Music of the Sun

Music of the Sun

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by Rihanna
     
 

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Rihanna benefits from the knowing production work of Syndicated Rhythm Productions, aka Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken, who together produced a laundry list of contemporary teen pop sensations during the prior decade. What these guys do that's so irresistibly shrewd is synthesize Caribbean rhythms and beats with standard-issue urban dance-pop: Caribbean-inflected urban,… See more details below

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Rihanna benefits from the knowing production work of Syndicated Rhythm Productions, aka Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken, who together produced a laundry list of contemporary teen pop sensations during the prior decade. What these guys do that's so irresistibly shrewd is synthesize Caribbean rhythms and beats with standard-issue urban dance-pop: Caribbean-inflected urban, if you will. So while a song like "Pon de Replay" is driven by booming dancehall/reggaeton-lite beats and a reggae vocal cadence (and title spelling), it's a simple and distinctly American, dance-pop song at its core. In other words, it's like a dancehall remix of Beyoncé that's not too dancehall. The best songs on Music of the Sun follow this appealing template, including the similarly catchy few songs that follow the aforementioned album-opening smash hit: "Here I Go Again," "If It's Lovin' That You Want," and "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)."

Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2005
Label:
Def Jam
UPC:
0602498826164
catalogNumber:
000493702
Rank:
42822

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rihanna   Primary Artist
Rob Mounsey   Conductor
Full Force   Background Vocals
Kenneth Burward-Hoy   Viola
Stephanie Cummins   Cello
Ann Leathers   Violin
Richard Locker   Cello
Jan Mullen   Violin
Sue Pray   Viola
Mark Orrin Shuman   Cello
Richard Sortomme   Concert Master
Carl Sturken   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
Marti Sweet   Violin
Cenovia Cummins   Violin
Avril Brown   Violin
Debra Shufelt   Viola
Carol Webb   Violin
Yana Goichman   Violin
Lawrence Glazener   Bass
Vince Lionti   Viola
Elizabeth Nielson   Violin
Uri Vodoz   Violin

Technical Credits

Willie Cobbs   Composer
Rob Mounsey   String Arrangements
Full Force   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Evan Rogers   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Samuel Barnes   Composer
Chris Gehringer   Mastering
Scott La Rock   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Matt Noble   Engineer
Carl Sturken   Composer,Programming,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Diane Warren   Composer
Nathan Watts   Composer
Poke & Tone   Producer
Hemberger   Engineer
Jean Claude "Poke" Olivier   Composer
Vada Nobles   Composer,Producer
Johnny Nice   Producer,Engineer
Mikkel SE   Composer
Rihanna   Composer
Michelle "Graffitti" Graf   Package Production
Rudy Maya   Producer,drum programming
Andy West   Art Direction
Tor Erik Hermansen   Composer
Makeba   Composer
Lawrence Parker   Composer

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