Once in the Life

Once in the Life

     
 
Adapted from the play Riff Raff, the soundtrack for the Laurence Fishburne film Once in the Life features a broad range of artists practicing different strains of urban music, from rap to jazz. The highlights really depend on which style of music appeals to you, but there are a few moments, such as the uplifting soul of Glen Scott

Overview

Adapted from the play Riff Raff, the soundtrack for the Laurence Fishburne film Once in the Life features a broad range of artists practicing different strains of urban music, from rap to jazz. The highlights really depend on which style of music appeals to you, but there are a few moments, such as the uplifting soul of Glen Scott's album-concluding "Without Vertigo," that truly standout. In addition to this heartfelt track, Guru's "Choices" and Nuyorican Soul's "Nautilus (MAWtilus)" also deserve attention as they brush across various styles of music, merging the meticulous musicianship of smooth jazz with the emotive evocations of soul while retaining glossy electronica production. Of course, while the broad scope of the album offers plenty of surprises, not everything will appeal to everyone, as committed hip-hop fans probably won't savor the pop/soul of the Congregation's "Train Whistle" just as soul fans probably won't appreciate the straight-up hip-hop abrasion of KRS-1's "Shadup Ya Face." It's best to keep an open mind with this soundtrack, since most of the tracks are of high quality, even if they span a broad range of styles.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2000
Label:
Artemis Records
UPC:
0699675102821
catalogNumber:
51028

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Schoolly D   Track Performer
Richie Sambora   Musician
Black Sheep   Track Performer
Guru   Track Performer
Zap Mama   Track Performer
Buckshot LeFonque   Track Performer
John Allmark   Muted Trumpet
Peter Daou   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Dave Darlington   Keyboards
Marie Daulne   Vocals
N'Dea Davenport   Track Performer
Mike Dean   Bass,Guitar,Piano
KRS-One   Track Performer
Vince Montana   Conductor
Peter Nocella   Viola
Christine Reeves   Violin
Vernon Reid   Track Performer
Anthony Posk   Violin,Concert Master
Steve Welch   Track Performer
Nuyorican Soul   Track Performer
Orest Artymiw   Violin
Olga Konopelsky   Violin
Anthony Pirollo   Cello
Gregory Teperman   Violin
Anthony Tidd   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Amy Wilson   Keyboards
Congregation   Track Performer
Rosco   Track Performer
Big Pimpin' Delemond   Track Performer
Sheffer Bruton   Trombone
Glen Scott   Track Performer
Vidal Davis   Drums
Martin Terefe   Acoustic Guitar
Spooks   Track Performer
Rich Owens   Track Performer
Brian Rife   Track Performer
Kevin Sandbloom   Track Performer
Bobbi Humphries   Track Performer
Latin Frozz   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Steven Barkan   Engineer
Dave Darlington   Engineer
Marie Daulne   Producer
David Davidson   String Arrangements,String Transcription
Mike Dean   Producer,Engineer
Dan Lacksman   Engineer
Vince Montana   String Arrangements
Susan Rogers   Producer
Tim Orford   Engineer
Kenny Dope   Producer
Kelly Pribble   Engineer
Chris Covert   Musical Supervision
Adam Otcasek   Cover Design
Daz Dillinger   Producer
Barry Cole   Producer,Musical Supervision
Martin Terefe   Arranger,Producer
Kevin Brown   Remixing
Jesse B. Weaver   Composer

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