Straight from the Heart/Take No Prisoners

Straight from the Heart/Take No Prisoners

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by Peabo Bryson
     
 
By the mid-'80s, Peabo Bryson had celebrated many a successful hit and secured an impressive tenure on the Billboard R&B charts. But it was 1984's Straight from the Heart that helped shatter the glass ceiling and make Bryson a celebrated star on the adult contemporary and pop charts as well. His ballad "If Ever You're in My Arms Again" was the catalyst, and the

Overview

By the mid-'80s, Peabo Bryson had celebrated many a successful hit and secured an impressive tenure on the Billboard R&B charts. But it was 1984's Straight from the Heart that helped shatter the glass ceiling and make Bryson a celebrated star on the adult contemporary and pop charts as well. His ballad "If Ever You're in My Arms Again" was the catalyst, and the uptempo number "I Get Nervous" proved to be a reasonably strong follow-up. Trying to build on this success, Bryson released Take No Prisoners a year later, and it was met with a lackluster response. Though songs like "There's Nothin' Out There" and "She's Over Me" fared well on the R&B circuit, they failed to make an impression on the pop charts -- an unfortunate circumstance, as many of the songs on the album bested the material on Straight from the Heart. This two-fer is a nice snapshot of an artist enjoying the second of many phases of success during his career.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2003
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431746127
catalogNumber:
7461

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peabo Bryson   Primary Artist,Percussion,Background Vocals,oberheim,DX-7,Soloist,Memory Moog
Trammell Starks   DX-7,Memory Moog
Jennifer Holliday   Background Vocals
Kashif   Background Vocals
Tom Snow   fender rhodes
Michael Sembello   Background Vocals
Gordon Grody   Background Vocals
Charles Bryson   Percussion
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer,Piano
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Chaka Khan   Vocals,Background Vocals,Rap
Lynn Davis   Background Vocals
Erin Dickins   Background Vocals
Ron Dover   Flute,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Richard Feldman   Guitar
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Tommy Funderburk   Background Vocals
Diva Gray   Background Vocals
Lee Holdridge   Conductor
Richard Horton   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dann Huff   Guitar
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Anthony Jackson   Bass
Josie James   Background Vocals
Stephanie James   Background Vocals
Tom Kelley   Background Vocals
Randy Kerber   Piano,DX-7
Will Lee   Bass
Edie Lehmann   Background Vocals
Yolanda Lee Lewis   Background Vocals
Richard Marx   Background Vocals
Marcus Miller   Bass
Brenda Nelson   Background Vocals
Mark Parrish   Memory Moog,Prophet 5
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Philippe Saisse   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Soloist
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Deborah Thomas   Background Vocals
Carlos Vega   Drums
Myra Walker   Piano,Background Vocals,fender rhodes,oberheim,DX-7
Dwight Watkins   Electric Bass,Flugelhorn,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,oberheim
Dave Weckl   Drums
Mark Stevens   Background Vocals
Rick Kelly   Keyboards
John Hauser   Electric Guitar
Samuel T. Dukes   Background Vocals
Jim Bowling   Flute

Technical Credits

Peabo Bryson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Remixing
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Gene Page   Arranger
Tom Snow   Composer
Larry John McNally   Composer
Robbie Buchanan   Arranger,Programming,rhythm arrangement
Gene Curtis   Engineer
Richard Feldman   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Russ Fowler   Engineer,Remixing
Lewis Hahn   Engineer
Kevin Halpin   Engineer
Lee Holdridge   String Arrangements
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Mark Linett   Engineer
Billy Livsey   Composer
Michael Mancini   Engineer
Arif Mardin   Producer,rhythm arrangement
Michael Masser   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Peggy McCreary   Engineer
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer
Ed Rak   Engineer
Jay Rifkin   Engineer
Garry Rindfuss   Engineer
Bud Rizzo   Engineer
Philippe Saisse   Arranger,Programming
Schmitt   Engineer
Sue Shifrin   Composer
Gary Skardina   Engineer
Jeremy Smith   Engineer
Dwight Watkins   Remixing
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Steven Strassman   Engineer
Carol Friedman   Art Direction
Nick Spigel   Engineer
Rick Kelly   Composer,Producer
Ralph Dino   Composer
Andre Robinson   Simmons
Rick Ricco   Engineer
Kevin Reach   Engineer
Mark Stevens   Composer

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Straight from the Heart/Take No Prisoners 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
peabo bryson is the best male vocalist he can deliver a song like no other male vocalist can he has no limitations on what he can do with his voice, his powerfull big voice can leave you wondering how does a humane being can sing like like that and this album shows that. i would really like to hear peabo bryson record a song with whitney houston
Guest More than 1 year ago
Utterly awesome talent one like I have never known, One day I will right a song for you Mr. Bryson. Jchristian