Vol. V: Believe

Vol. V: Believe

by Soul II Soul


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Vol. V: Believe

Six years after they revolutionized R&B and soul with their debut album, Keep on Movin', Soul II Soul returned with Vol. V: Believe. Since their debut, the soul collective had been struggling to regain their position as musical innovators; in the process, they turned out two confused albums that had their moments, but nothing quite as stirring as their initial singles, which were collected on the British-only Volume IV: The Classic Singles. Believe, their fourth album of original material, doesn't necessarily make a case for Soul II Soul as pioneers in the mid-'90s, but it does represent something of a comeback. Where their two previous albums were muddled affairs, Believe is clear and confident, filled with fully formed songs. It helps that Jazzie B, the leader of the group, has persuaded former members Caron Wheeler and Penny Ford to make appearances on the album, and has recruited some genuine new talent that helps spark him into recording his best music since the group's debut. Granted, it doesn't push down many boundaries, but Believe fits comfortably into the laid-back, jazz-saturated grooves of '90s R&B.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/1995
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0724384062828
catalogNumber: 40628

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Soul II Soul   Primary Artist
Caron Wheeler   Vocals,Musician
Walter "Junie" Morrison   Musician
Ross Anderson   Musician
Efua Baker   Musician
Gary Barnacle   Musician
Mark Berrow   Musician
Harvey Brough   Musician
Andy Gangadeen   Musician
Wilfred Gibson   Musician
Stephen Hussey   Musician
Garfield Jackson   Musician
Luis Jardim   Musician
Paul Johnson   Musician
Paul Kegg   Musician
Simon "The Funky Ginger" Law   Musician
Martin Loveday   Musician
Rita Manning   Musician
Tony Matthew   Musician
Michael McEvoy   Musician
Robert Smissen   Musician
Gavyn Wright   Musician
Dave Heywood   Musician
Leroy Heywood   Musician
Bill Hawkes   Musician
Tony Pleeth   Musician
Lamya Al-Mughiery   Musician
Toyin Adekale   Musician
Melissa Bell   Vocals
Beresford Romeo   Musician
Cutmaster Swift   Musician
Wookie   Musician
Patrick Henry   Musician
Carl Ward   Musician
Julie Payne   Musician
Enyonam Gbesemete   Musician
David Woodcock   Musician

Technical Credits

Jazzie B.   Contributor
Eugene Eugenius Ellis   Engineer
Arabella Rodriguez   Engineer

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