Release Some Tension

Release Some Tension



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With their third album, SWV attempt to break away from the slick urban straitjacket and return to their hip-hop roots. In order to achieve their goal, the group hired a head-spinning array of producers and collaborators -- not only does Sean "Puffy" Combs produce and rap, but Snoop Doggy Dogg, Missy Elliott, Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, Lil' Caesar, E-40, and Redman all appear on the album. Considering all the extra starpower, it's not all that surprising that SWV occasionally become overwhelmed by their guests, but that doesn't prevent Release Some Tension from being a solid album, particularly when it's propelled by funky singles like "Someone" and sweet grooves like "Rain" and "Here for You."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/1997
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078636752525
catalogNumber: 67525

Album Credits

Performance Credits

SWV   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Redman   Track Performer
Jade   Wurlitzer
Foxy Brown   Track Performer
E-40   Track Performer
Snoop Dogg   Track Performer
Tree   Guitar
Cheryl Gamble   Vocals,Background Vocals
Mike Gibbs   Guitar
Tamara Johnson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rich Keller   Bass,Guitar
Marc Kinchen   Keyboards,Multi Instruments
Leanne Lyons   Vocals,Background Vocals
Troy Taylor   Multi Instruments
Kevin Perez   Keyboards
Lil' Kim   Track Performer
Bam   Keyboards,Key Bass
Missy Elliott   Rap,Track Performer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Track Performer
Stevie J.   Multi Instruments
Malik Pendleton   Multi Instruments
Kelly Price   Background Vocals
Freddy Levine   Drums
Keith Winfield   Keyboards
Jeremy James   Guitar
K. Perez   Keyboards
John "Jade" Daniels   Wurlitzer
Brian Attmore   Multi Instruments
Mark Gibbs   Guitar
Bam   Keyboards
Michael Gregory   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Jaco Pastorius   Composer
Mary Brown   Producer,Vocal Producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Producer
Eaton   Engineer
Charles Farrar   Producer
Larry Funk   Engineer
Ben Garrison   Engineer
Alvaughn Jackson   Producer,Vocal Producer
Rich Keller   Engineer
Brian Kincaid   Engineer
Marc Kinchen   Programming,Producer
Paul Logus   Engineer
Brian Alexander Morgan   Composer,Producer
Troy Taylor   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Vocal Producer
Kevin Thomas   Engineer
Eliud "Lou" Ortiz   Engineer
Rasheed Goodlowe   Engineer
Kevin Perez   Producer
Luke Gordon   Engineer
Ken Lewis   Engineer
Kevin Evans   Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie   Producer
Commissioner Gordon   Engineer
Jimmy Douglas   Engineer
Stevie J.   Programming,Producer
Malik Pendleton   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Timbaland   Producer
Kelly Price   Producer,Vocal Producer
Kevin Haywood   Engineer
Stephen Dent   Engineer
Lynn Montrose   Engineer
Roderick Wiggins   Producer,drum programming
Calvin Broadus   Composer
A.D. Perez   Producer,drum programming
Lanz "Wet" Mitchell   Producer
Patricia Deige Muldrow   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Joe Pererra   Engineer
K. Perez   Producer
Harve Pierre   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Don Pooh   Producer,Vocal Producer
Mark South   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Johnta Austin   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
John "Jade" Daniels   Producer
Characters   Producer
Majesty   drum programming

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
SWV has great vocals and they can sing. their music sounds terrific and the CD remains as the best of 1997!!!!!! I was 10 when this CD came out and I bought it when I was 12. I love this CD!!!!!!!!!