2004 Lalah Hathaway – Outrun The Sky

Outrun The Sky is the fourth album from American R&B singer, Lalah Hathaway. The album was released on September 7, 2004.

With the roster of 13 tracks, Allmusic.com chose the album picks to be “Forever, For Always, For Love”, “Back Then”, and “Boston”. The songs of album use the instruments of a keyboard, organ, guitars, drums, bass, and trumpet, which were demonstrated on the songs “Better and Better”, “Stronger”, “If U Ever”, and “How Many Times”. Allmusic also went on to the describe the album’s mood as Warm, Reflective, Passionate, Smooth, Lush, Romantic, Calm/Peaceful, Intimate, Soothing, and Sensual.

The track, “Better And Better” began as a track intended for an Eric Benet album of the same name. His finished track is the same as the one used on this album. Eric Benet’s lead and backgrounds were simply removed and Lalah’s were added.


1  How Many Times (Michael Flowers) 3:39
2  Back Then (Chris Parks; Lalah Hathaway; Vivian Sessoms) 4:49
3  Your Favorite Song (Michael Flowers) 4:07
4  Forever, For Always, For Love (Luther Vandross) 5:52
5  Better And Better (Michael Flowers) 4:04
6  Outrun The Sky (Lalah Hathaway) 3:06
7  If U Ever (Dave Delhomme; Lalah Hathaway) 4:15
8  In The End (Lalah Hathaway; Vivian Sessoms) 3:48
9  Admit It (Chris Parks; Lalah Hathaway; Vivian Sessoms; Wondress Hutchinson) 5:34
10  Stronger (Dave Delhomme; Lalah Hathaway) 5:47
11  We Were 2 (Dave Delhomme; Lalah Hathaway) 8:10
12  More (Lalah Hathaway) 5:10
13  Boston (Lalah Hathaway) 5:37



BassChris Parks
DrumsCharles Bell
GuitarJohn Jubu Smith
GuitarChris Parks
GuitarDave Delhomme
Fender RhodesTim Carmon
KeyboardsDave Delhomme
OrganTim Carmon
SaxBrandon Fields
TrumpetLee Thornburg
TromboneNick Lane
PercussionRick Rodriguez
PercussionLenny Castro

Other Musicians

1 How Many Times

All Other InstrumentsMike City
GuitarErick Walls

2 Back Then

BassChris Parks
Drums (programming)Chris Parks
GuitarChris Parks
KeyboardsChris Parks
Background VocalsVivian Sessoms

3 Your Favorite Song

DrumsMichael White (2)
KeyboardsRex Rideout
ProgrammingRex Rideout

4 Forever, For Always, For Love

All Other InstrumentsMike City
GuitarErick Walls

5 Better And Better

All InstrumentsMike City

6 Outrun The Sky

Pedal Steel GuitarDoug Livingston

7 If U Ever

Background VocalsKenya Hathaway

8 In The End

BassChris Parks
Drums (programming)Chris Parks
GuitarChris Parks
KeyboardsChris Parks
Background VocalsJenny Douglas
Background VocalsVivian Sessoms

9 Admit It

BassChris Parks
Drums (programming)Chris Parks
GuitarJohn Jubu Smith
GuitarChris Parks
KeyboardsChris Parks
OrganTim Carmon

10 Stronger

Pedal Steel GuitarDoug Livingston
Background VocalsKenya Hathaway

Liner Notes

Producer – Mike City (Tracks 1, 3, 5)
Producer – Vivian Sessoms (Tracks 2, 8, 9)
Producer – Lalah Hathaway (Tracks 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Producer – David Delhomme (Tracks 7, 10, 11, 12)
Producer (Executive) – George Nauful, Raymond Shields
Coordinator (A&R) – Pat Shields
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Mixed By – Dave Pensado (Tracks 1, 3, 5)
Mixed By – Craig Burbidge (Tracks 2, 6 to 13)
Mixed By – Ray Bardani (Tracks 4)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Ethan Willoughby (Tracks 1, 3, 5)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Jason Merritt (Tracks 4)
Recorded By – Jim Morgan (Tracks 1)
Recorded By – Chris Parks (Tracks 2, 8, 9)
Recorded By – Franny Graham (Tracks 3, 5)
Recorded By – Anthony Jeffries (Tracks 6, 7, 10 to 13)
Recorded By (Additional) – Marc Greene, Rex Rideout (Tracks 4)

A&R (Direction) – George Nauful
Art Direction, Design – Jack Frisch
Photography By – Kate Garner

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings
Copyright (c) – Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Pyramid Music Corp.
Copyright (c) – Pyramid Music Corp.
Mastered At – Future Disc