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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Toni Childs spits out lyrics on up-tempo tunes like rounds blasting from an AK-47. Unfortunately, she doesn't do many ups. She's easier on ballads and mid-tempo songs, but still register red-zone readings. The singer/songwriter has been labeled everything from alternative rock to pop
ock -- everything but the soul singer she is. Aretha Franklin singing an album of folksy tunes doesn't make her a folk singer. Childs' recordings reflect the material she writes, which is not necessarily the direction that's best for her; with the right producer, she could be Tina Turner. This collection features not only her compositions the ferocious ...
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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Toni Childs spits out lyrics on up-tempo tunes like rounds blasting from an AK-47. Unfortunately, she doesn't do many ups. She's easier on ballads and mid-tempo songs, but still register red-zone readings. The singer/songwriter has been labeled everything from alternative rock to pop
ock -- everything but the soul singer she is. Aretha Franklin singing an album of folksy tunes doesn't make her a folk singer. Childs' recordings reflect the material she writes, which is not necessarily the direction that's best for her; with the right producer, she could be Tina Turner. This collection features not only her compositions the ferocious "Don't Walk Away," the heady "I Just Want Affection," and the Janis Ian-ish "I Met a Man", but a couple she didn't scribe, such as Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2000
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 606949074128
  • Catalog Number: 490741
  • Sales rank: 45,950

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Toni Childs Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Andy Summers Guitar
Renee Geyer Background Vocals
The New Generation Choir, Chorus
Sultan Khan Sarangui
Trey Gunn Stick
Alex Acuña Percussion
Gary Barlough Synthesizer, Synclavier
Gary Barnacle Horn
Hans Christian Cello
Vinnie Colaiuta Percussion
Scott Crago Drums
Caroline Dale Cello
Teresa DeLucio Background Vocals
Paul Hanson Bassoon
Steve Hogarth Keyboards
Dann Huff Guitar
Rick Marotta Drums
Jill Mele Vocals
Tim Pierce Guitar
David Rhodes Guitar
David Ricketts Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
John Philip Shenale Keyboards
Jimmy Smyth Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano
John Thirkell Horn
Karl Wallinger Synthesizer
Alex Weir Guitar
Crystal Wilson Background Vocals
Penni Wilson Background Vocals
Ayub Ogada Vocals, Nyatiti
Dinesh Tabla, Vocals
Technical Credits
Toni Childs Producer
David Bottrill Producer
Bill-Dog Dooley Engineer
Chris Fuhrman Engineer
Clark Germain Engineer
Julie Last Engineer
Gavin MacKillop Producer, Engineer
Steve MacMillan Engineer
Mark McKenna Producer, Engineer
Tony Phillips Producer
David Ricketts Producer, drum programming
Joe Schiff Engineer
John Philip Shenale Programming
David Tickle Producer
Bob Vogt Engineer
Mike Ragogna Producer
Ilene Weingard Art Direction
Erick Labson Mastering
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Angus Davidson Engineer
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