1993 Oleta Adams – Evolution

Evolution is the fourth album (second published worldwide) by the American vocalist, pianist and songwriter Oleta Adams and was released in 1993. The album is the follow up to Adams’ worldwide hit album Circle of One and is fully produced by Stewart Levine. Like its predecessor, Evolution consists of songs with a mix of jazz, soul, pop and gospel. Evolution features three cover versions: the James Taylor song “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight”, Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” and Ivan Lins’ “Evolution”. Adams wrote six of the twelve album tracks, and it also features a song written by songwriter Diane Warren.

Tracks

1  My Heart Won’t Lie (Oleta Adams) 04:43
2  Hold Me For A While (Oleta Adams) 05:11
3  Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor) 04:42
4  When Love Comes To The Rescue (Oleta Adams) 05:15
I Just Had To Hear Your Voice(Jud Friedman; Allen Rich) 03:38
6  (Baby I’ll) Come When You Call (Aaron Zigman; Jerry Knight) 04:14
7  Easier To Say Goodbye (Oleta Adams) 06:31
8  Lover’s Holiday (Oleta Adams) 04:10
9  The Day I Stop Loving You (Diane Warren) 05:02
10  New York State Of Mind (Billy Joel) 11:15
11  Evolution (Ivan Lins; Brock Walsh) 03:41
12  Window Of Hope(Oleta Adams) 04:23

Musicians

1 My Heart Won’t Lie

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsRichie Stevens
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsAaron Zigman
PianoOleta Adams
SynthesizerAaron Zigman
SynthesizerOleta Adams
VocalsOleta Adams


2 Hold Me For A While

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsRichie Stevens
GuitarMike Landau
PianoOleta Adams
SynthesizerOleta Adams
ProgrammingAaron Zigman
FlugelhornChuck Findley
SaxTom Scott
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsOleta Adams


3 Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsRichie Stevens
GuitarMike Landau
Electric PianoOleta Adams
Hammond OrganNeil Larsen
SaxDavid Sanborn
VocalsOleta Adams


4 When Love Comes To The Rescue

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsRichie Stevens
Drums (programming)Richie Stevens
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarRay Fuller
PianoOleta Adams
SynthesizerOleta Adams
ProgrammingAaron Zigman
FlugelhornChuck Findley
VocalsOleta Adams


5 I Just Had To Hear Your Voice

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsRichie Stevens
GuitarMike Landau
Hammond OrganNeil Larsen
PianoOleta Adams
SynthesizerOleta Adams
SynthesizerAaron Zigman
VocalsOleta Adams


6 (Baby I’ll) Come When You Call

BassJerry Knight
DrumsGota Yashikik
Drums (programming)Gota Yashikik
Drums (programming)Richie Stevens
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsAaron Zigman
FlugelhornChuck Findley
TrumpetChuck Findley
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsJerry Knight
VocalsOleta Adams


7 Easier To Say Goodbye

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsRichie Stevens
Drums (programming)Richie Stevens
Guitar (solo)Mike Landau
GuitarRay Fuller
PianoOleta Adams
SynthesizerOleta Adams
ProgrammingAaron Zigman
HornAaron Zigman
Background VocalsPaulette Brown
Background VocalsBunny Hull
Background VocalsValerie Pinkston
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsRicky Nelson
Background VocalsFred White
VocalsOleta Adams


8 Lover’s Holiday

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsRichie Stevens
GuitarRay Fuller
PianoOleta Adams
SynthesizerOleta Adams
ProgrammingAaron Zigman
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsOleta Adams


9 The Day I Stop Loving You

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsRichie Stevens
Acoustic GuitarMike Landau
PianoOleta Adams
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsOleta Adams


10 New York State Of Mind

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsRichie Stevens
GuitarMike Landau
Hammond OrganNeil Larsen
PianoOleta Adams
SynthesizerOleta Adams
ProgrammingAaron Zigman
SaxTom Scott
TrumpetChuck Findley
VocalsOleta Adams


11 Evolution

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsRichie Stevens
Drums (programming)Richie Stevens
GuitarMike Landau
PianoOleta Adams
SynthesizerOleta Adams
ProgrammingAaron Zigman
TrumpetChuck Findley
SaxTom Scott
VocalsOleta Adams


12 Window Of Hope

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsRichie Stevens
Drums (programming)Richie Stevens
GuitarRay Fuller
PianoOleta Adams
SynthesizerOleta Adams
ProgrammingAaron Zigman
Background VocalsPaulette Brown
Background VocalsBunny Hull
Background VocalsValerie Pinkston
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsRicky Nelson
Background VocalsFred White
Background VocalsCarolyn Perry
Background VocalsDarlene Perry
Background VocalsLori Perry
Background VocalsSharon Perry
VocalsOleta Adams

Liner Notes

Producer – Stewart Levine
Arranged By – Oleta Adams, Stewart Levine
Engineer (Second Engineer) – Gonzalo Espinoza
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Daren Klein
Recorded By – Daren Klein

Design – Andrew Biscomb, Peter Barrett
Photography By – Randee St. Nicholas

Produced For – Wow Productions
Recorded At – Andora Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram Ltd. (London)
Copyright (c) – Phonogram Ltd. (London)
Manufactured By – PolyGram Records, Inc.
Marketed By – PolyGram Records, Inc.