Classic Moments

Classic Moments

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by Patti LaBelle
     
 

The second straight Patti LaBelle studio album to be titled like a compilation, Classic Moments -- following 2004's Timeless Journey -- is an all-covers affair with a few pleasant surprises. While it won't shock fans to hear LaBelle in great form, some of the material the singer takes on couldn't have been all that expected. Soul classics like "Didn't I See more details below

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The second straight Patti LaBelle studio album to be titled like a compilation, Classic Moments -- following 2004's Timeless Journey -- is an all-covers affair with a few pleasant surprises. While it won't shock fans to hear LaBelle in great form, some of the material the singer takes on couldn't have been all that expected. Soul classics like "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" (hindered by a rather plain arrangement) and "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" (sounding entirely modern, even with the disco zaps and galactic keyboard effects) are natural picks, but a few other songs make this more than an average covers album, which are often spat out like contractual obligations. Highlights include strong takes on Michael McDonald's "I Keep Forgetting," the Pretenders' "I'll Stand By You" (turned into a spare piano ballad) and the Jones Girls' "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else." The set's not spotless, but it's more than a stopgap release and will please LaBelle's followers.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2005
Label:
Def Jam
UPC:
0602498813652
catalogNumber:
000463902

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patti LaBelle   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Elton John   Piano,Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Michael Bearden   Organ,Piano,Conductor,Drums,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass,Wurlitzer
Charlie Bisharat   Violin,Concert Mistress
Mary J. Blige   Vocals
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Everette Harp   Alto Saxophone
Trey Henry   Double Bass
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Wendell Kelly   Trombone
Rob Lewis   Background Vocals
Lori Perry   Background Vocals
Robin Ross   Viola
Tom Tally   Viola
Lamont VanHook   Background Vocals
Kristine W.   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dorian Holly   Background Vocals
Peggy Baldwin   Cello
Johana Krejci   Violin
John Krovoza   Cello
Adriana Zoppo   Viola
Jeff Majors   Harp
Clarence Allen   Keyboards
Terry Dexter   Background Vocals
Gerry Hilera   Violin
Kenya Ivey   Vocals,Background Vocals
Eric D. Jackson   Guitar
Brian Swartz   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Abe Laboriel   Drums
James Freebarin-Smith   Cello
Teddy Campbell   Drums
Alyssa Park   Violin
Cassandra ONeal   Keyboards
Songa Lee   Violin
Gina Warnick   Viola
Alwyn Wright   Violin
Nicole Garcia   Violin,Concert Master
Caroline Buckman   Viola
Cookie Lewis   Vocals
Frank Fontaine   Flute,Saxophone
Tiffany Yi Hu   Violin
J'Anna Jacoby   Violin
Ulissa Ivey   Background Vocals
Sheldon "So" Goode   Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Giovanna Clayton   Cello

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Composer
Aretha Franklin   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Patti LaBelle   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Bill Meyers   String Arrangements
Carolyn Franklin   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Louis Alfred   Percussion Engineer
Tom Bahler   Composer
Michael Bearden   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration,String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Thom Bell   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
William "Poogie" Hart   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Tom Kelly   Composer
McKay   Composer
Sami McKinney   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Lori Perry   Vocal Arrangements
Herb Powers   Mastering
Jimi Randolph   Engineer
Skip Scarborough   Composer
Daryl Simmons   Producer
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Fritz Baskett   Composer
Roy Davis   Producer
Michael Reid   Composer
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Matt Still   Engineer
James Allen II Shamblin   Composer
Terry Dexter   Vocal Arrangements
Akisia Grigsby   Art Direction
Joey Arbagey   Producer,Audio Production
Miles Gregory   Composer
Dan Naim   Engineer
Carol Corless   Package Production
John D.S. Adams   Engineer

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