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Alexander O'Neal: Hearsay

Album Notes

Personnel: Alexander O'Neal, Cherrelle (vocals); Jellybean Johnson (guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion, programming); David Elland (saxophone); Jimmy Jam (keyboards, percussion, programming); Terry Lewis (percussion, background vocals); Steve hodge (percussion); Spencer Bernard (programming); Randy Ran, Lisa Keith (background vocals).

Recorded at Flyte Tyme Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1987. Includes liner notes by A. Scott Galloway.

All tracks have been digitally remastered.

Alexander O'Neal almost achieved the breakout he needed for crossover success with his second album. It cracked the Top 30 on the pop album chart, earned a gold record, and included O'Neal's two strongest uptempo tunes, "Fake" and "Criticize." Jam and Lewis linked the material with "party" dialogue and patter, providing their finest and tightest production for any O'Neal record. The beats were catchy, the songs hook-laden, and O'Neal's voice alternately explosive, sensitive and bemused. ~ Ron Wynn


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