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More diverse than Vanessa Williams' two previous albums, Sweetest Days finds the singer exploring jazz-influenced songs without giving up the type of boring, radio-minded fluff that had enabled her to sell millions of albums. The CD's standout track is "Ellamental," an irresistible R&B/jazz/hip-hop tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Much to her credit, Williams was insightful enough to praise the jazz legend while she was still alive instead of waiting until after her death. She's almost as appealing on "Sister Moon" a torchy Sting gem and the Babyface contributions "You Can't Run" which has a Sade-ish quality and the haunting "Betcha Never." But sadly, Williams doesn't ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
More diverse than Vanessa Williams' two previous albums, Sweetest Days finds the singer exploring jazz-influenced songs without giving up the type of boring, radio-minded fluff that had enabled her to sell millions of albums. The CD's standout track is "Ellamental," an irresistible R&B/jazz/hip-hop tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Much to her credit, Williams was insightful enough to praise the jazz legend while she was still alive instead of waiting until after her death. She's almost as appealing on "Sister Moon" a torchy Sting gem and the Babyface contributions "You Can't Run" which has a Sade-ish quality and the haunting "Betcha Never." But sadly, Williams doesn't hesitate to waste her talent on such contrived, hopelessly dull adult contemporary fluff as the title song -- a song that's every bit as clich├ęd and insipid as "Save the Best For Last."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/1994
  • Label: Umvd Special Markets
  • UPC: 731452617224
  • Catalog Number: 526172

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro-Lude (0:55)
  2. 2 The Way That You Love (4:48)
  3. 3 Betcha Never (3:55)
  4. 4 The Sweetest Days (3:31)
  5. 5 Higher Ground (4:19)
  6. 6 You Don't Have to Say You're Sorry (4:10)
  7. 7 Ellamental (6:06)
  8. 8 Sister Moon (5:28)
  9. 9 You Can't Run (4:27)
  10. 10 Moonlight over Paris (5:07)
  11. 11 Constantly (5:04)
  12. 12 Long Way Home (4:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vanessa Williams Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Babyface Keyboards
Sting Background Vocals
Roy Ayers Vibes
Larry Carlton Guitar
Ron Carter Acoustic Bass
Peter Erskine Drums
Roy Hargrove Trumpet
Ricardo Silveira Guitar
Ronn Huff Conductor
Keith Thomas Bass, Piano
Dominic Cortese Accordion
Kenwood Dennard Drums
Bunny Hull Background Vocals
Laythan Armor fender rhodes
Ron Blake Saxophone
Jeff Bova Strings, Keyboards, Mellotron
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Clare Fischer Conductor
Phil Galdston Synthesizer, Keyboards
Kenny Hicks Background Vocals
Dann Huff Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Anthony Jackson Bass
Armand Sabal-Lecco Bass
Joe Mennonna Accordion
Nick Moroch Synthesizer, Guitar, Mandolin, Mellotron
James Murphy Drums
Pino Palladino Bass
Leon Pendarvis Piano
Greg Phillinganes fender rhodes
Morris Repass Conductor
Philippe Saisse Piano, Keyboards
Ira Siegel Guitar
Soul Man Rap
Toots Thielemans Harmonica
Fonzi Thornton Background Vocals
Brock Walsh Background Vocals
Carol Steele Percussion
Tabitha Fair Background Vocals
Gerry Brown Guitar, Electric Piano
Joel Diamond Organ
Abenaa Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Babyface Producer, drum programming
Vanessa Williams Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Ronn Huff String Arrangements
Keith Thomas Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Laythan Armor Arranger, Programming
Jeff Bova Programming
Jermaine Dupri Composer
Ed Eckstine Executive Producer
Clare Fischer String Arrangements
Brent Fischer Orchestration
Phil Galdston Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Mark Hammond Programming
Kenny Hicks Vocal Arrangements
Bill Malina Engineer, Digital Editing
Nick Moroch Arranger
The Nashville String Machine Contributor
Herb Powers Mastering
Al Schmitt Engineer
James Van Heusen Composer
Brock Walsh Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Bill Whittington Engineer
J. Dibbs Arranger, Programming, Producer
Randy Walker Programming
Dexter Simmons Contributor
Marty Maidenberg Artwork, Cover Design
Chris Thompson Art Direction
Malik Taylor Composer
Gerry Brown Arranger, Special Effects, Producer
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