I'm Ready

I'm Ready

by Tevin Campbell



Tevin Campbell emerged as a true soul singer with I'm Ready, his second album. The Texas native had the good fortune of working with some of the best producers and writers in the business to construct an excellent work. The first single, "Can We Talk," was written and produced by Babyface and his longtime partner, Daryl Simmons. Behind a percussive rhythm track and a sensuous melody, Campbell patiently steps into the lyric, but soon bows to an urgent cry. The infectious chorus has a timeless ring and there's no secret as to why it held the number one spot on the R&B charts for three consecutive weeks. "I'm Ready," the title track, isn't as explosive as its predecessor, though both songs have a resemblance. The two singles to follow were "Always in My Heart" and "Don't Say Goodbye Girl." The former romances the heart with its comforting melody and supplicating lyric, while the latter is a mid-tempo number with a romantic lyric insulated with a pop texture. Prince, whose credit is listed as Paisley Park, also gives the project a funky edge with the unreleased numbers "Uncle Sam" and the grooving ballad "Shhh." There is much to savor on this album.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/1993
Label: Qwest / Wea
UPC: 0093624538820
catalogNumber: 45388

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tevin Campbell   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Babyface   Background Vocals
Eric Leeds   Horn
Jeanie Tracy   Background Vocals
Kathleen Johnson   Background Vocals
Nikita Germaine   Background Vocals
Atlanta Bliss   Horn
Michael B.   Drums
Tommy Barbarella   Keyboards
Louis Biancaniello   Keyboards
Vernon "Ice" Black   Acoustic Guitar
Nicole Bradin   Background Vocals
Preston Glass   Sitar,Background Vocals
William "DJ" Graves   scratching
Sandy Griffith   Background Vocals
Jerry Hey   Conductor
Charlie Hunter   Electric Guitar
Skyler Jett   Background Vocals
Ellen Keating   Background Vocals
Tony Lindsay   Background Vocals
Mike Mani   Keyboards
Narada Michael Walden   Piano
Marc Russo   Soprano Saxophone
Levi Seacer   Guitar
Monty Seward   Keyboards
Sonny T.   Bass,Percussion
Rail Jon Rogut   Strings
Frank Martin   Synthesizer Strings
Kirk Johnson   Percussion,scratching

Technical Credits

Babyface   Producer
Prince   Composer
Quincy Jones   Executive Producer
Eric Leeds   Horn Arrangements
Sri Chinmoy   Composer
Airiq Anest   Engineer
Louis Biancaniello   Arranger,Programming,Contributor,Synthesizer Arrangements
Brad Gilderman   Engineer
Jerry Hey   String Arrangements
Mike Mani   Programming
Benny Medina   Executive Producer
Narada Michael Walden   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Paisley Park   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Marc Reyburn   Engineer
Monty Seward   Programming,Producer
Daryl Simmons   Producer
Donnell Sullivan   Engineer
Jim "Z" Zumpano   Engineer
Ray Hahnfeldt   Engineer
Rail Jon Rogut   Engineer
David Frazer   Engineer
Greg Ross   Art Direction
Randy Walker   MIDI Tech
Kirk Johnson   Producer
Steve Noonan   Engineer

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I'm Ready 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tevin Campbell is no doubt one of the greatest artists ever to hit the scene. "I'm Ready" cd is definitely a "masterpeice". It has a variety of songs that you can dance to, make love to, almost anything you want can be captured on this cd. Tevin has an amazing voice that he can deliver any song....he sings from his heart and soul. You can really feel him. So much talent to not have a recording contract or not to have recorded anything in awhile. I do as well as so many of his other fans do wish him a powerful comeback (soon). He is truly missed and truly loved by his die-hard fans. Great buy and a "keeper".