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Color Me BaddTime And Chance

Label:Giant Records – 9 24524-2
Format:
CD, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Ballad, New Jack Swing, Contemporary R&B

Tracklist

1Intro (Ecclesiastes 9:11)
Read By [Recited By]Ossie Davis
0:21
2Time And Chance
EngineerWarren Woods
Engineer [Assistant]Josh Achziger
ProducerDJ Pooh
Written-ByMark Jordan (2)
Written-By, Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements]Color Me Badd, Mark Denard
4:22
3Groovy Now
EngineerWarren Woods
Engineer [Assistant]Josh Achziger
ProducerDJ Pooh
SynthesizerAmir Bayyan
4:09
4Let Me Have It All
Drum ProgrammingHowie Tee
Engineer [Assistant]Hal Belknap, Pat Gordan*
Guitar, BassAmir Bayyan
Human BeatboxDoug E. Fresh
Keyboards, Programmed ByHamza Lee
Producer [Additional Production By]Amir Bayyan
Written-BySylvester Stewart
4:21
5Rosanna's Little Sister
Co-producerGeoffrey Williams
Drum ProgrammingHowie Tee
Engineer [Assistant]Pat Gordan*
KeyboardsHamza Lee
Written-By, GuitarGeoffrey Williams
Written-By, Programmed ByChuck Norman
3:53
6How Deep
Engineer [Assistant]Brian Sperber, Michael Helms, Pat Gordan*
ProducerMark Murray
Vibraphone [Vibes]Jay Hoggard
Written-ByColor Me Badd, Prince
Written-By, Programmed By, Arranged ByMark Murray
Written-By, Programmed By, Arranged By, KeyboardsHamza Lee
4:58
7La Tremenda (Intro)0:27
8In The Sunshine
Alto SaxophoneMacio Parker*
Engineer [Assistant]J'Kael Tristram, Rob Caprio*, Scott Cantos*
GuitarDee Dee James*
Organ [B3], Synthesizer [String Ensemble]Bernie Worrell
TromboneFred Wesley
TrumpetMike Mossman*
Vocals [DJ (Intro)]Ernie Calderon
Written-By, Bass [Casper], Rap, Vocals [Chants]Bootsy Collins
Written-By, Keyboards, Vocals [Chants]Hamza Lee
Written-By, Programmed ByHowie Tee
Written-By, Vocals [Chants]Color Me Badd
4:50
9Choose
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements]Color Me Badd
EngineerSteve Hodge
Instruments [All], Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements]Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis*
4:23
10The Bells
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangements]Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis*
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements]Color Me Badd
Bass, PercussionTerry Lewis
DrumsStokley*
EngineerSteve Hodge
HarpAndrea Stern
KeyboardsJimmy Jam
PercussionEarl Yowel*
SaxophoneKenneth Holmen*
3:31
11Wildflower
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements]Color Me Badd
Arranged By, KeyboardsDavid Foster
Engineer [Assistant]Felipe Elgueta
GuitarMichael Thompson
Mixed By [Assistant Mix Engineer]Jeff Graham
Mixed By [Mix Engineer]Mick Guzauski
Programmed By [Synclavier Programming]Simon Franglen
4:35
12Livin' Without Her
Acoustic Guitar, Soloist [Guitar Solo]Dee Dee James*
Engineer [Assistant]Brian Sperber, J'Kael Tristram
Keyboards, Programmed ByHamza Lee
Written-ByColor Me Badd, Hamza Lee
4:56
13Close To Heaven
Acoustic GuitarDee Dee James*
Arranged By, KeyboardsDavid Foster
Engineer [Assistant]Felipe Elgueta
Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Soloist [Acoustic Guitar Solo]Michael Thompson
Mixed By [Assistant Mix Engineer]Jeff Graham
Mixed By [Mix Engineer]Mick Guzauski
Programmed By [Synclavier Programming]Simon Franglen
Synthesizer [Synth Bass]Hamza Lee
Written-By, Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements]Color Me Badd
4:17
14Trust Me
BassSam Simms*
CelloDan Watters
Engineer [Assistant]J'Kael Tristram, Rob Caprio (Viod)*
GuitarDee Dee James*
Guitar [Additional]Dean Brown
Written-By, Arranged By [String Arrangement]Color Me Badd
Written-By, Arranged By [String Arrangement], KeyboardsHamza Lee
3:57
15Let's Start With Forever
Arranged ByDavid Foster, Guy Roche
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements]Color Me Badd
Engineer [Assistant]Felipe Elgueta
Guitar, SitarMichael Thompson
Mixed By [Assistant Mix Engineer]John Schmidt*
Mixed By [Mix Engineer]Jon Gass
Programmed By [Synclavier Programming]Simon Franglen
SaxophoneDavid Boruff
Synthesizer [Synth Bass]Guy Roche
Written-ByDiane Warren
4:26
16God Is Love
Alto SaxophoneKenny Garrett
Bass [Casper]Bootsy Collins
DrumsOmar Hakim
Engineer [Assistant]Hal Belknap, Pat Gordon, Scott Cantos*
GuitarDee Dee James*
Keyboards, Programmed By, Electric PianoHamza Lee
Organ [Hammond B3]Greg Fitz
PercussionTre Balfour
TromboneRaymond Harris (3)
TrumpetRon Tooly*
Written-ByColor Me Badd, E. Calderon*
5:12
17Let Love Rule (God Is Love Outro)1:38
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Giant Records, 8900 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1906, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10019-6908. Manufactured exclusively by Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Time Warner Company. ©℗1993 Giant Records. Made in U.S.A.
Giant logo is a trademark of Giant Records. Reprise logo is a registered trademark of Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Track 16 is a CD bonus track.

Title of track 12 is "Living Without Her" on the back insert and "Livin' Without Her" in the inner credits.

2, 3: Recorded and Mixed at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles
4: Recorded at Soundtracks Studios, NY and The Music Palace, Long Island
5: Recorded at The Music Palace, Long Island and The Record Plant, Los Angeles; Mixed at The Hit Factory, NYC
6: Recorded at Soundtrack Recording Studio, Manhattan Center Studios, NYC and The Music Palace, Long Island
8: Recorded at The Music Palace, Long Island; Mixed at Soundtrack Studios, NYC
12: Recorded at The Music Palace, New York
14: Recorded and Mixed at The Music Palace Recording Studios, New York
16: Recorded at The Music Palace Recording Studios, Long Island and Soundtrack Studios, New York
4, 6, 12, 16: Mixed at Electric Lady Studios, New York
9, 10: Recorded and Mixed at Flyte Tyme Studios, Edina, MN
11, 13, 15: Recorded at Chartmaker Studios, Larrabee Studios and The Record Plant, Los Angeles
11, 13: Mixed at Devonshire Studios, Los Angeles
15: Mixed at The Enterprise Studios, Los Angeles

2: Contains a sample of "My Philosophy" written by L. Parker courtesy of Zomba Enterprises, Inc., performed by Boogie Down Productions courtesy of Jive Records.
6: Contains a sample of "Crazy For You" performed by Prince, used courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc., by arrangement with Warner Special Products Inc.
14: This recording embodies portions of the composition "With A Little Luck" written by Paul McCartney, published by MPL Communications, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7599-24524-2 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 1 24524-2 SRC**01 M2S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [Specialty 'S' Logo] 1 24524-2 SRC**01 M2S6

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Time And Chance (Cassette, Album, SR, oooOooo, Dolby HX Pro, S NR)Giant Records, Giant Records9 24524-4, 4-24524US1993
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Time And Chance (CD, Album)Giant Records74321 16674 2Europe1993
Time And Chance (CD, Album)Giant RecordsBVCG-609Japan1993
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Time And Chance (Cassette, Album)Giant Records74321 16674 4Thailand1993
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Time And Chance (CD, Album)Giant RecordsCD 24524Canada1993

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  • StaySaltyKaren's avatar
    Edited 3 years ago
    Just a very good complete R&B album. Very upbeat. Great vibes, soulful high-quality vocal album. Well written songs. Criminally underrated album, this album should had been a giant mainstream hit, but such is the case all-too-many times with the fickle music industry, low quality garbage music gets promoted-pushed and becomes mega-hit selling hollow unmemorable sludge for the masses while many great albums never get promoted to nearly the level they should have? That is the case here. Time And Chance is Color Me Badd's best album by far. Loved this album when it came out love it even more to this very day in 2020. Soul is timeless. Color Me Badd has soul.
    Ps: The 2 extra tracks on the Japan import version are excellent.
    • Shepherder21's avatar
      Shepherder21
      Edited 3 years ago
      "Time and Chance" is a noticeable improvement over Color Me Badd's debut album. Although it doesn't have any tracks that stand out like their previous hits "I Wanna Sex You Up" or "All 4 Love", the album more than makes up for it with its eclecticism. By 1993, Color Me Badd was wise to mostly abandon the computerized and drum-sequenced New Jack grooves that dominated their first album, as "Time and Chance" features hip hop soul ("Time and Chance", "Choose"), acoustic Latin R&B ("Closer To Heaven"), funk ("Groovy Now"), and even rock ("Let Me Have It All", "God Is Love"). Thankfully, they manage to pull off these different sounds pretty well.

      However that eclecticism also works against "Time and Chance". Looking at the variety of sounds from different genres, the group's ambition is admirable -- but at 14 full tracks, it is a bit too long and lacking in cohesion. "Time and Chance" would have benefited from having some of its fat trimmed off as it could have made the more diverse songs stand out more, or staying a little closer to the group's R&B roots. Nonetheless it's ultimately an album that's all over the place but is still enjoyable thanks to solid production (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis; DJ Pooh) and great vocal performances.

      Unfortunately, "Time and Chance" didn't do as well as their debut album when it was released in 1993. It's a shame because this is a very good R&B and pop album from a talented vocal group. I'd say if they had released the elegantly-produced, P.M. Dawn-inspired "Choose" as their lead single instead of the funky, yet sparse title track, then it would have been received better.

      8/10

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