Raphael Saadiq’s ‘The Way I See It’

Raphael Saadiq’s ‘The Way I See It’ is his third studio album released on September 16, 2008.

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Track Listing : 1.Sure Hope You Mean It (Raphael Saadiq) – 03:40 . 2.100 Yard Dash (Bobby Ozuna, Raphael Saadiq) – 02:18 . 3.Keep Marchin’ (Raphael Saadiq) – 02:37 . 4.Big Easy (Raphael Saadiq) – 03:18 . 5.Just One Kiss (Raphael Saadiq) – 02:32 . 6.Love That Girl (Bobby Ozuna, Raphael Saadiq) – 03:04 . 7.Calling (Rocio Mendoza, Raphael Saadiq) – 03:44 . 8.Staying In Love (Raphael Saadiq) – 02:53 . 9.Oh Girl (Raphael Saadiq) – 03:34 . 10.Let’S Take A Walk (Greg Curtis, Raphael Saadiq) – 02:28 . 11.Never Give You Up (Charles L. Hilton, Raphael Saadiq) – 04:12 . 12.Sometimes (Bobby Ozuna, Raphael Saadiq) – 04:06 . 13.Oh Girl (Remix) (Raphael Saadiq) – 03:41

Musicians : Raphael Saadiq – Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Sitar, Vocals . Jack Ashford – Bells, Shaker, Tambourine, Vibraphone . Rob “Fonksta” Bacon – Rhythm Guitar . Greg Curtis – Organ, Piano, Wurlitzer . Charles “Cj” Hilton, Jr. – Bongos, Drums, Piano, Vocals On (11) . Bobby Ozuna – Blocks, Bongos, Composer, Drums, Producer, Shaker, Tambourine . Rocio Mendoza – Vocals On (7) . Jay-Z – Rap . The Infamous Young Spodie – Horns On (4) . The Rebirth Brass Band – Horns On (4) . Joss Stone – Vocals On (5) . Stevie Wonder – Harmonica On (11) . Maurice Draughn – Harp . Paul Baker – Harp . Assa Drori – Violin . Jerry Epstein – Viola . Brent Fischer – Concert Master . Armen Garabedian – Violin . Agnes Gottschewski – Violin . Lynn Grants – Viola . Maurice Grants – Cello . Al Hershberger – Violin . Molly Hughes – Violin . Vahe Jayrikyan – Cello . Kyoko Kashiwagi – Violin . Joe Ketendjian – Violin . Johana Krejci – Violin . Shanda Lowery – Viola . Leah Lucas – Viola . John Madison – Viola . Constance Markwick – Violin . Rocío Marron – Soloist, Violin . Miguel Martinez – Cello . Karolina Naziemiec – Viola . Raphael Price – Violin . Robert Reed – Cello . Jody Robin – Viola . Anatoly Rosinsky – Violin . Elizabeth Rowin – Violin . Marla Smith – Violin . Christina Soule – Cello . Daniel Stachyra – Violin . Scott Stefanko – Viola . Raymond Tischer – Viola . Judith Vanderweg – Cello . Elizabeth Wilson – Violin . Melody Wootton – Violin . Andrew Wu – Violin . Robert Berg – Viola . Sally Berman – Violin . Robert Brosseau – Violin

Production : Produced By Raphael Saadiq . Gerry “The Gov” Brown – Engineer . Charles “Biscuits” Brungardt – Engineer, Mixing . Tom Coyne – Mastering . Raphael Saadiq – Engineer . Carl Robinson – String Engineer . Lucas Rojas – Horn Engineer . James Tanksley – Engineer

Package : Juli Knapp – A&R . Ralph Koch – Cover Photo . Michelle Holme – Art Direction . Norman Seeff – Photography

Recorded In 2008 At Blakeslee Recording Company, Los Angeles; Harmonie Park Studios, Detroit; The Music Shed Studios, New Orleans.

Released On September 16, 2008, By Columbia Records.

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Pitchfork
It’s actually refreshing, then, to hear a record like Raphael Saadiq‘s unabashedly retro The Way I See It, which doesn’t try to “update” old soul sounds to a hip-hop world and a white singer. […]

BBC
Perhaps The Way I see it should be treated as a long lost Northern Soul rarity and we should pretend that it really was made 40 years ago. No matter, it’s classy, sleek and it sure beats listening to the sound of black America telling you how many guns, girls and bits of jewelry it’s got. That’s hope enough… […]

Sputnikmusic.com
For many, The Way I See It is a first exposure to Saadiq’s unique and versatile voiceand while it probably won’t cause Tony! Toni! Toné! album’s to fly off the shelves, it’ll at least awaken the world to Saadiq’s talent as a vocalist, instrumentalist and producer. […]

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