Sunny Days

Sunny Days

by Allure
     
 

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The year was 1997 and Allure's self-titled debut -- with the chart-topping remake of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam's "All Cried Out" -- seemed to poise the R&B quartet for instant and sustained success. Alas, the band's then-label, Mariah Carey's Crave, folded and the girls found…  See more details below

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The year was 1997 and Allure's self-titled debut -- with the chart-topping remake of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam's "All Cried Out" -- seemed to poise the R&B quartet for instant and sustained success. Alas, the band's then-label, Mariah Carey's Crave, folded and the girls found themselves shopping a new deal. Fast-forward to 2001. Allure has found a home on MCA, which released the group's sophomore release, Sunny Days. Within minutes of listening to the disc, audiences will think, This is like all the other girl-group R&B fare on the radio today. And it is. Sunny Days is rife with contemporary danceable grooves, guest flows, urban flavor, and several grab-the-Kleenex ballads. And what's wrong with this? Allure, at this stage of its career, doesn't need to redefine the genre. If it sits alongside Destiny's Child, then, for the time being, this is an accomplishment after the group's four-year studio-recording hiatus. To be sure, the band has matured. The songs -- which address the usual: good-time partying, relationships, and self-respect, among other themes -- sound more seasoned this go-round. Perhaps four years of trying to find their place in the musical arena has put some notches on the life belts (ouch!) of the Allure ladies. Also, their voices sound more robust and confident. There's some really nice harmonizing on the ballad "Never Let You Go." The album's first single release, "Enjoy Yourself," is a winning upbeat R&B dance jam in the style of Zane and old-school tracks. This song will have audiences dancing and having a good time whether in their living room, car, or on the dancefloor. Welcome back, Allure. Here's hoping for more sunny days.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2001
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811262624
catalogNumber:
112626

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Allure   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Full Force   Multi Instruments
Ike Lee   Keyboards
Jean Norris   Background Vocals
Rick St. Hillaire   Synthesizer,Piano
Scott Booker   Guitar,Keyboards
Steve Austin   Bass
Miri Ben-Ari   Violin
Rhemario Webber   Multi Instruments
Franky   Guitar
Alia Davis   Group
Lalisha McLean   Group
Akissa Mendez   Group
Linnie Belcher   Group
Josh Berkson   Piano
Lawrence "JG" Griffith   Keyboards
Soong Lee   Guitar

Technical Credits

Full Force   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Jeff Redd   Executive Producer
Troy Johnson   Producer
Craig Derry   Vocal Producer
Ike Lee   Programming,Producer,Engineer
David Irvin   Art Direction
V. Michael McKay   Vocal Arrangements
Angela Piva   Engineer
Lawrence Gates   Producer
Matt Pakucko   Engineer
Rick St. Hillaire   Arranger,Producer
Allure   Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Scott Booker   Producer
Jason Goldstein   Engineer
Tim Donovan   Engineer
Lil' Mo   Vocal Arrangements
Todd Packer   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Chris Liggio   Producer
Kelli Ball   Vocal Producer
Teron Beal   Vocal Arrangements
Alison Crockett   Vocal Arrangements
Kay Gee   Producer
All Star Group   Engineer
Rhemario Webber   Producer,Vocal Producer
Clurel   Vocal Producer
Flipper Hope   Vocal Producer
Kobie   Producer
Stan Malbo   Engineer

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