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Pru

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As a child growing up in Houston, TX, Pru Renfro could memorize and recite the text of an entire Dr. Suess book. The open-minded, whimsical influence certainly shows on the singer/songwriter's self-titled album Pru. She freely mixes hip-hop, Latin, R&B, rock, and trip-hop into a uniquely enticing mix that quickly identifies her as an adventurous artist along

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As a child growing up in Houston, TX, Pru Renfro could memorize and recite the text of an entire Dr. Suess book. The open-minded, whimsical influence certainly shows on the singer/songwriter's self-titled album Pru. She freely mixes hip-hop, Latin, R&B, rock, and trip-hop into a uniquely enticing mix that quickly identifies her as an adventurous artist along the line of Angie Stone, Jill Scott and Lauryn Hill. The ballad "Candles" is a juxtaposition of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles' "Tracks of My Tears." Pru wisely gives Sade's "Smooth Operator" a different flavor than the original; bring to the fore the original version's Latin influences more forcefully but still keep it smooth amid popping percussion and fluttery flute runs. The halting ballad "Hazy Shades" recalls "blue light in the basement" old skool slow jams. Other highlights include "Aroma," "183 Miles," "Sketches of Pain," and the movie portion of this enhanced CD.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2000
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724352312009
catalogNumber:
23120

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Performance Credits

Pru   Primary Artist,Vocals
Marc Anthony   Guitar
Ben Garrison   African Percussion,Vocal Percussion
Lisa Gutkin   Violin
Ozzie Melendez   Horn
Troy Taylor   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Background Vocals,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Rick Williams   Bass,Guitar,Vocal Percussion
Mark Fineberg   Flute,Horn
Loren Dawson   Violin
Leah Coloff   Cello
Todd Schwartz   Horn
Roy "Royalty" Hamilton   Keyboards
Lamenga Kafi   Background Vocals
Daphaney Epps   Background Vocals
David Laurence   Viola

Technical Credits

Sade Adu   Composer
Ben Garrison   Songwriter,Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Rick Williams   Songwriter,Arranger,Producer
Linda C. Cobb   Art Direction
Roy Lott   Executive Producer
Jeff Crews   Engineer
Jack Ponti   Direction,Management
Chaz Harper   Engineer
Hernán Santiago   Engineer
Mika Mukawa   Engineer
Pru   Arranger,Producer
Ben "Hollowell" Garrison   Engineer

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Pru 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent, well-put together album. ''Candles'' has a nice groove and she did a great job on Sade's ''Smooth Operator''. Well worth the money!