1990 Anita Baker – Compositions

Compositions is the fourth album by American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker. The album peaked at #5 on the US Billboard 200 and was certified platinum in 1990, making it Baker’s third platinum selling album. The album also won the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 1991 Grammy Awards. Compositions would be the last album and collaboration between Baker and producer Michael J. Powell.

Tracks

Talk To Me (Anita Baker, Michael J Powell, Vernon Fails) 5:04
2  Perfect Love Affair (Anita Baker, Joel Davis) 5:19
3  Whatever It Takes (Anita Baker, Gerald Levert, Marc Gordon) 5:35
Soul Inspiration (Graham Lyle, Terry Britten) 5:19
5  Lonely (Anita Baker) 4:30
6  No One To Blame (Anita Baker, Vernon Fails) 4:42
7  More Than You Know (Anita Baker, Michael J Powell, Vernon Fails) 4:50
8  Love You To The Letter (James McBride) 7:21
9  Fairy Tales (Anita Baker, Michael J Powell, Vernon Fails) 7:53

Musicians

1 Talk To Me

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarMichael J Powell
KeyboardsVernon Fails
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsAnita Baker


2 Perfect Love Affair

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael J Powell
KeyboardsVernon Fails
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsPerri
VocalsAnita Baker


3 Whatever It Takes

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael J Powell
KeyboardsVernon Fails
PianoGreg Phillinganes
VocalsAnita Baker


4 Soul Inspiration

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarMichael J Powell
KeyboardsVernon Fails
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsPerri
VocalsAnita Baker


5 Lonely

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
KeyboardsVernon Fails
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsAnita Baker


6 No One To Blame

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael J Powell
KeyboardsVernon Fails
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsAnita Baker


7 More Than You Know

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael J Powell
KeyboardsVernon Fails
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsPerri
Background VocalsGreg Phillinganes
Background VocalsMichael J Powell
Background VocalsNathan East
VocalsAnita Baker


8 Love You To The Letter

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
KeyboardsVernon Fails
PianoGreg Phillinganes
VocalsAnita Baker


9 Fairy Tales

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael J Powell
KeyboardsVernon Fails
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsAnita Baker

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael J. Powell
Arranged By (Backing Vocals) – Perri (Track 4)
Arranged By (Live Vocal, Live Rhythm Section) – Anita Baker, Greg Phillinganes, Vernon Fails (Track 5)
Executive Producer – Anita Baker
Engineer – Barney Perkins
Engineer (Additional) – Darroll Gustamachio, Elliott Peters, Gerard Smerek
Engineer (Assistant) – Milton Chan
Engineer (Second) – Bart Stevens, Steve Gallagher, Tom Beiner
Mixed By – Michael J. Powell
Mixed By – Barney Perkins (tracks: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Programmed By – Ben Keys, David Ward

Art Direction – Anita Baker, Carol Bobolts
Photography By – Adrian Buckmaster

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra Entertainment
Copyright (c) – Elektra Entertainment
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
Pressed By – Record Service GmbH
Recorded At – Encore Studios
Recorded At – Studio Ultimo
Recorded At – Sound Lab 1
Recorded At – Ambience Recorders
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mixed At – Encore Studios
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering