Heaven & Earth

Heaven & Earth

by Heaven & Earth
     
 

Heaven & Earth's debut release on Phonogram (Mercury) featured a string of ballads, which highlighted impressive vocals, arrangements and harmonies. Dean Williams demonstrates his vocal prowess throughout the album. Beginning with "Let's Work It Out," he complements the song's vintage bass groove with his soaring baritone lead, reminiscent of See more details below

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Heaven & Earth's debut release on Phonogram (Mercury) featured a string of ballads, which highlighted impressive vocals, arrangements and harmonies. Dean Williams demonstrates his vocal prowess throughout the album. Beginning with "Let's Work It Out," he complements the song's vintage bass groove with his soaring baritone lead, reminiscent of Teddy Pendergrass. Dwight Dukes' vibrant falsetto shines through the romantic ballad "Distant Melody." Dukes and Williams blend their crafty vocals on the doo wop-seasoned "How Do You Think You're Gonna Find Love," which is accompanied by a splendid string and horn arrangement. The featured single, "Guess Who's Back in Town," is Heaven & Earth's longest-charting single (12 weeks) and highest charted single (R&B #42) on Billboard. Williams' baritone simmers throughout the verses and choruses, and begins to get energized on the tail end of the last verse. During a time when Philippe Wynne of the Spinners was a dominant vocal force in R&B, this single is accented by the a cappella-harmonizing vamp of the group and Williams' soulful ad lib in Wynne fashion.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/07/2013
Label:
Masterpiece Import
UPC:
8717438197302
catalogNumber:
3819730
Rank:
74315

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Heaven & Earth   Primary Artist
Byron Gregory   Guitar
Donnelle Hagan   Drums
Derf Reklaw-Raheem   Bongos,Conga
Louis Satterfield   Bass
Tom Tom 84   Synthesizer,Electric Piano,Clavinet
James Mendell   Piano,Electric Piano
Ross Trout   Guitar
Pat Leonard   Synthesizer
Keith   Bass
Greg Williams   Bass
Ron Harris   Bass
Lawrence Hanks   Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Piano,Clavinet
Quentin Joseph   Drums
Steve Cobbs   Drums

Technical Credits

Arthur Scales   Composer
Lucky Cordell   Executive Producer
Byron Gregory   rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Gilbert Kong   Mastering
Floyd Morris   String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Tom Tom 84   String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Rick Williams   Composer
Jim Schubert   Art Direction
Rodney G. Massey   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Fred Bridges   Composer
James Dukes   Vocal Arrangements
Keith Steward   Composer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Clarence Johnson   Producer,Executive Producer
Bernard Reynolds   Composer
Daryl Cameron   Composer
Ray Heinsius   Reissue Design
Riccardo Williams   Executive Producer
Lawrence Hanks   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Dwight Dukes   Composer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Martin Van Jole   Reissue Producer
John Yousii   Illustrations
Jeff Pearcy   Engineer
Tom Fabich   Engineer

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