Vanessa Williams

The Real Thing

Vanessa Williams - The Real Thing

2009 | Concord Records 

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Internationally-renowned singer and actress Vanessa Williams, releases her thirteenth album and debut on Concord Records entitled fhe Real Thing. The collection marks a return to her love for the rhythms of jazz and Latin music, a key part of her musical roots. In addition, The Real Thing delves into the sophisticated pop and R&B that have been the hallmark of her dynamic musical career.

The Real Thing is a passionate song cycle about relationships, and Williams hand-picked each song on the record as it relates to a phase of the modern-day love affair seen from a woman's perspective. From the two new songs penned for the CD by Babyface ("Loving You" and "Just Friends") to "Hello Like Before" by Bill Withers (Williams' late father's favorite artist) to Stevie Wonder's "The Real Thing" to Babel Gilberto's "Close To You," The Real Thing taps into the wide breadth of Williams’ musicality and artistry.

Credits of The Real Thing

  • Rob Mathes
  • Guitar (Acoustic), Piano, Arranger, Conductor, Audio Production, Fender Rhodes, Producer, Composer
  • Dean Parks
  • Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Classical)
  • Rex Rideout
  • Arranger, Audio Production, Engineer, Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Composer
  • Jonathan Crone
  • Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Assistant Engineer, Audio Engineer, Vocal Engineer, Production Coordination, Engineer
  • Keith Thomas
  • Piano, Audio Production, Fender Rhodes, Arranger, Programming, Producer
  • Babyface
  • Keyboards, Drum Programming, Audio Production, Vocals (Background)
  • Tom Scott
  • Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements

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