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Love Shouldn't Hurt
     

Love Shouldn't Hurt

by All-4-One
 

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Child abuse is a terrible thing. The National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse (NCPCA) probably does good work to prevent it, and if you were to contribute money to the organization, that probably would be good, too. It's also good to get that out of the way up front, since reviewing benefit albums is a dicey business: the mere music reviewer doesn't want to imply

Overview

Child abuse is a terrible thing. The National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse (NCPCA) probably does good work to prevent it, and if you were to contribute money to the organization, that probably would be good, too. It's also good to get that out of the way up front, since reviewing benefit albums is a dicey business: the mere music reviewer doesn't want to imply that critical remarks are intended to reflect upon the organization being benefited or the cause being addressed. That said, Love Shouldn't Hurt, a benefit album whose proceeds are earmarked for the NCPCA, is a collection of tendentious, second-rate songs by a group of aging pop-rock stars who range from the has-been to the never-was. In their patented soft-rock style, the likes of Stephen Bishop, Michael Bolton, and Michael McDonald, among others, solemnly preach to the listener about how child abuse is a terrible thing. It's perhaps no surprise that the album was made under the auspices of Quincy Jones's Qwest label, since the title song especially, with its traded-off vocals from a celebrity chorus, recalls "We Are the World," and the artist roster reads like a Hollywood party invitation list. The only tracks that escape being career embarrassments are Earth, Wind & Fire's "That's the Way of the World," which is the vintage hit version, and Kenny Loggins's reading of John Lennon's "Love," neither of which has anything to do with child abuse, which, in case we haven't mentioned it, is a terrible thing. Really.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/1998
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624724025
catalogNumber:
47240

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

All-4-One   Primary Artist
Take 6   Vocals,Group,Track Performer
Nancy Wilson   Track Performer
Michael Bolton   Vocals,Track Performer
Earth, Wind & Fire   Track Performer
Kenny Loggins   Vocals,Track Performer
Olivia Newton-John   Vocals
Steve Stills   Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Lovemongers   Group,Track Performer
David Frank   Keyboards
Emanuel Officer   Vocals
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Tamia   Vocals
Verdine White   Bass
Ann Wilson   Vocals,Track Performer
Carnie Wilson   Vocals
Wendy Wilson   Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar
Deana Carter   Track Performer
Jordan Hill   Vocals
Chris Stills   Vocals
Gregory Curtis   Vocals
Mickey Shapiro   Lon
Laura Davis   Vocals
Strate Vocalz   Track Performer
Richard Stites   Vocals
All Star Group   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Take 6   Producer
Michael Bolton   Arranger,Producer
Kenny Loggins   Producer
Michael McDonald   Producer
Olivia Newton-John   Contributor
Steve Stills   Contributor
Maurice White   Producer
Bobby Caldwell   Producer
Steve Kipner   Producer
Lovemongers   Producer
Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Rob Brill   Engineer
John Goodenough   Engineer
Jack Kugell   Producer
Taavi Mote   Engineer
Terry Nelson   Producer
Shavoni   Producer
Charles Stepney   Producer
Tamia   Contributor
Russ Titelman   Producer
Ann Wilson   Contributor
Cam Wilson   Contributor
Carnie Wilson   Contributor
Wendy Wilson   Contributor
Sheila Minard   Composer,Producer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Producer
Jonathan Burtner   Engineer
Chris Stills   Contributor
Mickey Shapiro   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Charles Stephney   Producer
Charity Lomax   Engineer
Claus Trelby   Engineer
Richard Stites   Contributor
Jesse Gorman   Engineer
Art Di Furia   Composer

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