Imagination

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • Label: Music World
  • UPC: 060768751521
  • Catalog Number: 87515
  • Sales rank: 180,367

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Made It Back (3:25)
  2. 2 Repair Man (3:59)
  3. 3 Make Up (6:52)
  4. 4 Imagination (5:57)
  5. 5 Chauvinistic (4:30)
  6. 6 Seperate Ways (4:50)
  7. 7 Why You Wanna Settle for Less (6:38)
  8. 8 Busy Tonight (4:43)
  9. 9 One Good Woman (3:59)
  10. 10 I Would Rather Cry (4:57)
  11. 11 The Christmas Song (4:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The O'Jays Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Gerald LeVert Vocals, Background Vocals
Bobby Ross Avila Bass, Guitar, Drums
Randy Bowland Guitar
Gordon Chambers Background Vocals
Jimmy Jam Keyboards
Eddie Levert Vocals, Background Vocals
Edwin Nicholas Bass, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards
Willie Ross Guitar
Troy Taylor Bass, Keyboards
Jimmy Wright Keyboards
Dennis Williams Keyboards
Walter Williams Vocals, Background Vocals
Spanky Williams Background Vocals
Niles McKinney Keyboards
Iz Percussion, Drums
Eric Nolan Grant Vocals, Background Vocals
Eric Walls Guitar
Technical Credits
Gerald LeVert Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
Gordon Chambers Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Ron Fair Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Audio Production
Jimmy Jam Producer, Audio Production
Eddie Levert Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Terry Lewis Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Edwin Nicholas Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Tony Taylor Composer
Troy Taylor Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming, Vocal Producer, Instrumentation
Pete Tokar Engineer
Robert Wells Composer
Dennis Williams Arranger
Walter Williams Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Spanky Williams Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Matt Martin Engineer
James "Big Jim" Wright Producer
Rob Fusari Producer
Mathew Knowles Executive Producer
Ivan "St. Ives" Walker Engineer
Falonte Moore Producer
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