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
ProducerSteve McKeever (exec), Norman Brown
Norman Brown chronology
Just Between Us
After the Storm
Better Days Ahead
Professional ratings
Review scores

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]


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


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]

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



  • 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




  1. ^ "Norman Brown: After The Storm". 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.
  4. ^ "Norman Brown: After The Storm (Jazz Albums)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Norman Brown: After The Storm". RIAA.
  6. ^ "After the Storm by Norman Brown".
  7. ^ "Baker, White Garner 2 Soul Train Awards". 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.