Sound Advice

Sound Advice

by Patti Austin
     
 
Sound Advice, primarily a covers set, was recorded with Greg Phillinganes and with Shelly Berg and Gregg Field. It's a mixed bag, beginning with a fiery, gospel-ized version of Des'ree's "You Gotta Be" and a powerful, original

Overview

Sound Advice, primarily a covers set, was recorded with Greg Phillinganes and with Shelly Berg and Gregg Field. It's a mixed bag, beginning with a fiery, gospel-ized version of Des'ree's "You Gotta Be" and a powerful, original Austin ballad, "By the Grace of God." The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" removes the original's frills, including the intro; Austin goes straight into the first verse, backed only by drums, and it plays out like a blues-rocker. Pleasant surprises come with Brenda Russell's "A Little Bit of Love" and the Jacksons' "Give It Up" -- album highlights that are played straight, make complete sense in Austin's hands, and add a light touch to the selections. Most peculiar is a hushed version of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence," which uses circular panning on Austin's voice to somewhat ominous effect.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2011
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351518422
catalogNumber:
5184
Rank:
74194

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patti Austin   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Brian Bromberg   Bass
Tim Heintz   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Alvin Chea   Choir, Chorus
Luis Conte   Percussion
Lynne Fiddmont   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Dean Parks   Guitar
Perri Sisters   Choir, Chorus
Greg Phillinganes   Bass,Piano,Keyboards
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Oren Waters   Choir, Chorus
Shelly Berg   Piano,Keyboards
Gregg Field   Drums
Lamont VanHook   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
John Robinson   Bass,Drums
Fred White   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Ian Martin   Bass
Freddie Washington   Bass
Fire Choir   Background Vocals
Trevor Lawrence   Percussion,Drums,Cajon
James Hurrah   Guitar

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
Patti Austin   Composer,Producer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Michael Jackson   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Don McLean   Composer
Brenda Russell   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Ed Cherney   Engineer
Michael Frondelli   Engineer
Martin Gore   Composer
Randy Jackson   Composer
Linda McCartney   Composer
Don Murray   Engineer
Greg Phillinganes   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Keith Richards   Composer
Shelly Berg   Producer
Gregg Field   Producer,Additional Production
Ashley Ingram   Composer
JoAnn Tominaga   Additional Production
Claude François   Composer
Gilles Thibaut   Composer
Greg Field   Producer
Tena Rix Clark   Producer
Rich Niles   Engineer
Barry Orms   Management
Michael Jagger   Composer
Trevor Lawrence   Additional Production
Jacques Abel Jules Revaud   Composer
Des'ree Weekes   Composer

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