Walking with Strangers

Walking with Strangers

by Marilyn Scott



The well-known adult contemporary singer debuted her powerful, poetic, and anthemic closing track, "No Room for Hate," in April of 2000 in front of 80,000 people at Equality Rocks, an all-star concert to benefit the Human Rights Campaign. The song and its message of compassion seem even more timely coming out just a few months after September 11. The rest of the time here, Scott's appealing voice tackles her usual spread of romantic lyrics and stylistic excursions to Brazil (the balmy, soundscape-enhanced samba-lite "I Always Think of You," co-written with and featuring guitarist Ricardo Silveira). She's been part of the Los Angeles studio scene for many years and always works with the cream of the crop. The inspirational, semi-gospel-flavored "Give In" features producer Russell Ferrante on keyboards, while Ferrante's fellow Yellowjacket, bassist Jimmy Haslip, plays on various cuts, including the dark-chorded, bluesy retro-soul meditation "All of the Above" (written by Brenda Russell and Michael Ruff) and an elegant cover of "You Don't Know What Love Is." This last cut was produced by drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and features a seductive percussion line and Patrice Rushen's restrained piano behind one of Scott's more emotional vocals (in a duet with Frank McComb). Most of the disc features live drumming, so the programmed groove of the otherwise appealing title track comes as a little bit of a letdown. "Don't Let Love Get Away" is a more overt gospel-flavored rumination on love lost, while "Who's Looking for Me" brings Scott together once again with keyboardist George Duke. With the exception of a few tracks, this disc is pretty much typical middle-of-the-road Scott; she could be the poster girl for adult contemporary singers but she should also take a cue from Randy Crawford and try some more up-tempo material.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2001
UPC: 0080686300120
catalogNumber: 3001

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marilyn Scott   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Patrice Rushen   Piano,Keyboards
Terri Lyne Carrington   Drums
George Duke   Keyboards
Ricardo Silveira   Guitar
Jimmy Haslip   Percussion,Electric Bass,Keyboards,Fretless Bass Guitar,7-String Bass
Katisse Buckingham   Soprano Saxophone
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Russell Ferrante   Keyboards
Ray Fuller   Guitar
James Hara   Guitar
Joe Heredia   Drums
Wayne Holmes   Overdubs
Maxayn Lewis   Background Vocals
Frank McComb   Vocals
Lori Perry   Background Vocals
Carolyn Perry   Background Vocals
Darlene Perry   Background Vocals
Leslie Smith   Background Vocals
Ramon Stagnaro   Acoustic Guitar
Joe Vannelli   Percussion,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Ross Vannelli   Background Vocals
Michael White   Drums
Renato Neto   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Terri Lyne Carrington   Programming,Producer
Marilyn Scott   Producer
Jimmy Haslip   Producer
Hilary Bercovici   Engineer
Katisse Buckingham   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Russell Ferrante   Arranger,Producer
Frank McComb   Duet
Richard McIntosh   Engineer
Joe Primeau   Engineer
Joe Vannelli   Producer,Engineer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Rich Breen   Engineer
Renato Neto   Arranger,Producer
John Ugarté   Engineer

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Walking with Strangers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marilyn's NEW album is sensational. I think it's a great holiday gift idea and something friends and family will appreciate...good sounds, sweet music, and relaxing all around. I have one of her older cd's and i thought i'd give this one a try. Im glad i did!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most wonderful pieces in quite some time. I love the melodies, harmony and just the CD in its entirety was 5 stars. Great ear candy.