Storyteller (Crystal Waters album)

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Storyteller
Studio album by Crystal Waters
Released May 17, 1994
Recorded 1994
at Basement Boys Studios
(Baltimore, Maryland)
Genre House, dance, electronica
Length 48:44
Label Mercury
Producer David Anthony, The Basement Boys, Teddy Douglass, Easy Mo Bee, Kenny Hicks, The L. G., Greg Smith, Jay Steinhour
Crystal Waters chronology
Surprise
(1991)
Storyteller
(1994)
Crystal Waters
(1997)
Singles from Storyteller
  1. "100% Pure Love"
    Released: May 10, 1994
  2. "Ghetto Day"
    Released: 1994
  3. "What I Need"
    Released: January 17, 1995
  4. "Relax"
    Released: August 1, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]

Storyteller is the second studio album from singer-songwriter Crystal Waters, released on May 17, 1994 by Mercury Records. Storyteller peaked at #199 on the Billboard 200, #73 on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #8 on the Top Heatseekers chart. Four singles were released from the album: "What I Need", "Relax", "Ghetto Day", and the hit, "100% Pure Love." "Ghetto Day" samples The 5th Dimension's 1968 hit Stoned Soul Picnic.

The album sold 284,000 copies and was certified gold in the United States.[3] Upon release, Storyteller received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "100% Pure Love"   Tommy Davis, Theodore Douglas, Jay Steinhour, Crystal Waters 4:38
2. "Ghetto Day"   Sean Spencer, Crystal Waters 3:32
3. "Regardless"   Greg Smith, Crystal Waters 3:37
4. "I Believe I Love You"   Greg Smith, Crystal Waters 3:42
5. "Relax"   David Anthony, Crystal Waters 3:29
6. "What I Need"   Richard Payton, D. Smith, Crystal Waters 4:44
7. "Storyteller"   Sean Spencer, Neal Conway, Crystal Waters 4:41
8. "Is It For Me?"   David Bach, G. Mitchell, J. Selway, Crystal Waters 4:22
9. "Listen for My Beep"   P. Harvey, Crystal Waters 3:59
10. "Daddy Do"   Al Mack, Crystal Waters 6:12
11. "Lover Lay Low"   Eric Kupper, Crystal Waters 5:48

Personnel[edit]

Personnel
  • Drums, Percussion - Teddy Douglass, Maurice Fulton, Richard Payton, Doug Smith, Sean Spencer, Jay Steinhour
  • Drum programming - Maurice Fulton, Sean Spencer
  • Guitars - Wayne Cooper
  • Keyboards and Programming - David Anthony, Hoza Clowney, Neal Conway, Charles Dockins, Maurice Fulton, Mark Harris, Richard Payton, Fruity Roberts, Doug Smith
  • Vibraphone - David Bach
  • Saxophone - Greg Thomas (also scatting)
  • Horns - Greg Boyer, Benny Cowan
  • Multi-Instruments - Eric Kupper
  • Backing Vocals - Katreese Barnes, Kenny Hicks, Adrianne McDonald, Antionette Robertson, Novelair Thomas, Audrey Wheeler

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Storyteller - Crystal Waters : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  2. ^ May 20, 1994 (1994-05-20). "Storyteller Review | News Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  3. ^ Paoletta, Michael (2004-05-01) "Where Have All The Divas Gone?" Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) Retrieved 2011-03-16