Love & Life CD (2008)
Very Best Of Norman Connors songs While Eric Benet's 2005 release, HURRICANE, reflected the urban contemporary singer's personal struggle following the break-up of his marriage with actress Halle Berry, 2008's LOVE & LIFE represents a new page in Benet's life and career. Positive, celebratory, and imbued with the spirit of classic R&B, the album plays like a ray of soulful sunshine. Lead-off single "You're the Only One" (which shot to number one on the Urban Adult Contemporary charts) drips with a vintage R&B feel, and there are touches of gospel, hip-hop, and jazz throughout the album as well. Whether playing the loverman ("Chocolate Legs") or taking a more meditative turn ("Still I Believe"), Benet is sensual, smooth, and life-affirming on LOVE & LIFE.
Audio Remixer: Kevin Sucher.
Recording information: Andy Duncan's Studio; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Human Rhythm Studios; Numia Studios; SRM Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA; The Laboratory Recording Studio, Milwaukee, WI; Universal Music Publishing Studios.
Photographer: Christian Lantry.
Arrangers: Brent Fisher; Benjamin F. Wright.
Personnel: Linda Király, Terry Dexter (vocals); Rochad K. Holiday, Michael Feingold, Michael Feingold, Agape Jerry (guitar); Jordan Katz, Roy Hargrove (trumpet); David Ralicke (trombone); Keith Crouch (synthesizer, Moog synthesizer, percussion, drum programming); Stephen Bruner (bass instrument); Dave Chegwidden (percussion); Wesley McVicker (programming); India Jordan (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Kevin Sucher; Stan Malveaux; Erik Reichers; Keith Crouch; Alejandro Rodriguez .