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With their third album, SWV attempt to break away from the slick urban straitjacket and return to their hip-hop roots. In order to achieve their goal, the group hired a head-spinning array of producers and collaborators -- not only does Sean "Puffy" Combs produce and rap, but Snoop Doggy Dogg, Missy Elliott, Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, Lil' Caesar, E-40 and Redman all appear on the album. Considering all the extra starpower, it's not all that surprising that SWV occasionally become overwhelmed by their guests, but that doesn't prevent Release Some Tension from being a solid album, particularly when it's propelled by funky sinlges like "Someone" and sweet grooves like ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With their third album, SWV attempt to break away from the slick urban straitjacket and return to their hip-hop roots. In order to achieve their goal, the group hired a head-spinning array of producers and collaborators -- not only does Sean "Puffy" Combs produce and rap, but Snoop Doggy Dogg, Missy Elliott, Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, Lil' Caesar, E-40 and Redman all appear on the album. Considering all the extra starpower, it's not all that surprising that SWV occasionally become overwhelmed by their guests, but that doesn't prevent Release Some Tension from being a solid album, particularly when it's propelled by funky sinlges like "Someone" and sweet grooves like "Rain" and "Here for You."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/1997
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636752525
  • Catalog Number: 67525

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Someone - Puff Daddy (4:05)
  2. 2 Release Some Tension - Foxy Brown (4:05)
  3. 3 Lose My Cool - Redman (4:38)
  4. 4 Love Like This - Lil' Ceasar (3:46)
  5. 5 Can We (4:51)
  6. 6 Rain (4:25)
  7. 7 Give It Up - Lil' Kim (4:41)
  8. 8 Come and Get Some - E-40 (4:23)
  9. 9 When U Cry (4:31)
  10. 10 Lose Myself (4:38)
  11. 11 Here for You (4:53)
  12. 12 Gettin' Funky (4:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
SWV Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Redman Track Performer
Jade Wurlitzer
Foxy Brown Track Performer
E-40 Track Performer
Snoop Dogg Track Performer
Tree Guitar
Cheryl Gamble Vocals, Background Vocals
Mike Gibbs Guitar
Tamara Johnson Vocals, Background Vocals
Rich Keller Bass, Guitar
Marc Kinchen Keyboards, Multi Instruments
Leanne Lyons Vocals, Background Vocals
Troy Taylor Multi Instruments
Kevin Perez Keyboards
Lil' Kim Track Performer
Bam Keyboards, Key Bass
Missy Elliott Rap, Track Performer
Diddy Track Performer
Stevie J. Multi Instruments
Malik Pendleton Multi Instruments
Kelly Price Background Vocals
Freddy Levine Drums
Keith Winfield Keyboards
Jeremy James Guitar
K. Perez Keyboards
John "Jade" Daniels Wurlitzer
Brian Attmore Multi Instruments
Mark Gibbs Guitar
Bam Keyboards
Michael Gregory Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass
Technical Credits
Jaco Pastorius Composer
Mary Brown Producer, Vocal Producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Producer
Al Eaton Engineer
Charles Farrar Producer
Larry Funk Engineer
Ben Garrison Engineer
Alvaughn Jackson Producer, Vocal Producer
Rich Keller Engineer
Brian Kincaid Engineer
Marc Kinchen Programming, Producer
Paul Logus Engineer
Brian Alexander Morgan Composer, Producer
Troy Taylor Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Vocal Producer
Kevin Thomas Engineer
Eliud "Lou" Ortiz Engineer
Rasheed Goodlowe Engineer
Kevin Perez Producer
Luke Gordon Engineer
Ken Lewis Engineer
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Kevin Evans Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie Producer
Commissioner Gordon Engineer
Jimmy Douglas Engineer
Stevie J. Programming, Producer
Malik Pendleton Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Timbaland Producer
Kelly Price Producer, Vocal Producer
Kevin Haywood Engineer
Stephen Dent Engineer
Lynn Montrose Engineer
Roderick Wiggins Producer, drum programming
Calvin Broadus Composer
Anthony "Jake" Morgan Associate Executive Producer
A.D. Perez Producer, drum programming
Lanz "Wet" Mitchell Producer
Patricia Deige Muldrow Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Joe Pererra Engineer
K. Perez Producer
Harve Pierre Arranger, Vocal Arrangements, Associate Executive Producer
Don Pooh Producer, Vocal Producer
Mark South Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Johnta Austin Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
John "Jade" Daniels Producer
The Characters Producer
Majesty drum programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Release Some Tension

    SWV has great vocals and they can sing. their music sounds terrific and the CD remains as the best of 1997!!!!!! I was 10 when this CD came out and I bought it when I was 12. I love this CD!!!!!!!!!

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