by Faith EvansFaith Evans



"We 'bout to make it hot for the summer, baby!," proclaims Missy Elliott at the beginning of Incomparable lead single "I Deserve It," which was officially released in late August. It was evidently intended for earlier impact, reached none of Billboard's charts, and didn't exactly scorch anyway. While those signs were all bad, Faith Evans' sixth proper album, which followed three months later, comfortably surpasses everything she released after 2005's The First Lady. Perhaps due to a combination of her reality television work, maturity, and the establishment of her own label, Evans sounds freer and more direct than ever, whether she's dealing with interpersonal or intrapersonal matters. The downside to that confidence and creative control is that the songs often sound disjointed from one another. These 16 cuts are more like a playlist of mostly good-to-great selections than a focused album; an '80s throwback trails a '60s throwback, and later, a traditional gospel-soul testimonial leads into a slick synthesizer groove. Scattered as it is, the album offers a lot to like. Best of all is the title track, produced by Brian Alexander Morgan -- right, the one who was behind SWV's "Weak" -- which rubberizes D Train's electro-funk classic "You're the One for Me" and is just as effective as Evans' past nods to Chic and the Jones Girls.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/24/2014
Label: Bmg Rights Managemen
UPC: 0859381011927
catalogNumber: 81011927

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Faith Evans   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Wilson   Background Vocals
Joe "Flip" Wilson   Organ
Jeff Bradshaw   Trombone
Jazmine Sullivan   Background Vocals
Nyke Van Wyk   Violin
Ben Briggs   Drums
Patrick "Devinaire" Briggs   Keyboards
Jairus Mozee   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jaila Simms   Background Vocals
Raven Chambers   Guitar
LaTrelle Simmons   Background Vocals
Remy Converse   Viola
Rebekah Muhammad   Vocals,Background Vocals
Matthew Sang   Violin
Mark Wong   Cello
Keenen Ephraim   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jeffrey "Jazz" Brown   Bass
Chyna Griffin   Background Vocals
Christopher Stevens   Trumpet
April Chanyang   Violin

Technical Credits

Nina Simone   Composer
John Phillips   Composer
Michelle Phillips   Composer
Hubert Eaves   Composer
Jason Martin   Composer
Brian Alexander Morgan   Composer,Producer
Anthony Williams   Composer
Faith Evans   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Concept,Vocal Producer
Missy Elliott   Composer,Vocal Engineer
Chucky Thompson   Producer,Instrumentation
Carl Thompson   Composer
Mike City   Composer,Producer
Rufus Moore   Composer
Kevin Wilson   Engineer
Keith Pelzer   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Lamar Edwards   Composer
Joe Wilson   Composer
Devin Norris   String Arrangements
James Williams   Composer
Keke Wyatt   Composer
Tonyatta Martinez   Composer
Jazmine Sullivan   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
LaKeisha Lewis   Composer
Gharah Degeddingseze   Composer,Producer
Shanell Irving   Composer
Lamar "Mars" Edwards   Programming,Producer
Geoff Gibbs   Engineer
Darren Henson   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Achaia Dixon   Composer
Ben Briggs   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Toni Coleman   Composer
Futuristiks   Producer
John Groover   Composer
Akelee Relliford   Composer
Camille Hooper   Composer
Jaila Simms   Composer,Producer,Concept
Michael Cox   Composer
Raven Chambers   Composer
LaTrelle Simmons   Composer
Steve Russell Harts   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Garnett Flynn   Engineer
Weldin Ervine   Composer
Tito Trujillo   Engineer
Sydney-Michelle Harvey   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Sharaya Howell   Composer
Luke "Profit" Plas   Engineer
Jimmy "Gittum" Rodgers   Composer,Producer
Jeffrey "Jazz" Brown   Composer,Producer
Corey "Knotch" Marks   Composer
Chyna Griffin   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Andre "AJ" Johnson   Composer,Producer

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