Passion

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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Gifted with a voice that illuminates with such vigor to convey life's most inspiring and harshest moments, Regina Belle presents an album that steadfastly utilizes her vocal attributes. The New Jersey native's first single was the sentimental number "If I Could," a timeless tune that reflects a parent's desire to make life as easy as possible for their offspring. It cracked the Billboard R&B Top Ten at number nine after 21 weeks on the charts. The follow-up single was "Dream in Color." Set to a gospel-seasoned rhythm track, Belle expresses the ambitions of the idealistic lyric with an uplifting delivery. It only managed to peak at number 63 after a mere nine weeks. ...
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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Gifted with a voice that illuminates with such vigor to convey life's most inspiring and harshest moments, Regina Belle presents an album that steadfastly utilizes her vocal attributes. The New Jersey native's first single was the sentimental number "If I Could," a timeless tune that reflects a parent's desire to make life as easy as possible for their offspring. It cracked the Billboard R&B Top Ten at number nine after 21 weeks on the charts. The follow-up single was "Dream in Color." Set to a gospel-seasoned rhythm track, Belle expresses the ambitions of the idealistic lyric with an uplifting delivery. It only managed to peak at number 63 after a mere nine weeks. There were no other releases, but every song here is worthy of chart attention. The majority of the songs are ballads and mid-tempo numbers. One would think that with the sultry singer's impressive history of chart activity, the record company would expend more time and effort on such a proven artist. As the title indicates, Belle extends much passion in each one of these songs. She's lacking nothing on any one of these performances and the material is appropriately suited to the songstress. The album begins with the ardent title track, "Passion," and concludes with the inspirational "One Love." From the jazzy blues to the soulful R&B and pop-oriented tunes, Belle's vocals are mesmerizing to the last note.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/16/1993
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 074644882629
  • Catalog Number: 48826
  • Sales rank: 407,429

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Interlude/Passion (5:56)
  2. 2 Quiet Time (5:08)
  3. 3 If I Could (4:02)
  4. 4 Do You Wanna Get Serious (5:33)
  5. 5 Dream in Color (4:12)
  6. 6 My Man (4:49)
  7. 7 The Deeper I Love (4:54)
  8. 8 A Whole New World (4:05)
  9. 9 Love (5:54)
  10. 10 Heaven's Just a Whisper Away (3:56)
  11. 11 Tango in Paris (4:12)
  12. 12 One Love (5:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Regina Belle Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Kool Moe Dee Rap
Peabo Bryson Vocals
Barry White Vocals
Betty Wright Background Vocals
Arturo Sandoval Drums, Horn
Chris Walker Bass, Background Vocals
Charles Christopher Background Vocals
Nikita Germaine Background Vocals
Kitty Beethoven Background Vocals
Cynthia Biggs Background Vocals
Vernon "Ice" Black Bass, Guitar, Synthesizer Guitar
Randy Bowland Guitar
Marquinto Brazil Percussion
Daryl Burgee Bass, Drums
Ed Calle Horn
James Anthony Carmichael Synthesizer, Keyboards
Tony Concepcion Horn
The Gagie School Children's Choir Choir, Chorus
Steve Gordon Rhythm Guitar
Charlene Holloway Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Skyler Jett Background Vocals
Michael Landau Guitar
Ricky Lawson Drums
Tony Lindsay Background Vocals, Voices, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Manny López Guitar
Lester Lopez Synthesizer
Mike Mani Keyboards
Timothy May Guitar
Odeen Mays Keyboards
Aisha McKray Background Vocals
Lester Mendez Synthesizer, Keyboards
Narada Michael Walden Bass, Drums
Eddie Montilla Synthesizer
Wendy Pederson Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes Synthesizer, Keyboards
Rita Quintero Background Vocals
Carl Ramsey Background Vocals
Claytoven Richardson Background Vocals
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Joel Smith Electric Bass
Rafael Solano Percussion
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Dana Teboe Horn
Lloyd Tolbert Synthesizer, Percussion, Keyboards
Allen Varin Percussion
Kirk Whalum Saxophone
Jeanette Wright Background Vocals
Steve Zegree Background Vocals
Walter Afanasieff Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Synclavier
Leland Sklar Bass
Marvel Allen Background Vocals
Frank Martin Conductor
John Barnes Synthesizer, Percussion, Keyboards, Synclavier
Technical Credits
Arturo Sandoval Horn Arrangements
Hal Batt Engineer
Kitty Beethoven Vocal Arrangements
Robbie Buchanan Arranger
James Anthony Carmichael Producer
Milton Chan Engineer
Dana Jon Chappelle Engineer
Gary Cirimelli Programming
Richard Eddy Horn Arrangements
Rochard Eddy Contributor
Jack Faith Arranger, String Arrangements
Jeff Gray Engineer
Ren Klyce Programming
Mark Krieg Engineer
Jay Landers Executive Producer
Mike Mani Programming
Nick Martinelli Producer
Vladimir Meller Contributor
Lester Mendez Programming, drum programming
Narada Michael Walden Arranger, Producer
Barney Perkins Engineer
Jack Perry Engineer
Marc Reyburn Engineer
Monty Seward Programming
Dan Shea Programming
Bruce Weeden Engineer
Steve Zegree Director
Manny Lacarrubba Contributor
David Frazer Engineer
Walter Afanasieff Arranger, Programming, Producer, Contributor
Josephine DiDonato Art Direction
Jennifer Monnar Engineer
Kyle Bess Engineer
Frank Martin String Arrangements
Brenda Dash Executive Producer
Vaughn Harper Liner Notes
John Barnes Arranger
Eric Schilling Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Regina Belle - PASSIONS

    the first time i heard this song it was sung by leslie uggams on a mother's day special. i purchased this cd by regina belle at a very turmultuous time in my life. one evening i was listening to the cd and i went in to tuck my children in, my son was crying he didn't really understand why his daddy wouldn't be living with us and i started rubbing his brow and singing to him, i did the same to my daughter. since '93 that has been our song, i play it on their birthdays, i play it on mother's day. i love my children. they are both in the military my son is on his way home from his 3rd tour in iraq, my 'if i could change this world that i brought him to, i would if i could...i lent this cd to someone and it hasn't been returned, before i lose this memory i heard this was a good place to find older music. God Bless everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If I Could

    Regina Belle sings this song with so much passion. This album and song are the greatest. My husband gets tears with the song If I Could. I love it too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A New Mother- If I Could

    As a mother of a two-year-old son with another on the way the song If I Could puts into words all of the things that I want to say to my babies and didn't know how. I haven't heard many other songs that have touched me so deeply and in such a special way and that's because it takes another mother to know those feelings. If you like this song then you'll also like For Zion, the song by Lauren Hill for her son which is on The Miseducation Of Lauren Hill.

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