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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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: 6/5/2012
  • Label: Jordan House
  • UPC: 856817002313
  • Catalog Number: 70023
  • Sales rank: 42,912

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Harriett Jones (4:39)
  2. 2 News for You (5:21)
  3. 3 Real Love (4:17)
  4. 4 Runnin (4:48)
  5. 5 Redbone Girl - Lil Wayne (4:49)
  6. 6 Waitin' (5:30)
  7. 7 Hope That It's You (4:13)
  8. 8 Gonna Be My Girl (4:31)
  9. 9 Come Together (4:49)
  10. 10 Muzik - India Benét (4:33)
  11. 11 Lay It Down (4:30)
  12. 12 Here In My Arms (Lucia's Lullaby) (3:14)
  13. 13 [Untitled Track] (4:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Benét Primary Artist
Phil Chen Guitar
George Nash Jr. 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 Jr. 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 Sr. Bass
Ruzanna Sargsyan Strings
Technical Credits
Andy Duncan Producer
Wayne Jobson Additional Production
George Nash Jr. 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 Jr. Mastering
The 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 III Legal Counsel
Jami Stigliano Marketing
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