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Candy Rain [Soul for Real]
Soul for Real
1. Candy Rain
2. Every Little Thing I Do
3. All in My Mind
4. If You Want It
5. I Wanna Be Your Friend
6. Ain't No Sunshine
7. Spend the Night
8. I Don't Know
9. If Only You Knew
10. Thinking of You
11. Piano Interlude
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11125
Soul For Real: Christopher Dalyrimple, Brian Dalyrimple, Andre Dalyrimple, Jason Dalyrimple (vocals).
Additional personnel: Terri Robinson (vocals), James E. Rohlehr (guitar), Slyvester "Sly" Scott (saxophone), Dave Cintron (keyboards, vocoder, programming), Alexander Richbourg (keyboards, bass), Darin "Piano Man" Whittington (vocoder), Poke (programming), Nicole Dalyrimple, Desiree Dalyrimple (background vocals).
Producers: Heavy D, Poke, Red Hot Lover Tone, Alexander Richbourg, Kenny Green.
Engineers include: Rich Travali, Bill Esses, Dominick Barberi.
Recorded at Soundtrack Recording Studio, New York, New York.
Personnel: Terri Robinson (vocals, background vocals); Christopher Dalyrimple, Jason Dalyrimple, Andre Dalyrimple, Brian Dalyrimple (vocals); James E. Rohlehr (guitar); Sylvester Scott (saxophone); Dave Cintron (keyboards, vocoder); Alexander Richbourg (keyboards); Darin Whittington (vocoder); Poke (drum programming, loops); Nicole Dalyrimple, Desiree Dalyrimple, Kenny Greene, Red Hot Lover Tone (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Bill Esses; Richard Travali; Tony Maserati.
Recording information: Soundtrack Recording Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Mark Contratto.
Unknown Contributor Role: Sybil Pennix.
Arrangers: Heavy D; Terri Robinson.
Of the various groups that have attempted to dub the image of the Jackson 5, Soul For Real bare the closest resemblance, probably because the lead singer is the youngest of the brothers. The difference is that there are only four members--and that the "Dalyrimple 5" doesn't sound quite as good. CANDY RAIN transforms Soul For Real into the Jacksons of the '90's (just as CANDY GIRL branded New Edition as the Jacksons of the '80's).
Through both his production and songwriting credits on CANDY RAIN, Heavy D (one of the few rappers who is as much an R&B artist as a hip-hop one) gives Soul For Real a tightly knit connection with the hip-hop nation. In fact, "Candy Rain," the group's charting first single, is an easily recognizable musical reworking of Tribe Called Quest's "Check The Rhyme." In direct contrast to it, most of CANDY RAIN is powered by sugary ballads--the remake of Patti LaBelle's "If Only You Knew" being the finest of the bunch. On "Spend The Night," Jason steps down from the spotlight and allows Andre to shine through on a more mature love duet with the unheralded Terri Robinson. And while they may not match the pure vocalese of Boyz II Men, Soul For Real display an overflowing abundance of soul and mighty, loose harmonies on the a capella "Ain't No Sunshine."
Their beats, image and choreography remain candy-coated enough to attract a bubblegum-pop audience, but (just like the Jacksons) Soul For Real carry enough weight to find approval from most R&B fiends.
Vibe (6/95, p.112) - "...a contemporary classic....[Soul For Real] sing love songs with the type of sensitivity, maturity, and passion that propelled groups like the Temptations, New Edition, and Boyz II Men into the pop/R&B canon..."
The Source (3/95, p.74) - "...[Soul For Real] bring you back to the days when millions were swooned by New Edition. The exception is that these songs are seasoned with funkier hip-hop tracks that are more bass heavy..." s
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