Three Wishes

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When the 21st century arrived, Miki Howard wasn't as big or as visible as she had been in the '80s and early '90s. But the former Side Effect vocalist still had her hardcore followers, and those are the people she obviously had in mind when she recorded Three Wishes for the L.A.-based, Concord-distributed Peak label. Recorded in 2000 and released in 2001, this pleasant, if unremarkable, CD isn't a radical departure from Howard's earlier solo efforts. Instead of trying to make herself relevant to the hip-hop-minded R&B scene of the early '00s, Howard sticks to her guns and emphasizes adult-oriented quiet storm music. There are no duets with R. Kelly or Pink, no ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When the 21st century arrived, Miki Howard wasn't as big or as visible as she had been in the '80s and early '90s. But the former Side Effect vocalist still had her hardcore followers, and those are the people she obviously had in mind when she recorded Three Wishes for the L.A.-based, Concord-distributed Peak label. Recorded in 2000 and released in 2001, this pleasant, if unremarkable, CD isn't a radical departure from Howard's earlier solo efforts. Instead of trying to make herself relevant to the hip-hop-minded R&B scene of the early '00s, Howard sticks to her guns and emphasizes adult-oriented quiet storm music. There are no duets with R. Kelly or Pink, no collaborations with Destiny's Child -- Howard knows that her audience is the Anita Baker/Luther Vandross/Regina Belle crowd, and she wisely caters to that audience. So she deserves credit for being true to herself even though most of the material she has to work with on this album isn't mind-blowing -- likable, yes, but not mind-blowing. As it turns out, the album's best track is jazz instead of R&B/pop; "Kiss of a Stranger," a moody, haunting jazz-noir offering that employs Yellowjackets bassist Jimmy Haslip and former Weather Report drummer Alphonse Mouzon, is the only thing on Three Wishes that is excellent instead of merely decent. Three Wishes won't go down in history as one of Howard's more essential releases, although her hardcore fans will probably want to hear it anyway.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2001
  • Label: Peak Records
  • UPC: 013431850229
  • Catalog Number: 8502
  • Sales rank: 379,341

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Miki Howard Primary Artist
Phil Davis Strings, Keyboards
Gary Brown Keyboards, Background Vocals
Jimmy Haslip Bass
David Barry Guitar
Francisco Centeno Bass
Gordon Chambers Background Vocals
Julie Delgado Background Vocals
Barry J. Eastmond Keyboards
Sonny Emory Drums
LeMel Humes Synthesizer, Bass, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Larry Koonse Guitar
Sam Sims Bass
Darrell Smith Keyboards
Tommy Verdonck Acoustic Guitar
Lisa Vaughn Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Russ Freeman Executive Producer
Gary Brown Producer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
Ray Bardani Engineer
Barry J. Eastmond Arranger, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
LeMel Humes Producer
Richard McIntosh Engineer
Sonny Mediana Art Direction
Mark Partis Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Sam Sims Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Darrell Smith Producer, drum programming
Michelle Wilson Contributor
Greg Mull Engineer
David Koenig Engineer
Andi Howard Executive Producer
DaMone Arnold Antoine Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    miki at her best

    I AM A DEVOTED FAN OF MIKI HOWARD. HER CD TITLED ''THREE WISHES'' IS HER BEST ACCOMPLISHMENT EVER IN HER RECORDING CAREER. ALL OF THE TRACKS ARE EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD FROM START TO END. YOUR LOSING OUT ALOT IF YOU DON'T OWN THIS CD. IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT, GET IT! IT IS A MAGNIFICENT WORK OF BEAUTY AND TALENT. MIKI SINGS WITH MUCH EXPRESSION AND EMOTION AND SHE DEFINITELY KNOWS HOW TO DO HER THING. YOU GO GIRL!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Three Wishes is GREAT!

    Miki is great. I hope music buyers appreciate her music. A must have for lovers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Miki is back and on her way to becoming a deva!

    Want to buy a true exotic diamond? If so, Miki Howard¿s new album Three Wishes is what you are looking for. I had heard of Miki before but never purchased an album. Then I heard her new song ¿Nobody¿ on the radio and decided to go buy Three Wishes. Miki¿s voice is sultry and passionate and brings lyrics to life like any diva out there. This album, in my opinion, could be the one that breaks her into mainstream and makes her a household name.

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