in Chains." About a decade later, she was best-known for "Get Here": a gospel-tinged belter later revived by one Justin Guarini as his showpiece on the 2002 phenomenon American Idol. This, of course, proves that even small hits have an unexpected shelf life, and anybody who decides to go back to Adams' debut may not find anything quite as good -- though the other single, "Rhythm of Life," comes close -- it's nevertheless a high-class, quality, contemporary R&B record that perhaps sounds a little bit too much like its year. [Universal International's 2006 edition featured one bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2006
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 042284874021
  • Catalog Number: 8487402
  • Sales rank: 41,847

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Oleta Adams Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Background Vocals
John Barclay Brass
Guy Barker Flugelhorn, Brass, Soloist
Dave Bascombe Keyboard Synthesizer
Andrew Clark Hammond Organ
William Gregory Baritone Saxophone
Luis Jardim Percussion
Carol Kenyon Background Vocals
Tessa Niles Background Vocals
Roland Orzabal Synthesizer, Guitar, Background Vocals, fairlight, Soloist
Pino Palladino Bass
Philip Todd Saxophone, Brass, Soloist
Andy Caine Background Vocals
John Cushon Drums
Technical Credits
Oleta Adams Composer
William Orbit Remixing, rhythm arrangement
Dave Bascombe Producer
Benard Ighner Composer
Luis Jardim Contributor
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Roland Orzabal Producer
Matthew Vaughan Programming
Yvonne Turner Remixing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Get It!

    Best album of Oleta Adams. Get it while it's available. No filler whatsoever. Oleta at it's purest and simplest brilliance. Worth every penny.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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