Eastwest publish En Vogue’s second album : ‘Funky Divas’ featuring ‘Free Your Mind’ (1992)

En Vogue’s ‘Funky Divas’ feat. ‘Free Your Mind’ is their second album recorded from May 1991 till January 1992 by Eastwest.

Track Listing : 1.This Is Your Life (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 05:05 . 2.My Lovin’ (You’Re Never Gonna Get It) (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 04:42 . 3.Hip Hop Lover (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 05:13 . 4.Free Your Mind (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 04:52 . 5.Desire (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 04:01 . 6.Giving Him Something He Can Feel (Curtis Mayfield) – 03:56 . 7.It Ain’T Over Till The Fat Lady Sings (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 04:13 . 8.Give It Up, Turn It Loose (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 05:13 . 9.Yesterday (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 02:30 . 10.Hooked On Your Love (Curtis Mayfield) – 03:35 . 11.Love Don’T Love You (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 03:56 . 12.What Is Love (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 04:19 . 13.Thanks (Prayer) (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 00:43


Mark Romanek

Musicians : En Vogue – Group . Terry Ellis – Lead On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 10 -11), Backing And Harmony Vocals . Cindy Herron – Lead On (4 – 5 – 9 – 11 – 12 – 13), Backing And Harmony Vocals . Maxine Jones – Lead On (2 – 3 – 4 – 8 – 12), Backing And Harmony Vocals . Dawn Robinson – Lead On (2 – 4 – 6 – 7), Backing And Harmony Vocals . Denzil Foster – Keyboards, Drum Programming, Talking, Spoken Word . Thomas Mcelroy – Keyboards, Drum Programming, Talking, Spoken Word . Jinx Jones – Electric, Acoustic And Bass Guitars . Michael Fellows – Drums . Jon Bendich – Percussion . Juan Escovedo – Percussion . Peter Michael – Percussion . Chuckii Booker – Talking, Spoken Word . Wayne Jackson – Rap . Tony George – Trumpet . Les Harris – Saxophone . Chris Mondt – Trombone


Matthew Rolston

Production : Produced By Thomas Mcelroy, Denzil Foster . Thomas Mcelroy, Denzil Foster . Steve Counter – Engineer . Brian Gardner – Mastering . John Jackson – Assistant Engineer . Ken Kessie – Mixing . Neill King – Engineer . Michael Semanick – Engineer

Arrangements : Thomas Mcelroy, Denzil Foster

Package : Larry Anderson – Design . Elizabeth Barrett – Art Direction . Reisig – Photography . Taylor – Photography

Video Director(s) : Matthew Rolston asterisques RVM for “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” . Mark Romanek asterisques RVM for “Free Your Mind”

Recorded May 1991 – January 1992.

Released On March 24, 1992 By Eastwest.

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Idolator
En Vogue’s Album ‘Funky Divas’ Turns 20: BacktrackingConsider the landscape of today’s R&B and hip hop, populated by girl singers grinding their way across tracks written, produced and test marketed for them by multiple teams of biz hitmakers, pushed by a promotional cycle that can sometimes land them in tabloids and on gossip sites. Then consider En Vogue….. […]

Soulculture
En Vogue’s Funky Divas album revisited with producers Foster & McElroy | Return To The ClassicsFunky Divas set the standard for other Pop infused R&B records for the remainder of the decade. It will continue to be a bellwether of what quality music sounds like when forces of nature collide to create a piece of art that has never been heard or seen before. […]

BBC
En Vogue’s strain of soul and sassiness can be seen as a direct influence on both Destiny’s Child and, in the UK, All Saints and the Spice Girls. Aside from a few dated production tics, Funky Divas still sounds as much fun today as it did in 1992. […]

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