Reaching for the Sky/Crosswinds

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Peabo Bryson's second and third albums -- 1977's Reaching for the Sky and 1978's Crosswinds -- are compiled for this release. Both were gold sellers and featured a combined total of five charting R&B singles, including the Top Tens "Reaching for the Sky" and "I'm So Into You." For whatever reason, Capitol was content to keep these two albums of rich, sophisticated soul -- featuring arrangements from Richard Davis, Clare Fischer, and Johnny Pate -- out of print and never issued them on CD, but David Nathan's Cherry Red-affiliated soulmusic.com label filled the void in 2011. There is a handful of radio edits, along with in-depth liner notes and full-page reproductions of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Peabo Bryson's second and third albums -- 1977's Reaching for the Sky and 1978's Crosswinds -- are compiled for this release. Both were gold sellers and featured a combined total of five charting R&B singles, including the Top Tens "Reaching for the Sky" and "I'm So Into You." For whatever reason, Capitol was content to keep these two albums of rich, sophisticated soul -- featuring arrangements from Richard Davis, Clare Fischer, and Johnny Pate -- out of print and never issued them on CD, but David Nathan's Cherry Red-affiliated soulmusic.com label filled the void in 2011. There is a handful of radio edits, along with in-depth liner notes and full-page reproductions of the sleeves.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2011
  • Label: Soulmusic.com
  • EAN: 5013929071230
  • Catalog Number: 9071230
  • Sales rank: 64,364

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peabo Bryson Primary Artist, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Horn Section
Ross Traut Guitar
Larry Ball Bass
Jynean Bell Background Vocals
Bobby Christian Percussion, Bells, Vibes
Dan Dillard Trombone
Ron Dover Flute, Saxophone, Soloist
Terry Dukes Background Vocals
Richard Horton Guitar
Morris Jennings Percussion, Drums
Thaddeus Johnson Trumpet
Danny Leake Rhythm Guitar
Paul Libman Keyboards
Cynthia White Background Vocals
Johnny Pate Horn Section
Sharon Johnson Background Vocals
Sonny Seals Saxophone, Soloist
Thomas Campbell Keyboards
Charles Colbert Background Vocals
Dwight W. Watkins Bass, Background Vocals
Gerry Vinci Concert Master
Johnny Pate Stings Conductor
James Boling Jr. Flute
Chuckie Bryson Background Vocals
Warrie Carter Conductor
Louie Palomo Percussion
Technical Credits
Peabo Bryson Composer, Vocal Arrangements, Horn Arrangements
Paul Serrano Engineer
Ken Perry Mastering
Larkin Arnold Executive Producer
Harry Brotman Engineer
Clare Fischer String Arrangements
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Dave Iveland Engineer
Barney Perkins Engineer
Stu Walters Engineer
Johnny Pate Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements
David Nathan Liner Notes
Roy Kohara Art Direction
Zollie Johnson Engineer
Bob Brooks Engineer
Richard Evans Arranger
David McCoy Management
Jeff Scheffler Engineer
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