After the Storm (Norman Brown album)

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After the Storm
Norman Brown (After The Storm).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 17, 1994
GenreJazz
Length59:47
LabelMotown
ProducerSteve McKeever (exec), Norman Brown
Norman Brown chronology
Just Between Us
(1992)
After the Storm
(1994)
Better Days Ahead
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

After the Storm is the second album by jazz guitarist Norman Brown, released in 1994 on Motown Records.[2] The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart and No. 21 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart.[3][4] After the Storm was also certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.[5]

Overview[edit]

The Earth, Wind & Fire Horns section of saxophonist Gary Bias, trumpeter Raymond Lee Brown and trombonist Reggie Young played on the album.[2]

Covers[edit]

Brown covered For the Love of You by The Isley Brothers, Any Love by Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson's That's The Way Love Goes upon the album.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

After the Storm won a Soul Train Award in the category of Best Jazz Album.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Take Me There"Norman Brown5:09
2."After The Storm"Norman Brown4:43
3."That's The Way Love Goes"Jimmy Jam, Janet Jackson, Terry Lewis4:42
4."Any Love"Marcus Miller, Luther Vandross5:21
5."Lydian"Norman Brown6:28
6."For the Love of You"Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper5:20
7."Trashman"Norman Brown5:19
8."It Costs To Love"Norman Brown, Les Colter4:48
9."Let's Come Together"Norman Brown5:28
10."Acoustic Time"Norman Brown2:48
11."El Dulce Sol"Norman Brown5:06
12."Family"Norman Brown4:35

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Credits[edit]

  • Acoustic Guitar - Norman Brown
  • Arranged By – Crayge Lindesay, Land Richards, Norman Brown
  • Arranged By [Horn Arrangement] – Norman Brown
  • Arranged By [Vocal Arrangement] – Crayge Lindesay, DeNetria Champ, Lynne Fiddmont/Lindsey, Norman Brown, Steve McKeever
  • Art Direction – Jonathan Clark
  • Backing Vocals – Lynne Fiddmont-Lindsey, Norman Brown, Arnold McCuller, Baby Lee, Bridgette B. Bryant-Fiddmont, DeNetria Champ
  • Bass - George Lopez, James Manning, Freddie Washington, Larry Kimpel
  • Composer - Norman Brown, Janet Jackson, James Harris III & Terry Lewis, Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Chris Jasper, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  • Design [Graphic Design] – Shauna Woods
  • Drums - Ricky Lawson, Land Richards, Alonzo "Scotter" Powell
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Nazeeh Islam, Richard Huredia
  • Executive-Producer – Steve McKeever
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Mixed By – Brant Biles, Malcolm Cecil, Ralph Sutton, Robert Margouleff
  • Photography By – James R. Minchin III
  • Producer – Norman Brown
  • Recorded By – Ralph Sutton
  • Recorded By [Additional Recording] – Brant Biles, Robert Margouleff
  • Rhythm Guitar - Norman Brown
  • Written-By – Les Colter, Norman Brown

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Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norman Brown: After The Storm". allmusic.com. Allmusic.
  2. ^ a b c d Norman Brown: After the Storm. Motown Records. 1994.
  3. ^ "Norman Brown: After The Storm (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". billboard.com. Billboard.
  4. ^ "Norman Brown: After The Storm (Jazz Albums)". billboard.com. Billboard.
  5. ^ "Norman Brown: After The Storm". riaa.com. RIAA.
  6. ^ "After the Storm by Norman Brown". secondhandsongs.com.
  7. ^ "Baker, White Garner 2 Soul Train Awards". latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. March 17, 1995.
  8. ^ "Norman Brown Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  9. ^ "Norman Brown Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  10. ^ "Norman Brown Chart History (Top Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  11. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1994". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2020.