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Deborah Cox
     

Deborah Cox

by Deborah Cox
 

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Like Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, Deborah Cox straddles the line between soul and pop, appealing to adult contemporary and R&B fans in equal measures. She is a confident and stylish singer, but her self-titled debut is helped considerably by the powerhouse producers working behind the scenes.

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Like Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, Deborah Cox straddles the line between soul and pop, appealing to adult contemporary and R&B fans in equal measures. She is a confident and stylish singer, but her self-titled debut is helped considerably by the powerhouse producers working behind the scenes. Featuring tracks produced by Babyface, Dallas Austin, and Daryl Simmons, among others, the record is filled with immaculately crafted dance-pop and ballads. Not all of the songs are up to the production standards, however. Like many singers in her genre, Deborah Cox is only as good as her material, and the songs on her debut are uneven. She shines on the hit "Sentimental" and several other cuts, including "Never Gonna Break My Heart Again" and the poppy "Who Do U Love," but nearly half of the record consists of undistinguished material. Nevertheless, the best songs on the album suggests that Cox has the potential to develop into a star. [In 2012, New Skool Sounds reissued the album and added fifteen bonus tracks made up of club mixes, extended versions, and dubs.]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2012
Label:
Ais
UPC:
5060196463039
catalogNumber:
9646303

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Performance Credits

Deborah Cox   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer,Producer
David Morales   Producer,Remixing,Additional Production
Keith Andes   Producer
Dallas Austin   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Vassal Benford   Composer,Producer
Francis Buckley   Remixing,Additional Production
Larry Campbell   Composer
Keith Crouch   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Clive Davis   Executive Producer
Hugo Dwyer   Engineer
E-Smoove   Remixing
Victor Flores   Engineer
Jon Gass   Remixing
Vincent Herbert   Producer
Kipper Jones   Composer
Tim Kelley   Producer
Terry Lewis   Composer
Eugene Lo   Engineer
Darin Prindle   Engineer
Daryl Simmons   Composer,Producer
Lascelles Stephens   Composer,Producer
Chris Trevett   Engineer
Diane Warren   Composer
Colin Wolfe   Composer
Deborah Cox   Composer
Johnny Vicious   Remixing
James Harris   Composer
Lascelles   Composer
Hans Gutknecht   Engineer
Christopher Stern   Art Direction
Ara Darakjian   Engineer
John Robinson   Remixing
Bob Robinson   Producer
Keith Thomas   Producer
Larry "Rock" Campbell   Arranger,Producer
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
Randy Mahon   Reissue Production Assistance
Carl "Chunky" Thomspon   Remixing

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