Inside

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All Music Guide - Steve Matteo
Perhaps his best album, Inside represents the peak of all the different skills Rankin brings to his music. Like Silver Morning, it includes some singular and inspired renditions of other artists' music. While John Sebastian's "She's a Lady" is an obvious choice and works well, two other covers truly spotlight Rankin's remarkable ability to interpret other artists. Stevie Wonder's "Creepin'" has all the haunting magic and more of Wonder's original. The real winner, though, is Rankin's take on "Up From the Skies," the Jimi Hendrix song from Axis: Bold as Love. Rankin's guitar work and vocal gymnastics showcase an artist with wide-ranging talents. His own "Lost up in Loving ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Matteo
Perhaps his best album, Inside represents the peak of all the different skills Rankin brings to his music. Like Silver Morning, it includes some singular and inspired renditions of other artists' music. While John Sebastian's "She's a Lady" is an obvious choice and works well, two other covers truly spotlight Rankin's remarkable ability to interpret other artists. Stevie Wonder's "Creepin'" has all the haunting magic and more of Wonder's original. The real winner, though, is Rankin's take on "Up From the Skies," the Jimi Hendrix song from Axis: Bold as Love. Rankin's guitar work and vocal gymnastics showcase an artist with wide-ranging talents. His own "Lost up in Loving You" and his romantic cover of "Sunday Kind of Love" show his ease with non-rock sounds. This is a near perfect album and as good as '70s singer/songwriter music gets.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/16/2010
  • Label: Sly Dog Records
  • UPC: 673203300927
  • Catalog Number: 3009
  • Sales rank: 85,709

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Creepin' (2:50)
  2. 2 Inside (4:00)
  3. 3 Lost Up in Loving You (3:02)
  4. 4 Sunday Kind of Love (2:30)
  5. 5 She's a Lady (2:27)
  6. 6 Roll-A-Round (A Warmup Lick) - Chanda (1:15)
  7. 7 The Feeling (2:39)
  8. 8 Up from the Skies (3:27)
  9. 9 Marie (3:04)
  10. 10 You (5:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Rankin Primary Artist, Guitar, fender rhodes
Deniece Williams Background Vocals
Steve Cropper Guitar
Gary Burton Vibes
Bill Champlin Keyboards
Peter Marshall Bass
Bobbye Hall Percussion
Max Bennett Bass
Wilton Felder Bass
James Gadson Drums
John Guerin Drums
Jim Horn Saxophone
Roy McCurdy Drums
Michael Omartian Keyboards
Yvonne Rankin Background Vocals
Paul Stallworth Bass
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Luther Waters Background Vocals
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Willie Weeks Bass
Waddy Wachtel Guitar
Julie Tillman Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Louis Prima Composer
Randy Newman Composer
John Sebastian Composer
Kenny Rankin Composer
Bill Champlin Composer
Jimmie Haskell String Arrangements
Jimi Hendrix Composer
Monte Kay Executive Producer
Ira Newborn Vocal Arrangements
Yvonne Rankin Composer, Producer
Anita Leonard Composer
Stan Rhodes Composer
Barbara Belle Composer
Steven Wonderful Composer
Mike Deasy Composer
Steve Madalo Horn Arrangements
Kathie Deasy Composer
Jack Lewis Executive Producer
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