Mind, Body & Soul

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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Jade's sophomore album, Mind, Body & Song, balances assembly-line R&B slow jams with funky, futuristic, and sexy mid-tempo cuts. Had they upped the emphasis on the latter, the album would have been more solid and the trio's future could have been brighter. Regardless, this set was released during the early-to-mid-1990s American R&B onslaught, when vocal groups were literally a dime a dozen. Jade were lumped with the SWVs and Xscapes of the era, although these gals exhibited class and sophistication similar to En Vogue. The first couple of songs on this set rank as absolutely average, with lyrics rarely reaching beyond banal good lovin'-type themes. However, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Jade's sophomore album, Mind, Body & Song, balances assembly-line R&B slow jams with funky, futuristic, and sexy mid-tempo cuts. Had they upped the emphasis on the latter, the album would have been more solid and the trio's future could have been brighter. Regardless, this set was released during the early-to-mid-1990s American R&B onslaught, when vocal groups were literally a dime a dozen. Jade were lumped with the SWVs and Xscapes of the era, although these gals exhibited class and sophistication similar to En Vogue. The first couple of songs on this set rank as absolutely average, with lyrics rarely reaching beyond banal good lovin'-type themes. However, by the set's first single, "5-4-3-2 (Yo Time Is Up)," the focus shifts to sexy, cool, and funky mid-tempo cuts. This track sounds almost futuristic, and was probably quite a bit ahead of its time, which explains its lowly peak on the American pop and R&B charts. The second single, the R&B disco cut "Every Day of the Week," proved to be a long lasting sleeper hit, and was definitely the album's most infectious and sassy cut, and one of the 1990s better dance hits. Other highlights include the almost neo-soul "Everything," the steamy "Do You Want Me," the jazzy, new-jill swing of "Bangin'," and the funky, low down jams "There's Not a Man" and "It's On." Despite an average beginning, this sexy and classy album turns out to be rather intoxicating, and a couple of tracks, namely "5-4-3-2," didn't deserve the lack of attention they received.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/1994
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075992455824
  • Catalog Number: 24558
  • Sales rank: 184,304

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jade Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Stan Jones Guitar
John Howcott Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Tonya Kelly Vocals
Emanuel Officer Background Vocals
Donald Parks Keyboards
Wendell Wellman Keyboards
Terrance Davis Keyboards
Louis Hinton Keyboards
Joi Marshall Vocals
Mary Mary Background Vocals, Voices
Joseph McClendon Background Vocals, Voices
Leslie Paton Background Vocals, Voices
Di Reed Vocals
Shavon Smith Background Vocals, Voices
Richie V. Background Vocals, Voices
Shivell Wilder Background Vocals, Voices
Technical Credits
Robert Watson Contributor
Jade Producer
Josh Achzinger Engineer
Nick Brophy Engineer
Milton Chan Engineer
Rob Chiarelli Engineer, Remixing
Steve Churchyard Engineer
Mike Fonda Engineer
Jon Gass Engineer
Steve Hall Mastering
John Howcott Producer, drum programming
Robert Jerald Producer, drum programming
Tonya Kelly Contributor
Shaun LaBelle Contributor, Instrumentation
Mark Morales Producer, drum programming
Derek Nakamoto Contributor, Instrumentation
Emanuel Officer Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Donald Parks Producer, drum programming
DJ Pooh Producer
L.A. Reid Producer
Jose Sanchez Engineer
Wendell Wellman Arranger, drum programming
Laurnea Wilkerson Vocal Arrangements
Warren Woods Engineer
David Betancourt Engineer
Cassandra Mills Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Rashad Coes Producer
David Dashinger Engineer
Emmanuel Dean Producer
Joi Marshall Contributor
Craig Porteils Engineer
Di Reed Contributor
Gabriel Sutter Engineer
Greg Ross Art Direction
Josh Achziger Engineer
Captain Curt Producer, Remixing
Lorna Stovall Logo Art
Antonina Armato Vocal Arrangements
Chip ? Contributor
Dave Hall Producer, Engineer
Booker T. Jones III Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best r&b group ever

    i think are one of the best female groups of the 90 s and this album says everything about them.i like this album better than the debut because they mature alot to me and express their feelings in the songs a whole lot more.i recommend this cd to everybody all around the globe.lol. if u dont have this cd you need to get smacked up side your head for real just for not having one of the best cds of the 90s.

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