Ultimate Collection

Ultimate Collection

by Toni Childs


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Toni Childs spits out lyrics on up-tempo tunes like rounds blasting from an AK-47. Unfortunately, she doesn't do many ups. She's easier on ballads and mid-tempo songs, but still register red-zone readings. The singer/songwriter has been labeled everything from alternative rock to pop
ock -- everything but the soul singer she is. Aretha Franklin singing an album of folksy tunes doesn't make her a folk singer. Childs' recordings reflect the material she writes, which is not necessarily the direction that's best for her; with the right producer, she could be Tina Turner. This collection features not only her compositions (the ferocious "Don't Walk Away," the heady "I Just Want Affection," and the Janis Ian-ish "I Met a Man"), but a couple she didn't scribe, such as Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2000
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0606949074128
catalogNumber: 490741
Rank: 20590

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toni Childs   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Andy Summers   Guitar
Renee Geyer   Background Vocals
New Generation   Choir, Chorus
Sultan Khan   Sarangui
Trey Gunn   Stick
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Gary Barlough   Synthesizer,Synclavier
Gary Barnacle   Horn
Vinnie Colaiuta   Percussion
Scott Crago   Drums
Caroline Dale   Cello
Teresa DeLucio   Background Vocals
Paul Hanson   Bassoon
Steve Hogarth   Keyboards
Dann Huff   Guitar
Rick Marotta   Drums
Jill Mele   Vocals
Tim Pierce   Guitar
David Rhodes   Guitar
David Ricketts   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
John Philip Shenale   Keyboards
Jimmy Smyth   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano
John Thirkell   Horn
Karl Wallinger   Synthesizer
Alex Weir   Guitar
Crystal Wilson   Background Vocals
Penni Wilson   Background Vocals
Ayub Ogada   Vocals,Nyatiti
Dinesh   Tabla,Vocals
Hans Christian   Cello

Technical Credits

Toni Childs   Producer
David Bottrill   Producer
Bill-Dog Dooley   Engineer
Chris Fuhrman   Engineer
Clark Germain   Engineer
Julie Last   Engineer
Gavin MacKillop   Producer,Engineer
Steve MacMillan   Engineer
Mark McKenna   Producer,Engineer
Tony Phillips   Producer
David Ricketts   Producer,drum programming
Joe Schiff   Engineer
John Philip Shenale   Programming
David Tickle   Producer
Bob Vogt   Engineer
Mike Ragogna   Producer
Ilene Weingard   Art Direction
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Angus Davidson   Engineer

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