Anita Baker’s ‘Rapture’ is her second (and breakout) album released on March 20, 1986 by Elektra.
Track Listing : 1.Sweet Love (Anita Baker, Louis A. Johnson, Gary Bias) – 04:26 . 2.You Bring Me Joy (David Lasley) – 04:24 . 3.Caught Up In The Rapture (Garry Glenn, Dianne Quander) – 05:07 . 4.Been So Long (Anita Baker) – 05:07 . 5.Mystery (Rod Temperton) – 04:56 . 6.No One In The World (Ken Hirsch, Marti Sharron) – 04:10 * . 7.Same Ole Love (365 Days A Year) (Marilyn Mcleod, Darryl K. Roberts) – 04:05 . 8.Watch Your Step (Anita Baker) – 04:54
Musicians : Anita Baker – Vocals, Piano On (8) . Lorenzo Brown – Drums, Percussion . Ricky Lawson – Drums, Percussion . Arthur Marbury – Drums, Percussion . John Robinson – Drums, Percussion . Lawrence Fratangelo – Drums, Percussion . Jimmy Haslip – Bass . Neil Stubenhaus – Bass . David B. Washington – Bass . Freddie Washington – Bass . ((Mr. Easy))Donald Griffin – Guitar . Paul Jackson Jr. – Guitar . Greg Moore – Guitar . Dean Parks – Guitar . Michael J. Powell – Guitar . Paul Chiten – Synthesizers, Keyboards, Piano . Vernon D. Fails – Synthesizers, Keyboards, Piano . Sir Gant – Synthesizers, Keyboards, Piano . Greg Phillinganes – Synthesizers, Keyboards, Piano . Don Myrick – Saxophone . Donald Albright – Saxophone
Production : Produced By Michael J. Powell, Marti Sharron, Gary Skardina . Robert Feist – Engineer . Barney Perkins – Engineer . Gary Skardina – Engineer . Keith “Kc” Cohen – Assistant Engineer . Fred Law – Assistant Engineer . Tony Ray – Assistant Engineerkeith Seppanen . Michael J. Powell – Mixing . Barry Diament – Mastering . Bernie Grundman – Mastering
Released On March 20, 1986 By Elektra.
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