Emotional

Emotional

by Jeffrey Osborne
     
 

Released after 1984's Don't Stop, Emotional finds Osborne working with a myriad of producers with mixed results. Although this effort is overly slick with poor song choices and barely there vocals, Osborne suffered no commercial repercussions and had another a high selling album. The biggest hit here -- "You Should Be Mine (The…  See more details below

Overview

Released after 1984's Don't Stop, Emotional finds Osborne working with a myriad of producers with mixed results. Although this effort is overly slick with poor song choices and barely there vocals, Osborne suffered no commercial repercussions and had another a high selling album. The biggest hit here -- "You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)" -- has the perky '80s synth overload matched with threadbare lyrics. Although it's worth a good belly laugh to hear Osborne repeatedly sing, "Can you woo, woo, woo," sonically it's one of the more irritating hits from the '80s. Emotional is not exactly a work of cohesion, and it's reminiscent of Whitney Houston with its use of multiple producers and pop material. Frequent Houston collaborator Michael Masser co wrote "In Your Eyes" with Dan Hill, but despite Osborne's strong vocal, the song comes off flat. Richard Perry, who produced "You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)" also was behind the boards for the maddening pap of "Room with a View" and the title track. George Duke, who was the producer of the three Osborne efforts previous to this, produced and co-wrote the pretty "Second Chance." The song is proof that Duke's style suited Osborne's voice the best. Osborne himself produced three tracks including the synth dog-bark filled "Love's Not Ready" and the overly dramatic "Come Midnight." For fans of Osborne's early-'80s albums like Stay With Me Tonight and Don't Stop, Emotional is quite a disappointment.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/19/2000
Label:
A&M Super Budget
UPC:
0075021510326
catalogNumber:
215103

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jeffrey Osborne   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Tramaine Hawkins   Background Vocals
Vesta   Background Vocals
George Duke   Synclavier,DX-7
Bobby Lyle   Keyboards,Hand Clapping
Jeff Lorber   Synthesizer,Guitar
Marcy Levy   Background Vocals
Bruce Roberts   Synthesizer
Lynette Hawkins   Background Vocals
Andy Goldmark   Synthesizer
Joyce Kennedy   Background Vocals
Bunny Hull   Background Vocals
Jorge Bermudez   Percussion
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer,Electric Piano
T.C. Campbell   Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Lynn Davis   Background Vocals
Kevin Dorsey   Background Vocals
Nathan East   Bass
Charles Fearing   Guitar
Portia Griffin   Background Vocals
Dann Huff   Guitar
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Randy Kerber   Piano
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Byron Miller   Bass
Steve Mitchell   Synthesizer
Frank Musker   Background Vocals
Howie Rice   Synthesizer
Stephanie Spruill   Background Vocals
Hamish Stuart   Synthesizer,Solo Instrumental,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Rod Temperton   Percussion,Hand Clapping
Jeannie Tracey   Background Vocals
Elizabeth Lamers   Background Vocals
Angela White   Children's Chorus
Kelly Chen   Children's Chorus
David Chan   Children's Chorus
Bob Moore   Keyboards

Technical Credits

George Duke   Producer
Jeff Lorber   drum programming
Bruce Roberts   drum programming
Andy Goldmark   drum programming
John Bogosian   Engineer
Wally Buck   Engineer
T.C. Campbell   Producer
Paul Fox   drum programming
Khaliq Glover   Engineer
Portia Griffin   Duet
David Luke   Engineer
Michael Mancini   Engineer
Michael Masser   Producer
Steve Mitchell   drum programming
Frank Musker   Producer
Jeffrey Osborne   Producer,Duet
Richard Perry   Producer
Sharon Rice   Engineer
Jay Rifkin   Engineer
Ernie Sheesley   Engineer
Hamish Stuart   Producer,rhythm arrangement
Rod Temperton   Producer
Dave Tyson   drum programming
Tommy Vicari   Engineer,Remixing,Mixing Advisor
Marta Woodhull   Director
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Dean Burt   Engineer
Laura Livingston   Engineer
Ken Fowler   Engineer
Chuck Beeson   Art Direction

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