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Straight from the Heart/Take No Prisoners

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2003
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431746127
  • Catalog Number: 7461

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
Paul Jackson Jr. 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
Dan Huff 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
Al 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
Eric Kagna Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TOP NOTCH

    Utterly awesome talent one like I have never known, One day I will right a song for you Mr. Bryson. Jchristian

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    peabo bryson is a real singer

    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

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