The Revival

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
One of the more distinctive R&B groups of the late '80s and early '90s, Tony! Toni! Toné! managed to appeal to urban contemporary audiences while expressing a love of 1970s soul and funk. As high-tech as things get on its sophomore effort, The Revival, the Oakland trio never fails to sound organic and soulful. Funk smokers like "The Blues," "Oakland Stroke," "Let's Have a Good Time," and "Feels Good" a major hit may use technology extensively, but the soulsters always sound like they're in control of the technology as opposed to it controlling them. Drawing on influences ranging from Digital Underground to Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament/Funkadelic, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
One of the more distinctive R&B groups of the late '80s and early '90s, Tony! Toni! Toné! managed to appeal to urban contemporary audiences while expressing a love of 1970s soul and funk. As high-tech as things get on its sophomore effort, The Revival, the Oakland trio never fails to sound organic and soulful. Funk smokers like "The Blues," "Oakland Stroke," "Let's Have a Good Time," and "Feels Good" a major hit may use technology extensively, but the soulsters always sound like they're in control of the technology as opposed to it controlling them. Drawing on influences ranging from Digital Underground to Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament/Funkadelic, and Prince, Tony! clearly like their funk down and dirty. And yet, the group sounds equally inspired on such laid-back and mellow slow jams as "I Care" and the hit "It Never Rains in Southern California." Many of the urban contemporary releases of 1990 were gutless and homogenized, but The Revival is an album that had artistic integrity as well as commercial appeal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1990
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 042284190220
  • Catalog Number: 841902
  • Sales rank: 22,113

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Feels Good (4:56)
  2. 2 All the Way (4:26)
  3. 3 Oakland Stroke (4:39)
  4. 4 The Blues (4:10)
  5. 5 Let's Have a Good Time (4:01)
  6. 6 It Never Rains in Southern California (5:00)
  7. 7 Whatever You Want (4:48)
  8. 8 I Care (5:55)
  9. 9 Sky's the Limit (4:35)
  10. 10 All My Love (5:58)
  11. 11 Don't Talk About Me (4:14)
  12. 12 Skin Tight (3:59)
  13. 13 Jo-Jo (4:12)
  14. 14 Those Were the Days (4:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony! Toni! Toné! Primary Artist, Vocals
Vanessa Williams Vocals, Vibes, Track Performer
Erich Baker Rhythm Guitar
Keith Crouch Synthesizer Bass
L.A. Jae Turntables
Technical Credits
Elijah Baker Contributor
Tim Christian Contributor
Ed Eckstine Executive Producer
Dale Everingham Engineer
Denzil Foster Arranger, Producer
Arne Frager Engineer
Fred Howard Engineer
Ken Kessie Engineer
Bill Malina Engineer
Thomas McElroy Arranger, Producer
Jeff Poe Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
Tony! Toni! Toné! Arranger, Producer, Contributor
Carl Wheeler Contributor
D'Wayne Wiggins Contributor
Toby Wright Engineer
Jim Gardiner Engineer
Raphael Wiggins Contributor
LA B Company Artwork
Joe Capers Engineer
Antron Haile Contributor
Gerry Brown Engineer
Dean Landew Composer
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