The Very Best of Al B. Sure!

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Soft rock during the new jack era was overflowing to the brim with talent, and Al B. Sure! was one of several male vocalists leading the way for a short period of time. His confident delivery and smooth style made him to many a woman in the front row the second coming of Teddy or Luther -- and it all started the same way that this compilation starts, with his smash "Nite and Day." The rest of the CD works its way through the hits of his three releases, with a few minor songs that would be considered filler here and there, but that shouldn't deter those unfamiliar with his works from picking this up. On the whole it's a solid survey of a man whose recording career was far ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Soft rock during the new jack era was overflowing to the brim with talent, and Al B. Sure! was one of several male vocalists leading the way for a short period of time. His confident delivery and smooth style made him to many a woman in the front row the second coming of Teddy or Luther -- and it all started the same way that this compilation starts, with his smash "Nite and Day." The rest of the CD works its way through the hits of his three releases, with a few minor songs that would be considered filler here and there, but that shouldn't deter those unfamiliar with his works from picking this up. On the whole it's a solid survey of a man whose recording career was far more short-lived than many of the ladies and a few smooth-talkin' gentlemen would have liked.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2008
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227994426
  • Catalog Number: 398268

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nite and Day (4:02)
  2. 2 Off on Your Own (Girl) (4:07)
  3. 3 If I'm Not Your Lover (4:05)
  4. 4 Oooh This Love Is So (4:38)
  5. 5 Killing Me Softly (4:51)
  6. 6 Rescue Me (3:57)
  7. 7 Hotel California (5:48)
  8. 8 Missunderstanding (4:30)
  9. 9 No Matter What You Do (5:21)
  10. 10 Right Now (5:57)
  11. 11 Natalie (5:57)
  12. 12 Noche y Dia (4:05)
  13. 13 Ohh This Jazz Is So (5:01)
  14. 14 The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) - Quincy Jones (6:44)
  15. 15 If I'm Not Your Lover (5:54)
  16. 16 Rescue Me (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al B. Sure! Primary Artist, Organ, Horn, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Finger Snapping
Siedah Garrett Background Vocals
James Ingram Vocals, Background Vocals
Barry White Vocals, Background Vocals
Larry Williams Keyboards
Tabitha Brace Background Vocals
El DeBarge Vocals, Background Vocals
Craig Derry Background Vocals
Sharon Harris Background Vocals
Steve Lukather Guitar
Greg Phillinganes fender rhodes
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Terri Robinson Background Vocals
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Bruce Swedien Snare Drums
Kyle West Keyboards
Michelle Amar Spoken Word
Les Davis Guitar
John "4 Daddman" Robinson Drums
Larry Andrew Williams Keyboards
Technical Credits
Siedah Garrett Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Don Henley Composer
Quincy Jones Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Don Felder Composer
Al B. Sure! Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Introduction, Photo Courtesy
Larry Alexander Engineer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
El DeBarge Composer
Charles Fox Composer
Glenn Frey Composer
Mark Harder Engineer
Jerry Hey Synthesizer Arrangements
George Karras Engineer
Arthur Lee Composer
Paul Logus Engineer
Teddy Riley Arranger, Composer, Producer
Roey Shamir Producer, Engineer, Remixing
Bruce Swedien Engineer
Rod Temperton Composer, rhythm arrangement
Kyle West Arranger, Composer, Producer
DJ Eddie F Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Michael Gilbert Engineer
Eric Stark Engineer
Edward "DJ Eddie F" Ferrell Engineer
Ken Collins Engineer
Brioné Lathrop Introduction
Pat Kraus Remastering
Dexter Browne Cover Photo, Inlay Photography
Michelle Boissierre translation
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nobody can say “girl, girl, girl” like Al B.

    I will never forget the first time I heard “Nite and Day.” Back then I was still a youngster living with my parents. My stereo was on the floor and I was listening to the radio. From the second I heard that first note, that bass and him sing “Ooooh, can you feel it baby?” I dropped to the floor and lay in front of the speakers. I was hooked. Paralyzed with glee and filled with lust. And I hadn’t even seen him yet. I still feel the same way every time I hear it. I’m a hardcore Al B. fan and proud of it. I bought every single one of his albums, well cassettes and loved them all. I recently got rid of all my cassettes and am replacing them with CDs. I bought "In Effect Mode" again, but did not want to buy all the others. This new CD featuring his best is the answer. All the songs I still love and haven’t heard in a while. As I write this, I’m enjoying “Hotel California.” Who else could make this song so sexy? The liner notes give a nice background and there are a bunch of pictures. Some are a little cheesy, but I guess looking back the 80’s were just generally kind of cheesy. He is a cutie like no other and when I’m 90 years old, he’ll keep me young remembering the first time I heard him. If you love Al like I love Al, then you must own this CD. Buy it "Right Now." It's feelin' kind of right...

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