A Love Supreme (Chanté Moore album)

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A Love Supreme
Chante Moore - A Love.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 15, 1994
Recorded1993–1994
Genre
Length71:15
Label
Producer
Chanté Moore chronology
Precious
(1992)
A Love Supreme
(1994)
This Moment Is Mine
(1999)
Alternative cover
International cover
International cover
Singles from A Love Supreme
  1. "Old School Lovin'"
    Released: 1994
  2. "This Time"
    Released: 1994
  3. "Free/Sail On"
    Released: 1995
  4. "I'm What You Need"
    Released: 1995

A Love Supreme is the second studio album of singer Chanté Moore, released on November 15, 1994, by Silas Records and MCA Records. The album peaked at nos. 11 & 64 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Billboard 200 charts respectively.[1][2][3]

Background and release[edit]

A Love Supreme was produced by Simon Law, Moore, Ross Anderson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Kenneth Crouch, Kipper Jones and Tricky Stewart.[1]

An album cut entitled "Old School Lovin'" rose to nos. 13 & 19 upon the Adult R&B Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts respectively.[4][5] As well a track entitled This Time got to no. 5 upon the Dance Club Songs chart.[6]

Moore also issued as a single her cover medley of Deniece Williams's "Free" and the Commodores "Sail On". Free/Sail On rose to no. 11 upon the Dance Club Songs chart.[7][8] Another single being "I'm What You Need" also got to no. 14 upon the Adult R&B Songs chart.[9]

Upon the album Moore also remade the Alicia Myers track "I Want to Thank You". Another album cut entitled Mood appeared on the soundtrack of the feature film Beverly Hills Cop III.[1][10][8][11]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
People(Favorable) [12]

AllMusic expressed 'Chante is one of the leading new R&B divas.' Expanding further Allmusic writes, 'Chante Moore's supple, sensuous vocals snake around jazzy, R&B mid-tempo grooves, in search of the perfect love. From the sultry, spoken opening where she unmistakably states her modern-day intentions to the old phono recording scratches of "Old School Love," Chante searches, preys, teases, romances, and snares.' AllMusic praised Moore's vocal performances, writing 'her voice has a remarkable range, and an emotive quality rare in many new artists' and that it is ' reminiscent of Diana Ross, but a full-throttle Ross', whilst 'her jazz inclinations and rich, lower register also remind the listener of Anita Baker and Toni Braxton'. AllMusic also praised Moore's 'restraint', writing 'in "I'm What You Need" she reaches those glass-shattering Mariah Carey notes, but only a few, just enough to embellish the song'. In concluding, Allmusic writes 'Chante Moore is poised to become The Voice--so, make way for the next R&B diva'.[1]

Similarly, People heralded Moore as 'something new: a twenty-something R & B singer who isn’t striving to be with the down crowd', writing that A Love Supreme is 'a welcome respite from R & B’s long queue of follow-the-leader divas'. Furthermore, People described A Love Supreme as 'a classic soul affair', comparing 'Moore’s supple, relaxed singing style' to a 'a young Diana Ross with more lung power'. Further praising Moore's vocal performance, People wrote, 'she builds up a romantic sweat while keeping her vocal cool on “My Special Perfect One” and “Mood,” and wrings tears without becoming maudlin on “Am I Losing You.” [12]

Track listing[edit]

A Love Supreme[1]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro"Simon Law 0:51
2."Searchin'"
  • Chanté Moore
  • Christopher Stewart
  • Sean Hall
  • Stewart
  • Hall
5:34
3."This Time"
  • Moore
  • Lee Hamblin
  • Law
  • Lee Hamblin
  • Law
5:59
4."My Special Perfect One"
  • Moore
  • Harvey Brough
  • Ross Anderson
  • Law
  • Anderson
  • Law
5:29
5."I'm What You Need"
  • Donald Parks
  • Emanuel Officer
  • John Howcott
  • Parks
  • Officer
  • Howcott
4:59
6."Your Love's Supreme"
  • Moore
  • Kenneth Crouch
  • Kipper Jones
  • Crouch
  • Jones
4:30
7."Old School Lovin'"
  • Moore
  • Gloria Stewart
  • Laney Stewart
  • Mark Stewart
  • Thaddis Harrell
  • Kuk Harrell
  • Laney Stewart
5:02
8."Free/Sail On"
  • Anderson
  • Law
5:49
9."Without Your Love" (Interlude)
  • Cynthia Harrell
  • Laney Stewart
  • Paula Payden
  • Thaddis Harrell
  • Kuk Harrell
  • Laney Stewart
0:55
10."I Want to Thank You"Kevin McCord
  • Anderson
  • Law
7:59
11."Mood"
  • Moore
  • Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis4:12
12."Thank You for Loving Me"
  • Moore
  • Eddie Ricketts
  • Michael Norfleet
  • Bryan Loren
  • Moore
  • Norfleet
4:59
13."Soul Dance"
  • Kipper Jones
  • Reggie Stewart
Jones4:13
14."Am I Losing You?"
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • Law
  • Vaneta Thompson
  • Anderson
  • Law
5:59
15."Thou Shalt Not"Jud Friedman
  • Allan Rich
  • Friedman
  • Sheila E
4:48
Total length:71:15

Personnel[edit]

  • Mark Abetz - engineer
  • Judi Acosta-Stewart - production coordination
  • Scott Alspach - producer
  • Michael Alvord - assistant engineer
  • Ross Anderson - bass, composer, drum programming, guitar, mixing, producer
  • Philip Bailey - guest artist, vocals (background)
  • Tom Baker - assistant engineer
  • Gary Barnacle - flute
  • Harvey Brough - composer, string arrangements
  • Alexandra Brown - vocals (background)
  • Bridgette Bryant - vocals (Background)
  • James "Chip" Bunton - production coordination
  • David Campbell - string arrangements
  • Bryan Carrigan - second engineer
  • Teddy Castellucci - guitar
  • Richard Cottrell - engineer
  • Kenneth Crouch - composer, multi instruments, producer
  • Paulinho da Costa - percussion
  • Kevin "KD" Davis - engineer, mixing
  • Sean Davis - assistant engineer
  • C.J. DeVillar - assistant engineer
  • George Duke - guest artist
  • Derrick Edmondson - saxophone
  • Danny Flynn - stylist
  • Gwyn Foxx - vocals (background)
  • Jud J. Friedman - composer, keyboards, producer, string arrangements
  • Siedah Garrett - guest artist, vocals (background)
  • Sean "Sep" Hall - composer, producer, programming, rhythm arrangements, sequencing, vocal arrangement
  • Lee Hamblin - composer, drum programming, engineer, mixing, producer
  • Cynthia Harrell - composer, vocals (background)
  • Kuk Harrell - engineer, producer, vocal arrangement
  • James Harris - composer
  • Steve Hodge - mixing
  • Jean-Marie Horvat - mixing
  • John Howcott - composer, drum programming, keyboard programming, producer
  • Richard Huredia - mixing assistant
  • Phillip Ingram - vocals (background)
  • Booker T. Jones - mixing
  • Kipper Jones - composer, guest artist, producer, vocals (background)
  • Pat Karamian - assistant engineer, second engineer
  • Brian Kilgore - percussion
  • Simon A. Law - bass, composer, drum programming, keyboards, mixing, producer, string arrangements
  • Eugene Le - second engineer
  • Maxayn Lewis - vocals (background)
  • Terry Lewis - composer
  • Jeff Madjef Taylor - Asst Engineer/Drum Programming
  • Eugene Lo - second engineer
  • Kevin McCord - composer
  • Chanté Moore - composer, executive producer, primary artist, producer, vocal arrangement, vocals, vocals (background)
  • Taavi Mote - engineer
  • Fred Moultrie - executive producer
  • Steve Musters- assistant engineer
  • Rick Nelson - vocals (background)
  • Michael Norfleet - composer, multi instruments, producer
  • Emanuel Officer - composer, producer, vocal arrangement
  • Steve Orchard - engineer
  • Sue Owens - production coordination
  • Donald Parks - composer, drum programming, keyboard programming, producer
  • Paula Payden - composer
  • Greg Phillinganes - keyboards
  • Neil Pogue - engineer
  • Herb Powers - mastering
  • Adrian Reid - Fender Rhodes
  • Allan Rich - composer
  • Lionel Richie - composer
  • Eddie Ricketts - composer
  • Kevin Robinson - flugelhorn
  • Matthew Rolston - photography
  • Jeff Scantlebury - percussion
  • Sheila E. - composer
  • Louis Silas, Jr. - executive producer
  • Christopher "Tricky" Stewart - composer, producer, programming, rhythm arrangements, sequencing, vocal arrangement
  • Gloria Stewart - composer
  • Laney Stewart - engineer, producer, programming, sequencing, vocal arrangement
  • Phillip Stewart - composer
  • Reggie Stewart - composer, drum programming, keyboard programming
  • Lisa Taylor - vocals (background)
  • Vaneta Thompson - composer
  • Francesca Tolot - make-up
  • Simon Wall - assistant engineer
  • Ilene Weingard - art direction, design
  • Deniece Williams - composer
  • Warren Woods - engineer
  • Gavyn Wright - conductor
  • Jim "Z" Zumpano - engineer

[1]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 (Billboard)[2] 64
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "A Love Supreme - Chanté Moore". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Chanté Moore: A Love Supreme (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  3. ^ a b "Chanté Moore: A Love Supreme (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Chante Moore: Old School Lovin' (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.com.
  5. ^ "Chante Moore: Old School Lovin' (Adult R&B Songs)". Billboard.com.
  6. ^ "Chante Moore: This Time (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.com.
  7. ^ "Chante Moore: Free (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.com.
  8. ^ a b "Chante Moore: A Love Supreme". whosampled.com.
  9. ^ "Chante Moore: I'm What You Need (Adult R&B Songs)". Billboard.com.
  10. ^ "Chante Moore A Love Supreme". 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  11. ^ "Beverly Hills Cop III: Soundtrack". Allmusic.com.
  12. ^ a b "Picks and Pans Review: A Love Supreme". People. November 28, 1994. Retrieved 1 December 2017.

External links[edit]

A Love Supreme at AllMusic