Playlist (Babyface album)

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ReleasedSeptember 18, 2007
GenreR&B, soul, folk
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Playlist is the seventh studio album by Babyface. Released in 2007, it was the first longplay release on the newly re-launched Mercury Records label. The work consists of eight covers of folk and soft rock songs and two original compositions. The lead single, "Fire and Rain" became a hit on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shower the People" (James Taylor) – 4:37
  2. "Fire and Rain" (James Taylor) – 4:59
  3. "Not Going Nowhere" (Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds) – 5:24
  4. "Time in a Bottle" (Jim Croce) – 3:00
  5. "Wonderful Tonight" (Eric Clapton) – 3:42
  6. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan) – 3:23
  7. "Longer" (Dan Fogelberg) – 3:24
  8. "The Soldier Song" (Edmonds) – 4:17
  9. "Please Come to Boston" (Dave Loggins) - 4:18
  10. "Diary" (David Gates) – 3:41


Credits adapted from liner notes (Playlist, Mercury Records, 2007) and Allmusic.

  • Babyface: primary artist, producer, composer, keyboard and drum programming, acoustic guitar and bass
  • Sasha Allen: background vocals
  • A.J. Benson: A&R
  • Paul Boutin: recording and mixing engineer
  • Brandy: background vocals
  • Eric Clapton: composer
  • Jim Croce: composer
  • Bob Dylan: composer
  • Ethan Farmer: bass
  • Dan Fogelberg: composer
  • Brian Frasier Moore: drums
  • David Gates: composer
  • Rob Lewis: Fender Rhodes, piano, Wurlitzer
  • Doug Livingston: guitar (steel)
  • Dave Loggins: composer
  • James Minchin: photography
  • Rafael Padilla: percussion
  • Dean Parks: acoustic guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes: piano
  • Herb Powers: mastering
  • Michael Ripoll: acoustic guitar
  • Keith Slettedahl: background vocals