The Lover in Me [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide
Sheena Easton bounced back from her unattractive 1987 split from EMI with her most decidedly urban set to date. Enlisting the help of R&B production heavyweights L.A. Reid and Babyface -- as well as Angela Winbush, Jellybean and Prince, she came out with a youthful and trend-savvy offering that has some fun moments, but overall is too formulaic to really say much. The snazzy L.A. Reid and Babyface number "The Lover in Me" (number two pop, number five R&B) is one of the album's most solid, memorable moments, but it soon becomes hard to distinguish from "Days Like This," "No Deposit, No Return" and "One Love" -- three other selections produced by the duo. Easton was apparently becoming more of a producer's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Sheena Easton bounced back from her unattractive 1987 split from EMI with her most decidedly urban set to date. Enlisting the help of R&B production heavyweights L.A. Reid and Babyface -- as well as Angela Winbush, Jellybean and Prince, she came out with a youthful and trend-savvy offering that has some fun moments, but overall is too formulaic to really say much. The snazzy L.A. Reid and Babyface number "The Lover in Me" (number two pop, number five R&B) is one of the album's most solid, memorable moments, but it soon becomes hard to distinguish from "Days Like This," "No Deposit, No Return" and "One Love" -- three other selections produced by the duo. Easton was apparently becoming more of a producer's puppet than she planned early in her career, as further evidenced by the synthetic "Without You," which is too low in the singer's range to be effective to start with. Luckily, a few saving moments do surface: the Winbush-produced "Fire and Rain," a calming quiet storm ballad that allows Easton to showcase a more vulnerable side of her voice; and the Prince-penned "101," a subtly haunting, understated dance romp with what is one of the singer's most passionate, revealing performances on record. Otherwise, this is a fun record, but a bit too monotonous. [The 2006 reissue includes four remixes as a bonus.] ~ Justin M. Kantor
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2006
  • Label: Cherry Pop
  • EAN: 5013929420229
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 33,809

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No Deposit, No Return (5:56)
  2. 2 The Lover in Me (5:01)
  3. 3 Follow My Rainbow (4:52)
  4. 4 Without You (5:34)
  5. 5 If It's Meant to Last (4:08)
  6. 6 Days Like This (5:08)
  7. 7 One Love (4:54)
  8. 8 101 (4:08)
  9. 9 Cool Love (4:04)
  10. 10 Fire and Rain (5:57)
  11. 11 The Lover in Me (7:31)
  12. 12 Days Like This (4:12)
  13. 13 101 (8:00)
  14. 14 No Deposit No Return (4:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sheena Easton Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Karyn White Background Vocals
Jeff Lorber Synthesizer, Bass, Percussion, Keyboards, Soloist
Robin Clark Background Vocals
Dee Bristol Background Vocals
Rayford Griffin Synthesizer, Tom-Tom
Danny Jacob Guitar
Dave Lebolt Synthesizer
Tony Maiden Guitar
Janice Pendarvis Background Vocals
L.A. Reid Percussion, Drums
Daryl Simmons Percussion, Background Vocals
Ed Terry Synthesizer
Angela Winbush Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Alfa Anderson Background Vocals
Felicia Collins Guitar
John "4 Daddman" Robinson Drums
Larry E. Williams Saxophone, Soloist
Technical Credits
Babyface Composer
Jeff Lorber drum programming
Kayo Composer
Jon Gass Engineer
Mitch Gibson Engineer
Steve Hall Mastering
David Leonard Producer
Dave McNair Engineer
Randy Peterson Vocal Arrangements
Csaba Petocz Remixing
L.A. Reid Composer, Producer
Susan Rogers Engineer
Danny Sembello Composer
Allee Willis Composer
Angela Winbush Composer, Producer, drum programming
Coke Johnson Engineer
Jeff Adamoff Art Direction
Eddie Miller Engineer
D. Simmons Composer
Joey Coco Composer, Instrumentation
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