Peace Beyond Passion

Peace Beyond Passion

by MeShell NdegeOcello
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Peace Beyond Passion

There are times on Me'Shell Ndegéocello's second album where the funky hybrid of R&B and alt-pop that she laid down on her 1993 debut, Plantation Lullabies, actually seems to take on an ethereal quality. Beats and grooves float effortlessly out of the fluid rhythms, and Ndegéocello herself sings with a soothing reserve that was a little too deliberate on her previous work. And it's a better album because of it. Peace Beyond Passion is built around a triumvirate of songs addressing man's inhumanity toward man throughout the ages (with such heavy-handed titles as "Deuteronomy: Niggerman" and "Leviticus: Faggot"), but the real highlights of the set are a wry take on Bill Withers' "Who Is He and What Is He to You" and the ultra-smooth, slow-burning "Stay." It's new age soul that's as spiritually purifying as it is musically sophisticated.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/1996
Label: Maverick
UPC: 0093624603320
catalogNumber: 46033

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Meshell Ndegeocello   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Multi Instruments
Billy Preston   Organ
Bennie Maupin   Bass Clarinet
Joshua Redman   Horn,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Horn Section
Luis Conte   Percussion
David Fiuczynski   Guitar
David Gamson   Drums
Gene Lake   Drums
Wendy Melvoin   Acoustic Guitar
Daniel Sadownick   Percussion
Wah-Wah Watson   Guitar,wah wah guitar
Federico Pena   Percussion,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

David Gamson   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming,Atmosphere
Mike Krowiak   Engineer
Meshell Ndegeocello   Arranger,drum programming
Wendy Melvoin   Arranger,Guitar Arrangements
Paul Riser   String Arrangements
Rail Jon Rogut   Engineer
Charles Nasser   Engineer
Kahlil Gibran   Inspirador
Gregory-Trevor Gilmer   Art Direction
Sue Dyer   Engineer
Federico Gonzalez Peña   Composer
James Nyx   Composer
M. Ragin   Composer
Torri Ruffin   Composer

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Peace Beyond Passion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love lust,wantoness,sex, and food you must own this cd it is by far the best of her collection. Such passion and poetry is hard to embody in one cd but she has sucessfully fused these two together along with much more. Do not be afraid come and she will set you free...