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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Tevin Campbell emerged as a true soul singer with I'm Ready, his second album. The Texas native had the good fortune of working with some of the best producers and writers in the business to construct an excellent work. The first single, "Can We Talk," was written and produced by Babyface and his longtime partner, Daryl Simmons. Behind a percussive rhythm track and a sensuous melody, Campbell patiently steps into the lyric, but soon bows to an urgent cry. The infectious chorus has a timeless ring and there's no secret as to why it held the number one spot on the R&B charts for three consecutive weeks. "I'm Ready," the title track, isn't as explosive as its predecessor, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Tevin Campbell emerged as a true soul singer with I'm Ready, his second album. The Texas native had the good fortune of working with some of the best producers and writers in the business to construct an excellent work. The first single, "Can We Talk," was written and produced by Babyface and his longtime partner, Daryl Simmons. Behind a percussive rhythm track and a sensuous melody, Campbell patiently steps into the lyric, but soon bows to an urgent cry. The infectious chorus has a timeless ring and there's no secret as to why it held the number one spot on the R&B charts for three consecutive weeks. "I'm Ready," the title track, isn't as explosive as its predecessor, though both songs have a resemblance. The two singles to follow were "Always in My Heart" and "Don't Say Goodbye Girl." The former romances the heart with its comforting melody and supplicating lyric, while the latter is a mid-tempo number with a romantic lyric insulated with a pop texture. Prince, whose credit is listed as Paisley Park, also gives the project a funky edge with the unreleased numbers "Uncle Sam" and the grooving ballad "Shhh." There is much to savor on this album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/1993
  • Label: Qwest / Wea
  • UPC: 093624538820
  • Catalog Number: 45388
  • Sales rank: 3,535

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Can We Talk? (4:44)
  2. 2 Don't Say Goodbye Girl (4:30)
  3. 3 Interlude (0:13)
  4. 4 The Halls of Desire (4:36)
  5. 5 I'm Ready (4:45)
  6. 6 What Do I Say (4:55)
  7. 7 Uncle Sam (3:57)
  8. 8 Interlude (0:29)
  9. 9 Paris 1798430 (3:37)
  10. 10 Always in My Heart (5:40)
  11. 11 Interlude (0:09)
  12. 12 SHHH (4:55)
  13. 13 Brown Eyed Girl (3:48)
  14. 14 Infant Child (2:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tevin Campbell Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Babyface Background Vocals
Eric Leeds Horn
Jeanie Tracy Background Vocals
Kathleen Johnson Background Vocals
Nikita Germaine Background Vocals
Atlanta Bliss Horn
Michael B. Drums
Tommy Barbarella Keyboards
Louis Biancaniello Keyboards
Vernon "Ice" Black Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Nicole Bradin Background Vocals
Preston Glass Sitar, Background Vocals
William "DJ" Graves scratching
Sandy Griffith Background Vocals
Jerry Hey Conductor
Charlie Hunter Electric Guitar
Skyler Jett Background Vocals
Ellen Keating Background Vocals
Tony Lindsay Background Vocals
Mike Mani Keyboards
Narada Michael Walden Piano
Marc Russo Soprano Saxophone
Levi Seacer Jr. Guitar
Monty Seward Keyboards
Sonny T. Bass, Percussion
Rail Jon Rogut Strings
Frank Martin Synthesizer Strings
Kirk Johnson Percussion, scratching
Technical Credits
Babyface Producer
Prince Composer
Charlie Byrd Composer
Quincy Jones Executive Producer
Eric Leeds Horn Arrangements
Sri Chinmoy Composer
Airiq Anest Engineer
Louis Biancaniello Arranger, Programming, Contributor, Synthesizer Arrangements
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Jerry Hey String Arrangements
Mike Mani Programming
Benny Medina Executive Producer
Narada Michael Walden Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Paisley Park Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Marc Reyburn Engineer
Monty Seward Programming, Producer
Daryl Simmons Producer
Donnell Sullivan Engineer
Jim "Z" Zumpano Engineer
Ray Hahnfeldt Engineer
Rail Jon Rogut Engineer
David Frazer Engineer
David Lewis Composer
Greg Ross Art Direction
Randy Walker MIDI Tech
Sean Deason Composer
Kirk Johnson Producer
Steve Noonan Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Gifted & Talented Artist

    Tevin Campbell is no doubt one of the greatest artists ever to hit the scene. "I'm Ready" cd is definitely a "masterpeice". It has a variety of songs that you can dance to, make love to, almost anything you want can be captured on this cd. Tevin has an amazing voice that he can deliver any song....he sings from his heart and soul. You can really feel him. So much talent to not have a recording contract or not to have recorded anything in awhile. I do as well as so many of his other fans do wish him a powerful comeback (soon). He is truly missed and truly loved by his die-hard fans. Great buy and a "keeper".

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