Labelle’s ‘Back to Now’

Labelle’s ‘Back to Now’ is their seventh studio album and the first in over thirty years, released on October 21, 2008.

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Track Listing : 1.Candlelight (Nona Hendryx) – 04:41 . 2.Roll Out (Nona Hendryx, Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis, Patti Labelle, Sarah Dash) – 03:51 . 3.Superlover (Nona Hendryx, Patti Labelle, Sarah Dash) – 04:14 . 4.System (Nona Hendryx) – 05:32 . 5.The Truth Will Set You Free ( Barry Borden, Michael Keck, Gary Moore, Glenn Murdock, Joyce Kennedy, Jerry Seay) – 04:58 . 6.Without You In My Life (Nona Hendryx, Sarah Dash, Patti Labelle, Kenneth Gamble) – 05:29 . 7.Tears For The World (Gamble, Patti Labelle, Leon A. Huff) – 04:33 . 8.Dear Rosa (Nona Hendryx, Roni Morgan, Michael Waters) – 06:47 . 9.How Long (Nona Hendryx, Patti Labelle, Sarah Dash) – 04:33 . 10.Miss Otis Regrets (Cole Porter) – 04:39

Musicians : Labelle . Sarah Dash – Vocals . Patti Labelle – Vocals . Nona Hendryx – Vocals . Wyclef Jean – Guitar, Vocals On (2) . Jerry Duplessis – Bass . Lenny Kravitz – Bass, Cabasa, Clavinet, Drums, Guitar, Handclapping, Tambourine, Vibraslap . Keith Benson – Drums . Kevin Johnson – Drums . Steven “Steven J.” Jordan – Drums . Keith Moon – Drums . Don Wyatt – Fender Rhodes, Piano . Nicky Hopkins – Piano . Joseph Joubert – Keyboards, Piano . Leon Huff – Keyboards, Piano . Arden Altino – Keyboards, Programming . John Stanley – Keyboards, Vocals (Background) . Rashida Minnett – French Horn . Randy Bowland – Guitar . Dennis Harris – Guitar . Wilson Jaramillo – Guitar . Eddie Martinez – Guitar . Craig Ross – Guitar . Warren Mcrae – Guitar (Bass) . Doc Gibbs – Percussion . Sylvain Gontard – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Christophe Deneulin – Sax (Alto) . Doug Dehays – Sax (Baritone), Trombone . Christophe Panzani – Sax (Tenor) . Sebastien Llado – Trombone . Mike A. Jarosz – Trumpet . Harold Todd – Flute, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor) . Brent White – Flute, Sax (Baritone), Trombone . Jay Davidson – Flute, Sax (Tenor) . Darrett Adkins – Cello . Mark Ward – Cello . Jean-Philippe Audin – Cello . Davis A. Barnett – Viola . Nina Cottman – Viola . Françoise Gneri – Viola . Lise Orivel – Viola . Karen Brunon – Violin . Hervé Cavelier – Violin . Olga Konopelsky – Violin . Emma Kummrow – Violin . Conway Kuo – Violin . Jeanne Lancien – Violin . Luigi Mazzocchi – Violin . Patrice Mondon – Violin . Charles Parker – Violin . Igor Szwec – Violin . Gregory Teperman – Violin . Keith Fluitt – Vocals (Background) . Keyontia Hawkins – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Lenny Kravitz, Wyclef Jean, Gamble & Huff . Alexis Berthelot – Assistant Engineer . Michael Fountain – Assistant Engineer . Kiana “Kiki” Sullivan – Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant Howie Weinberg – Mastering . Chris Theis – Mixing . Kenny Gamble – Mixing . Kevin Hahn – Overdub Engineer . Carlos Delos Santos Sánchez – Engineer . Tommy Uzzo – Engineer . Craig White – Engineer, Mixing . Henry Hirsch – Engineer, Mixing, Piano . Hubert Salou – Horn Engineer

Package : Hollis King – Art Direction Sylvia Grieser – Costume Design . Derrick Rutledge – Make-Up . Nadine Vendryes – Make-Up . Sachico Asano – Design . Norma Harris Gordon – Hair Stylist . Travolta Williams – Hair Stylist . Kwaku Alston – Photography

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Released On October 21, 2008 By Verve, Universal.

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allmusic
Given the state of reunion albums, the average rate of success is usually one in ten if that; ergo, Labelle‘s first offering since 1976’s Nightbirds could have been a stone disaster. It’s not; in fact, it’s far from it […]

Soultracks
Seasoned yet fiery, Labelle is back to once again to show the naked, manufactured young ladies of contemporary music what empowered female rebellion, wholly-owned sexualityand inspiring provocation looks like when it uplifts people more than it shocks. […]

The Common Ills
Due to the extreme bad on the album, listeners are apt to be openly hostile and when they get done listening to the final track and realize that Sarah and Nona have been relegated to extras on their own alleged comeback album, Back to Now isn’t worth purchasing. […]

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