Thought 'Ya Knew

Thought 'Ya Knew

by Ce Ce Peniston
     
 

Ce Ce Peniston's second album, Thought 'Ya Knew, did not deserve the fate it received -- that of the dreaded sophomore slump. Her debut album, Finally, yielded one of the 1990s' biggest and most unforgettable dance songs, "Finally," making her a huge star among the dance community. The big mistake was trying to market her to an R&B audience, which isSee more details below

Overview

Ce Ce Peniston's second album, Thought 'Ya Knew, did not deserve the fate it received -- that of the dreaded sophomore slump. Her debut album, Finally, yielded one of the 1990s' biggest and most unforgettable dance songs, "Finally," making her a huge star among the dance community. The big mistake was trying to market her to an R&B audience, which is what her label did with her sophomore album. The first two singles, "I'm Not Over You" and "I'm In the Mood," were fun, jazzy, finger-snapping R&B cuts, but came nowhere near "Finally" in terms of artistic achievement, dancefloor potential, or chart performance. The third single, "Hit By Love," was closer in spirit to her early dance hits, but by that time the steam had worn off and the song didn't become a hit. This album, however, is definitely not a bad album. It contains several agreeable cuts, including "Searchin'," the clubby "Give What I'm Givin'," the funky, reggae-tinged "Through These Doors," "If You Love Me, I Will Love You," the gospel-infused "I Will Be Received," and the house track "Keep Givin' Me Your Love," which later garnered some attention due to its inclusion in the Pret-A-Porter soundtrack. However, this album is not free of filler, most evident on boring, assembly-line ballads like "Forever in My Heart" and "Whatever It Is." Nonetheless, it didn't deserve its lousy fate -- Peniston fell victim to misguided marketing on her record label's part.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/1994
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0731454013826
catalogNumber:
540138

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Tracks

  1. Searchin'  - Ce Ce Peniston
  2. I'm in the Mood  - Ce Ce Peniston
  3. Hit by Love  - Ce Ce Peniston
  4. Whatever It Is  - Ce Ce Peniston
  5. Forever in My Heart  - Ce Ce Peniston
  6. I'm Not over You  - Ce Ce Peniston
  7. Any Way You Wanna Go  - Ce Ce Peniston
  8. Give What I'm Givin'  - Ce Ce Peniston
  9. Through Those Doors  - Ce Ce Peniston
  10. Let My Love Surround You  - Ce Ce Peniston
  11. Keep Givin' Me Your Love  - Ce Ce Peniston
  12. If You Love Me, I Will Love You  - Ce Ce Peniston
  13. Maybe It's the Way  - Ce Ce Peniston
  14. I Will Be Received  - Ce Ce Peniston

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ce Ce Peniston   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael McDonald   Guitar
Danny Madden   Conductor
Brian McKnight   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Rodney Miller   Guitar
David Morales   Percussion
Chantay Savage   Background Vocals
Bill Ware   Vibes
Katreese Barnes   Background Vocals
C-N-A   Multi Instruments
David Fiuczynski   Guitar
Sherree Ford-Payne   Background Vocals
Andrea Martin   Background Vocals,Talking
Johnny Rogers   Keyboards
David Wills   Drums
James Wirrick   Keyboards
Richard Wolf   Guitar,Keyboards
Norma Jean Wright   Background Vocals
Kymberli Armstrong   Background Vocals
Myron Glasper   Background Vocals
Fernando Harkless   Saxophone
Mark Dubuclet   Bass,Keyboards,Multi Instruments
Jackie Gusheyk   Background Vocals
Faith Wade   Choir, Chorus
Kamaal   Bass
Sharon Pass   Background Vocals
Niomisha Wilson   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Terry Burrus   Programming
Ce Ce Peniston   Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Brian McKnight   Producer
David Morales   Arranger,Producer
Scott Ahaus   Engineer,Remixing
Brad Aldredge   Engineer
Camus Mare Celli   Producer
Steve "Silk" Hurley   Arranger,Producer
Greg Lawson   drum programming
Andres Levin   Producer
Doug Michael   Engineer
Alec Shantzis   Programming
Soulshock   Producer
David Sussman   Engineer
Satoshi Tomiie   Programming
Steve Weeder   Engineer
Richard Wolf   Producer,drum programming
Karlin   Producer
Craig Porteils   Engineer
Greg Mull   Engineer
Jinx   Producer
Daryll Dobson   Engineer
Mark Dubuclet   Programming,Producer,drum programming
John Fundingsland   Engineer
Keith Barrios   Engineer
Steven Nikolas   Vocal Arrangements
Anna Wheaton   Engineer
Brendon Sibley   Vocal Arrangements
Damon Jones   Executive Producer
Brian Kinkel   Engineer
Manny Lehman   Executive Producer
Chris Wood   Engineer

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