Anita Baker releases ‘Compositions,’ her fourth album (1990)

Anita Baker’s ‘Compositions’ is her fourth album released on June 12, 1990 by Elektra.

Track Listing : 1.Talk To Me (Anita Baker, Vernon Fails, Michael Powell) – 05:03 . 2.Perfect Love Affair (Anita Baker, Joel Davis) – 05:19 . 3.Whatever It Takes (Anita Baker, Marc Gordon, Gerald Levert) – 05:35 . 4.Soul Inspiration (Terry Britten, Graham Lyle) – 05:17 . 5.Lonely (Anita Baker) – 04:29 . 6.No One To Blame (Anita Baker, Vernon Fails) – 04:41 . 7.More Than You Know (Anita Baker, Vernon Fails, Michael Powell) – 04:48 . 8.Love You To The Letter (James Mcbride) – 07:20 . 9.Fairy Tales (Anita Baker, Vernon Fails, Michael Powell) – 07:55

Musicians : Anita Baker – Vocals . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Greg Phillinganes – Piano, Background Vocals . Nathan East – Bass, Background Vocals . Ricky Lawson – Drums . Earl Klugh – Guitar, Background Vocals . Michael J. Powell – Guitar, Background Vocals . Vernon Fails – Keyboards . Stephen Ferrone – Drums . Perri – Background Vocals

Production : Produced By Michael J. Powell . Barney Perkins – Engineer

Recorded In 1990 At Encore Studios Studio Ultimo (Sound Lab 1) Oceanway.

Released On June 12, 1990 By Elektra.

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Grown Folks Music
Anita Baker-Compositions 20yrs. Later…I would use “Compositions” as reference before her other work. Compositions is a complete album. Not a project full of singles and filler tunes. It was also one of the last great albums by an “official” singer from the 90′s. – See more at: http://grownfolksmusic.com/blog/anita-bakercompositions-20yrs#sthash.PHTEJWOH.dpuf […]

Los Angeles Times
She has accumulated a large pop following with her previous two albums–which do have some pop appeal. But this album, with its much stronger jazz/R&B slant, may alienate the pop crowd. […]

allmusic
And one way to go just might be jazz. The torchy and captivating “Lonely” shows that she has the ability to record a first-rate jazz album (if Elektra would okay such a project for her). […]

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