John Legend’s ‘Once Again’

John Legend’s ‘Once Again’ is his second studio album recorded with Kanye West, will.i.am, Raphael Saadiq, etc. and released on October 24, 2006 by Good Music.

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Track Listing : 1.Save Room (Buddy Buie, James B. Cobb, Jr., Jessyca Wilson, John Stephens, William Adams, Robot) – 03:55 . 2.Heaven (Alexandra Louise Brown, Jessyca Wilson, John Stephens, Kanye West, Milton Bland) – 03:34 . 3.Stereo (Devon Harris, John Stephens, Tom Craskey) – 04:09 . 4.Show Me (Robert Bacon, Raphael Saadiq, Estelle Swaray, John Stephens) – 04:58 . 5.Each Day Gets Better (Frank Wilson, John Stephens, Pam Sawyer, William Adams) – 03:47 . 6.P.D.A. (We Just Don’T Care) (Eric Hudson, Jessyca Wilson, John Stephens, Kawan Prather) – 04:38 . 7.Slow Dance (Estelle Swaray, John Stephens, Lewis, Poindexter, William Adams) – 04:43 . 8.Again (John Stephens) – 05:01 . 9.Maxine (John Stephens, Om’Mas Keith, Shafiq Husayn, Taz Arnold) – 04:27 . 10.Where Did My Baby Go (John Stephens) – 05:03 . 11.Maxine’S Interlude (John Stephens, Dave Tozer) – 01:50 . 12.Another Again (George Patterson, Ernest Dion Wilson, Jessyca Wilson, John Stephens, Kanye West) – 04:01 . 13.Coming Home (John Stephens, William Adams) – 05:05

Musicians : John Legend – Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Vocals (Background) . Will.I.Am – Bass, Drum Programming, Drums . Raphael Saadiq – Guitar, Guitar (Bass) . Tom Craskey – Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals . Dave Tozer – Guitar (Acoustic), Piano . Jack Splash – Drum Programming . Mark Biobdi – Drums . Larry Eagle – Drums . Earl Harvin – Drums . Harvey Mason, Sr. – Drums . Bobby Ozuna – Drums . Robert Ozuna – Drums . Rob “Fonksta” Bacon – Guitar . Doyle Bramhall – Guitar . Chris Bruce – Guitar . Sharief Hobley – Guitar . David Torn – Guitar . David Piltch – Guitar (Bass) . Eric Hudson – Guitar (Bass), Piano . Didi Gutman – Keyboards . Keith Harris – Keyboards . Jamie Muhoberac – Keyboards . Patrick Warren – Keyboards . Steve Williamson – Clarinet . Shelley Woodworth – Oboe . Chris Rob – Organ . Ron Fair – Piano . Art Baron – Trombone . Jason Freeman – Horn . Jerry Freeman – Horn . Corey Hogan – Horn . Richard L. Owens – Horn . Kebbi Williams – Horn . Steve Tirpak – Flugelhorn, Trombone, Trumpet . Helen Campo – Flute (Alto) . Diva Goodfriend-Koven – Flute (Alto) . Julie Landsman – French Horn . Sandra Park – Concert Master, Violin . Sandra Parl – Concert Master, Violin . Jeanne Leblanc – Celli . Elizabeth Dyson – Celli, Cello . Nick Cords – Viola . Karen Dreyfus – Viola . Katherine Fong – Violin . Lisa Kim – Violin . Krystof Kuznik – Violin . Soohyun Kwon – Violin . Kurn Lu – Violin . Sarah Oboyle – Violin . Wen Qian – Violin . Caterina Szepes – Violin . Sharon Yamada – Violin . Jung Sun Yoo – Violin . Sasha Allen – Vocals (Background) . Vaughn Anthony – Vocals (Background) . Tara Michel – Vocals (Background) . Lenesha Randolph – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Kanye West, John Legend, Dave Tozer, Will.I.Am, Raphael Saadiq, Craig Street, Sa-Ra™, Eric Hudson, Devo Springsteen, Avenue, No I.D. . Daniele Luppi – Arranger . Chris Allen – Assistant Engineer . Herb Powers – Mastering . Chuck Brungardt – Engineer . Andrew Dawson – Engineer . Anthony Gallo – Engineer . Michael Harmon – Engineer . Padraic Kerin – Engineer . Anthony Kilhoffer – Engineer . Josh Sadlier-Brown – Engineer . Tatsuya Sato – Engineer . Glenn Standridge – Engineer . Evan Conquest – Engineer . Tony Maserati – Engineer, Mixing . Sa-Ra Creative Partners – Engineer, Musician . Ken Lewis – Engineer, Sampling . Héctor Castillo – Engineer, String Engineer . Dave Tozer – Engineer

Package : Erwin Gorostiza – Art Direction . Dan Ichimoto – Art Direction, Design . Chris Woehrle – Logo Design . Danny Clinch – Photography . Veronique Zanettin – Prop Design . Charlene Roxborough – Stylist

Recorded 2005–2006.

Released On October 24, 2006 By Good Music.

 John Legend

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Sputnikmusic.com
Once Again is a piece out of its time. No it isn’t futuristic, it is a trip back in time, to the 1960s and the 1970s. But is does it without being nostalgicand in the process incorporates as many retro vibes as contemporary vibes, giving the album a truly unique feel. […]

Spin
“Show Me,” the album’s Raphael Saadiq–helmed highlight, is a simmering psych-soul stunner in which this former gospel-choir director asks God why he allows “so much suffering.” There’s nothing cut-rate about it. […]

Slant Magazine
Like its predecessor, Once Again‘s midsection bulges with excess MOR fat, but unlike Legend’s debut, the album doesn’t resurrect itself by the end. […]

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