The One (Eric Benét album)

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The One
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Studio album by Eric Benét
Released June 5, 2012
Recorded 2011
Genre
Length
  • 57:34
  • 65:48 (Deluxe Edition)
Label Jordan House Records / EMI
Producer Eric Benét, Andy Duncan, George Nash, Jr., Demonté Posey, Curtis "Sauce" Wilson
Eric Benét chronology
Lost in Time
(2010)
The One
(2012)/The Other One
(2014)
From E to U: Volume 1
(2014)
Alternative cover
The Other One album cover
Singles from The One
  1. "Real Love"
    Released: October 24, 2011
  2. "Harriett Jones"
    Released: May 8, 2012
  3. "News For You"
    Released: November 13, 2012

The One is the sixth studio album by American R&B recording artist Eric Benét, released June 5, 2012 on Jordan House Records with distribution by EMI. It is the follow-up to Lost in Time (2010).

Background[edit]

The album is the follow-up to Benét's fifth studio album, Lost in Time (2010). The One marks a moment of positive transition in his life and lyrically speaks to the many new beginnings developing in his career and family. The One will also be the first album released on Benét’s newly formed record label Jordan House Records, which he created in partnership with EMI. “Real Love” was the first single off The One and was the #1 added song to Urban AC when shipped to radio in October 2011. This new single is a taste of what to expect on Benét’s new album, which he describes as a “very contemporary approach to old-school songwriting integrity”. His second single "Harriett Jones" released as a single on May 8, 2012, followed by a third "News For You" in November of that year. A remixed album The Other One later followed in 2014.

Music[edit]

The One features his signature mid-70s soul groove, a variety of instruments from strings to horns to featured artists and even a duet with his first daughter India.

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Harriett Jones" Eric Benét, George Nash, Jr. 4:39
2. "News For You" Benét, Afton Johnson, Nash, John McVicker, Jonathan Richmond, Erick Walls 5:21
3. "Real Love" Benét, Nash 4:17
4. "Runnin'" Benét, Johnson, Nash, McVicker, Richmond, Erick Walls 4:48
5. "Redbone Girl" (feat. Lil Wayne) Benét, Dwayne Carter, Johnson, Nash, McVicker, Richmond, Solomon Ridge, Eric Walls 4:49
6. "Waitin'" Benét, Johnson, McVicker, Richmond, Eric Walls 5:30
7. "Hope That It's You" (feautring Shaggy) Benét, Johnson, Nash, McVicker, Richmond, Eric Walls 4:13
8. "Gonna Be My Girl" Benét, Demonté Posey 4:31
9. "Come Together" Benét, Osunlade 4:49
10. "Muzik" (feat. India Benét) Benét, India Benét, Nash 4:33
11. "Lay It Down" Benét, Nash 4:30
12. "Here In My Arms (Lucia's Lullaby)" Benét, Manuela Testolini 3:14
13. "Come Home To Me" (feat. Jewel Anguay) (Bonus Track)   4:31

The Other One Alternate Album[edit]

In 2014, Benet teamed up with The Afropeans to revisit and rework his 2012 release, adding new instrumentation and changing song structures into a more electronica feel. It received a Europe/Japan only release on May 16, 2014.[1][2] He wanted to show his versatility and do something special for his international fans.[3] It was led by the singles "Runnin'"[4] and "Lay It Down."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Runnin' (The Afropeans Revisit)
  2. News For You (The Afropeans Revisit)
  3. Interlude A
  4. Come Together (The Afropeans Revisit)
  5. Interlude B
  6. Harriett Jones (The Afropeans Revisit)
  7. Interlude C
  8. Lay It Down (The Afropeans Revisit)
  9. Touching Again (The Afropeans Revisit)
  10. Interlude D
  11. Gonna Be My Girl (The Afropeans Revisit)
  12. Muzik (The Afropeans Revisit)
  13. Here In My Arms (The Afropeans Revisit)

Personnel[edit]

Credits for The One adapted from Allmusic.[6]

References[edit]

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