The Day

The Day

by BabyfaceBabyface


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The Day was the first album Babyface released after being elevated into a virtually guaranteed hitmaker in the mid-'90s through his work with Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Madonna, and Mariah Carey, among many others. The album confirms his skill for subtle, inventive songwriting and accessible, polished yet soulful production. Babyface can straddle the line between hip-hop and traditional soul better than nearly any other artist, as evidenced by the hits he has orchestrated for other artists. On his own, he is still compelling -- his voice is as smooth as silk, and nearly as seductive -- but it doesn't quite have the force of personality as his greatest productions. Nevertheless, The Day qualifies as state-of-the-art mid-'90s soul, featuring a handful of terrific songs, and a lot of extremely pleasurable filler. [The 2001 CD reissue adds historical liner notes and three bonus tracks: remixes of "Everytime I Close My Eyes," "This Is For the Lover in You," and "Everytime I Feel the Groove," the last of which was previously unreleased and not found on the original album in any form.]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/06/2001
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646608920
catalogNumber: 66089
Rank: 66444

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Babyface   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Howard Hewett   Background Vocals
Jody Watley   Background Vocals
Kenny G   Saxophone,Track Performer
Gerald Albright   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Meyers   Alto Horn
Marc Nelson   Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Shanice Wilson   Background Vocals
Shanice   Background Vocals
Keith Andes   Alto Horn
Gerald Baillergeau   Keyboards
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Ray Brown   Trumpet
Mariah Carey   Background Vocals
Eric Clapton   Guitar
Kenneth Crouch   Piano
Sheila E.   Percussion
Nathan East   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Melvin Edmonds   Background Vocals
Wanya Morris   Background Vocals
Emanuel Officer   Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Shawn Stockman   Background Vocals
Stevie Wonder   Harmonica,Background Vocals
Kennety Terry   Background Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar
William Ross   Conductor
Reggie C. Young   Trombone
Bradley Spalter   Drums,Keyboards
Dede O'Neal   Background Vocals
Kevon Edmonds   Background Vocals
Jeffrey Daniels   Background Vocals
Pete Farmer   Background Vocals
Kenny Grouch   Piano
Bradley Splater   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Robbie Nevil   Composer
Bill Meyers   Arranger,String Arrangements
Marc Nelson   Composer
Keith Andes   Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Gerald Baillergeau   Producer,drum programming
Bob Brockman   Engineer
Mariah Carey   Vocal Arrangements
Humberto Gatica   Engineer
Brad Gilderman   Engineer
LL Cool J   Producer
Emanuel Officer   Composer
Joseph M. Palmaccio   Engineer
Thom Russo   Engineer
Mike Scott   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Leo Sacks   Reissue Preparation
Bryce Wilson   Programming,drum programming
William Ross   Arranger,String Arrangements
Bill K. Myers   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Bob Brockmann   Engineer
Melvone Farrell   Groomer
Steve Newman   Art Direction
Randy Walker   MIDI Programming
Adam Kagen   Engineer
Bradley Spalter   Composer,drum programming
Solombra Tucker   Personal Assistant
Reisig   Cover Photo
Dana Meyers   Composer
J.R. Reynolds   Liner Notes
Dianne Spoto Shattuck   Packaging Manager
Bradley   Producer
Bradley Splater   drum programming

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