One Love

One Love

by Kimberley LockeKimberley Locke


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During the second season of American Idol, semifinalist Kimberley Locke impressed judges Paula and Randy, and even won over that meanie Simon, with her smoldering, jazzy pipes. Now, a year after her run on the show, the Nashville native is ready to extend her 15 minutes of fame into a bona fide recording career with the release of her debut disc. Taking a page from her AI competitor and roommate Clay Aiken's songbook, Locke's One Love is heavy on MOR adult contemporary tunes, including the recent Top 40 hit "8th World Wonder" and "Without You," a wholesome duet with Aiken. The disc also mimics the chart-topping format of Season 1 American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson's debut, Thankful, by sprinkling in a few pop-rock and dance-pop tracks (the Christina Aguilera–reminiscent "Wrong," the sassy "It's Alright," respectively) and a few R&B-lite tracks (the slow jam "You've Changed," the gospel-tinged "Now I Can Fly"). But while the disc is long on the predictable elements of crossover success, it's short on originality and personality. Locke's vocals are strong, if more than a little monotone, but listeners never get a sense of her individuality as an artist -- an assessment Simon made of the singer, whom he also urged to lose weight. Well, by dropping 20 pounds, the newly svelte Locke is only partway there: Now she needs to develop a signature sound. That said, Locke should feel victorious, since the disc is a far cry better than Aiken's bland, multi-platinum debut, Measure of a Man. And in the long run, that may be the only consolation prize this third runner-up needs.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2004
Label: Curb Records
UPC: 0715187884526
catalogNumber: 78845
Rank: 135066

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kimberley Locke   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Carmen Carter   Background Vocals
John Catchings   Strings
David Davidson   Strings
Reggie Hamilton   Bass
Dorian Holley   Background Vocals
Herman Jackson   Organ
Dan Needham   Drums
Andrew Ramsey   Bass,Guitar
Lindsay Jamieson   Drums
Gabrial McNair   Horn
Kamil Rustam   Guitar
Mark J. Feist   Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Shannon Sanders   Trumpet,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jennifer Karr   Background Vocals
Jason Freese   Horn
Karl Kimmel   Background Vocals
Will Sayles   Drums
Paul Moak   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Windy Wagner   Background Vocals
Denaine Jones   Background Vocals
Phillip Jordan   Horn
Debreca Smith   Background Vocals
Kyle Jacobs   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Shaun Shankel   Bass,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Harold Arlen   Composer
David Foster   Composer
Steve Booker   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Darin James   drum programming
Richard Marx   Composer
Shelly Peiken   Composer
Mike Reid   Composer
Rick Robbins   Cut
Guy Roche   Composer,Programming,Producer
Allen Shamblin   Composer
Bill Whittington   Engineer
Aaron Swihart   Engineer
Matt Bronleewe   Composer,Producer
Jeremy Bose   Programming
Samantha Cole   Composer
Andrew Ramsey   Programming,Producer
F. Reid Shippen   Engineer
Dan Muckala   Composer
Kamil Rustam   Programming
Steve Mac   Composer
Aaron Sain   Composer
Rob Fusari   Composer
Mark J. Feist   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Balewa Muhammad   Composer
Shannon Sanders   Composer,Programming,Producer
Jennifer Karr   Vocal Arrangements
Bryan Stewart   Executive Producer
Falonte Moore   Composer
Damon Sharpe   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Dushyant Bhakta   Engineer
Kimberley Locke   Composer,Executive Producer
Paul Moak   Engineer
Tiffany Arbuckle-Lee   Composer
Drew Ramsey   Composer
Kari Kimmel   Composer
Kyle Jacobs   Composer
Thad Beaty   Composer
Shaun Shankel   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming

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