Whisper a Prayer

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Britisher Mica Paris is the most exciting female vocalist to come along in some time. She hasn't exploded due to the uncertainty and unpredictable nature of the music business. This CD is arguably more satisfying than her stunning debut, So Good. My two favorites were co-written by Paris, "Positivity" and "Can't Seem to Make Up My Mind." The productions are divided between Narada Michael Walden and Rod Temperton; Jon Lind produced "Whisper a Prayer," and Paris herself produced "I Bless the Day." Her original version of "You Put a Move on My Heart" sounds better than Tamia's version off Quincy Jones' Jook Joint CD. She delivers these songs in her smooth, jazz- and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Britisher Mica Paris is the most exciting female vocalist to come along in some time. She hasn't exploded due to the uncertainty and unpredictable nature of the music business. This CD is arguably more satisfying than her stunning debut, So Good. My two favorites were co-written by Paris, "Positivity" and "Can't Seem to Make Up My Mind." The productions are divided between Narada Michael Walden and Rod Temperton; Jon Lind produced "Whisper a Prayer," and Paris herself produced "I Bless the Day." Her original version of "You Put a Move on My Heart" sounds better than Tamia's version off Quincy Jones' Jook Joint CD. She delivers these songs in her smooth, jazz- and blues-influenced, intense but relaxed style. She has a voice the ears never tired of, and her signature moans will have you writhing in your seat. Unlike her first LP, which scored a minor R&B hit with "My Temptation," none of these excellent songs made much of an impact.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/1993
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731451477645
  • Catalog Number: 514776

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mica Paris Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Siedah Garrett Background Vocals
Steve Williamson Saxophone
Paul Johnson Background Vocals
Sid Page Violin
Nikita Germaine Background Vocals
Alex Acuña Drums
Nadirah Ali Background Vocals
Maxton G. Beesley Jr. Percussion, Drums
Kitty Beethoven Background Vocals
Louis Biancaniello Keyboards
Vernon "Ice" Black Guitar, Background Vocals
Nicole Bradin Background Vocals
David Campbell Conductor
Jennifer Caryn Background Vocals
Angela Doop Background Vocals
Howard Francis Keyboards
Phil Galdston Piano
Sandy Griffith Background Vocals
Camille Henry Background Vocals
Randy Hope-Taylor Bass
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Jakko M. Jakszyk Electric Guitar
Skyler Jett Background Vocals
Laurie "Flame" Jones Background Vocals
Tony Lindsay Background Vocals
Mike Mani Keyboards
Narada Michael Walden Bass, Percussion, Keyboards
James Dean (J.D.) Nicholas Background Vocals
Debra Parson Background Vocals
Claytoven Richardson Vocals, Background Vocals
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
John Andrew Shreiner Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Monty Seward Synthesizer, Keyboards, Synthesizer Strings
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
J.D. Nicholas Background Vocals
Frank Martin Conductor, Keyboards
Larry Williams Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Mica Paris Composer, Executive Producer
Sid Page Contributor
Louis Biancaniello Programming, Engineer
Terry Britten Composer
David Campbell String Arrangements
Sally Jo Dakota Composer
Guy DeFazio Engineer
Matt Forger Engineer
Phil Galdston Arranger
Phil Gladston Arranger, Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Erik Hanson Programming
Daren Klein Engineer
Jon Lind Arranger, Composer, Producer
Graham Lyle Composer
Mike Mani Programming
Narada Michael Walden Arranger, Composer, Producer, Percussion Arrangement
Marc Reyburn Engineer
Claytoven Richardson Contributor
John Andrew Shreiner Arranger, Composer, Programming
Monty Seward Programming
Rod Temperton Arranger, Composer, Producer
Tommy Vicari Engineer
Drizabone Remixing
David Frazer Engineer
Suzie Katayama String Contractor
Eric Rudd Engineer
Antonio "Moogie" Canazio Engineer
Greg Loskorn Contributor
Julian Palmer Executive Producer
Nick Wollage Engineer
Pat Barry Contributor, Package Development
Frank Martin Arranger, Programming, String Arrangements
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