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Anita BakerRapture

Label:Elektra – 9 60444-1, Elektra – 60444-1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Specialty Press
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Smooth Jazz

Tracklist

A1Sweet Love
Words By, Music ByAnita Baker, Gary Bias, Louis A. Johnson
4:26
A2You Bring Me Joy
Words By, Music ByDavid Lasley
4:24
A3Caught Up In The Rapture
Lyrics ByDianne Quander
Music ByGarry Glenn
5:07
A4Been So Long
Words By, Music ByAnita Baker
5:07
B1Mystery
Words By, Music ByRod Temperton
4:56
B2No One In The World
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
Lyrics ByMarti Sharron
Music ByKen Hirsch
Rhythm GuitarPaul Jackson*
Synthesizer [Synthesizer Overdubs]Greg Philinganes*, Paul Chiten
4:10
B3Same Ole Love
Words By, Music ByDarryl K. Roberts, Marilyn McLeod
4:05
B4Watch Your Step
Words By, Music ByAnita Baker
4:54
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℗ © 1986 Elektra/Asylum Records

Specialty Pressing, denoted in label matrix suffix (SP) and Stamped EAST around Side B spindle hole

Custom inner sleeve contains lyrics/credits/photo

1st cat#: sleeve; 2nd: labels

All songs except B2 Recorded at Yamaha R&D Studio, Glendale, CA.
Additional recording: United Sound Systems, Inc. Detroit, Mich.

B2 Recorded & mixed at Music Grinder Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA.;
Re-mixed at Yamaha R&D Studio.

A1: © 1986 Old Brompton Road Music (ASCAP) Adm. by Jobete Music Co., Inc.
A2: © 1980 Almo Music Corp., ASCAP
A3: © 1985 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) / Silver Sun Music (ASCAP) & DQ Music (ASCAP)
All rights on behalf of Silver Sun Music adm. by WB Music Corp., ASCAP
A4, B4: © 1986 Baker's Tune, BMI
B1: © 1983 Rodsongs (PRS) administered by Almo Music Corp. in the U.S. & Canada
B2: © 1984 ATV Music, BMI / Welbeck Music, ASCAP
B3: © 1986 Jobete Music Company Inc., ASCAP

Runouts are etched, except for [SRC logo], which is stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID (Label matrix): SP
  • Barcode (Print): 0 7559-60444-1
  • Barcode (Scan; Format: UPC_A): 075596044417
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: PRS
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Label): ST-E-60444-1-A-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): ST-E-60444-1-B-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side A runout): STE-60444-A-1 [SRC logo] 1-1 SM1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side B runout): STE-60444-B-1 1-1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side A runout): STE-60444-A-1 [SRC logo] 1-1 SM1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side B runout): STE-60444-B-1 1-1 SM1-2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Side A runout): STE-60444-A-1 [SRC logo] 1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Side B runout): STE-60444-B-1 1-1 SM1-2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, Side A runout): STE-60444-A-1 [SRC logo] 1-7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, Side B runout): STE-60444-B-1 1-1 SM 1-6 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, Side A runout): STE-60444-A-3 1-4 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, Side B runout): STE-60444-B-2 1-2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6, Side A runout): STE-60444-A-1 [SRC logo] 1-1 SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6, Side B runout): STE-0444-B-1 1-1 SM1-2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7, Side A runout): STE-60444-A-3 1-1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7, Side B runout): STE-60444-B-2 1-1 [SRC logo]
  • Pressing Plant ID (stamped around Side B spindle hole): EAST

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Rapture (LP, Album, Stereo)Elektra, Elektra960 444-1, EKT 37UK & Europe1986
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Rapture (LP, Album, AR)Elektra, Elektra9 60444-1, 60444-1US1986
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Rapture (Cassette, Album)Elektra, Elektra960 444-4, EKT37CGermany1986
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Rapture (CD, Album)Elektra960 444-2Europe1986
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Rapture (LP, Album, Club Edition)Elektra, ElektraE1 60444, 546481Canada1986

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  • narithnhek's avatar
    narithnhek
    This sounds so smooth and warm. This is such a great pressing from the OG years of vinyl.
    • narithnhek's avatar
      narithnhek
      This sounds so smooth and warm. This is such a great pressing from the OG years of vinyl.
      • Allyoneil's avatar
        Allyoneil
        Anita Baker is pure elegance and a powerhouse vocalist best known for her quiet storm work in the ’80s. Her path to stardom wasn’t exactly smooth… At 16, Baker began singing at Detroit nightclubs and caught the eye and ear of David Washington, co-founder of soul group Chapter 8. She later joined the band for a period of time until they were dropped by Arista because the label didn’t care for Baker’s vocals. Thinking she was done with the music industry, Baker then worked as a receptionist at a law firm until she was approached by Chapter 8’s Otis Smith to do a solo album. Thankfully, she agreed and the rest is history. 1986’s Rapture was the album that really put Baker on the map. Winning her two Grammys and selling over 5 million copies, the album is a timeless quiet storm classic that would go on to influence generations of R&B singers. “Sweet Love” fills the room with that magical feeling every time with Baker’s classy alto soaring over a smooth groove produced by Chapter 8’s other co-founder Michael J. Powell.
        • khinng's avatar
          khinng
          Timeless classic & a brilliant sounding record. High time that someone gives this the proper reissue treatment it deserves.
          • echauhan1's avatar
            echauhan1
            Edited 4 months ago
            Great quality, warm when it needs to be, and brightens up when appropriate! Musicality at it's best!
            • slamboogie88's avatar
              slamboogie88
              The iconic opening of "Sweet Love" (track 1 side one) always brings back so many great warm memories from the 80s R&B/Jazz music genre.
              • gamblerocks1's avatar
                gamblerocks1
                Sweet love the opening track sounds great and it’s one of my favourite!! Got this on CD but still looking for the Vinyl version.

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