Miracles (Change album)

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Miracles
Miracles change album.jpg
Studio album by Change
Released March 1981
Recorded Fonoprint Studios, Bologna, Italy
Media Sound Studios, New York City
Genre R&B, soul, post-disco
Length 34:16
Label Atlantic, WEA
Producer Jacques Fred Petrus, Mauro Malavasi
Change chronology
The Glow of Love
(1980)The Glow of Love1980
Miracles
(1981)
Sharing Your Love
(1982)Sharing Your Love1982
Singles from Miracles
  1. "Paradise" b/w "Your Move"
    Released: April 1981[1]
  2. "Your Move " b/w "Stop For Love"
    Released: July 1981[2]
  3. "Stop for Love" b/w "Heaven of My Life"
    Released: July 1981[3]
  4. "Heaven of My Life"
    Released: October 1981[4]
  5. "Miracles"

Miracles is the second studio album by the Italian/U.S. ensemble Change. It was released in 1981 and reached number forty-six on the US Billboard Album Chart[5] and nine on the US Billboard Black Albums chart.[5] Miracles includes the singles "Paradise", "Your Move", "Heaven of My Life", "Stop for Love" (in the UK only) and "Miracles".

The band recorded the songs for album at Fontoprint Studios in Bologna, Italy. The songs were then taken to Media Sound Studios in New York City for the recording of the vocals. The sessions were mastered at Sterling Sound Studios. Receiving positive reviews, the album was originally released as an LP in March 1981. The artwork was designed by Greg Porto.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[6]
Robert Christgau B+[7]

Miracles received positive reviews from the majority of critics.[who?]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Paradise" David Romani, Mauro Malavasi, Tanyayette Willoughby 5:14
2. "Hold Tight" David Romani, Mauro Malavasi, Paul Slade 4:23
3. "Your Move" Mauro Malavasi, David Romani, Paul Slade 4:23
4. "Stop for Love" Mauro Malavasi, Paul Slade, Tanyayette Willoughby 4:12
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "On Top" Paolo Gianolio, Mauro Malavasi, Tanyayette Willoughby 5:13
6. "Heaven of My Life" Paolo Gianolio, David Romani, Mauro Malavasi, Tanyayette Willoughby 5:34
7. "Miracles" Mauro Malavasi, Tanyayette Willoughby 5:17

Personnel[edit]

  • Jacques Fred Petrus and Mauro Malavasi - producer, executive producer (for Little Macho Music Co., Inc., New York)
  • David Romani, Mauro Malavasi and Paolo Gianolio - composing, arrangements, conducting
  • Tanyayette Willoughby - vocal conducting
  • Jocelyn Shaw - vocal conducting, lyrics
  • Paul Slade - lyrics
  • Maurizio Biancani - engineering (Fontoprint Studios)
  • Michael H. Brauer - engineering (Fontoprint and Media Sound Studios)
  • Andy Hoffman - assistant engineer (Media Sound Studios)
  • Greg Calbi - engineer (Sterling Sound)
  • Greg Porto - art and design
Players
  • Mauro Malavasi - piano, synthesizer
  • David Romani - bass guitar
  • Paolo Gianolio - guitar
  • Rudy Trevisi - saxophone
  • Doc Powell - guitar
  • Terry Silverlight - drums
  • Onage Allan Grumbs - keyboards
  • Maurizio Biancani - assistant synthesizer
  • Victor Paz - trumpet
  • Earl Gardiner - trumpet
  • Denny Trimboli - saxophone
  • Bob Alexander - trombone
  • The Goody Music String Ensemble - strings
  • James 'Crab' Robinson - lead vocals
  • Diva Gray - lead vocals, solo vocals, background vocals
  • Gordon Grody - solo vocals
  • Jocelyn Shaw, Crystal Davis, Ullanda McCullough, Luther Vandross, Benny Diggs, Dennis Collins, Fonzi Thornton - background vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Pop Albums[5] 46
U.S. Billboard Black Albums[5] 9

Sampling[edit]

  • French House Producer Le Knight Club sampled parts of this song for their two songs, "Hysteria" and "Hysteria II"
  • The elements of this song was sampled by VANTAGE //, Who made the track "Happiness Deluxe" from the 'Metro City' album.
  • House Producer Les Années Folles sampled parts for his song 'Yacht'

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