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Zhane - Pronounced Jah-nay ((Vinyl))
Zhane: Renee Neufville (vocals, strings, piano); Jean Norris (vocals, piano, keyboards).
Additional personnel: Paul Levante (guitar); Kevin Batchelor (trumpet); Dave Bellochio (piano, keyboards); Craig King, Voe, Pop (keyboards); Alan Goldsher, Frank Gravis (bass); Steve Williams (drums); Kay Gee (drum programming, background vocals); Wendell, Face, Les (background vocals).
Producers include: Kay Gee, Naughty By Nature, Renee Neufville, Craig King, Dave Bellochio.
Engineers: Angela Piva, Dave Bellochio, Frank Fagnano.
Includes liner notes by Steve McKeever.
Co-produced by rap heavyweights Naughty by Nature, who are skilled in treading the line between street and mainstream acceptance, PRONOUNCED JAH-NAY packs a rhythmic punch, but soulful strings and airy keyboard chops create a more sophisticated ambience that fits Zhane's honey-glazed vocals like a velvet glove. On the whole, the song-writing is fairly standard, alternating between emotion-laden quiet storm paens ("Off My Mind," "For A Reason") and more uptempo exhortations to dance ("Groove Thang" and a nice remix of "Hey Mr. D.J."), but Zhane is clearly good at what they do.
- RSD Release Date: n/a
- Genre: R&B