Time Will Reveal: The Complete Motown Albums

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
From late 1982 through 1985, DeBarge were a regular presence on the singles charts. They also placed three albums in the Top Five of the R&B chart -- all of which crossed into the Top 40 of the Billboard 200. While the siblings have been the subject of a few hits compilations, their catalog was otherwise neglected for decades, until Hip-O Select released this thorough anthology. Discs one and two of Time Will Reveal: The Complete Motown Albums contain the four DeBarge albums: The DeBarges (the undervalued if somewhat tepid debut), All This Love (the 1982 breakthrough featuring "I Like It" and the title track), In a Special Way (one of the finest albums of the early ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
From late 1982 through 1985, DeBarge were a regular presence on the singles charts. They also placed three albums in the Top Five of the R&B chart -- all of which crossed into the Top 40 of the Billboard 200. While the siblings have been the subject of a few hits compilations, their catalog was otherwise neglected for decades, until Hip-O Select released this thorough anthology. Discs one and two of Time Will Reveal: The Complete Motown Albums contain the four DeBarge albums: The DeBarges (the undervalued if somewhat tepid debut), All This Love (the 1982 breakthrough featuring "I Like It" and the title track), In a Special Way (one of the finest albums of the early '80s), and Rhythm of the Night (the heavily synthesized patchwork finale). Disc three collects 12" mixes, a flowery and inferior alternate mix of "All This Love," and four instrumental versions. What gets lost in the DeBarge family drama and image -- the glamorous clothes, elaborate hairstyles, and suspect facial hair -- is that they wrote, produced, and arranged the majority of their material and all of their best work. Their several hits, along with album cuts like "Strange Romance," "Stay with Me," and "A Dream," are among the most heavenly, impeccably constructed pop-R&B music of any era. Odds are good that 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G., Blackstreet, and Ashanti didn't feel guilty about making hits with DeBarge-sampling records. Therefore, no listener should ever feel guilty about deriving pleasure from the source.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2011
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • UPC: 602527767314
  • Catalog Number: 001582002
  • Sales rank: 189,572

Album Credits

Performance Credits
DeBarge Primary Artist, Background Vocals
José Feliciano Acoustic Guitar
Gerald Albright Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Andy Narell Steel Drums
Jeff Lorber Synthesizer, Soloist
David Foster Synthesizer, Piano
Bunny DeBarge Vocals
Damon Rentie Tenor Saxophone
Bunny Hull Background Vocals
Reggie Andrews Keyboards
Glen Ballard Synthesizer
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Ollie E. Brown Drums
Robbie Buchanan Synthesizer
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Jeff Clayton Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion, Drums
El DeBarge Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Bobby DeBarge Keyboards
Eldra DeBarge Keyboards, Vocals, fender rhodes
James DeBarge Keyboards, Vocals
Mark DeBarge Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Vocals
Randy DeBarge Bass, Vocals
Nathan East Bass
John Ervin Trombone
Charles Fearing Acoustic Guitar
Tyrone B. Feedback Drums
Russell Ferrante Keyboards
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Janice Gower Concert Master
Jay Graydon Synthesizer
Richard Heath Percussion
Nathan Hughes Percussion
James Jamerson Jr. Bass
John Keane Percussion, Drums
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Clarence Lawrey Trombone
Ricky Lawson Drums
Daniel LeMelle Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Clif Magness Synthesizer
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Steve Mitchell Synthesizer
John Morales Percussion
Michael Omartian Synthesizer
Richard Page Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes Keyboards
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer
Roy Poper Trumpet
Howie Rice Synthesizer
Carlos Rios Guitar
Carlos Vega Drums
Larry Von Nash Keyboards
Eddie Watkins Bass
Stevie Wonder Harmonica
Tommy DeBarge Bass
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass
William Champlin Background Vocals
Vennette Gloud Background Vocals
Mike Hightower Synthesizer
Harvey Mason Jr. Drums
George Bohanon Trombone
Noran Smith Jr. Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Raymond Brown Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Kenneth Wild Bass
Raymond A. Crossley Keyboards
Steven George Synthesizer, Background Vocals
John Robinson Drums
Cliff Ervin Trumpet
Marcus Ryles Synthesizer
The DeBarges Background Vocals
Technical Credits
DeBarge Vocal Arrangements
Chico DeBarge Composer
Billy Preston Composer, rhythm arrangement
David Foster Arranger, Composer
Bunny DeBarge Composer, Producer, rhythm arrangement
Barbara Mitchell Vocal Arrangements
Giorgio Moroder Composer, Producer
Reggie Andrews Composer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Joe Arlotta Engineer
Glen Ballard Composer
Pete Bellotte Composer
Joe Blocker Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Bobby Brooks Engineer
Milt Calice Engineer
Tom Canning Composer
Jane Clark Engineer
El DeBarge Arranger, Composer, Producer, rhythm arrangement
Bobby DeBarge Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Eldra DeBarge Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
James DeBarge Composer, rhythm arrangement
Mark DeBarge Composer, rhythm arrangement
Randy DeBarge Composer, rhythm arrangement
Ian Eales Engineer
Russell Ferrante rhythm arrangement
Clare Fischer Composer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Randy Goodrum Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Executive Producer
Iris Gordy Producer
Jay Graydon Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Steve Hodge overdub engineer
Fred Law Engineer
Daniel LeMelle Horn Arrangements
Jon Lind Composer
Steve MacMillan Engineer
Clif Magness Composer
Barney Perkins Engineer
Richard Perry Producer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Don Smith Vocal Engineer, Rhythm Engineer
Terry Taylor Art Direction
Diane Warren Composer
Andre Abney Composer
Linda Howard Vocal Arrangements
John Matousek Mastering
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Michele Horie Producer, Art Direction
Andrew Skurow Tape Vault Research
Curtis A. Nolen Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Raymond A. Crossley Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Gail Mitchell Liner Notes
Steven George Arranger
Jo Almeida Photo Coordination
Teresa Tsuzaki Licensing
Johnny Lee Art Direction
Benjamin F. Wright Jr. Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Michael Brooks overdub engineer
Tony Redic Composer
The DeBarges Vocal Arrangements
Phil Walters Engineer
Eric Butler Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    The instrumentals are totally awesome. My favorite, however, is

    The instrumentals are totally awesome. My favorite, however, is the extended version of the instrumental titled "A DREAM". Although Bunny's version is fantastic, the instrumental takes it to a another level as the combination of the harp and violins join in to accompany El's creative keyboard playing. As someone else stated, this particular instrumental is indeed a MASTERPIECE! In addition however, I'd also have to include the instrumental version of 'STAY WITH ME'. I just wish the instrumental version of 'Stay With Me' were longer :-( BTW, since this is a studio release, just before they begin to play the music, El can be briefly heard speaking (counting down) in the background :)
    The DeBarge's render beautiful music displaying their great talent.

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