Beautiful World

Beautiful World

by Take 6Take 6


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With intelligence, imagination, passion, and skill, Take 6 offers an unprecedented convergence of a cappella vocal artistry with solid instrumental accompaniment on Beautiful World. Produced by the highly talented Marcus Miller (of Miles Davis' electric period fame) and fueled by the intriguing messages delivered on 13 great songs from the pop, gospel, and soul styles, Beautiful World is overflowing with inventive lyricism and catches the listener up in Take 6's musical stories. The title track is performed with new lyrics to the verses that give it an actual gospel message, a departure from the tongue-in-cheek cynicism of the original song released as "I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World)" by Steely Dan. David Thomas sings a very beautiful "Fragile" -- the pop hit made famous by Sting -- with such reverence and feeling that he transcribes the song's impact for a new generation of soul/gospel enthusiasts. On "Takin' It to the Streets," the addition of alto saxophone riffs by David Sanborn alongside the six-man group's vocal harmonizing makes it even more enjoyable. Alvin Chea's vocal bass "walkin'" style of a cappella singing is the perfect alter ego for Marcus Miller's explorative "talkin'" bass guitar lines that have been heard around the world. Joey Kibble's fresh reprise on "Grandma's Hands" is uplifting, containing spiritual encouragement that, along with a ripe saxophone interpretation of the refrain, makes this song a pick. The multiple award-winning group's classic African-American gospel-based interpretations of some of the most enjoyable music of the 20th century -- combined with new instrumental dimensions -- make Beautiful World an excellent addition to your listening pleasures.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/2002
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624800323
catalogNumber: 48003
Rank: 1092

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Take 6   Primary Artist,Choir, Chorus
Lalah Hathaway   Vocals
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
Alvin Chea   Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Cedric Dent   Piano
Khaliq Glover   Percussion
Joey Kibble   Vocals
Mark Kibble   Vocals
Claude V. McKnight   Vocals
Marcus Miller   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Bass Clarinet,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass,Foot Stomping,Mini Moog,Synthesizer Strings
Shandra Penix   Choir, Chorus
Kevin Ricard   Percussion,Conga
Kirk Whalum   Tenor Saxophone
Marc Antoine   Acoustic Guitar
Michael "Patches" Stewart   Trumpet
Tiffany Palmer   Choir, Chorus
Sherrie Kibble   Choir, Chorus
David Thomas   Vocals
Karima Kibble   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Take 6   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Peter Gabriel   Composer
Sting   Composer
Cedric Dent   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming,Percussion Programming
Khaliq Glover   drum programming
Joey Kibble   Engineer
Mark Kibble   Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Marcus Miller   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,drum programming,Percussion Programming
Randy Poole   Engineer
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey   Composer
Jean Krikorian   Art Direction
David Thomas   Engineer
Traditional   Composer

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