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Anita Baker - Rapture album

Anita Baker - Rapture album

  • Performer: Anita Baker
  • Genre: Soulful music
  • Title: Rapture
  • Released: 1986
  • Style: Soul
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 1917 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1912 mb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Description

Rapture is the second album by the American vocalist Anita Baker

Rapture is the second album by American vocalist Anita Baker, released in 1986. This became Baker's breakout album, selling over 8 million copies worldwide (of which 5 million in the US) and earning her two Grammy Awards. The album's first track, "Sweet Love", was a top 10 Billboard hit in addition to winning a Grammy Award. The music video for the track "Same Ole Love" was filmed and recorded at Baker's Keyboard Lounge.

Anita Baker ‎– Rapture. Label: Elektra ‎– 9 60444-1, Elektra ‎– 60444-1. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Specialty Press. Art Direction, Photography By – Carol Friedman. Backing Vocals – Alex Brown (tracks: A2, B4), Anita Baker (tracks: A1 to B2), Bunny Hull (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B3, B4), Darryl Phinnissee (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2 to B4), Jim Gilstrap (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B3, B4), Lynn Davis (tracks

Elektra gave her a strong promotional push, and the equally superb Rapture became the megahit that The Songstress should have been. Rapture gave Baker one moving hit after another, including "Sweet Love," "Caught up in the Rapture," "Same Ole Love," and "No One in This World

Following Anita Baker's 1983 debut lack of success,Anita Baker realized that her husky and rangy vocal approach required a broader musical base. That album has essentially been a combination of quiet storm style soul ballads and spirited live band oriented funk. Extremely capable on both,what was needed for Baker was a sense of identity. An Anita Baker sound as it were. By signing up the legendary Atlantic Records,she worked with producer Michael Powell for a sophomore release on the label.

Rapture is the second album by American vocalist Anita Baker, released in 1986. This became Baker's breakout album, selling over 8 million copies worldwide and earning her two Grammy Awards. The album's first track, "Sweet Love", was a top 10 Billboard hit in addition. Rapture (Anita Baker album). For other albums of the same name, see Rapture (disambiguation). 1986 studio album by Anita Baker.

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3. Caught up in the Rapture.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Sweet Love
Words By, Music By – Anita Baker, Gary Bias, Louis A. Johnson
4:26
A2 You Bring Me Joy
Saxophone – Don MyrickWords By, Music By – David Lasley
4:24
A3 Caught Up In The Rapture
Lyrics By – Dianne QuanderMusic By – Garry Glenn
5:07
A4 Been So Long
Bass – Jimmy HaslipWords By, Music By – Anita Baker
5:07
B1 Mystery
Finger Snaps [Finger Pops] – Alpha L. Perkins, Holli L. Perkins, Michael J. Powell, Warren WoodsWords By, Music By – Rod Temperton
4:56
B2 No One In The World
Bass – Neil StubenhausDrums – John Robinson Guitar – Dean ParksKeyboards – Randy KerberLyrics By – Marti SharronMusic By – Ken HirschRhythm Guitar – Paul Jackson*Synthesizer [Synthesizer Overdubs] – Greg Philinganes*, Paul Chiten
4:10
B3 Same Ole Love
Words By, Music By – Darryl K. Roberts, Marilyn McLeod
4:05
B4 Watch Your Step
Saxophone – Donald AlbrightWords By, Music By – Anita Baker
4:54

Credits

  • Art Direction, Photography By – Carol Friedman
  • Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Alex Brown (tracks: A2, B4), Anita Baker (tracks: A1 to B2), Bunny Hull (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B3, B4), Darryl Phinnissee* (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2 to B4), Jim Gilstrap (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B3, B4), Lynn Davis (tracks: B2), Natalie D. Jackson* (tracks: B1), Philip Ingram* (tracks: B2), Vesta Williams (tracks: A2, B4)
  • Bass – David B. Washington (tracks: A3, B1, B4), Freddy "Ready Freddie" Washington* (tracks: A1, A2, B3)
  • Creative Director – Hale Milgrim
  • Design – Sue Keston
  • Drums – Arthur Marbury III* (tracks: A3, B1), Ricky Lawson (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B3, B4)
  • Engineer – Barney Perkins (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4), Gary Skardina (tracks: B2), Robert Feist (tracks: B2)
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer, United Sound Systems, Inc.] – Tony Ray (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4)
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineers, Yamaha R&D Studios] – Fred Law (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4), Keith Cohen (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4), Keith Seppanen (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4)
  • Executive-Producer – Anita Baker
  • Guitar – Donald Griffin (tracks: A4, B4), Gregg Moore (tracks: A1, A2, B3), Michael J. Powell (tracks: A3, B1)
  • Keyboards – Anita Baker (tracks: B4), Sir Gant* (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B3, B4), Vernon Fails (tracks: A3, B1)
  • Management – BNB Associates Ltd., Sherwin Bash
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Mixed By – Barney Perkins (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4), Michael J. Powell (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4)
  • Mixed By [Re-mixed By] – Barney Perkins (tracks: B2), Michael J. Powell (tracks: B2)
  • Other [Hair And Make-up] – Donyale McRae
  • Other [Stylist] – Lisa Silvestri
  • Percussion – Lawrence Fratangelo* (tracks: A3, B1), Lorenzo Brown (tracks: A3), Paulinho da Costa (tracks: A1, A2, B2 to B4)
  • Producer – Gary Skardina (tracks: B2), Marti Sharron (tracks: B2), Michael J. Powell (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4)
  • Product Manager – Veljko Despot
  • Production Manager – Siniša Škarica

Notes

P & C 1986

Made in Yugoslavia

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 60444-1, 60444-1 Anita Baker Rapture ‎(LP, Album, Spe) Elektra, Elektra 9 60444-1, 60444-1 US 1986
AMCY-3002 Anita Baker Rapture ‎(CD, Album, RE) Elektra AMCY-3002 Japan 1997
none Anita Baker Rapture ‎(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24b) Atlantic, Rhino Records none 2012
E4-60444, 60444-4 Anita Baker Rapture ‎(Cass, Album, Club) Elektra, Elektra E4-60444, 60444-4 US 1986
604.7254 Anita Baker Rapture ‎(LP, Album) Elektra 604.7254 Brazil 1986

Tracklist

A1 Sweet Love
A2 You Bring Me Joy
A3 Caught Up In The Rapture
A4 Been So Long
B1 Mystery
B2 No One In The World
B3 Same Ole Love
B4 Watch Your Step

Credits

  • Executive-Producer – Anita Baker

Notes

Clear Cassette

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7559-60444-4

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 60444-1, 60444-1 Anita Baker Rapture ‎(LP, Album, Spe) Elektra, Elektra 9 60444-1, 60444-1 US 1986
AMCY-3002 Anita Baker Rapture ‎(CD, Album, RE) Elektra AMCY-3002 Japan 1997
LSEL 71036 Anita Baker Rapture ‎(LP, Album) Jugoton LSEL 71036 Yugoslavia 1986
none Anita Baker Rapture ‎(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24b) Atlantic, Rhino Records none 2012
E4-60444, 60444-4 Anita Baker Rapture ‎(Cass, Album, Club) Elektra, Elektra E4-60444, 60444-4 US 1986

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