Music Fan First

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All Music Guide - Vincent Thomas
Every R&B artist needs to listen to this album, Eric Roberson's fifth, and take notes. If all R&B was this whimsical, this creative, this grooving, this earnest, this textured, this diverse, the genre wouldn't be stuck in such an artistic rut. Music Fan First -- such an apt title for the tireless "do it out of love" Roberson -- is a sprawling effort that is every bit on the level of his previous album ...Left, which means that this is an album of importance in the R&B genre because so many of his contemporaries make music either pandering, broad, or deviant. The album begins with "Newness," one of Roberson's patented stories, this one of new love. He sings ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vincent Thomas
Every R&B artist needs to listen to this album, Eric Roberson's fifth, and take notes. If all R&B was this whimsical, this creative, this grooving, this earnest, this textured, this diverse, the genre wouldn't be stuck in such an artistic rut. Music Fan First -- such an apt title for the tireless "do it out of love" Roberson -- is a sprawling effort that is every bit on the level of his previous album ...Left, which means that this is an album of importance in the R&B genre because so many of his contemporaries make music either pandering, broad, or deviant. The album begins with "Newness," one of Roberson's patented stories, this one of new love. He sings over what could be described as a synthed-out, hip-hop breakbeat, which is what sets this album apart from his previous efforts -- there's some serious grime on the production of many of the songs. Roberson also sets himself apart from his peers with more storytelling on songs like "A Tale of Two" and "Still," whose Afro-cuban asides and melodic coda are the type of artistic riffs missing on virtually every R&B album you hear these days. These aren't bedtime stories; they're more cinematic, closer to hip-hop scripts. To end the album, he offers what is becoming a must for any singing artist born between 1970 and 1990: a Michael Jackson tribute. Roberson is a fan of music indeed, an appreciator of art and creativity, and this is on constant display throughout Music Fan First.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Blue Erro Soul
  • UPC: 775020968127
  • Catalog Number: 8
  • Sales rank: 59,422

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Newness (4:54)
  2. 2 The Hunger - W. Ellington Felton (4:23)
  3. 3 A Tale Of Two - Benjamin O'Neill (4:35)
  4. 4 Borrow You (3:59)
  5. 5 Dealing (4:02)
  6. 6 Still (5:19)
  7. 7 How Could She Do It? (3:32)
  8. 8 Further - T3 (4:19)
  9. 9 The Power That Kisses Hold (4:30)
  10. 10 Howard Girls - Brandon Hines (3:40)
  11. 11 Weekend Getaway (4:51)
  12. 12 She (3:46)
  13. 13 Wanna Believe It Again - Wayna (5:43)
  14. 14 Bad for Me (4:02)
  15. 15 Break It Down (4:26)
  16. 16 Pave a New Road (3:18)
  17. 17 Celebrate - Sy Smith (6:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Roberson Primary Artist
Lalah Hathaway Vocals
Craig Lane Keyboards
Dana Sorey Organ, Strings, Keyboards
Geno "Junebugg" Young Vocals
Matt Cappy Trumpet
Wayna Vocals, Background Vocals
Erro Bass, Vocals
Aaron "Goody" Goode Trombone
Curt Chambers Guitar, fender rhodes
Wayne Moore Bass
Aaron Abernathy Vocals
Jay Bratten Bass
Benjamin O'Neill Guitar, Vocals
Brandon Hines Vocals
Craig Lane Keyboards
Allan Simpson Guitar
Technical Credits
Lalah Hathaway Arranger
Colin Emmanuel Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
D. Brown Cover Photo
Brett Baker Composer
Eric Roberson Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Craig Lane Composer
Dana Sorey Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Osunlade Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
A. Jermaine Mobley Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Instrumentation
James Roberson Executive Producer
Young RJ Producer
W. Ellington Felton Composer
J.R. Hutson Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Erro Arranger, drum programming
Curt Chambers Composer, Producer
Charlotte Roberson Executive Producer
Craig Lane Composer
R. Rudolph Composer
Allan Simpson Composer
Brett Baker Composer
B. Baker Composer
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