Love Forever Shines

Love Forever Shines

by Regina BelleRegina Belle


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Like a lot of R&B luminaries, Regina Belle cut her teeth on gospel. And like dozens of her contemporaries who set it aside when Grammys and gold records started trickling in, she rediscovered it at a point in her career when the pop charts seemed less scalable. But Love Forever Shines, the throaty singer's debut gospel album, proves it's never too late to return to the sound that gave you liftoff. "God Is Good," the first single from this hefty batch, will have doubters swaying in their seats, arms up-stretched, and believers belting in the aisles. Like Melvin Williams of The Williams Brothers, who guests here throughout, Belle busts out a spiritual certainty that benefits from maturity. She's an artist who's been there, seen that, and she's saved some of her boldest, most bewitching moments -- see "Almost Slipped," "Can't Nobody" and "Who Touched Me" -- for this record. Jazz, hip-hop, R&B and soul make appearances, but at the end of a long set of praising, cherishing and reaching for the vocal rafters this is a pure contemporary gospel project. Fans of the genre will wish she had abandoned her days of Peabo Bryson and Johnny Mathis duets for a walk down this path decades ago.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2008
Label: Pendulum Records
UPC: 0733606000036
catalogNumber: 300208500
Rank: 99022

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Regina Belle   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Shirley Murdock   Background Vocals
Chris Walker   Background Vocals,Musician
Alvin Darling   Background Vocals,Vocal Ad-Libs
Bernard Belle   Musician
Chris Black   Bass
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Darrell Crooks   Guitar
Scott Dente   Guitar
Jonathan DuBose   Guitar
Nashville String Machine   Track Performer
Mark Taylor   Organ,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Liz Vaughn   Vocals,Background Vocals
Shawn McLemore   Vocal Ad-Libs
Glenn Piper   Keyboards
Rhonda McLemore   Background Vocals
Victoria Purcell   Background Vocals
Gary Mayes   Musician
Rick Marcel   Guitar
Bridgjette Taylor   Background Vocals
Phillip Lassiter   Trumpet
Ernest Walker   Drums

Technical Credits

Chris Walker   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Bernard Belle   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Regina Belle   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Jonathan DuBose   Engineer
Mark Taylor   Arranger
Shawn McLemore   Arranger,Producer
Ruben Rodriquez   Executive Producer
Larry Baird   String Arrangements
Glenn Piper   Arranger
Gary Mayes   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Michael Modesto   Engineer
Haniel Trisna   Engineer
Phillip Lassiter   Horn Arrangements
Ernest Walker   Producer
James Brooks   Arranger

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