Compositions

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Compositions
Studio album by Anita Baker
Released June 12, 1990
Recorded 1990 Encore Studios
Studio Ultimo (Sound Lab 1) Oceanway
Genre R&B, quiet storm,
smooth jazz
Length 50:27
Label Elektra
Producer Michael J. Powell
Anita Baker chronology
Giving You the Best That I Got
(1988)
Compositions
(1990)
Rhythm of Love
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (dud) [2]
Entertainment Weekly B [3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [4]

Compositions is the fourth album by the American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker. The album peaked at #5 on Billboard 200 and was certified platinum in 1990, making it Baker's third platinum selling album. The album also won the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 1991 Grammy Awards. Compositions marks the final album and collaboration between Baker and longtime producer Michael J. Powell.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Talk to Me" (Baker, Vernon Fails, Michael Powell) - 5:03
  2. "Perfect Love Affair" (Baker, Joel Davis) - 5:19
  3. "Whatever It Takes" (Baker, Marc Gordon, Gerald LeVert) - 5:35
  4. "Soul Inspiration" (Terry Britten, Graham Lyle) - 5:17
  5. "Lonely" (Baker) - 4:29
  6. "No One to Blame" (Baker, Fails) - 4:41
  7. "More Than You Know" (Baker, Vernon Fails, Michael Powell) - 4:48
  8. "Love You to The Letter" (James McBride) - 7:20
  9. "Fairy Tales" (Baker, Fails, Powell) - 7:55

Personnel[edit]

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1991 Compositions Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Best Album Package Nominated

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 7
US Billboard 200 5
US Billboard Top R&B Albums 3
US Top Jazz Albums 4

Singles

Year Title US Pop US R&B US AC UK
1990 "Talk To Me" 44 3 4 68
"Soul Inspiration" 72 16 11 -
1991 "Fairy Tales" - 8 27 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Compositions > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Compositions > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  3. ^ Sandow, Greg (July 6, 1990). "Compositions > review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  4. ^ Goodman, Fred (August 9, 1990). "Anita Baker: Compositions : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2013-04-11.