In the Night/Instant Love

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
This two-fer assembles Cheryl Lynn's third and fourth LPs for Columbia, released during the last gasps of the disco empire. The 1981 effort In the Night pairs the singer with producer Ray Parker, Jr., who strips away the remaining vestiges of disco-era sensibilities to focus on appealingly heartfelt R&B that radiates with warmth. While In the Night boasts its fair share of dancefloor-ready material -- the opening "Shake It Up Tonight" even cracked the Billboard R&B Top Ten -- it's the more mellow and romantic songs that command attention, and for all of its considerable sass, Lynn's voice also boasts a vulnerability that's truly affecting. For the follow-up Instant...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
This two-fer assembles Cheryl Lynn's third and fourth LPs for Columbia, released during the last gasps of the disco empire. The 1981 effort In the Night pairs the singer with producer Ray Parker, Jr., who strips away the remaining vestiges of disco-era sensibilities to focus on appealingly heartfelt R&B that radiates with warmth. While In the Night boasts its fair share of dancefloor-ready material -- the opening "Shake It Up Tonight" even cracked the Billboard R&B Top Ten -- it's the more mellow and romantic songs that command attention, and for all of its considerable sass, Lynn's voice also boasts a vulnerability that's truly affecting. For the follow-up Instant Love, she teams with another R&B superstar, Luther Vandross, who handles production duties and chimes in for a duet remake of the Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell classic "If This World Were Mine." While largely abandoning the ballad approach of In the Night, the album similarly avoids the schmaltz that afflicts so many records of the era in question, instead evoking the classic soul of the previous decade but with a contemporary touch ideally suited to Lynn's voice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2006
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431782620
  • Catalog Number: 7826
  • Sales rank: 51,435

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shake It Up Tonight (5:42)
  2. 2 Show You How (4:07)
  3. 3 In the Night (4:28)
  4. 4 Hurry Home (4:29)
  5. 5 I'm on Fire (4:24)
  6. 6 With Love on Our Side (4:02)
  7. 7 If You'll Be True to Me (4:04)
  8. 8 What's on Your Mind (4:06)
  9. 9 Baby (4:19)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Instant Love (5:11)
  2. 2 Sleep Walkin' (6:25)
  3. 3 Day After Day (4:35)
  4. 4 Look Before You Leap (4:03)
  5. 5 Say You'll Be Mine (5:07)
  6. 6 I Just Wanna Be Your Fantasy (4:05)
  7. 7 Believe in Me (3:20)
  8. 8 If This World Were Mine - Luther Vandross (5:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cheryl Lynn Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Luther Vandross Vocals, Background Vocals
Gene Page Strings
David T. Walker Guitar
Michael Sembello Guitar
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Jack Ashford Tambourine
Phillip Ballou Background Vocals
Errol Crusher Bennett Percussion
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
Ollie E. Brown Percussion
Darren Carmichael fender rhodes
Michelle Cobbs Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Scott Edwards Bass
Steve Ferrone Drums
James Gadson Drums
Doc Powell Guitar
Yogi Horton Drums
Steve Kroon Percussion
Steve Love Guitar
Michael McGloiry Guitar
Marcus Miller Synthesizer, Bass, Bas Dessus
Greg Moore Guitar
Ray Parker Jr. Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Synthesizer Bass, Rums
Sylvester Rivers Piano, Synthesizer Bass
Michael Sutton Piano
Fonzi Thornton Background Vocals
Larry Tolbert Drums
Wah-Wah Watson Guitar
Brenda White Background Vocals
Jimmy Brown Trombone, Trumpet, Saxophone
J.D. Nicholas Background Vocals
Nat Adderley Jr. Piano, Keyboards
Sharon Jack Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Marvin Gaye Composer
Cheryl Lynn Composer, rhythm arrangement
Luther Vandross Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production, Duet
David Batteau Composer
Tawatha Agee Composer
Larkin Arnold Executive Producer
Nick Ashford Composer
John Barnes Composer
Carl Beatty Engineer
Michael Brauer Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Sefra Herman String Contractor, Horn Conductor
Marcus Miller Arranger, Composer
Ray Parker Jr. Producer, Engineer, rhythm arrangement, Audio Production
Paul Riser Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Kevin Robinson Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Michael Sutton Composer
Brenda Sutton Composer
Wah-Wah Watson Echoplex
Nat Adderley Jr. Arranger, rhythm arrangement
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