by George Huff


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Miracles arrived a little bit later than the promised spring of 2005 due date touted on the back of George Huff's 2004 debut, My Christmas EP!, but that's fine -- chances are nobody outside his hardcore fans noticed the delay. And by October of 2005, nearly two years after he started his run on American Idol, only hardcore fans were paying attention to Huff anyway, especially since he and his managers made the decision to move away from pop and toward Christian music. While this very well might have been the result of deeply held convictions on the part of Huff, it's also quite true that his retro-soul vocal stylings and cuddly persona didn't make him right for the sexier world of modern R&B, so there were two choices of niche markets for Huff: either make a go of it as a neo-soul singer, where his AmIdol history was a detriment, or contemporary gospel, where it gave him an audience. So, contemporary gospel it was, as he signed with Word Records and released Miracles, whose title surely has religious overtones, but those are undercut slightly by the cover art featuring a smiling Huff wearing a Boston Red Sox cap -- a subtle suggestion that this may not be a collection of inspirational tunes, since it's a sly reference to the miracle of the Sox winning the 2004 World Series. That's not the case at all. Despite the loud, thumping Usher soundalike "Real Love (I Got It)," which begins the album on a jarring note, there are no overt attempts to make a modern R&B crossover attempt. Instead, this is all sweet, friendly tunes about God's grace, produced to sound as if they could ease onto an adult contemporary radio station. The material is by and large generic -- sometimes pleasingly so, sometimes just a little forgettable -- but Huff delivers it with conviction and warmth. It's hard not to wish there was a little bit of grit here -- say, if there was a record that had the gospel stomp of his cover of Elton John's "Take Me to the Pilot" on AmIdol -- but Miracles goes down easy. It's a likeable record, even if it's not a particularly memorable one.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/11/2005
Label: Word Entertainment
UPC: 0080688638023
catalogNumber: 886380
Rank: 206507

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Huff   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tim Heintz   Keyboards
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Cornelius Mims   Bass
Reed Vertelney   Keyboards
David Benson   Track Performer
Tom Leonard   Guitar
Ron Walters   Track Performer
Akil Thompson   Guitar
Clark Anderson   Background Vocals
Brandon Frailey   Background Vocals
Delisha Thomas   Background Vocals
Tommy Imms   Electric Bass,Moog Bass
Michael Ripoli   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jill Zadeh   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Tim Heintz   Programming
Bruce Roberts   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer
Cindy Morgan   Composer
Greg Black   Audio Production
Michael Head   Engineer
Alejandro Rodriguez   Vocal Engineer
Brad Russell   Composer
Sharon Vaughn   Composer
Reed Vertelney   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Audio Production
David Benson   Producer,Engineer
Otto Price   Executive Producer
Dan Muckala   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Tom Leonard   Composer
Fred Jenkins   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Ron Walters   Producer,Engineer
LaShawn Daniels   Composer
Hector Diaz   Composer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Desmond Pringle   Composer
Greg Bieck   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Lindy Robbins   Composer
Michael Woodrum   Engineer
Katherine Petillo   Art Direction
Peter Stengaard   Engineer
Felton Offard   Composer
Brian Gocher   Programming
George Huff   Composer
Delisha Thomas   Composer

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Miracles 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album starts strong and ends even stronger with YOU KNOW ME. This song happens to be my favorite on the CD. Maybe its because I connect with it so much. Its just such a profound beautiful song!!! Each song is so different and Real Love and Brighter Days will get you out of your chair and up dancing. I am so impressed with George's vocal ability as well as his song writing ability. Finally we have some GREAT music, with POSITIVE MESSAGES. Great Job George Huff!!!!!!! AND P.S. George has recorded Take Me To The Pilot, go to his official sight for more info.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome albumn. George is an amazing man with an amazing voice. Beautiful songs.