Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 This Word Is All
4:42
2 Yo Mister
5:12
3 Stir It Up
3:38
4 If You Asked Me To
4:00
5 When You Talk About Love
5:35
6 Flame
4:11
7 Oh, People
5:18
8 Kiss Away the Pain
4:32
9 Beat My Heart Like a Drum
3:51
10 The Right Kinda Lover
4:53
11 Time Will Tell
5:00
12 Our World
5:00
13 New Attitude
4:39
14 Feels Like Another One
5:09
15 When You've Been Blessed (Feels Like Heaven)
4:56
16 Release Yourself
4:55

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Ira Siegel (track 6)
violin:
Regina Carter (track 6)
Hammond organ [Hammond B-3]:
Kenny Moore (track 11)
drums (drum set):
James Gadson (track 8)
Rayford Griffin (track 11)
John Paris (US drummer) (track 16)
John Robinson (session drummer) (track 4)
drums (drum set) [fills]:
Howie Rice (track 9)
bass guitar:
Nathan East (track 7)
Freddie Washington (US session bassist) (track 8)
trumpet:
Ray Brown, Jr. (soul/jazz trumpet player Raymond Lee Brown, 75-) (track 14)
Chuck Findley (track 9)
Nolan Smith (track 14)
strings arranger:
Steve Skinner (track 6)
Paul Buckmaster (track 11)
synthesizer:
Dave Ervin (track 14)
Darren Floyd (track 14)
Paul Fox (Producer) (track 7)
Steve George (US keyboardist for Mr. Mister & Pages) (track 9)
Steve Skinner (track 6)
Robbie Buchanan (track 7)
synthesizer [CS-80]:
synthesizer [DX-7]:
synthesizer [OB8]:
Will Bryant (keyboardist) (track 8)
synthesizer programming:
Nathaniel "Crocket" Wilke (tracks 12, 15–16)
Aaron Zigman (track 4)
guitar:
Randy Bowland (track 16)
Charles Fearing (track 9)
Michael Landau (track 4)
Leo Nocentelli (track 8)
Tim Pierce (track 11)
Mike Scott (guitarist) (track 5)
David T. Walker (track 8)
Wah Wah Watson (track 14)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Michael Landau (track 9)
bass:
Freddie Washington (US session bassist) (track 11)
wind instruments [horns]:
brass [horns] arranger:
Jerry Hey (track 9)
percussion:
Lenny Castro (track 4)
Paulinho da Costa (track 7)
Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) (track 10)
Jimmy Wright (US producer, musician, singer and songwriter aka Big Jim) (track 10)
keyboard:
James R. "Budd" Ellison (tracks 12, 15–16)
Jimmy Jam (track 10)
Michael Stokes (track 14)
Steve Skinner (track 6)
Nathaniel "Crocket" Wilke (tracks 12, 15–16)
Jimmy Wright (US producer, musician, singer and songwriter aka Big Jim) (tracks 5, 10)
Clint Stokes III (track 14)
keyboard programming:
Darren Floyd (track 14)
Michael Stokes (track 14)
saxophone:
Ernie Fields (track 14)
Larry Williams (keyboard,sax,flute) (track 9)
Pamela Williams (tracks 12, 16)
drum programming:
Darren Floyd (track 14)
Michael Stokes (track 14)
Jeff Taylor (US accordion and keyboard player) (track 10)
piano:
Kenny Moore (track 11)
drum machine programming:
Paul Fox (Producer) (track 7)
Robbie Buchanan (track 7)
Pat Mastelotto (track 9)
grand piano:
trombone:
George Bohanon (track 14)
Charles Loper (track 9)
sampler:
John Anthony (British producer and record executive) (track 16)
additional synthesizer:
Paul Fox (Producer) (track 9)
Steve Mitchell (track 9)
Howie Rice (track 9)
additional engineer:
John Boghosian (tracks 7, 9)
Glen Holguin (engineer) (track 7)
Thom Panunzio (track 7)
additional recording engineer:
Glen Kurtz (track 8)
Dennis Stefani (track 8)
additional vocals arranger:
Patti LaBelle (track 14)
arranger:
James R. "Budd" Ellison (tracks 8, 15–16)
Michael Stokes (track 14)
Steve Skinner (track 6)
Aaron Zigman (track 4)
assistant engineer:
Foley Fali (track 14)
Tom Greeno (tracks 15–16)
Robert H. (tracks 15–16)
Glen Holguin (engineer) (tracks 7, 9)
Coke Johnson (track 2)
Julie Last (tracks 7, 9)
Frank McNulty (tracks 15–16)
Kraig Miller (tracks 7, 9)
Paul Rinus (tracks 15–16)
Clint Stokes III (track 14)
Brian Wittmer (tracks 15–16)
associate producer:
Steve George (US keyboardist for Mr. Mister & Pages) (track 9)
Richard Page (singer-songwriter; former lead singer & bassist of Mr. Mister) (track 9)
Nathaniel "Crocket" Wilke (tracks 12, 15–16)
background vocals:
Alex Brown (US soul vocalist, member of Raelets) (track 8)
Nona Hendryx (track 16)
Bunny Hull (track 4)
Ann Bennett-Nesby (track 10)
Jimmy Wright (US producer, musician, singer and songwriter aka Big Jim) (track 10)
Jerry Barnes (track 6)
Katreese Barnes (track 6)
Marva Barnes (track 8)
Jamecia Bennett (track 5)
Carla Benson (track 7)
Evette Benton (track 7)
Eric Jordan (track 11)
Letitia Body (track 12)
Paulette Brown (track 4)
Charles Buie (track 11)
Cherrelle (R&B singer) (track 5)
Sarah Dash (track 16)
Valerie Doby (track 12)
Lisa Fisher (American vocalist) (track 6)
Kevin Ford (rnb vocalist) (track 5)
Jim Gilstrap (track 8)
Marie Graham (track 10)
Grady Harrell (track 12)
Dee Harvey (tracks 11, 14)
Barbara Ingram (track 7)
Patti LaBelle (tracks 5, 16)
Rickey Nelson (backing vocalist) (tracks 11–12, 14)
Carolyn Perry (track 11)
Lori Perry (track 11)
Sharon Perry (track 11)
Terry Steele (track 6)
Linda Stokes (track 14)
Lisa Taylor (track 14)
Libby Turner (track 10)
background vocals arranger:
Alex Brown (US soul vocalist, member of Raelets) (track 8)
choir vocals:
Chester Mass Choir (track 15)
choir vocals arranger:
Patti LaBelle (track 15)
co-producer:
Jimmy Wright (US producer, musician, singer and songwriter aka Big Jim) (track 10)
Big Jim Wright (track 5)
conductor:
Gene Orloff (track 6)
engineer:
Ian Eales (track 9)
Taavi Mote (track 13)
instruments:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 2)
lead vocals:
Patti LaBelle (track 7)
lyricist:
Big Daddy Kane (track 14)
miscellaneous support:
mixer:
Louil Silas, Jr. (track 8)
Taavi Mote (track 8)
F. Byron Clark (track 14)
Darren Klein (track 4)
Mike Tarsia (engineer) (tracks 15–16)
other vocals [rap]:
Big Daddy Kane (track 14)
performer:
Patti LaBelle (track 4)
producer:
Peter Brunetta (track 13)
Rick Chudacoff (track 13)
James R. "Budd" Ellison (tracks 8, 12, 15–16)
Harold Faltermeyer (track 3)
Keith Forsey (track 3)
Jimmy Jam (tracks 5, 10)
Stewart Levine (track 4)
Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) (tracks 5, 10)
Arif Mardin (track 6)
Sami McKinney (track 11)
Michael Stokes (track 14)
Richard Perry (producer) (tracks 7, 9)
K.C. Porter (track 11)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 2)
Howie Rice (track 13)
recording engineer:
F. Byron Clark (track 14)
Ray Bardani (track 15)
Michael Brooks (sound engineer and remixer, notably associated with The Pointer Sisters) (tracks 7, 9)
Darren Klein (track 4)
Susan Rogers (US sound engineer) (track 2)
Hill Brin Swimmer (track 8)
Mike Tarsia (engineer) (tracks 15–16)
remixer:
Alan Gregorie (track 2)
Timmy Regisford (track 2)
Bill Schnee (track 7)
Louil Silas, Jr. (track 13)
Don Smith (producer, engineer and mixer) (track 9)
solo saxophone:
George Howard (American smooth jazz saxophonist) (track 8)
solo piano [acoustic piano]:
Andrew Goldmark (track 7)
writer:
Ira Antelis (track 6)
Sharon Barnes (track 14)
Alex Brown (US soul vocalist, member of Raelets) (track 8)
Carol Duboc (track 1)
James R. "Budd" Ellison (tracks 12, 14–15)
Steve George (US keyboardist for Mr. Mister & Pages) (track 9)
Jon Gilutin (track 13)
Julie Gold (track 15)
Andrew Goldmark (track 7)
Al Green (track 5)
Nona Hendryx (tracks 15–16)
Mabon Hodges (track 5)
Bunny Hull (track 13)
Jimmy Jam (tracks 5, 10)
John Lang (US songwriter for Mr. Mister & Pages) (track 9)
Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) (tracks 5, 10)
Sami McKinney (tracks 1, 11–12)
Warren McRae (track 16)
Michael Stokes (track 14)
Kenny Moore (track 11)
Ann Bennett-Nesby (track 10)
Richard Page (singer-songwriter; former lead singer & bassist of Mr. Mister) (track 9)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 2)
Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer) (track 1)
Bruce Roberts (American singer-songwriter) (track 7)
Sharon Robinson (singer songwriter) (track 13)
Brenda Russell (track 6)
Danny Sembello (track 3)
Diane Warren (US songwriter) (track 4)
Nathaniel "Crocket" Wilke (tracks 12, 15)
Allee Willis (tracks 3, 11)
Jimmy Wright (US producer, musician, singer and songwriter aka Big Jim) (tracks 5, 10)
Patti LaBelle (tracks 12, 15)
phonographic copyright by:
Geffen Records (1984) (track 13)
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1986) (tracks 7–9)
produced for:
Oliverea Prod Ltd. (track 4)
publisher:
Budsky Music (track 14)
No Pain No Gain (track 3)
Willow Girl Music (track 14)
Zuri Music, Inc. (track 14)
mixed at:
Westlake Audio (former name of Westlake Recording Studios) in West Hollywood, California, United States (track 4)
recorded at:
Westlake Audio (former name of Westlake Recording Studios) in West Hollywood, California, United States (track 4)
remixed at:
Soundworks (New York) in New York, New York, United States (track 2)
recording of:
Flame (track 6)
If You Asked Me To (track 4)
Kiss Away the Pain (track 8)
Oh, People (track 7)
Our World (track 12)
Release Yourself (track 16)
Stir It Up (track 3)
The Word is All (track 1)
Time Will Tell (track 11)
Yo Mister (track 2)
New Attitude (1984-09) (track 13)

Release

design: Mainartery (design)
liner notes: Colin Escott
copyrighted by: MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (2001)
phonographic copyright by: MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (2001)
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/10598411 [info]