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On Rapture and Giving You the Best That I Got, Anita Baker embraced a blend of technology and "real instruments" -- a definite contrast to the completely high-tech approach of so much '80s and '90s R&B. But on Compositions, producer Michael J. Powell moved even closer to a '70s-like approach to R&B -- recording Baker's vocals live in the studio, employing a live rhythm section, and avoiding drum machines altogether. What stayed the same was the type of material. Once again, Baker rejects hip-hop, techno-funk, new jack swing, and other '80s and '90s black music styles in favor of a consistently relaxed soul/pop mood. Though there's a lot to admire here -- ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
On Rapture and Giving You the Best That I Got, Anita Baker embraced a blend of technology and "real instruments" -- a definite contrast to the completely high-tech approach of so much '80s and '90s R&B. But on Compositions, producer Michael J. Powell moved even closer to a '70s-like approach to R&B -- recording Baker's vocals live in the studio, employing a live rhythm section, and avoiding drum machines altogether. What stayed the same was the type of material. Once again, Baker rejects hip-hop, techno-funk, new jack swing, and other '80s and '90s black music styles in favor of a consistently relaxed soul/pop mood. Though there's a lot to admire here -- including "No One to Blame," "Soul Inspiration," and "Whatever It Takes," a song Baker wrote with Gerald LeVert and Marc Gordon of LeVert -- Baker's approach was beginning to sound formulaic in 1990. Clearly blessed with a magnificent range and lots of soul, Baker needs to experiment and take more risks. And one way to go just might be jazz. The torchy and captivating "Lonely" shows that she has the ability to record a first-rate jazz album if Elektra would okay such a project for her. Imagine Baker backed by James Moody, Tom Harrell, Chick Corea, Ray Brown, and Grady Tate.
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  • Release Date: 6/21/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075596092227
  • Catalog Number: 60922

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Talk to Me (5:03)
  2. 2 Perfect Love Affair (5:19)
  3. 3 Whatever It Takes (5:35)
  4. 4 Soul Inspiration (5:17)
  5. 5 Lonely (4:29)
  6. 6 One to Blame (4:41)
  7. 7 More Than You Know (4:48)
  8. 8 Love You to the Letter (7:20)
  9. 9 Fairy Tales (7:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anita Baker Primary Artist, Vocals
Earl Klugh Guitar
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Nathan East Bass
Vernon D. Fails Keyboards
Steve Ferrone Drums
Ricky Lawson Drums
Greg Phillinganes Piano
Michael J. Powell Guitar
Technical Credits
Anita Baker Producer
Barney Perkins Engineer
Michael J. Powell Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    dealing with real love

    Anita Baker is a woman who knows what real Love feels like, there is a ceratin special Love that a woman expresses with her mate or Love one that only she can provide for only him. that Love is unique and you can only feel it when you become real with yourself. She has inspired me, my sister and our mother and she is the only soloist that best describes the inner feelings of a real woman with real compassion. We Love Her!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ANITA BAKER KEEP GIVEN THE BEST THAT YOU GOT''

    ANITA BAKER,GAVE ME A NEW MEANING TO LOVE SONGS SHE FILLED MY NIGHTS AND MORE OFTEN MY MORNINGS.MY GIRLS KNOWS EVER LYRIC OF RHYTHM OF LOVE CD.I KNOW NO MATTER WHERE I MAYBE AND HEAR ANY OF HER MUSIC IT MAKES ME HAPPY.

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