Chaka Khan’s ‘Destiny’

Chaka Khan’s ‘Destiny’ is her sixth studio album released on June 14, 1986 by Warner Bros.

Track Listing : 1.Love Of A Lifetime (David Gamson, Green Gartside) – 04:21 . 2.Earth To Mickey (Joshua Fried, Reggie Griffin, Arif Mardin, Charlie Singleton, Jeremy Wolff) – 05:37 . 3.Watching The World (John Lang, Richard Page, Steve George) – 04:44 . 4.The Other Side Of The World (B. A. Robertson, Mike Rutherford) – 03:41 . 5.My Destiny (Chaka Khan) – 04:39 . 6.I Can’T Be Loved (Glen Ballard, Randy Goodrum) – 04:30 . 7.It’S You (Portia Griffin, Tony Patler) – 04:19 . 8.So Close (Richard Feldman, Marcy Levy, Pam Tillis) – 04:19 . 9.Tight Fit (Bunny Siegler, Marvin Morrow) – 04:39 . 10.Who’S It Gonna Be (Gary Goetzman, Mike Picirillo) – 04:37 . 11.Coltrane Dreams (Chaka Khan, Julie Mardin, Arif Mardin) – 01:39

Musicians : Chaka Khan – Vocals, Timbales & Cowbell On (10) . Marcus Miller – Bass On (1) . Fred Maher – Drums On (1) . Nick Moroch – Guitar On (1 – 10) . David Lebolt – Keyboards On (1), Synthesizer On (3 – 10) . David Gamson – Synthesizer, Programming On (1) . Jason Miles – Synthesizer On (1) . Michael Colina – Synthesizer On (1) . Robert Gay – Alto Saxophone On (1 – 9) . Scott Gilman – Tenor Saxophone On (1) . Matthew Cornish – Trumpet On (1) . Reggie Griffin – Synthesizer, Keyboards On (2), Backing Vocals, Saxophone & Guitar On (7), Synthesizer Solo On (10) . Pino Palladino – Bass On (3) . David Rosenberg – Drum Sounds On (3 – 6 – 8) . Phil Collins – Drums, Backing Vocals On (3) . Dan Huff – Guitar On (3) . Joe Mardin – Keyboards & Sequencing On (3 – 6 – 9 – 10) . Michael Brecker – Tenor Saxophone On (3) . Tom Malone – Trombone On (3) . John Faddis – Trumpet On (3) . Marvin Stamm – Trumpet On (3) . Michael Mossman – Trumpet On (3) . Randy Brecker – Trumpet On (3) . Robbie Buchanan – Synthesizer On (4) . Anthony Jackson – Bass On (5) . Steve Ferrone – Drums On (5 – 11) . Randy Fredrix – Guitar On (5) . Philippe Saisse – Keyboards & Programming On (5) . Gene Orloff – Concertmaster On (6) . Paul Pesco – Guitar On (6, 9) . Tony Patler – Keyboards On (7), Synthezier Bass On (9) . Reb Beach – Guitar On (8) . Beau Hill – Synthesizer Bass & Keyboards On (8) . Jimmy Bralower – Drum Programming On (9) . Bob Riley – Drum Programming On (10) . Thomas Oldakowski – Drum Programming On (11) . Sam Rivers – Tenor Sax Solo On (11) . Cengiz Yaltkaya – Keyboards On (11) . John Mahoney – Synclavier Programming On (11) . Ken Cummings – Assistant Synclavier Programming On (11) . Arif Mardin – Special Effects On (2) . Mark Stevens – Backing Vocals On (1 – 2 – 3 – 7 – 9 – 10) . Green Gartside – Backing Vocals On (1) . Sandra St. Victor – Backing Vocals On (2 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Cindy Mizelle – Backing Vocals On (6)

Production : Produced By Arif Mardin, David Gamson, Joe Mardin, Robbie Buchanan, Chaka Khan, Philippe Saisse, Beau Hill, Reggie Griffin, Russ Titelman, Cengiz Yaltkaya . Ray Bardani – Engineer . Bruce Robbins – Assistant Engineer . Ed Garcia – Assistant Engineer . Bruce Robbins – Assistant Engineer . Iris Cohen – Assistant Engineer . Steve Boyer – Assistant Engineer . Steven Carthy – Assistant Engineer . Wayne Warnecke – Assistant Engineer . John Tokes Potoker – Mixing . Ellen Fitton – Assistant Engineer . Michael O’Reilly – Engineer & Mixing . Mike Ging – Assistant Engineer . Paul Gommershall – Assistant Engineer . Simon Sullivan – Engineer . Hugh Padgham – Engineer . Mike Ross – Assistant Engineer . Philip Castellano- Assistant Engineer . Steve Macmillan – Assistant Engineer . Rod Hui – Engineer . Jack Joseph Puig – Engineer & Mixing . Acar Key – Assistant Engineer . Craig Vogel – Assistant Engineer . Dave O’Donnell – Assistant Engineer . Eric Calvi – Mixing . David Harrington – Assistant Engineer . Ellen Fitton – Assistant Engineer . Ira Maclaughlin – Assistant Engineer . Stephen Benben – Assistant Engineer . Rod O’Brian – Engineer . Bob Rosa – Engineer . Bobby Warner – Engineer . Barbara Milne – Assistant Engineer . Ernie Wilkins – Assistant Engineer . Jeff Lord-Alge – Assistant Engineer . Chris Lord-Alge – Engineer . Steve Peck – Engineer . Tom Lord-Alge – Engineer & Mixing . Jimmy Douglass – Assistant Engineer . Mark Pawlowski – Assistant Engineer

Package : Jeri Mcmanus – Art Direction . Lynn Robb – Design & Lettering . George Holz – Photography

Recorded 1985-1986.

Released On June 14, 1986 By Warner Bros.

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Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Khan explores her love of bebop on “Coltrane Dreams,” but again the synthetic production spoils the track. Session players include Marcus Miller, Phil Collins and the Brecker brothers. […]

Robert Christgau
Though supervising producer Arif Mardin lends an appearance of unity to the credits, the eight-count-’em-eight coproducers take it away, leaving yet another candid concatenation of crossover wannabees. […]

AndreG @ RateYourMusic
This is not nearly as bad as a lot of people (especially some music critics) would like you to think.If your open to mid 1980’s dance-rock,freestyle and even a great stab at “beat-box jazz” in the all too short “Coltrane Dreams” then ‘Destiny‘ is something you should hear. […]

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