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The Day


  • 1. Every Time I Close My Eyes - (featuring Kenny G)
    2. Talk to Me
    3. I Said to You
    4. When Your Body Gets Weak
    5. Simple Days
    6. All Day Thinkin'
    7. Seven Days
    8. Day, The (That You Gave Me a Son)
    9. How Come, How Long - (featuring Stevie Wonder)
    10. This Is for the Lover in You - (featuring LL Cool J/Howard Hewett/Jody Watley/Jeffrey Daniels)
    11. Every Time I Close My Eyes - (Timbal & Remix, Timbaland remix)
    12. Every Time I Feel the Groove - (Urban Soul Basement mix, previously unreleased)
    13. This Is for the Lover in You - (Honey Lookin' Laced Extended Remix, Honey Lookin' Laced Extended remix)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 66089

  • Credits
    Producer
    EngineerBob Brockmann; Humberto Gatica; Adam Kagen; Joseph M. Palmaccio; Mike Scott; Thom Russo; Bob Brockman; Brad Gilderman

    This is an enhanced CD which contains multimedia computer files as well as regular audio tracks.
    Personnel includes: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, keyboards, programming); Stevie Wonder (vocals, harmonica); LL Cool J (rap vocals); Eric Clapton (guitar); Ray Brown, Oscar Brashear (trumpet); Reggie Young (trombone); Gerald Albright (tenor saxophone); Kenny G (saxophone); Greg Phillinganes (piano); Sheila E. (percussion); Bryce Wilson (programming); Mariah Carey, Jody Watley, Marc Nelson, De De O'Neal, Shanice Wilson, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Kenny Terry, Howard Hewett (background vocals).
    Producer: Babyface.
    Reissue producer: Leo Sacks.
    Recorded at the Tracken Place, Beverly Hills, California and The Record Plant, Hollywood, California. Includes liner notes by J.R. Reynolds.
    Digitally remastered by Joseph Palmaccio (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
    THE DAY was nominated for 1998 Grammy Awards for Album Of The Year, Best R&B Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. "Every Time I Close My Eyes" was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. "How Come, How Long" was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.
    This is a Super Audio CD playable only on Super Audio CD players.
    Personnel includes: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, keyboards, programming); Stevie Wonder (vocals, harmonica); LL Cool J (rap vocals); Eric Clapton (guitar); Ray Brown, Oscar Brashear (trumpet); Reggie Young (trombone); Gerald Albright (tenor saxophone); Kenny G (saxophone); Greg Phillinganes (piano); Sheila E. (percussion); Bryce Wilson (drum programming); Mariah Carey, Jody Watley, Marc Nelson, De De O'Neal, Shanice Wilson, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Kenny Terry, Howard Hewett (background vocals).
    Recorded at the Tracken Place, Beverly Hills, California and The Record Plant, Hollywood, California.
    THE DAY was nominated for 1998 Grammy Awards for Album Of The Year, Best R&B Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. "Every Time I Close My Eyes" was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. "How Come, How Long" was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.
    Personnel: Babyface (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, keyboard programming, drum programming, background vocals); Eric Clapton, Michael Hart Thompson , Michael Thompson (guitar); Stevie Wonder (harmonica, background vocals); Kenny G (saxophone); Gerald Albright (tenor saxophone); Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown (trumpet); Reggie C. Young (trombone); Keith Andes, Bill Meyers (alto horn); Kenny Grouch, Greg Phillinganes, Kenneth Crouch (piano); Bradley Spalter (keyboards, drums, drum programming); Gerald Baillergeau (keyboards, keyboard programming, drum programming); Bradley Splater (keyboards, drum programming); Nathan East (acoustic bass); John "J.R." Robinson (drums); Sheila E. (percussion); Bryce Wilson (programming, drum programming); Dede O'Neal, Kennety Terry, Emanuel Officer, Howard Hewett, Pete Farmer, Kevin Edmonds, Jeffrey Daniels, Jody Watley, Kevon Edmonds, Marc Nelson, Mariah Carey, Melvin Edmonds, Shanice, Shanice Wilson, Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris (background vocals).
    Audio Mixers: Kyle Bess; Doug Michael; Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander ; Jon Gass; Mick Guzauski; Paul Boutin; Bob Brockman.
    Liner Note Author: J.R. Reynolds.
    Recording information: Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Crave Studios, New York, NY; Hollywood, CA; Larrabee Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA; Record Plant, Hollywood, CA; the Record Plant, Hollywood, CA; Tracken Place, Beverly Hill, CA; Tracken Place, Beverly Hills, CA.
    Photographers: Reisig; Randee Saint Nicholas; Taylor; Anton Corbijn.
    Arrangers: William Ross ; Bill Meyers.
    Equally talented as a singer, songwriter, keyboardist and guitarist, Babyface has done more than anyone to shape the face of modern R&B, writing and producing for a variety of artists and inspiring a league of imitators who pale in comparison to the original. On THE DAY, his first solo album since 1993's FOR THE COOL IN YOU, he makes it plain that there ain't nothing like the real thing.
    Babyface is capable of conjuring many moods, but his forte is the slow, sensual ballad. On the opening "Everytime I Close My Eyes," he envelops the listener in a slinky, simmering world where an undertow of subtle drum loops and mellow synthesizer washes pulls you down into the heart of the song. ("Everytime" features pop-jazz saxophonist Kenny G, who released the song simultaneously on his album THE MOMENT). While much of THE DAY is preoccupied with the eternal pop topic of romance, Babyface shifts gears on "Simple Days," a reflective tune that finds him recalling his poor-but-happy childhood with a wistful longing. LL Cool J and Jody Watley guest on the closing tour de force, "This Is For The Lover In You."

  • Critic Reviews
    Spin (12/96, p.147) - "...relies on cameos from Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and a reunited Shalamar. Plus Kenny G, which works in this upside-down, fascinating pop sphere..."
    Entertainment Weekly (11/1/96, p.68) - "...All the Babyface trademarks--the crisp, unobtrusive percussion, the silky guitars, the harmonies that blanket the melodies like a quilt--are laid out like a three-piece suit. But more so than any previous album he's made, THE DAY is chockful of luscious, gently persuasive songs..." - Rating: A-
    Vibe (3/01, p.192) - 3.5 discs out of 5 - "...Inthe hurly-burly of today's music scene, it's getting a lot easier to appreciate the charms of this quiet man..."
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