Fourplay - Best of Fourplay
Fourplay: Lee Ritenour (guitar); Bob James (keyboards); Nathan East (bass); Harvey Mason (drums). Additional personnel includes: Take 6, Phil Collins, El DeBarge, Chaka Khan (vocals). Personnel: David Thomas , El DeBarge, David Porter Thomas , Nathan E...
ITEM#: 2532874Fourplay: Lee Ritenour (guitar); Bob James (keyboards); Nathan East (bass); Harvey Mason (drums). Additional personnel includes: Take 6, Phil Collins, El DeBarge, Chaka Khan (vocals). Personnel: David Thomas , El DeBarge, David Porter Thomas , Nathan East, Phil Collins, Take 6, Chaka Khan (vocals); Lee Ritenour (guitar); Dan Shea, Bob James & Creations, Bob James (keyboards); Harvey Mason, Sr. (synthesizer, drums, programming). Audio Mixer: Don Murray . Audio Remixers: Dan Shea; Paul Rayner-Brown; Paul Brown . Recording information: Larrabee Sound Studios (1991-1996); Masong Studios (1991-1996); O'Henry Sound STudios (1991-1996); Starlight Studios (1991-1996); Sunset Sound Studios (1991-1996); The Enterprise (1991-1996). Photographers: Hans Neleman; James Minchin. Arrangers: Dan Shea; Bob James & Creations; Fourplay; Sam Purkin; Paul Rayner-Brown; Harvey Mason, Sr. ; Harvey Mason, Jr. ; Lee Ritenour ; Marcel East; Michael Lang ; Nathan East; Paul Brown ; Bob James. What looked at first like a premature marketing ploy -- a greatest-hits collection after only three albums? -- now makes some historical sense, for founding member Lee Ritenour left the quartet not long after the CD's release. So this is in essence a summary of Fourplay's first edition, a collection of mildly funky, ethereally voiced selections from Fourplay, Between the Sheets, and Elixir, where Ritenour, Bob James, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason integrate their personalities into a smoothly homogenized whole. To sweeten the pot for the hardcore fans, Fourplay recorded three new tracks for the album -- Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" with vocals by Take 6, "4 Play and Pleasure," and "Any Time of Day" -- all fairly uneventful. The musicianship is impeccable, the production velvety, and despite the suitable-for-lovemaking-and-commuting stamp of approval, one wishes that these fine players would just cut loose and really rip once in a while. ~ Richard S. Ginell
|Label||Warner Bros. Records|
|Producer||Fourplay; Harvey Mason; Harvey Mason, Jr.; Matt Pierson (Compilation)|
|Number of Discs||1|
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