One

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by Eric Benét
     
 

Throughout the 2010 album Lost in Time, Eric Benét referenced a number of '70s sources, from the Philly soul of the O'Jays to the disco of Cheryl Lynn. "Harriett Jones," the opening song on The One, takes it back another century -- well, if only for the chorus, aSee more details below

Overview

Throughout the 2010 album Lost in Time, Eric Benét referenced a number of '70s sources, from the Philly soul of the O'Jays to the disco of Cheryl Lynn. "Harriett Jones," the opening song on The One, takes it back another century -- well, if only for the chorus, a rewrite of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." Much of the inspiration behind The One remains in the '70s, however. On "Redbone Girl," he and Lil Wayne swerve into Anthony Hamilton's lane with a Southern organ-and-horns groove reminiscent of the Hi label. The lush arrangements and openhearted sincerity in some of the ballads, such as "Real Love" and "Runnin," recall the same decade. The same goes for the sophisticated funk of "Muzik," featuring (and co-written with) his daughter India. Ironically, the song with the classiest backdrop -- "Come Together" -- also has the frankest lyrics, as well as a panting conquest. While ballads like "Gonna Be My Girl" and "Lay It Down" sound closer to 2012 than 1972, and "Hope That It's You" sounds more like a guest appearance on a Shaggy album (rather than a Benét song featuring Shaggy), The One is another decent, retro-minded set from the veteran singer.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/05/2012
Label:
Jordan House
UPC:
0856817002313
catalogNumber:
70023
Rank:
68050

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Benét   Primary Artist
Phil Chen   Guitar
George Nash   Guitar,Keyboards
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
John Krovoza   Strings
Daphne Chen   Strings
Jay Roach   Pedal Steel Guitar
Afton Johnson   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jeanie Lim   Strings
Ruslan Sirota   Keyboards
Sean Erick   Group Member
Erick Walls   Guitar
Jonathan Richmond   Keyboards,Background Vocals
John Wesly McVicker   Drums
Denise Janae   Background Vocals
Leon Silva   Group Member
Kevin Williams   Group Member
John Wesley   Drums
Jewel A   Background Vocals
Dorrel Salmon   Keyboards
Nella Tahriri   Background Vocals
Afton Johnson   Bass
Ruzanna Sargsyan   Strings

Technical Credits

Andy Duncan   Producer
Wayne Jobson   Additional Production
George Nash   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Tom Weir   Engineer
Eric Benét   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Curtis "Sauce" Wilson   drum programming,Drum Producer
Osunlade   Composer
Demonté Posey   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements
Eric Walls   Composer
Afton Johnson   Composer
Michael "Blue" Williams   Management
Kevin Sucher   Engineer,Management
Ruslan Sirota   Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Larry Mestel   Management
Steven Valenzuela   Engineer
Erick Walls   Composer
Denise Trotman   Direction
Jonathan Richmond   Composer,Additional Production
Herb Powers   Mastering
Regiment Horns   Horn Arrangements
India Benét   Composer
John McVicker   Composer
Carrie Marraro   Management
Dave Enriquez   Marketing
Dewayne Carter   Composer
Manuela Testolini   Composer
Solomon Ridge   Composer
Robert J. Finan   Legal Counsel
Jami Stigliano   Marketing

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