Starting All Over Again

Starting All Over Again

by Mel & Tim

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Overview

Starting All Over Again

Mel & Tim were a classic Chicago soul vocal duo, recording in Muscle Shoals in the deep South for Stax and making records that fit comfortably next to those made in Philadelphia. It may sound incongruous, but their 1972 album, Starting All Over Again -- released on CD with four bonus tracks -- is a wonderful record that blends the sweet production of Philly with tight southern rhythms and Windy City harmony. And that's not even mentioning an impeccable set of songs; many written or co-written by Phillip Mitchell, along with sharp covers of soul classics like "Wrap It Up" and "I'm Your Puppet." The title track is a stone masterpiece -- an epic tale of a couple trying to repair their love -- but the rest of the album isn't far behind. In fact, it ranks as one of the finest soul albums of the early '70s.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/1993
Label: Stax
UPC: 0025218857420
catalogNumber: 8574
Rank: 62984

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mel & Tim   Primary Artist
Pete Carr   Guitar
Barry Beckett   Keyboards
Harrison Calloway   Trumpet,Horn
Ben Cauley   Trumpet
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Ronnie Eades   Baritone Saxophone
Roger Hawkins   Percussion,Drums
David Hood   Bass
Clayton Ivey   Organ
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Jerry Masters   Bass
Randy McCormick   Keyboards
Memphis Symphony Orchestra   Strings,Horn
Charles Rose   Trombone
Harvey Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Sam Phillips   Background Vocals
Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes   Background Vocals
Mel Hardin   Vocals
Tim McPherson   Vocals
Zinnie Tanno   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Wayne Shorter   Composer
Pete Carr   Contributor
Muscle Shoals Horns   Contributor
C.J. Johnson   Composer
Johnny Allen   Arranger
Barry Beckett   Producer,Contributor,rhythm arrangement
Barry Burton   Engineer
Harrison Calloway   Contributor
Ben Cauley   Contributor
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Contributor
Ronnie Eades   Contributor
Mack Emerman   Engineer
Roger Hawkins   Producer,Contributor,rhythm arrangement
David Hood   Contributor
Clayton Ivey   Contributor
Jimmy Johnson   Contributor
Mike Lewis   Contributor,Horn Overdubs,String Overdubs
Jerry Masters   Engineer,Contributor,Remixing
Randy McCormick   Contributor
Steve Melton   Engineer
Memphis Symphony Orchestra   Contributor
Knox Phillips   Engineer,Contributor
Dave Purple   Remixing
Charles Rose   Contributor
Harvey Thompson   Contributor
Phil Carroll   Art Direction

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