Man

Man

by Neneh Cherry
     
 

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Neneh Cherry, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and "rapstress" who burst onto the scene in 1989 with the mega-hit "Buffalo Stance," did not even see the release of her third album, Man, in the United States. This set differs from her previous efforts in that there is absolutely no rap to be found anywhere on the disc, and

Overview

Neneh Cherry, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and "rapstress" who burst onto the scene in 1989 with the mega-hit "Buffalo Stance," did not even see the release of her third album, Man, in the United States. This set differs from her previous efforts in that there is absolutely no rap to be found anywhere on the disc, and all of the songs are slow-burning, midtempo alt-rock numbers, as opposed to anything remotely resembling dance or rap (though there are some hip-hop styled beats). There are really no immediate hits on this album, although it includes the international chart-topping duet with Youssou N'Dour, "7 Seconds," as well as several other highlights, including "Woman," "Hornbeam," and "Everything." Also included here is a tribute cover she recorded of Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man." The album is a high-quality collection of alt-rock womens' anthems, at times bluesy, at times folksy, and much more akin to her previous rock-leaning effort Homebrew than her breakthrough Raw Like Sushi. The songs have an organic, earthy feel, in tune with the Lilith Fair alternative-style musical movement going on at the time. A good deal of alterna-sexual references are found, especially considering some of the song titles (first single "Kootchi" and "Beastiality," to mention two). A solid album, but definitely not very commercial. Still, it should have been given a chance in the U.S. market, especially given her previous track record.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/1996
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
0724384198121
catalogNumber:
8419812

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neneh Cherry   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bernard Butler   Guitar
Youssou N'Dour   Track Performer
Jonny Stephens   Electric Guitar,Casio
Steve Grippa Hopwood   Guitar,Vocals
Kristoffer Wallman   Keyboards
Bill McDonald   Bass Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Eagle-Eye Cherry   Piano
Jeff Bryant   French Horn
Makoto Sakamoto   Drums
Johnny Dollar   Guitar
Jonas Lindgren   Violin
Michael Thompson   French Horn

Technical Credits

Booga Bear   Producer,beats
Neneh Cherry   Composer
Chris Dibble   Engineer
Falcon   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Tristin Norwell   Engineer
Gavyn Wright   String Arrangements
Ronny Lahti   Engineer
Mark Saunders   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Mickey P.   beats
Cameron McVey   Composer
Dave Allen   Producer,Engineer
Gordon Cyrus   Vocal Engineer
Paul Anthony Taylor   Programming
Johnny Dollar   Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,beats
Jonathan Sharp   Composer
Wil Malone   Producer,String Arrangements

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