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Soul Flower
     

Soul Flower

4.7 4
by En Vogue
 
Four years after their last true full-length (the nearly Internet-only Christmas album from 2002 barely counts), En Vogue return as independent women, not only in record label but also in attitude. Soul Flower benefits from more of an eye on the groove than on the charts and better than ever tricks from longtime producers Denzil Foster

Overview

Four years after their last true full-length (the nearly Internet-only Christmas album from 2002 barely counts), En Vogue return as independent women, not only in record label but also in attitude. Soul Flower benefits from more of an eye on the groove than on the charts and better than ever tricks from longtime producers Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy. Within the first five seconds of the album listeners get a slinky shuffle of a beat, '40s-styled harmonies, and a confident, soulful lead vocal. A ton of winning ideas follow, and Foster and McElroy seem to be having as much fun as ever. The 2004 version of En Vogue -- original members Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron with newish member Rhona Bennett -- harmonize as well as the original four, adding a mature attitude that's still sexy and strong. "All You See" is Sex in the City in a song, with the women delivering their "can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em" lyrics in elegant fashion. The plea for men to stop acting like boys on the slinky "Dissed Him" could make the lowliest player straighten up and "Nearly Lost" is a wonderful bit of light chamber funk. This isn't a return to form -- there's nothing reaching for the brassy heights of "Free Your Mind" and nothing as gimmicky as "My Lovin'" -- but Soul Flower finds the band revitalized, learned, and with a whole new set of opportunities in front of them.

Editorial Reviews

Billboard - Gail Mitchell
Original Voguers Cindy Herron and Terry Ellis join new member Rhona Bennett (The Jamie Foxx Show) on the group's first (non-holiday) studio album since the 2000 release Masterpiece Theater.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2004
Label:
33Rd Street
UPC:
0806403332621
catalogNumber:
3326

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

En Vogue   Primary Artist
Robbie Nevil   Keyboards
Marlon McClain   Guitar
Troy Johnson   Keyboards
Steve Counter   Guitar
Denzil Foster   Keyboards
Jara Harris   Keyboards
Thomas McElroy   Keyboards
Sauce   Keyboards
D'Wayne Wiggins   Guitar
Rick Campbell   Percussion
Phillip Scott   Keyboards
Matt Theriault   Keyboards
Rochad Holiday   Keyboards
Dorian Cheah   Violin
Earl Cooney   Guitar
Dillion F. Gorman   Keyboards

Technical Credits

T.C. Ellis   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Marlon McClain   Producer
Troy Johnson   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Steve Counter   Engineer
Terry Ellis   Composer,Executive Producer
Denzil Foster   Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming,Vocal Producer
Jara Harris   Producer,drum programming
Thomas McElroy   Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming,Vocal Producer
Sauce   drum programming
Cam Wilson   Composer
E. Baker   Composer
A. Hall   Composer
R. Holiday   Composer
Cindy Herron   Composer,Executive Producer
Phillip Scott   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
I.V. Webb   Composer
Matt Theriault   Producer
Rafael Ventura   Producer
A. Cole   Composer
Bishop Andrew Merrit   Composer
Pastor Andrew Merritt   Composer
Track Headz   Producer
Rhona Bennett   Composer
Dorian Cheah   Producer
Dwayne Morgan   Producer,Vocal Producer
Vannesa Ellis   Liner Notes
Dillion F. Gorman   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Renee Moncada   Cover Photo
Beat Exchange   Audio Production

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Soul Flower 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
LOVED it! I really wish this CD were getting more attention. It's outstanding! It's always in my cd player.
Guest More than 1 year ago
En Vogue's newest CD Soul Flower is just simply amazing!! The thirty second clips that are given really do not give the CD justice! When I put it in my CD player I was just in awe of the vocal and musical talent that was in front of me! I can honestly say that this is the best and most enjoyable CD I have bought in YEARS!! It has remained in every CD player I have been near...I would recommend this CD to anyone and everyone I come across!! It is DEFINITELY worth EVERY CENT!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the CD. Even thought it doesn't give justice to their vocal abilities, it's pretty good. I wish that they did more ballads like on EV3. Stand out track are Losin' My Mind, Ooh Boy, Careful. You must get this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best CD's that I have purchased in a while. Every song on the CD is great. It is a must for your CD collection!!!!