Garden of Love [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Without a doubt, Garden of Love was Rick James' most underrated release. The album went gold and was far from a flop, but Motown wanted double or triple platinum, and anything less was disappointing. And when funk fans reminisce, Garden isn't one of the albums they mention. A departure from the type of hard and rowdy funk that defined Come Get It!, Bustin' Out of L Seven, and Fire It Up, Garden boasted only one major hit "Big Time" and was surprisingly laid-back by James' standards. The album contains more ballads than usual, and Rick uses subtlety to his artistic advantage on songs ranging from the clever "Mary Go Round" to the haunting "Summer Love." Unfortunately, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Without a doubt, Garden of Love was Rick James' most underrated release. The album went gold and was far from a flop, but Motown wanted double or triple platinum, and anything less was disappointing. And when funk fans reminisce, Garden isn't one of the albums they mention. A departure from the type of hard and rowdy funk that defined Come Get It!, Bustin' Out of L Seven, and Fire It Up, Garden boasted only one major hit "Big Time" and was surprisingly laid-back by James' standards. The album contains more ballads than usual, and Rick uses subtlety to his artistic advantage on songs ranging from the clever "Mary Go Round" to the haunting "Summer Love." Unfortunately, some mistook subtlety for wimpiness. But make no mistake: the songs are first-rate, though they lack the type of immediacy he was known for. Those who overlooked Garden need to give it a closer listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/2010
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • UPC: 602527337852
  • Catalog Number: 001407702

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rick James Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Bongos, Conga, Drums, Bass Guitar, Harpsichord, Vocals, Background Vocals, Clavinet, Timpani, Classical Guitar, Shaker, fender rhodes, Quica, Bell-tree, Oberheim Obxa
Patrick Adams Rhythm Guitar, Hand Clapping
Oscar Alston Bass Guitar
Leroy Burgess Piano
The Colored Girls Background Vocals
John Ervin Trombone
Clydene Jackson Background Vocals
Daniel LeMelle Flute, Percussion, Harpsichord, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Hand Clapping
Stan Lucas Rhythm Guitar
Tom McDermott Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Classical Guitar
Valerie Von Pechy Harp
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Erskine Williams Piano, Background Vocals, Melodica, Hand Clapping, fender rhodes
Lisa Sarna Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Sonny Davenport Drums
Maxine Waters Background Vocals
Levi Ruffin Jr. Synthesizer, Chimes, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Oberheim Obxa
Nate Hughes Percussion
California St. Clair Percussion, Hand Clapping
Lanise Hughes Drums
Cliff Ervin Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tabby Johnson Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Ken Morris Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
Rick James Arranger, Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Bob Blank Engineer
Leroy Burgess Composer
Tom Flye Engineer
Daniel LeMelle Horn Arrangements
Ginny Livingston Art Direction
James Calloway Composer
Sonny Davenport Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Michele Horie Art Direction
Levi Ruffin Jr. String Ensemble
Johnny Lee Art Direction
Dan Quarnstrom Illustrations
Stevie "Sushi" Klein Engineer
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