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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tony Rich's debut album didn't quite fit in with the rigid format of '90s urban R&B. Instead of relying on hip-hop as his foundation, Rich takes elements from soul, blues, pop, and rock, creating a personal brand of new jack R&B. Like Prince, he synthesizes these elements into a distinctive whole. Unlike Prince, his influences are more apparent on the surface, but perhaps that should be expected from a debut. Like many first records, the songs aren't always first-rate, but the best tracks on Words stand head and shoulders above much of Rich's competition. What makes Words work is Tony Rich's audacity and his talent -- he ties together disparate ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tony Rich's debut album didn't quite fit in with the rigid format of '90s urban R&B. Instead of relying on hip-hop as his foundation, Rich takes elements from soul, blues, pop, and rock, creating a personal brand of new jack R&B. Like Prince, he synthesizes these elements into a distinctive whole. Unlike Prince, his influences are more apparent on the surface, but perhaps that should be expected from a debut. Like many first records, the songs aren't always first-rate, but the best tracks on Words stand head and shoulders above much of Rich's competition. What makes Words work is Tony Rich's audacity and his talent -- he ties together disparate influences with his melodic, soulful songwriting, forming a fresh sound that breathes new life into '90s urban R&B.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/16/1996
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 730082602228
  • Catalog Number: 26022

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hey Blue (3:48)
  2. 2 Nobody Knows (5:06)
  3. 3 Like a Woman (4:08)
  4. 4 Grass Is Green (4:08)
  5. 5 Ghost (4:21)
  6. 6 Leavin' (3:44)
  7. 7 Billy Goat (4:11)
  8. 8 Under Her Spell (4:24)
  9. 9 Little Ones (3:37)
  10. 10 Missin' You (3:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Tony Rich Project Primary Artist
Tony Rich Indexed Contributor, Vocals
John Frye Acoustic Guitar
Reggie Griffin Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Peter Moore Acoustic Guitar
Colin Wolfe Bass
Nuri Vocals
Joe Rich Keyboards
Technical Credits
Neil Pogue Engineer
L.A. Reid Producer
Tony Rich Composer, Producer
Joe Rich Composer
Don DuBose Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Off The Hook

    Ok. R&B, Soul or Gospel Fans Your got to love this Guy. Well and this Album. Let me say I will give 10/10 you don't need to foward any tracks. just Put it in your CD Player and Enjoy.My Personel Songs are Nobody Know, Leavin, and Like a Woman. Buy Guys This is a "U GOT TO HAVE IT" Album. Yall Hard

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