For the Love...

For the Love...

by The O'Jays
     
 

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With more than 40 years of groovy music making under their collective belts, the O'Jays have laid the groundwork for younger R&B outfits like Boyz II Men and the Backstreet Boys. The O'Jays' 2001 disc For the Love... adds to the rich legacy of these Philly soul legends with ten songs about theSee more details below

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With more than 40 years of groovy music making under their collective belts, the O'Jays have laid the groundwork for younger R&B outfits like Boyz II Men and the Backstreet Boys. The O'Jays' 2001 disc For the Love... adds to the rich legacy of these Philly soul legends with ten songs about the makeups and breakups of romantic relationships. Although slow jams dominate this set, the O'Jays (Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, and newest addition Eric Grant) keep things varied, weaving the rich and intricate vocal arrangements over the seamless grooves of "Long Distance Lover" and dotting the Luther Vandross-flavored "I Don't Know" with swoon-worthy harmonies. Levert continues to be the heart and soul of this trio as his distinctively gritty delivery dominates several songs, including "Let's Ride," a harder-edged story of a femme fatale, and the smooth, quiet storm gem, "Sounds Like Me." Newcomer Grant also impresses, particularly amid the delicate acoustic guitar and airy rhythms of the jazz-lite outing "Latin Lover." With the sweet and seductive For the Love... the O'Jays skillfully set the mood for any champagne-filled evening.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2001
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811271848

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

O'Jays   Primary Artist
Joel Derouin   Violin,Concert Master
Steve Huff   Multi Instruments
Peter Kent   Violin
Derek Nakamoto   Synthesizer,Piano,Strings,Hammond Organ,fender rhodes,Drum Loop,Synthesizer Horn,Synthesizer Strings
John Pierce   Bass
Daniel Diaz   Background Vocals,Spanish Vocals
Randall Bowland   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Eric Grant   Background Vocals
Nick Monson   Guitar
Michele Richards   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola

Technical Credits

Craig Burbidge   Engineer
Steve Huff   Arranger,Producer
David Irvin   Art Direction
Eddie Levert   Composer
Derek Nakamoto   Producer,String Arrangements,drum programming
Matt Rose   Composer
Steve Durkee   Engineer
Walter Williams   Composer
Steve Croom   Engineer
Eric Grant   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Jeff Vereb   Engineer,Digital Editing
Andy Gibson   Direction,Management

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