Starting All Over Again

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Mel & Tim were a classic Chicago soul vocal duo, recording in Muscle Shoals in the deep South for Stax and making records that fit comfortably next to those made in Philadelphia. It may sound incongruous, but their 1972 album, Starting All Over Again -- released on CD with four bonus tracks -- is a wonderful record that blends the sweet production of Philly with tight southern rhythms and Windy City harmony. And that's not even mentioning an impeccable set of songs; many written or co-written by Phillip Mitchell, along with sharp covers of soul classics like "Wrap It Up" and "I'm Your Puppet." The title track is a stone masterpiece -- an epic tale of a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Mel & Tim were a classic Chicago soul vocal duo, recording in Muscle Shoals in the deep South for Stax and making records that fit comfortably next to those made in Philadelphia. It may sound incongruous, but their 1972 album, Starting All Over Again -- released on CD with four bonus tracks -- is a wonderful record that blends the sweet production of Philly with tight southern rhythms and Windy City harmony. And that's not even mentioning an impeccable set of songs; many written or co-written by Phillip Mitchell, along with sharp covers of soul classics like "Wrap It Up" and "I'm Your Puppet." The title track is a stone masterpiece -- an epic tale of a couple trying to repair their love -- but the rest of the album isn't far behind. In fact, it ranks as one of the finest soul albums of the early '70s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/1993
  • Label: Stax
  • UPC: 025218857420
  • Catalog Number: 8574
  • Sales rank: 59,260

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mel & Tim Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Pete Carr Guitar
Barry Beckett Keyboards
Harrison Calloway Trumpet, Horn
Ben Cauley Trumpet
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass
Ronnie Eades Baritone Saxophone
Roger Hawkins Percussion, Drums
David Hood Bass
Clayton Ivey Organ
Jimmy Johnson Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Jerry Masters Bass
Randy McCormick Keyboards
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra Strings, Horn
Charles Rose Trombone
Harvey Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Sam Phillips Background Vocals
Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes Background Vocals
Mel Hardin Vocals
Tim McPherson Vocals
Zinnie Tanno Trumpet
Technical Credits
Wayne Shorter Composer
Pete Carr Contributor
Muscle Shoals Horns Contributor
Annie Lennox Composer
C.J. Johnson Composer
Johnny Allen Arranger
Barry Beckett Producer, Contributor, rhythm arrangement
Barry Burton Engineer
Harrison Calloway Contributor
Ben Cauley Contributor
Phil DeLancie Remastering
Donald "Duck" Dunn Contributor
Ronnie Eades Contributor
Mack Emerman Engineer
Roger Hawkins Producer, Contributor, rhythm arrangement
David Hood Contributor
Clayton Ivey Contributor
Jimmy Johnson Contributor
Mike Lewis Contributor, Horn Overdubs, String Overdubs
Jerry Masters Engineer, Contributor, Remixing
Randy McCormick Contributor
Steve Melton Engineer
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra Contributor
Knox Phillips Engineer, Contributor
Dave Purple Remixing
Charles Rose Contributor
Harvey Thompson Contributor
Phil Carroll Art Direction
David A. Stewart Composer
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