Gold: Quiet Storm

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
One could say that no quiet storm compilation lacking Minnie Riperton's "Inside My Love," Rick James and Teena Marie's "Fire and Desire," or Patti Austin and James Ingram's "Baby, Come to Me" is complete. But there's simply no way to make a definitive two-disc compilation of '70s and early-'80s R&B ballads. When it comes to being representative of the quiet storm format, however, this set from Hip-O hits just about all the right spots. It covers chart-toppers and cult favorites alike, with no song undeserving of inclusion. Like most of the other titles in the Gold series, it's put together thoughtfully -- two classics written by Michael Henderson Norman Connors' ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
One could say that no quiet storm compilation lacking Minnie Riperton's "Inside My Love," Rick James and Teena Marie's "Fire and Desire," or Patti Austin and James Ingram's "Baby, Come to Me" is complete. But there's simply no way to make a definitive two-disc compilation of '70s and early-'80s R&B ballads. When it comes to being representative of the quiet storm format, however, this set from Hip-O hits just about all the right spots. It covers chart-toppers and cult favorites alike, with no song undeserving of inclusion. Like most of the other titles in the Gold series, it's put together thoughtfully -- two classics written by Michael Henderson Norman Connors' MH-fronted "You Are My Starship" and the Dramatics' "Be My Girl" are placed back-to-back, for instance, and there's a smooth transition from the material featuring full-band arrangements with strings to drum machines and synthesizers. The lasting value of these songs isn't merely evident in the specialty programs that continue to float through late-night and early-morning airwaves; many of the selections have been either sampled or covered, like the Gap Band's "Yearning for Your Love" covered by Guy, Rose Royce's "I Wanna Get Next to You" covered by Christión, the Isley Brothers' "Between the Sheets" sampled for Notorious B.I.G.'s "Big Poppa", and Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do for Love" sampled for Aaliyah's "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number".
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2007
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 602517243798
  • Catalog Number: 000854502

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Quiet Storm - Smokey Robinson (7:49)
  2. 2 A Song for You (4:39)
  3. 3 Sweet Love - The Commodores (6:35)
  4. 4 Love Ballad - L.T.D. (4:35)
  5. 5 You Are My Starship - Norman Connors (4:32)
  6. 6 Be My Girl - The Dramatics (4:31)
  7. 7 After the Dance - Marvin Gaye (4:40)
  8. 8 Baby I'm for Real - The Originals (3:20)
  9. 9 Sunshine - Enchantment (4:52)
  10. 10 I Wanna Get Next to You - Rose Royce (3:56)
  11. 11 Yearning for Your Love - The Gap Band (5:43)
  12. 12 What You Won't Do for Love - Bobby Caldwell (4:46)
  13. 13 I've Got Love on My Mind - Natalie Cole (4:19)
  14. 14 Never Can Say Goodbye - Isaac Hayes (5:08)
  15. 15 'Cause I Love You - Lenny Williams (7:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Turn off the Lights - Teddy Pendergrass (5:54)
  2. 2 Between the Sheets - The Isley Brothers (5:37)
  3. 3 Heaven Must Be Like This - Ohio Players (7:18)
  4. 4 Special Lady - Ray, Goodman & Brown (4:15)
  5. 5 Something in the Past - One Way (6:11)
  6. 6 Somewhere There's a Love - Shalamar (4:23)
  7. 7 All This Love - DeBarge (5:54)
  8. 8 I Wanna Be Closer - Switch (4:17)
  9. 9 Love's Train - Con Funk Shun (5:16)
  10. 10 You Are My Lady - Freddie Jackson (4:43)
  11. 11 Just Gets Better with Time - The Whispers (4:29)
  12. 12 Your Smile - René & Angela (4:59)
  13. 13 Magic Man - Robert Winters (4:27)
  14. 14 Let Me Make Love to You - The O'Jays (3:40)
  15. 15 Feel the Fire - Stephanie Mills (4:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary Bartz Soprano Saxophone
Rene Hall Conductor
Michael Henderson Vocals
Lou Toby Conductor
Technical Credits
Clifton Davis Composer
Peabo Bryson Composer
The Commodores Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Marvin Gaye Composer, Producer, Audio Production
The Isley Brothers Producer, Audio Production
Ernie Isley Composer
Chuck Jackson Audio Production
Jermaine Jackson Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Ohio Players Producer, Audio Production
Lionel Richie Composer
Smokey Robinson Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Leon Russell Composer
Leon F. Sylvers III Producer, Audio Production
Gary Taylor Producer, Audio Production
Monty Alexander Executive Producer
Onaje Allan Gumbs Audio Production
René Moore Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Con Funk Shun Producer, Audio Production
Bunny Sigler Composer
Oliver Scott Composer
Chris Jasper Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Al Goodman Composer
Reggie Lucas Producer, Audio Production
Richard Becker Producer, Audio Production
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner Composer
Jeffrey Bowen Producer
James Anthony Carmichael Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Norman Connors Audio Production
Wade Davis String Arrangements
Eldra DeBarge Composer, Producer, rhythm arrangement, Audio Production
Skip Drinkwater Producer, Audio Production
Barry J. Eastmond Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Allan Felder Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Gamble & Huff Audio Production
Anna Gordy Gaye Composer
Jimmy George Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Berry Gordy Jr. Executive Producer
Iris Gordy Producer, Audio Production
Isaac Hayes Producer, Audio Production
Rene Hall Arranger
Michael Henderson Producer, Audio Production
Ann Holloway Producer
Al Hudson Producer, Audio Production
Leon Huff Composer
Beau Huggins Executive Producer
Marvin Isley Composer
O'Kelly Isley Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Rudolph Isley Composer
Marshall "Rock" Jones Composer
Alfons Kettner Composer
James Mtume Producer
Kevin McCord Producer, Audio Production
Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks Composer
Fonce Mizell Producer, Audio Production
Larry Mizell Producer, Audio Production
Richard Morris Producer, Audio Production
Al Perkins Composer, Executive Producer
Earnest Reed Jr. Composer
Dave Roberson Producer
Jerry Schoenbaum Producer, Audio Production
William Shelby Composer
Lonnie Simmons Producer, Audio Production
Michael Stokes Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Otis Stokes Composer
Lou Toby Arranger
Norman Whitfield Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Angela Winbush Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Robert Winters Composer
Marvin Yancy Producer
William Robinson Composer
Vinnie Castellano Producer, Audio Production
Lloyd Chaite Composer
Ellen Fitton Remastering
Leon Ware Composer, Producer, rhythm arrangement, Audio Production
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Ronnie Wilson Composer
Harry Ray Composer
Clarence "Satch" Satchell Composer
Frank Wilson Audio Production
Felton C. Pilate II Composer
Tom Terrell Liner Notes
Chuck Davis Producer, Audio Production
Ray Dewey Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Lee Walter Composer
Emanuel "E.J." Johnson Arranger, Producer
Marvin Pierce Composer
Chuck Jackson Producer
Russell Turner Arranger
Jimmy Bee Executive Producer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Frank Beaty Wilson Producer
E.J. Johnson Composer, Audio Production
Dave Robertson Audio Production
Ann Holloway Audio Production
Malvin "Dino" Vice String Arrangements
Marvin Yaney Audio Production
Jeffrey Brown Audio Production
James Mume Audio Production
E.J. Johnson Audio Production
Bobby Holland Cover Photo
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