The Lover in Me [Expanded Edition]

The Lover in Me [Expanded Edition]

by Sheena EastonSheena Easton


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Sheena Easton bounced back from her unattractive 1987 split from EMI with her most decidedly urban set to date. Enlisting the help of R&B production heavyweights L.A. Reid and Babyface -- as well as Angela Winbush, Jellybean and Prince, she came out with a youthful and trend-savvy offering that has some fun moments, but overall is too formulaic to really say much. The snazzy L.A. Reid and Babyface number "The Lover in Me" (number two pop, number five R&B) is one of the album's most solid, memorable moments, but it soon becomes hard to distinguish from "Days Like This," "No Deposit, No Return" and "One Love" -- three other selections produced by the duo. Easton was apparently becoming more of a producer's puppet than she planned early in her career, as further evidenced by the synthetic "Without You," which is too low in the singer's range to be effective to start with. Luckily, a few saving moments do surface: the Winbush-produced "Fire and Rain," a calming quiet storm ballad that allows Easton to showcase a more vulnerable side of her voice; and the Prince-penned "101," a subtly haunting, understated dance romp with what is one of the singer's most passionate, revealing performances on record. Otherwise, this is a fun record, but a bit too monotonous. [The 2006 reissue includes four remixes as a bonus.] ~ Justin M. Kantor

Product Details

Release Date: 10/31/2006
Label: Cherry Pop
UPC: 5013929420229
catalogNumber: 2
Rank: 36574

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sheena Easton   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Karyn White   Background Vocals
Jeff Lorber   Synthesizer,Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,Soloist
Robin Clark   Background Vocals
Dee Bristol   Background Vocals
Rayford Griffin   Synthesizer,Tom-Tom
Danny Jacob   Guitar
Dave Lebolt   Synthesizer
Tony Maiden   Guitar
Janice Pendarvis   Background Vocals
L.A. Reid   Percussion,Drums
Daryl Simmons   Percussion,Background Vocals
Ed Terry   Synthesizer
Angela Winbush   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Alfa Anderson   Background Vocals
Felicia Collins   Guitar
John "4 Daddman" Robinson   Drums
Larry E. Williams   Saxophone,Soloist

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer
Jeff Lorber   drum programming
Jon Gass   Engineer
Mitch Gibson   Engineer
David Leonard   Producer
Dave McNair   Engineer
Randy Peterson   Vocal Arrangements
Csaba Petocz   Remixing
L.A. Reid   Composer,Producer
Susan Rogers   Engineer
Danny Sembello   Composer
Daryl Simmons   Composer
Allee Willis   Composer
Angela Winbush   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Coke Johnson   Engineer
Jeff Adamoff   Art Direction
Eddie Miller   Engineer
Kayo Roberson   Composer
Joey Coco   Composer,Instrumentation

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