Best of Fourplay

The Best of Fourplay

by Fourplay
     
 
What looked at first like a premature marketing ploy -- a greatest-hits collection after only three albums? -- now makes some historical sense, for founding member Lee Ritenour left the quartet not long after the CD's release. So this is in essence a summary of Fourplay's first edition, a collection of mildly funky, ethereally voiced

Overview

What looked at first like a premature marketing ploy -- a greatest-hits collection after only three albums? -- now makes some historical sense, for founding member Lee Ritenour left the quartet not long after the CD's release. So this is in essence a summary of Fourplay's first edition, a collection of mildly funky, ethereally voiced selections from Fourplay, Between the Sheets, and Elixir, where Ritenour, Bob James, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason integrate their personalities into a smoothly homogenized whole. To sweeten the pot for the hardcore fans, Fourplay recorded three new tracks for the album -- Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" with vocals by Take 6, "4 Play and Pleasure," and "Any Time of Day" -- all fairly uneventful. The musicianship is impeccable, the production velvety, and despite the suitable-for-lovemaking-and-commuting stamp of approval, one wishes that these fine players would just cut loose and really rip once in a while.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/1997
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624666127
catalogNumber:
46661

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fourplay   Primary Artist
Take 6   Vocals,Track Performer
Phil Collins   Vocals,Track Performer
Bob James   Keyboards
David Thomas   Vocals
Chaka Khan   Vocals,Track Performer
DeBarge   Vocals,Track Performer
Nathan East   Bass,Vocals,Track Performer,Group Member
Harvey Mason   Synthesizer,Drums,Group Member
Lee Ritenour   Guitar,Group Member
Dan Shea   Keyboards
David Porter Thomas   Vocals
Bob James & Creations   Keyboards,Group Member

Technical Credits

Ernie Isley   Composer
Bob James   Arranger,Executive Producer
Chris Jasper   Composer
Fourplay   Arranger,Producer
Paul Brown   Arranger,Remixing
Marcel East   Arranger
Nathan East   Arranger
Brad Gilderman   Engineer
Marvin Isley   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Michael Lang   Arranger
Harvey Mason   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Don Murray   Engineer
Sam Purkin   Arranger
Lee Ritenour   Arranger
Dan Shea   Arranger,Remixing
Hans Neleman   Collage
Linda C. Cobb   Art Direction
Harvey Mason   Arranger,Producer
Paul Rayner-Brown   Arranger,Remixing
Bob James & Creations   Arranger,Executive Producer

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