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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
El DeBarge was away longer than he was around. The first DeBarge album and the last El DeBarge album were separated by 13 years, and then 16 years passed between Heart, Mind & Soul and Second Chance. Apart from a handful of guest appearances during the latter half of the '90s and early 2000s, El was (to put it mildly) out of commission. So it's extraordinary that this, his fifth solo album, exists. It's something else that he's in top form. Working with an assortment of mostly complementary collaborators, including Ron Fair, Mike City, Jam & Lewis, and the Avila Brothers, El tends to stick to sweet love songs -- pleasurable, fresh updates of his tried and true ...
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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
El DeBarge was away longer than he was around. The first DeBarge album and the last El DeBarge album were separated by 13 years, and then 16 years passed between Heart, Mind & Soul and Second Chance. Apart from a handful of guest appearances during the latter half of the '90s and early 2000s, El was (to put it mildly) out of commission. So it's extraordinary that this, his fifth solo album, exists. It's something else that he's in top form. Working with an assortment of mostly complementary collaborators, including Ron Fair, Mike City, Jam & Lewis, and the Avila Brothers, El tends to stick to sweet love songs -- pleasurable, fresh updates of his tried and true approach. His voice remains capable of elevating substandard material, not that there is much of it here. The acrobatic falsetto and supple harmonies are as present as ever. While the first ten songs would have made for a strong return on their own, the final three put Second Chance over the top as one of the year's best R&B albums. The rippling "Sad Songs" and the sparse "The Other Side," two of the three songs written with Jam & Lewis, illustrate heartbreak while tapping into a vivid anguish that El had never before approached. They are both exceptionally poignant; anyone with the vaguest idea about the singer's struggles will hear them as more than just remorseful breakup songs. In this context, the closing "Second Chance" -- issued as the album's lead single -- sounds nothing short of triumphant. [Initial copies of the album, released in late November 2010, came with a three-song, Christmas-themed bonus disc.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2010
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602527550183
  • Catalog Number: 001504572

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lay with You - Faith Evans (3:41)
  2. 2 Heaven (4:42)
  3. 3 Close to You (3:40)
  4. 4 Format - 50 Cent (4:08)
  5. 5 When I See You (4:17)
  6. 6 How Can You Love Me (4:09)
  7. 7 Serenading (4:03)
  8. 8 5 Seconds - Fabolous (3:32)
  9. 9 Joyful (4:43)
  10. 10 Sexy Lady (2:51)
  11. 11 Sad Songs (3:18)
  12. 12 The Other Side (4:17)
  13. 13 Second Chance (3:40)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Silent Night (2:39)
  2. 2 Christmas Without You (4:16)
  3. 3 Heart Full of Love (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
El DeBarge Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Vocoder
Bruce Dukov Violin
Bobby Ross Avila Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Celeste, Drums
Rick Baptist Horn
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Brian Dembow Viola
Stephen Erdody Celli
Ron Fair Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Conductor
Julie Gigante Violin
John Goux Guitar
Jimmy Jam Percussion, Strings, Keyboards
Carole Kleister-Castillo Viola
Warren Leuning Horn
George Merrill Background Vocals
Joe Meyer Horn
Mischke Background Vocals
Helen Nightengale Violin
Robin Olson Violin
Sid Paige Violin
Katia Popov Violin
Shannon Rubicam Background Vocals
Cecilia Tsan Celli
Josefina Vergara Violin
John Wittenberg Violin
Ken Yerke Violin
Gayle Levant Harp
Faith Evans Vocals
Robert Peterson Violin
Suzie Katayama Conductor
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Horn
Natalie Leggett Violin
Timothy Landauer Celli
Nico Abondolo Bass
Chris Bleth Alto Flute, Oboe
Iz Percussion, Drums
Sara Parkins Violin
Paul Klintworth Horn
Roberto Cani Violin
Trevor Handy Celli
Timothy Loo Celli
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Ryan Roberts Bass
Leo Mellace Guitar
Alyssa Park Violin
Gerardo Hilera Violin
Songa Lee Violin
Henry Gronnier Violin
Steve Richards Celli
Rudolph Stein Celli
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Aaron Oltman Viola
Jeanie Lim Viola
Yelena Yegoryan Violin
Robert Brophy Viola
Nina Evtuhov Violin
Jason Perry Keyboards
Armen Ksajikian Celli
Tiffany Yi Hu Violin
Thomas Diener Viola
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Phillip Levy Violin
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Mario de León Violin
Lily Ho Chen Violin
Razdan Kuyumjian Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Thomas Harte Jr. Bass
Hot Sauce Guitar
Technical Credits
Bobby Ross Avila drum programming
El DeBarge Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Ron Fair Producer, Executive Producer, drum programming, Orchestral Arrangements, Additional Production
Clark Germain Engineer
John Goux Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Jimmy Jam Producer, Vocal Engineer
Terry Lewis Composer, Producer, Vocal Engineer
George Merrill Engineer
Mischke Composer, Engineer, Vocal Producer
Allen Sides Engineer
Suzie Katayama String Arrangements
James Harris Composer
Todd Gallopo Art Direction
Sam Salter Vocal Producer
Mike City Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Christian Davis Producer, Engineer
Tal Herzberg Engineer, Pro-Tools
Jeff Halbert Engineer
Ianthe Zevos Creative Art
Pete Farmer Executive Producer
John D. Norten Engineer
Tremaine "Six7" Williams Engineer
Corey Shoemaker Engineer
The Avila Brothers Producer
Tal Oz Engineer
Jeremy Stevenson Engineer
Mike Snodgress Marketing Coordinator
Issiah J. Avila Composer
Awesome Jones Composer, Producer
Victor "V Dubb" Wilson Composer, Producer
Gabe Moffatt Engineer
E.J. Coulter Composer
Michael Angelo Producer, Engineer
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  • Posted December 22, 2010

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    The CD is a must-have

    After reading about El DeBarge in Ebony, and all the hardships he went through, then coming out with this CD, Second Chance, I decided this is a must-have and a-want in my CD collection. My curiosity got the best of me, as I was wondering if he still had that soft romantic voice, especially singing "Who's Holding Donna Now", "Rhythm of the Night" and "I Like It" while he was with his group, DeBarge. Ooh, la, la, he still sounds good, 25 years later, and the CD has me reminiscing my favorite song, "Who's Holding Donna Now". I am just so glad that I purchased this CD for my holiday enjoyment, along with R. Kelly's Love Letter and Sade's Soldier of Love.

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

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    Don't Miss This One

    An accident made me pick up this CD, and I am so glad for that accident.
    I had no idea that EL had been in the business for almost 20 years. And his hardships made me that much more curious as to if he still had it or not. The first song told me not to worry. He did an album that not many people paid to titled "In the Storm." Right then and there I knew that there would always be someone with "Marvin Gaye" in his heart. EL is that person. From his piano playing, overdubbing, re-recording his own voice for backgrounding, his four part harmony. All this from a man that was not afraid to be himself. From the first song, a duet with "Faith Evans", to the last song where he makes you remember "Micheal Jackson." This CD is nothing but a non-stop party and head-bobbing good time. Not everything is perfect, but boy will you love what he has done. And the one song that you have to hear is "How Can You Love Me", he is not the least bit afraid to showcase all his talents in one song. From the piano playing, to the background in four, count them 4 part harmony. You will wear out your replay button and I am and will be using this in my future music, written or sung. It should be required listening and learning by all college MUSIC MAJORS. He dose it almost perfectly, and you hear the invisible "fifth voice" that is so well known by Barber Shop Quartets. EL makes you remember Marvin Gaye with every selection. The way Marvin could make you wonder how one man have so much talent in such a small body. Anyone over 50 needs to listen to Marvin's "WHATS GOING ON", then play this and hear what is there and see if you don't go back to a time when we had so much fun. But the world was so much in trouble.
    Welcome back EL. We missed you and needed you right about now. Please stick around for a while, this time. PLEASE!!!

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