The Day

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All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
The Day was the first album Babyface released after being elevated into a virtually guaranteed hitmaker in the mid-'90s through his work with Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Madonna, and Mariah Carey, among many others. The album confirms his skill for subtle, inventive songwriting and accessible, polished yet soulful production. Babyface can straddle the line between hip-hop and traditional soul better than nearly any other artist, as evidenced by the hits he has orchestrated for other artists. On his own, he is still compelling -- his voice is as smooth as silk, and nearly as seductive -- but it doesn't quite have the force of personality as his greatest productions. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
The Day was the first album Babyface released after being elevated into a virtually guaranteed hitmaker in the mid-'90s through his work with Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Madonna, and Mariah Carey, among many others. The album confirms his skill for subtle, inventive songwriting and accessible, polished yet soulful production. Babyface can straddle the line between hip-hop and traditional soul better than nearly any other artist, as evidenced by the hits he has orchestrated for other artists. On his own, he is still compelling -- his voice is as smooth as silk, and nearly as seductive -- but it doesn't quite have the force of personality as his greatest productions. Nevertheless, The Day qualifies as state-of-the-art mid-'90s soul, featuring a handful of terrific songs, and a lot of extremely pleasurable filler. [The 2001 CD reissue adds historical liner notes and three bonus tracks: remixes of "Everytime I Close My Eyes," "This Is For the Lover in You," and "Everytime I Feel the Groove," the last of which was previously unreleased and not found on the original album in any form.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/6/2001
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 074646608920
  • Catalog Number: 66089
  • Sales rank: 73,492

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Babyface Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Howard Hewett Background Vocals
Jody Watley Background Vocals
Kenny G Saxophone, Track Performer
Gerald Albright Tenor Saxophone
Bill Meyers Alto Horn
Marc Nelson Background Vocals
Michael Thompson Guitar
Shanice Wilson Background Vocals
Shanice Background Vocals
Keith Andes Alto Horn
Gerald Baillergeau Keyboards
Oscar Brashear Trumpet
Ray Brown Trumpet
Mariah Carey Background Vocals
Eric Clapton Guitar
Kenneth Crouch Piano
Sheila E. Percussion
Nathan East Bass, Acoustic Bass
Kevin Edmonds Background Vocals
Melvin Edmonds Background Vocals
Wanya Morris Background Vocals
Emanuel Officer Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes Piano
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Shawn Stockman Background Vocals
Stevie Wonder Harmonica, Background Vocals
Kennety Terry Background Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar
William Ross Conductor
Reggie C. Young Trombone
Bradley Spalter Drums, Keyboards
Dede O'Neal Background Vocals
Kevon Edmonds Background Vocals
Jeffrey Daniels Background Vocals
Pete Farmer Background Vocals
Kenny Grouch Piano
Bradley Splater Keyboards
Technical Credits
Babyface Composer, Producer, drum programming
Bill Meyers Arranger, String Arrangements
Marc Nelson Composer
Keith Andes Vocal Arrangements, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Gerald Baillergeau Producer, drum programming
Bob Brockman Engineer
Mariah Carey Vocal Arrangements
Humberto Gatica Engineer
Brad Gilderman Engineer
LL Cool J Producer
Emanuel Officer Composer
Joseph M. Palmaccio Engineer, Mastering
Thom Russo Engineer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Mike Scott Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Leo Sacks Reissue Preparation
Bryce Wilson Programming, drum programming
William Ross Arranger, String Arrangements
Bill K. Myers Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Bob Brockmann Engineer
Melvone Farrell Groomer
Steve Newman Art Direction
Randy Walker MIDI Programming
Adam Kagen Engineer
Bradley Spalter Composer, drum programming
Solombra Tucker Personal Assistant
Reisig Cover Photo
Dana Meyers Composer
J.R. Reynolds Liner Notes
Dianne Spoto Shattuck Packaging Manager
Bradley Producer
Bradley Splater drum programming
Robbie Neville Composer
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