When Love Comes Calling

When Love Comes Calling

by Deniece Williams
     
 
Significantly different from 1977's Song Bird, When Love Comes Calling followed Deniece Williams' success with Johnny Mathis on the number one Hot 100 single "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" and subsequent album That's What Friends Are For. Williams signed to Maurice White's

Overview

Significantly different from 1977's Song Bird, When Love Comes Calling followed Deniece Williams' success with Johnny Mathis on the number one Hot 100 single "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" and subsequent album That's What Friends Are For. Williams signed to Maurice White's Columbia-affiliated ARC label, but White was otherwise all but absent compared to his level of input on Williams' first two albums. Williams co-produced and had a hand in the writing of eight songs on this, a Los Angeles album in every respect. Ray Parker, Jr. and David Foster are the primary collaborators, writing, producing, and playing throughout the album, while L.A.-based session musicians, from arrangers Gene Page and Jerry Hey to a few members of Toto, fill out the extensive lineup. The biggest success was "I've Got the Next Dance," an effervescent slice of galloping disco-pop that topped Billboard's dance chart. While Williams was reticent to dip into disco and eager to leave it behind, one wouldn't know from the exuberance she put into the song. Otherwise, the album could be categorized as soft rock as easily as soul, led by peppy songs like "I Found Love" and the title song, which should be as well-known as anything Foster recorded with Hall & Oates. There are some stunning ballads as well, including the mostly strings "Touch Me Again" (co-written with Tennyson Stephens) and the gorgeously unfurling "Why Can't We Fall in Love?" (another Foster collaboration).

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2010
Label:
Ais
UPC:
5013929031722
catalogNumber:
2903172

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Deniece Williams   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Maurice White   Background Vocals
Jeremy Lubbock   Conductor
David Foster   Piano,Keyboards
Bill Champlin   Background Vocals
Jack Ashford   Tambourine
Sidney Barnes   Background Vocals
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Bongos
Ollie E. Brown   Percussion
Dyanne Chandler   Background Vocals
Gary Coleman   Vibes
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Scott Edwards   Bass
Larry Farrow   Keyboards
Charles Fearing   Guitar
Richard Feldman   Guitar
Ed Greene   Drums
Gary Herbig   Saxophone,Soloist
David Hungate   Bass
Larry Jacobs   Background Vocals
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Don Myrick   Saxophone
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Ray Parker   Guitar,Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes   Keyboards
Sylvester Rivers   Keyboards
Julia Tillman Waters   Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Wah-Wah Watson   Guitar
David Shields   Bass
Michael Porcaro   Bass

Technical Credits

Jeremy Lubbock   Arranger
Greg Mathieson   Arranger
David Foster   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Peter Noone   Composer
Gene Page   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Franne Golde   Composer
Jim Burgess   Remixing
Frank DeCaro   String Contractor
Humberto Gatica   Engineer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Keg Johnson   Composer
Geary Lanier   Composer
Ron Malo   Engineer
Randy Nichols   Composer
Ray Parker   Producer
Sylvester Rivers   rhythm arrangement
Allee Willis   Composer
Fritz Baskett   Composer
Colin Elliot   Logo Design
Cheyenne Fowler   Composer
Andy Kellman   Liner Notes
Wayne A. Dickson   Reissue Producer
June Deniece Williams   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer
Sarah Pagé   String Contractor
Bill Myers   String Arrangements
Tennyson Stevens   Composer
Raina Taylor   Composer
Carole Pincakes   Composer

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