Outrun the Sky

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Few mainstream artists can keep the lazy release schedule Don Hathaway's daughter does and retain a strong fan base. It's been a whole decade since Lalah Hathaway released one of her own albums and half that long since she joined Joe Sample for The Song Lives On. It's her warm voice, smooth delivery, and allegiance to fad-free R&B that keeps the faithful patiently waiting. Delivering on all counts, Outrun the Sky is a fan's dream and the singer's best showcase since her debut. While The Song Lives On was more ambitious and in turn brought more fans, Outrun the Sky is a better showcase. Not only does Hathaway cover a wider spectrum of tones and moods but she also ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Few mainstream artists can keep the lazy release schedule Don Hathaway's daughter does and retain a strong fan base. It's been a whole decade since Lalah Hathaway released one of her own albums and half that long since she joined Joe Sample for The Song Lives On. It's her warm voice, smooth delivery, and allegiance to fad-free R&B that keeps the faithful patiently waiting. Delivering on all counts, Outrun the Sky is a fan's dream and the singer's best showcase since her debut. While The Song Lives On was more ambitious and in turn brought more fans, Outrun the Sky is a better showcase. Not only does Hathaway cover a wider spectrum of tones and moods but she also producers and writes most of the highlights of the album. Her stream-of-consciousness lyrics for the title track give a more personal picture of the artist and paint her as an approachable dreamer who's as unsure as anyone. Hathaway's inspired writing is responsible for many of the other warm and reflective winners but it's the closing "Boston" that best illustrates how this husky voiced siren can conjure up a cosmopolitan song and deliver it with heart. Including her smoky take on Luther Vandross' "Forever, for Always, for Love" from the Forever, for Always, for Luther tribute is the icing on this cool cake. The ballad-heavy album still has its fair share of grooves that are rooted in R&B but the overall easy temperament isn't going to alienate any of Hathaway's smooth jazz converts. Nice to have her back; here's to a shorter wait next time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • Label: Pyramid Records
  • UPC: 802469110920
  • Catalog Number: 691109
  • Sales rank: 30,236

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 How Many Times (3:39)
  2. 2 Back Then (4:49)
  3. 3 Your Favorite Song (4:07)
  4. 4 Forever, For Always, For Love (5:52)
  5. 5 Better and Better (4:04)
  6. 6 Outrun the Sky (3:06)
  7. 7 If U Ever (4:15)
  8. 8 In the End (3:48)
  9. 9 Admit It (5:34)
  10. 10 Stronger (5:47)
  11. 11 We Were 2 (8:10)
  12. 12 More (5:10)
  13. 13 Boston (5:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lalah Hathaway Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Sekou Bunch Bass
Poogie Bell Drums
Lenny Castro Percussion
Brandon Fields Saxophone
Ray Fuller Guitar
Nick Lane Trombone
Doug Livingston Pedal Steel Guitar
Jenny Douglas McRea Background Vocals
Rex Rideout Keyboards
Vivian Sessoms Background Vocals
John Jubu Smith Guitar
Lee Thornburg Trumpet
Michael White Drums
Michael White Drums
Kenya Hathaway Background Vocals
Tim Carmon Organ, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes
Ricky Rodriguez Percussion
David Delhomme Guitar, Keyboards
Mike City Various
Jubu Smith Guitar
Chris Parks Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Eric Walls Guitar
Sundra "Sun" Manning Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Lalah Hathaway Composer, Producer
Luther Vandross Composer
Mark Green Engineer
Steve Hall Mastering
Bud Harner Producer
Nick Lane Horn Arrangements
George Nauful Executive Producer
Rex Rideout Programming, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Vivian Sessoms Composer, Producer
Steve Sykes Engineer
Anthony Jeffries Engineer
Jim Morgan Engineer
Raymond A. Shields II Executive Producer
David Delhomme Composer, Producer
Mike City Producer, Audio Production, Instrumentation
Jack Frisch Art Direction
Chris Parks Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Audio Production
Francis Graham Engineer
Wondress Hutchinson Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lalah like Luther

    Lalah Hathaway is the female version of Luther Vandross. Her voice is smooth and sensual, with it's smoky texture. The songs and music fit her style perfectly. Great album.

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