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Urban World Music

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All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
Urban World Music captures a revitalized and re-energized Hiroshima, full of new ideas and new ambitions. Although the title suggests that the album is composed of worldbeat explorations, that isn't quite the case. Like any Hiroshima album, Urban World Music is filled with fusions, but the music on this particular collection is given a slight, but noticeable, dance-oriented sheen, thanks to producer Robin Millar who previously worked with Sade and Everything But the Girl. With new lead vocalist Kimaya Sweard in tow, Hiroshima creates a lightly funky set of jazzy soul numbers, complete with worldbeat flourishes. As always, the gruop has problems writing consistently ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
Urban World Music captures a revitalized and re-energized Hiroshima, full of new ideas and new ambitions. Although the title suggests that the album is composed of worldbeat explorations, that isn't quite the case. Like any Hiroshima album, Urban World Music is filled with fusions, but the music on this particular collection is given a slight, but noticeable, dance-oriented sheen, thanks to producer Robin Millar who previously worked with Sade and Everything But the Girl. With new lead vocalist Kimaya Sweard in tow, Hiroshima creates a lightly funky set of jazzy soul numbers, complete with worldbeat flourishes. As always, the gruop has problems writing consistently compelling material, but when they are on, they provide some intriguing sounds and directions. In short, Urban World Music suggests more than it delivers, but those suggestions are quite enticing on their own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/1996
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 093624623427
  • Catalog Number: 46234
  • Sales rank: 113,633

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Unspoken Love (6:00)
  2. 2 Passion & Pain (4:55)
  3. 3 Let Me Be Your Baby (4:26)
  4. 4 Heiwa (Peace) (4:03)
  5. 5 Through My Eyes (5:23)
  6. 6 Ripples In Our Waterfall (4:31)
  7. 7 Timekeeper (4:37)
  8. 8 Love How You Love Me (4:57)
  9. 9 Urban World (4:48)
  10. 10 None of Us Are Free (5:00)
  11. 11 Koto Blues (4:52)
  12. 12 Hipnotic (4:51)
  13. 13 Walking With Angels (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hiroshima Primary Artist
Terry Steele Background Vocals, Chant
Kimo Cornwell Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Chant
Dean Cortez Bass, Vocals, Acoustic Bass
Linsey Fiddmont Background Vocals
Gwyn Foxx Background Vocals
Richie Gajate Garcia Percussion
Dan Kuramoto Synthesizer, Flute, Shakuhachi, Keyboards, Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Chant, Yokobue
June Kuramoto Percussion, Koto, Chant, shamisen
Jock Loveband Chant
Robin Millar Guitar, Keyboards, Chant
David Mirandon Percussion
Johnny Mori Percussion, taiko
Monty Seward Background Vocals, Chant
Hamish Stuart Vocals
Danny Yamamoto Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, taiko
Dave Iwataki Synthesizer, Keyboards
Kimaya Seward Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Chant
Evangeline Seward Background Vocals
Freeman Seward Background Vocals, Chant
Technical Credits
Geoffrey Williams Composer
Eric Stoltz Programming
Bob Barnes Producer
Tim Boland Engineer
Kimo Cornwell Arranger, Programming, Producer
Thomas Dawson Programming
Pete Glenister Composer
Dan Kuramoto Arranger, Programming, Producer
June Kuramoto Producer
Jock Loveband Programming, Engineer
Alan Meyerson Producer, Engineer
Robin Millar Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Omar Sanchez Producer
Monty Seward Arranger, Producer
Jeff Silverman Programming
Mark Smith Programming
Bobby Summerfield Engineer
David Knight Engineer
Rowan Moore Artwork, Cover Art
Doug Boehm Engineer
Dave Knight Engineer
Andrew Scheps Programming
Linda Cobb Stalker Art Direction
Eddie Miller Engineer
Dave Iwataki Arranger
Mike Piersante Engineer, Digital Editing
Adam Green Programming
Jim Morris Artwork, Cover Art
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