Back to Basics

Back to Basics

by Maze


When other 1970s R&B veterans were heavily incorporating elements of hip-hop and new jack swing in the hope of remaining competitive, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly flat out refused to change. Their roots were Philly soul and Marvin Gaye, and they weren't about to pretend otherwise. The stick-to-your-guns approach had made Silky Soul both a commercial and artistic triumph, and it's also a major asset on Back to Basics. Though not quite as strong as Silky Soul, Basics is a respectable, engaging CD that longtime Maze fans should savor. Beverly's producing had grown more high-tech over the years, but his approach to singing and writing hadn't changed much since the '70s. Smooth yet gritty, offerings like "The Morning After," "What Goes Up," and "Nobody Knows What You Feel Inside" are state-of-the-art Maze. And to his credit, Beverly knows how to use technology in a warm, soulful fashion.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/1993
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624529729
catalogNumber: 45297

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maze   Primary Artist
Frankie Beverly   Synthesizer,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
William Bryant   Keyboards
Robin Duhe   Bass Guitar
Sonny Emory   Drums
Larry Kimpel   Bass Guitar
Wayne Linsey   Keyboards
Raome Lowry   Background Vocals
Ronald Smith   Guitar
Michael White   Drums
McKinley Williams   Background Vocals
Philip Woo   Keyboards
Billy Johnson   Drums
Roame   Background Vocals
Ron Smith   Guitar

Technical Credits

Frankie Beverly   Producer,Engineer
David Luke   Engineer
Benny Medina   Executive Producer
Mary Ann Dibs   Art Direction
Anthony Beverly   Composer

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