Sparkle [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.

The phenomenal Motion Picture Soundtrack includes remakes of classics from the original popular film starring Irene Cara. The Motion Picture Soundtrack also includes the last ...
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Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.

The phenomenal Motion Picture Soundtrack includes remakes of classics from the original popular film starring Irene Cara. The Motion Picture Soundtrack also includes the last studio recording of musical icon Whitney Houston, a duet with co-star Jordin Sparks, produced by R. Kelly titled “Celebrate.” One of the highlights of the release is Whitney Houston’s mind blowing rendition of the gospel classic “His Eye Is On The Sparrow.”
All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The soundtrack for the 2012 remake of 1976's Sparkle is an enjoyable if muddled affair. The 1976 soundtrack doubled as a fine Aretha Franklin album -- one written, arranged, and produced by Curtis Mayfield. Led by Jordin Sparks who succeeds Irene Cara as Sparkle, the 2012 soundtrack features faithful and decent covers of four songs from the original. When it comes to "Something He Can Feel," it would be an understatement to say that the deck is stacked against Sparks and her vocal partners, Carmen Ejogo Sister and Tika Sumpter Delores. Both the Franklin original and En Vogue's 1992 version rightly topped the R&B chart. Sensibly, there's no effort to out-power them; this version has its own light and breathy touch. Sparks also fronts the gospel-tinged ballad "One Wing" and the midtempo "Love Will," both of which were built and helmed by R. Kelly and have his peculiar "old but new" feel -- composed with a bygone era in mind but executed with modern means. On the neo-disco "Celebrate," another R. Kelly production, Sparks is joined by Whitney Houston Sparkle's mother Emma, the latter of whom is showcased on a piano, organ, and choir rendition of "His Eye Is on the Sparrow." Houston sounds as commanding as one can expect from a later recording. Cee-Lo Green Black contributes the rollicking "I'm a Man," seemingly made in the mould of Edwin Starr's 1969 single "25 Miles." Ejogo takes the lead on the bouncy "Yes I Do," one of three songs involving songwriter and producer Andrew Wansel whose father, Dexter Wansel, was in full flight as a soul artist, songwriter, and producer in 1976. Lastly, "Running" is a similarly bright and energetic Supremes/Vandellas-style showcase for veteran R&B singer Goapele.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2012
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 887254204626
  • Catalog Number: 542046
  • Sales rank: 12,205

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm a Man - Cee Lo Green (3:09)
  2. 2 Yes I Do - Carmen Ejogo (3:14)
  3. 3 Running - Goapele (3:16)
  4. 4 Jump - Carmen Ejogo (2:28)
  5. 5 Hooked On Your Love - Carmen Ejogo (4:09)
  6. 6 Something He Can Feel - Carmen Ejogo (3:28)
  7. 7 His Eye is On the Sparrow - Whitney Houston (3:33)
  8. 8 Look Into Your Heart - Jordin Sparks (2:26)
  9. 9 One Wing - Jordin Sparks (4:15)
  10. 10 Love Will - Jordin Sparks (3:12)
  11. 11 Celebrate - Jordin Sparks (3:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yvonne Gage Choir, Chorus
Voices of Praise Background Vocals
R. Kelly Keyboards
Kenneth Crouch Organ, Keyboards
Mike Harvey Choir, Chorus
Ron Kerber Saxophone
Donnie Lyle Guitar
Jeff Morrow Choir, Chorus
Harry Wilson Guitar
The Rumor Background Vocals
Tom Terrell Trumpet
Joan Collaso Choir, Chorus
Emma Kummrow Vocals
Nina Cottman Viola
Rodney East Keyboards
James Jones III Bass
The Regiment Horn
Matt Taylor Bass
Robin Robinson Choir, Chorus
Bigg Makk Bass, Keyboards
Chuck Harmony Musician
Eliza Cho Vocals
Paul Arbogast Trombone
Joel Geddis Guitar
Pastor Chris Harris Choir, Chorus
Mark Strowbridge Guitar
The Underdogs Musician
Guordan Banks Vocals
Autoro "Toro" Whitfield Piano, Drums
Jameel Roberts Organ
Lauren Pilot Morrow Choir, Chorus
Ray Nesbith Bass
Olga Konospelsky Vocals
Michael Jorosz Trumpet
Maria C. Ward Cello
Margis Miles Drums
Hitomi Oba Saxophone
Charles Parker Vocals
Ben Oniel Guitar
Andrew Meixner Guitar
Ruth S. Fraizier Viola
Technical Credits
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Dexter Wansel Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
R. Kelly Arranger, Composer, Producer
Charlie Gambetta Composer
Craig White Engineer
T.D. Jakes Executive Producer
Erwin Gorostiza Art Direction
Harvey Mason Jr. Vocal Producer
Abel Garibaldi Programming, Engineer
Andrew Hey Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Ian Mereness Programming, Engineer
Benjamin Adamson Engineer
Bruce Waynne Programming
Dirty Swift Programming
Debra Martin Chase Executive Producer
Claude Kelly Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Bigg Makk Arranger, Producer
The MIDI Mafia Producer, Engineer
Chuck Harmony Producer, Vocal Producer
Graham Marsh Vocal Engineer
Charles Harmon Composer
Waynne Nugent Composer
Kevin Risto Composer
Mike "TrakGuru" Johnson Engineer
Charles Gabriel Composer
Herb Powers Jr. Mastering
The Underdogs Producer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel Composer, Producer
Warren Felder Composer
Guordan Banks Composer
Flippa123 Producer
Autoro "Toro" Whitfield Engineer
Thomas DeCarlo Callaway Composer
Jameel Roberts Producer
Mara Brock Akil Executive Producer
Salim Akil Executive Producer
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