Imagination [Bonus Tracks]

Imagination [Bonus Tracks]

by The O'Jays
     
 

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Like many soul giants of the '70s who continue to perform and record new material, the O'Jays have updated their sound for a more contemporary feel. While Eddie Levert and company's nearly flawless vocal harmonies continue to be the anchor of the group, the clinical production found throughout is in sharp…  See more details below

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Like many soul giants of the '70s who continue to perform and record new material, the O'Jays have updated their sound for a more contemporary feel. While Eddie Levert and company's nearly flawless vocal harmonies continue to be the anchor of the group, the clinical production found throughout is in sharp contrast with some of the warmer, most intimate moments of their Philadelphia International years. The songwriting is still among the best of their contemporaries (most notably on the quite creative "Repair Man" and "Chauvinistic") and proves that you can keep up with popular music in a dignified, classy manner without pandering to younger audiences and paying ludicrous amounts of money to have A-list producers remix your tracks. It's not exactly a return to the fold of brilliance that they once had, but it's close and still quite a pleasant-sounding record. Most longtime devotees will enjoy this album from start to finish, and a few younger cats could learn a thing or two from a group of soul veterans who get the job done right nearly every time. [The 2007 Music World edition includes bonus tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2007
Label:
Music World
UPC:
0879645001525
catalogNumber:
152

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

O'Jays   Primary Artist
Gerald LeVert   Vocals,Background Vocals
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Gordon Chambers   Background Vocals
Jimmy Jam   Keyboards
Eddie Levert   Vocals,Background Vocals
Troy Taylor   Bass,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Dennis Williams   Keyboards
Spanky Williams   Background Vocals
Niles McKinney   Keyboards
James "Big Jim" Wright   Keyboards
Eric Nolan Grant   Vocals,Background Vocals
Eric Walls   Guitar

Technical Credits

Gerald LeVert   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Mel Tormé   Composer,Audio Production
Andy Gibson   Audio Production
Gordon Chambers   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Ron Fair   Vocal Arrangements
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Anthony Jackson   Composer
Jimmy Jam   Producer,Audio Production
Eddie Levert   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Terry Lewis   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Edwin Nicholas   Composer
Gavin Taylor   Art Direction
Troy Taylor   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming,Audio Production,Vocal Producer,Instrumentation
Pete Tokar   Engineer
Dennis Williams   Arranger
Tom Coyne   Mastering
Spanky Williams   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Matt Martin   Engineer
James "Big Jim" Wright   Producer
Rob Fusari   Producer,Audio Production
Mathew Knowles   Executive Producer
Ivan "St. Ives" Walker   Engineer
Falonte Moore   Producer,Audio Production
Huy Nguyen   Art Direction
Rosalind R. Esp. Ray   Management
Derek "Grizz" Edwards   Producer,Audio Production
Walter Willams   Audio Production
Robert Wells   Audio Production

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