Where It All Begins

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The artwork for Where It All Begins, Lalah Hathaway's second Stax album, features a striking collage of her father Donny's album covers, with Lalah cleverly inserted in place of her father on most of them. In addition to family photos scattered throughout the booklet, Lalah maintains a looking-back theme with a naturally heart-rending version of her father's "You Were Meant for Me," the original of which was issued as a single a few months prior to his tragic passing. Lalah also reaches back 20 years for a hushed but powerful remake of her own "I'm Coming Back," her fourth charting single, first released in 1991. Otherwise, Where It All Begins picks up where 2008's Self ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The artwork for Where It All Begins, Lalah Hathaway's second Stax album, features a striking collage of her father Donny's album covers, with Lalah cleverly inserted in place of her father on most of them. In addition to family photos scattered throughout the booklet, Lalah maintains a looking-back theme with a naturally heart-rending version of her father's "You Were Meant for Me," the original of which was issued as a single a few months prior to his tragic passing. Lalah also reaches back 20 years for a hushed but powerful remake of her own "I'm Coming Back," her fourth charting single, first released in 1991. Otherwise, Where It All Begins picks up where 2008's Self Portrait left off, though the pop-R&B-type moves -- buzzing synthesizers, harder beats -- are a little more pronounced. "If You Want To," a gleaming disco-funk track co-written by Rahsaan Patterson, is the best of that lot; the remainder of the album's highlights are relatively subdued, led by the gliding, atmospheric title track -- a stunning throwback to lyrically inward, sonically otherworldly soul-jazz of the '70s. There's also a pleasant surprise in the form of "Wrong Way," an uplifting number driven by bright acoustic guitar and a big chorus. It could easily fit into the playlist of a mature-rock radio station.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2011
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072321977
  • Catalog Number: 32197
  • Sales rank: 12,364

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Strong Woman (3:08)
  2. 2 Where It All Beings (5:46)
  3. 3 My Everything (4:13)
  4. 4 Small of My Back (4:48)
  5. 5 If You Want To (3:29)
  6. 6 Always Love You (4:09)
  7. 7 Lie to Me (4:34)
  8. 8 This Could Be Love (4:54)
  9. 9 Wrong Way (3:46)
  10. 10 You Were Meant For Me (4:04)
  11. 11 I'm Coming Back - Rachelle Ferrell (6:59)
  12. 12 Dreamland (5:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lalah Hathaway Primary Artist
Melvin Davis Bass
Eric Smith Bass
Bobby Sparks Wurlitzer, Mini Moog, Arp Odyssey
Mikey Dan Background Vocals
Eric Seats Drums
Errol Cooney Guitar
Chris Coleman Drums
Mike Aaberg Keyboards
Ernest Greene Keyboards
Jairus Mozee Guitar
Tiffany Loren Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Lalah Hathaway Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Gary Taylor Composer
John Burk Executive Producer
Phil Ramone Producer
Al Schmitt Engineer
Anthony Jeffries Engineer
Rahsaan Patterson Composer
Bobby Sparks Producer, Arp String Ensemble
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
John Stoddart Orchestration
Mike City Producer, Engineer
Andre Harris Composer, Producer
Vidal Davis Composer, Producer
Dave Young Composer
Errol Cooney Composer, Producer
Sean Tallman Engineer
J.R. Hutson Producer
James Day Composer
Brandon Kilgour Engineer
Bryan Sledge Composer
Lee Hutson Jr. Composer
Rich King Composer
William Peterkin Composer
Jonathan Clark III Creative Consultant
James Fauntleroy II Composer
Jonathan Richmond Composer, Producer
Marcus King Management
Ernest Greene Composer, Producer, drum programming
Lewis Williams Composer
Edwin "Lil Eddie" Serrano Composer
Tosha Whitten-Griggs Publicity
Terrence Lilly Composer
Selina Donaldson Merchandising
Michael C. Flowers Composer
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