Sound Advice

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2011
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351518422
  • Catalog Number: 5184
  • Sales rank: 107,786

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 Jr. Guitar
Ricky Lawson Drums
Dean Parks Guitar
The 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
The Fire Choir Background Vocals
Trevor Lawrence Jr. 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 Fran├žois Composer
Gilles Thibaut Composer
Greg Field Producer
Davy D Mastering
Tena Rix Clark Producer
Rich Niles Engineer
Barry Orms Management
Michael Jagger Composer
Trevor Lawrence Jr. Additional Production
Jacques Abel Jules Revaud Composer
Des'ree Weekes Composer
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