Rapture

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Though Anita Baker got some airplay out of The Songstress, that promising solo debut didn't bring her financial security. In fact, Baker was earning her living as a legal secretary in her native Detroit when she signed with Elektra in the mid-'80s. Elektra gave her a strong promotional push, and the equally superb Rapture became the megahit that The Songstress should have been. To its credit, Elektra made her a major star by focusing on Baker's strong point -- romantic but gospel-influenced R&B/pop ballads and "slow jams," sometimes with jazz overtones -- and letting her be true to herself. Rapture gave Baker one moving hit after another, including "Sweet Love," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Though Anita Baker got some airplay out of The Songstress, that promising solo debut didn't bring her financial security. In fact, Baker was earning her living as a legal secretary in her native Detroit when she signed with Elektra in the mid-'80s. Elektra gave her a strong promotional push, and the equally superb Rapture became the megahit that The Songstress should have been. To its credit, Elektra made her a major star by focusing on Baker's strong point -- romantic but gospel-influenced R&B/pop ballads and "slow jams," sometimes with jazz overtones -- and letting her be true to herself. Rapture gave Baker one moving hit after another, including "Sweet Love," "Caught up in the Rapture," "Same Ole Love," and "No One in This World." Praising Baker in a 1986 interview, veteran R&B critic Steve Ivory asserted, "To me, singers like Anita Baker and Frankie Beverly define what R&B or soul music is all about." Indeed, Rapture's tremendous success made it clear that there was still a sizeable market for adult-oriented, more traditional R&B singing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075596044424
  • Catalog Number: 60444
  • Sales rank: 3,989

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweet Love (4:26)
  2. 2 You Bring Me Joy (4:24)
  3. 3 Caught up in the Rapture (5:07)
  4. 4 Been So Long (5:07)
  5. 5 Mystery (4:56)
  6. 6 No One in the World (4:10)
  7. 7 Same Ole Love (4:05)
  8. 8 Watch Your Step (4:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anita Baker Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Vesta Williams Background Vocals
Jimmy Haslip Bass
Bunny Hull Background Vocals
Alex Brown Background Vocals
Lorenzo Brown Percussion
Paul Chiten Synthesizer Overdubs
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Lynn Davis Background Vocals
Vernon D. Fails Keyboards
Lawrence Fratangelo Percussion
Sir Gant Keyboards
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Donald Griffin Guitar
Phillip Ingram Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Rhythm Guitar
Natalie Jackson Background Vocals
Randy Kerber Keyboards
Ricky Lawson Drums
Arthur Marbury Drums
Greg Moore Guitar
Don Myrick Saxophone
Dean Parks Guitar
Greg Phillinganes Synthesizer Overdubs
Darryl Phinnessee Background Vocals
Michael J. Powell Guitar, Finger Snapping
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Fred Washington Bass
David B. Washington Bass
Warren Woods Finger Snapping
Freddy Washington Bass
Technical Credits
Anita Baker Executive Producer
Barry Diament Mastering
Robert Feist Engineer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Barney Perkins Engineer, Remixing
Michael J. Powell Producer, Remixing
Marti Sharron Producer
Gary Skardina Producer, Engineer
Carol Friedman Art Direction
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    Wonderfully done. Brought back many memories. It's worth the price and CD came immediately. Got it right away without any problems.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New Jazz Era

    Anita is truley the greatest female jazz vocalist of the new millenium. Her music adds new spirit to the meaning of love.

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