New World Order

New World Order

by Curtis Mayfield

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Overview

New World Order is a touching, moving comeback from Curtis Mayfield. As the first new music Mayfield recorded since he was paralyzed in 1990, the album engenders a lot of goodwill -- it's undeniably affecting to hear him sing again, especially with the knowledge that his performances had to be recorded line by line, due to his paralysis. The joy of hearing him sing makes the inconsistency of the album forgivable, especially since he is in good voice. Narada Michael Walden, Daryl Simmons, and Organized Noize all contributed productions that are sensitive but strong, which gives the album added weight. The songs are hit-and-miss, but the main strength of the record is that it illustrates that Mayfield can make music that is still vital.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/1996
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624634829
catalogNumber: 46348

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Curtis Mayfield   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Shirley Murdock   Background Vocals
Jeanie Tracy   Background Vocals
Tony Lindsey   Background Vocals
Ralphe Armstrong   Electric Bass
Ralph Armstrong   Electric Bass
Preston Crump   Bass
Eddie Davis   Trumpet
Dale Degroat   Keyboards
Dean Gant   Keyboards
Carlos Glover   Guitar,Strings,Keyboards
Sandy Griffith   Background Vocals
Arnold Hennings   Drums,Keyboards
Eric Hicks   Keyboards,Rap
Skyler Jett   Background Vocals
Joi   Background Vocals
Debra Killings   Background Vocals
Tony Lindsay   Background Vocals
Tommy Martin   Acoustic Guitar
Narada Michael Walden   Bass,Conga,Timbales,Steel Drums,Shaker
Organized Noize   Drums
Claytoven Richardson   Background Vocals
Lebron Scott   Bass
Daryl Simmons   Drums
Sandra St. Victor   Vocals,Background Vocals
Mavis Staples   Background Vocals
Luis Stenfanell   Percussion,Conga
Annie Stocking   Background Vocals
Vance Taylor   Piano
Roger   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Talk Box
James "Diamond" Williams   Background Vocals
Frank Amato   Piano
Ralph Stacy   Bass
James Fischer   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Brian Fleming   Drums,Background Vocals
Craig Love   Guitar
Martin Terry   Electric Guitar
Dooney Jones   Background Vocals
Tomi Martin   Acoustic Guitar
Dee Simmons   Drums
Blaise Mayfield   Rap
Charles Pettaway   Bass,Background Vocals
Raimundo Thomas   Background Vocals
Howard Nicholson   Tenor Saxophone
Tina Gibson   Background Vocals
Joseph Jennings   Alto Saxophone
Marvin "Chanz" Parkman   Keyboards
Sleepy Brown   Percussion
Richard L. Owens   Trombone
Tanya Smith   Background Vocals
Ralph Stacey   Bass
Gary Ray Thompson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
David Morris   Background Vocals
Rosmary Woods   Piano,Strings,Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Aretha Franklin   Contributor
Curtis Mayfield   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Dale Degroat   drum programming
Brian Frye   Engineer
Carlos Glover   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Arnold Hennings   Programming,Producer
Eric Hicks   Programming,Producer
Thom "TK" Kidd   Engineer
Narada Michael Walden   Arranger,Producer
Organized Noize   Producer
Marc Reyburn   Engineer
Daryl Simmons   Producer
Roger   Producer,drum programming
Ron Weisner   Contributor,Creative Consultant
David Frazer   Engineer
James Fischer   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Brian Fleming   Producer,drum programming
Joy Bailey   Director
Blake Eiseman   Engineer
Linda C. Cobb   Art Direction
Raimundo Thomas   Producer
Terry "Zapp" Troutman   Producer
Rosmary Woods   Director,Producer

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New World Order 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
People--if you never buy another CD for the rest of your life, DO NOT miss this one!!! Every track on New World Order is powerful and emotionally moving. This CD takes control of your entire body. While you listen to it your eyes will smile, your body will sway and your mind will soar with an uplifted feeling of pure joy. Curtis Mayfield definately knew exactly what he was doing when he put New World Order together.