Not to be confused with
, a generic term for multitone printing.
is the fourth studio album by Duotones saxophonist Kenny G, released by Arista Records in 1986. It features one of Kenny G's best known songs, " Songbird", which reached number four on the US . Billboard Hot 100
The album peaked at number one on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, number five on the Jazz Albums chart, number six on the
and number eight on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Billboard 200 [2 ]
The album was certified 5× Platinum by the
RIAA. [3 ]
Sample from Kenny G's "Songbird". From the album
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Track listing [ edit ]
Songbird" - 5:03 (Kenny G.) "Midnight Motion" -
4:08 (Kenny G.) "
Don't Make Me Wait for Love" (lead vocal: Lenny Williams) - 4:56 ( Walter Afanasieff, Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden) "Sade" -
4:20 (Kenny G.) "Champagne" -
4:45 (Kenny G., Kenny McDougald) "
What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)" (lead vocal: Ellis Hall) - 4:06 ( Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock, Harvey Fuqua) "Slip of the Tongue" -
4:53 (Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden, Lloyd Pianka) "Three of a Kind" -
4:46 (Kenny G., Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden, Lloyd Pianka) "Esther" -
5:24 (Kenny G., Lloyd Pianka) "You Make Me Believe" (lead vocal:
Claytoven Richardson) - 5:19 (Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G., Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden)
Production [ edit ]
Produced by Narada Michael Walden, Kenny G. and Preston Glass
Engineered by Gordon Lyon
Personnel [ edit ]
Drums, percussion: Cory Lerios, Tony Gable,
Preston Glass, Greg Gonaway, Kenny McDougal Drum machine programming: Cory Lerios, Matt Pianka
Randy Jackson, Joe Plass Synthesized bass:
Walter Afanasieff, Cory Lerios Guitars: Alan Glass, John Raymond, Corrado Rustici
Keyboards, synthesizers: Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G., Preston Glass, Roger Sause
Various programming: Sal Gallina, Preston Glass
Other instruments (strings, violin, French horn): Sal Gallina
Chart positions [ edit ]
Singles [ edit ]
The song "Sade" was indeed created with the
group of the same name in mind. However, Kenny claims he's never met the band nor Sade herself. There are at least three versions of the CD that have been released in the US. The earlier release has a longer version of "What Does It Take". The later one has a shortened version identical to the one usually played by radio stations. There is also a version that features a different track order while including a bonus track "And You Know That" with an uncredited vocalist.
References [ edit ]