I Missed Us

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
I Missed Us doesn't sound like the work of a group that went 15 years without releasing a studio album. For their first proper studio set since 1997's Release Some Tension, SWV signed with eOne and worked extensively with Cainon Lamb aka Lamb, co-producer of Keyshia Cole's "Let It Go," Jazmine Sullivan's "Need U Bad," Monica's "Everything to Me," and Beyoncé's "Countdown." Looking at that broad mix of contemporary songs from exceptional female R&B artists, it's obvious that Lamb and SWV are well suited for one another. Lamb wrote and produced the album's first nine songs; he seems to have approached the women as if they don't have a history and have no expectations ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
I Missed Us doesn't sound like the work of a group that went 15 years without releasing a studio album. For their first proper studio set since 1997's Release Some Tension, SWV signed with eOne and worked extensively with Cainon Lamb aka Lamb, co-producer of Keyshia Cole's "Let It Go," Jazmine Sullivan's "Need U Bad," Monica's "Everything to Me," and Beyoncé's "Countdown." Looking at that broad mix of contemporary songs from exceptional female R&B artists, it's obvious that Lamb and SWV are well suited for one another. Lamb wrote and produced the album's first nine songs; he seems to have approached the women as if they don't have a history and have no expectations beyond delivering a high-quality 2012 R&B album. What throwback twists exist -- like the Bob James sample in "All About You" and the use of Rufus & Chaka Khan's disco-funk classic "Do You Love What You Feel" in "Do Ya" -- have nothing to do with attempting to relive SWV's past. In fact, the only aspect that resembles the past is the women's voices. There are some impeccable arrangements, best heard on the confrontational and seductive "Better Than I" also a trunk rattler and the theatrical ballad "Keep You Home." The four songs with other collaborators almost seem like bonus tracks, given the strength of the 34-minute Lamb portion, but they don't sound all that out of place. A stormy cover of Patti LaBelle's hit 1983 ballad "If Only You Knew" puts an exclamation point on one of the best comeback albums of the last decade.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/17/2012
  • Label: Ent. One Music
  • UPC: 099923217022
  • Catalog Number: 2170
  • Sales rank: 55,110

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Co-Sign (3:43)
  2. 2 All About You (3:41)
  3. 3 Show Off (3:45)
  4. 4 Everything I Love (3:33)
  5. 5 Do Ya - Brianna Perry (3:30)
  6. 6 The Best Years (4:56)
  7. 7 I Missed Us (3:34)
  8. 8 Better Than I (3:36)
  9. 9 Keep You Home (3:36)
  10. 10 Time To Go (2:44)
  11. 11 Use Me (3:07)
  12. 12 Love Unconditionally (3:58)
  13. 13 If Only You Knew (5:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
SWV Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Jean Baylor Background Vocals
Arthur "Buddy" Strong Keyboards
Allen Irvin Background Vocals
Anthony "Smash" Randolph Guitar, Keyboards
Nathan Clemons Bass
Kendall Glider Guitar
Taurian Osborne Bass, Keyboards
Cainon Lamb Drums
Leonard Stephens Keyboards
Michael "Big Mike" Clemons Drums
Tadarious McCombs Bass
Raymond Gorden Drums, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Dexter Wansel Composer
Miguel Castro Engineer
Cynthia Biggs Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Leanne Lyons Executive Producer
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Danny Zook Sample Clearance
Ray Ray Producer
Bryan-Michael Cox Arranger, Composer, Producer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias Composer
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins Composer, Vocal Producer
Anthony Randolph Composer
Jean Baylor Composer, Vocal Producer
Kevin Ross Composer
Sam Thomas Engineer
Marcus Siskind "DL" Executive Producer
Andrew Thielk Engineer
Alexander Gardner Composer
Loren Barton Engineer
Taurian Osborne Composer, drum programming
Cainon Lamb Composer, Vocal Producer
Leonard Stephens Composer
Sean Marlowe Art Direction
Michael "Big Mike" Clemons Producer
Richard "Richie" Reale Engineer
Cory Taylor Executive Producer, Management, Booking
Cheryl Clemons Executive Producer
Brianna Perry Composer
Attozio Towns Composer
Zorenzo Smith Composer
Tami L. August Composer
Tamara Johnson-George Executive Producer
Shonie Sharell Composer
Richard Reale Engineer
Raymond Gorden Composer
Nehemie Celestin Composer
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