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Elton John And Tim Rice ‎– Aida / Boyz II Men, Dru Hill, Heather Headley, Janet Jackson, Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, LuLu, Kelly Price, LeAnn Rimes, Sherie Scott / Walt Disney Theatrical Productions / PolyGram Records ‎Audio CD 1999 / 524 651-2

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Elton John And Tim Rice ‎– Aida / Boyz II Men, Dru Hill, Heather Headley, Janet Jackson, Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, LuLu, Kelly Price, LeAnn Rimes, Sherie Scott / Walt Disney Theatrical Productions / PolyGram Records ‎Audio CD 1999 / 5246512

UPC 731452465122

 

Product Details: 

Label: PolyGram Records ‎– 524 651-2
Format: CD, Album
Country: Europe
Released: 1999
Genre: Hip Hop, Rock, Reggae, Pop, Stage & Screen
Style: Reggae, Pop Rock, RnB/Swing, Soft Rock, Musical, Ballad
 
 
 

Tracklist:

1 Sting Another Pyramid
Backing Vocals – Cherena Anderson, Chevelle Franklyn, Peter Mann (6), Sting, Twiggy, Bass – Robbie Shakespeare, Drums – Lowell "Sly" Dunbar, Engineer – Delroy "Dr. Marshal" Harrison, Garfield McDonald, Mike Malak, Guitar – Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis, Keyboards – Robbie Lynn, Mixed By – Glenn Barratt, Patrick Lindsay, Producer – Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare, Sting
3:48
2 Elton John & LeAnn Rimes Written In The Stars
Acoustic Bass – Edgar Meyer, Arranged By [Additional] – Mike Hanna, Arranged By [Choir] – Fred Vaughn, Arranged By [Orchestra] – Andrew Pryce Jackman, Bass – Craig Young, Drums, Percussion – Omar Hakeem, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Harmonium – Carl Herrgesell, Guitar – Kenny Mims, Michael "Grimey" Grimes, Orchestra – L.S.O., Producer – Peter Collins, Wilbur Rimes, Recorded By, Mixed By – John Holbrook
4:17
3 Tina Turner Featuring Angelique Kidjo Easy As Life
Arranged By – Angelique Kidjo, Jean Hebrail, Arranged By [Strings] – Nick Ingman, Bass – Mary Scully, Cello – Anthony Pleeth, Dave Daniels, Frank Schaefer, Martin Loveday, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Philippe Saisse, Engineer – Jean Hebrail, Steve "Barney" Chase, Mixed By – Chris Lord-Alge, Oboe, Cor Anglais – Chris Hooker, Producer – Jean Hebrail, Viola – Bob Smissen, Katie Wilkinson, Peter Lale, Phil Dukes, Violin – Boguslav Kostecki, Chris Tomling, Liz Edwards, Gavyn Wright, Jackie Shave, John Bradbury (2), Mark Berrow, Pat Kiernan, Perry Montague-Mason, Rebecca Hirsch, Roger Garland, Simon Fischer, Vaughan Arman, Wilf Gibson
5:12
4 Spice Girls My Strongest Suit
Bass – Toby Baker, Bass [Additional] – Zev Katz, Co-producer – Matt Rowe, Phil Ramone, Richard Stannard, Drums – Shawn Pelton, Edited By [Electronic Editing] – Pat Thrall, Engineer – Adrian Bushby, Engineer [Assistant] – Pete Karem, Guitar – Clem Clemson, Guitar [Additional], Keyboards [Additional] – Rob Mathes, Guitar, Programmed By – Julian Gallagher, Keyboards, Programmed By – Matt Rowe, Mixed By – Andy Bradfield, Production Manager – Jill Dell'Abate, Programmed By [Additional] – Jake Davies, Paul Waller, Recorded By [Additional], Mixed By [Additional] – Frank Filipetti, Tenor Saxophone – Andy Snitzer, Trombone – Mike Davis, Trumpet – Jeff Kievet
4:11
5 Elton John & Janet Jackson         I Know The Truth
Arranged By [Strings] – Lee Blaske, Arranged By [Vocals & Rhythm] – "Big Jim" Wright, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Backing Vocals – Elton John, Cello – Laura Sewell, Drum Programming – Alex Richbourg, Drums – Stokely, Engineer, Mixed By – Steve Hodge, Engineer, Mixed By [Assistant] – Xavier Smith, Guitar – Dave Barry, Instruments [All Other] – Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Keyboards [Additional] – Guy Babylon, Oboe – Merilee Klemp, Producer – Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis, Viola – Myrna Rian, Sabrina Thatcher, Violin – Celine Lethead, Daria Tedeschi, Liz Sobieski*, Helen Foli, Julia Persitz, Roger Frisch, Taichi Chen, Yuri Merzhevsky
5:35
6 Boyz II Men Not Me
Arranged By – Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, Arranged By [Orchestra] – Rob Mathes, Electric Bass – Zev Katz, Engineer – Jiff Hinger, Engineer [Assistant] – Mike Long, Rob Albano, Mixed By – Frank Filipetti, Producer – Boyz II Men
4:52
7 Shania Twain Amneris' Letter
Engineer [Assistant] – Robert DeGroff, Engineer [Pro Tools] – Olle Romo, Mixed By, Recorded By – Frank Filipetti, Piano – Doug Katsaros, Producer [Vocals] – Robert John "Mutt" Lange
1:41
8 Elton John, Heather Headley & Sherie Scott A Step Too Far
Arranged By, Arranged By [Strings], Guitar – Rob Mathes, Bass – Zev Katz, Concertmaster – Elena Barere, Drums – Shawn Pelton, Engineer – Frank Filipetti, Barney Chase, Engineer [Assistant] – Greg Pinto, John Bates, Ron Warshow, Mixed By – Frank Filipetti, Producer – Phil Ramone, Programmed By – Jan Folkson, Tambourine, Production Manager – Jill Dell'Abate
4:18
9 Lenny Kravitz Like Father Like Son
Drums, Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Timpani, Arranged By [Horns], Backing Vocals – Lenny Kravitz, Engineer [Pro Tools Assistant] – Mark Browne, Engineer [Pro Tools] – Matt Knobel, Producer, Arranged By – Lenny Kravitz, Recorded By – Terry Manning, Saxophone, Flute – Ed Calle, Trombone – Dana Teboe, Trumpet – Tony Concepcion
4:09
10   
Heather Headley Elaborate Lives
Arranged By, Conductor, Guitar – Rob Mathes, Bass – David Finck, Zev Katz, Cello – Caryl Paisner, Jeanne LeBlanc, Mark Shuman, Richard Locker, Drums – Shawn Pelton, Flute – Pamela Sklar, Harp – Stacey Shames, Oboe – Diane Lesser, Producer – Phil Ramone, Production Manager – Jill Dell'Abate, Programmed By – Jan Folkson, Recorded By, Mixed By – Frank Filipetti, Viola – Carol Landon, Judy Witmer, Julian Barber, Sue Pray, Violin – Abe Appleman, Ann Leathers, Donna Tecco, Liz Lim, Jan Mullen, Jean Ingraham, Joyce Hamman, Marti Sweet, Paul Peabody, Regis Iandiono, Ricky Sortomme, Violin, Concertmaster – Barry Finclair
4:22
11 James Taylor (2) How I Know You
Bass – Jimmy Johnson (5), Engineer, Mixed By – Nathaniel Kunkel, Guitar – James Taylor (2), Keyboards – Clifford Carter, Percussion – Luis Conte, Russell Kunkel, Producer – Nathaniel Kunkel, Russell Kunkel
3:19
12 Elton John & Lulu The Messenger
Arranged By – Rob Mathes, Backing Vocals – Angela Clemmons-Patrick, Charles Mangold, Darryl Tookes, Diva Gray, James "D-Train" Williams, Karen Kamon, Lauren Kinhan, Rob Mathes, Bass – David Finck, Bass Trombone – Dave Taylor, Cello – Diane Barere, Ellen Westerman, Jeanne LeBlanc, Richard Locker, Engineer [Assistant] – Chris Ribando, Dave Fisher, Greg Pinto, Todd Parker (2), Harp – Stacey Shames, Mixed By – Frank Filipetti, Mixed By [Assistant] – Steve Mazur (2), Oboe – Diane Lesser, Piano – Jeff Bova, Producer – Phil Ramone, Production Manager – Jill Dell'Abate, Programmed By – Pat Thrall, Recorded By – Frank Filipetti, Pete Lewis, Trumpet – Jeff Kievit, Tony Kadleck, Viola – Carol Landon, Juliet Haffner, Maryhelen Ewing-Brennand, Sue Pray, Violin – Abe Appleman, Ann Leathers, Avril Brown, Barry Finclair, Heidi Modr-Weimer, Jan Mullen, Joyce Hamman, Marti Sweet, Regis Iandiorio, Ricky Sortomme, Violin, Concertmaster – Carol Webb
5:10
13 Kelly Price The Gods Love Nubia
Arranged By [Backing Vocals] – Kelly Price, Bass – Ronnie Garrett, Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Ivy Skoff, Engineer – Thom "TK" Kidd, Engineer [Assistant] – Kevin Lively, Ralph Cacciurri, Stephanie Vonarx, Mixed By – Jon Glass, Percussion – Scott Meeder, Piano – Vance Taylor, Producer – Daryl Simmons, Programmed By – Daryl Simmons
4:48
14 Dru Hill Enchantment Passing Through
Arranged By [Vocals] – Jazz, Sisqo, Baby Grand Piano – Nate Morring, Coordinator [Project Coordinator] – Aaron Clark, Drums, Percussion – Jarod Barnes, Engineer – Jan Fairchild, Engineer [Assistant] – Mike Dy, Keyboards – Baby Dave, Keyboards, Bass – Jae Deal, Mixed By – Dave Pensado, Producer – Dru Hill
5:44
15 Unknown Artist Orchestral Finale
Arranged By, Conductor – Rob Mounsey, Bass – Judy Sugarman, Cello – Diane Barere, Jeanne LeBlanc, Richard Locker, Clarinet – Virgil Blackwell, Engineer [Assistant] – Jake Ninan, Rob Murphy, Flute – Dave Tofani, French Horn – Bob Carlisle, John Clark (2), Mixed By [Assistant] – Jason Groucott, Oboe, English Horn – Diane Lesser, Producer – Phil Ramone, Production Manager – Jill Dell'Abate, Recorded By, Mixed By – Frank Filipetti, Trombone – Jim Pugh, Larry Farrell, Trumpet – Byron Stripling, Tony Kadleck, Viola – Carol Landon, Rebecca Young, Sue PrayViolin – Carol Webb, Donna Tecco, Enrico DiCecco, Heidi Modr-Weimer*, Jan Mullen, Jean Ingraham, Joyce Hammann, Marti Sweet, Regis Iandiorio, Violin, Concertmaster – Elena Barere
3:37

 

Review:

The Lion King proved to be one of Elton John's most successful projects -- which is quite an achievement for one of the most successful rockers in history. Given its level of popularity, it's only logical that John would reteam with his Lion collaborator Tim Rice. Perhaps to some it was surprising that they adapted Verdi's Aida as their next project, but it made sense -- Rice's background was in showtunes and John's songs tended to sound like showtunes. Hence, they were a perfect pair to modernize Aida for the Great White Way -- at least in theory. In practice, their collaborations sound like soft-rock and adult contemporary tunes, especially the way they're presented here. None of the songs on Aida are performed in the order they are in the show, nor are they performed in character. However, they are performed by a variety of different vocalists, including John, Sting, the Spice Girls, Lenny Kravitz, Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, James Taylor, Janet Jackson and Tina Turner, plus Heather Headley, the only member of the cast to be featured on this record. As such, the album doesn't feel like a show -- it feels like an afternoon of adult contemporary radio. This isn't a bad thing, since John is a virtuoso of the form, and many of his contributions here are worthy (often better than his Lion King work) and all the featured players do them justice. Still, Aida feels incomplete, quite possibly because it is structured as a various artists album, not a cast record -- which is really what you want when you want to listen to cast record. -- Stephen Thomas Erlewine

 

 

 More Details:

  • A&R – Derek MacKillop
  • Art Direction – Richard Pandiscio
  • Directed By [Musical Director] – Elton John
  • Executive-Producer – Phil Ramone
  • Keyboards [Additional] – Elton John (tracks: 1 to 14)
  • Liner Notes – Tim Rice
  • Lyrics By – Tim Rice
  • Management [For Elton John] – Colin Bell (7), Frank Presland
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Music By – Elton John

 

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