“When compiling this collection I reminisced over my musical relationship with Stewart Levine; from starting as a student of production with Picture Book, leading to a kind of graduation around the time of Stars.
Whilst it is a testament to my growth as a singer and writer, it also journeyed me through the times of our lives; a thing which I found quite moving. I thank Stewart truly and deeply for representing the sheer quality of musicianship on these recordings.
I am proud to have worked with the following musicians who come to you with much love, care and affection.
Released: October 1996
CD — EW 0630–16552‑2
Cassette — EW 0630–16552‑4
Vinyl — EW 0630–16552‑1
Musicians: Ian Kirkham, Fritz McIntyre, Heitor Pereira, Tim Kellett, Chris Joyce, Gota Yashiki, Shaun Ward, Tony Bowers, Andy Wright, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Steve Lewinson, Bootsy Collins, Lenny Castro, Sylvan Richardson
Voices: Dee Johnson, Sarah Brown, Stephanie Spruell, Janette Sewell
Tracks 1–2/4–7 Produced by Stewart Levine for Oliverea Productions Limited. Track 3 Produced by Alex Sadkin. Tracks 8–12 Produced by Stewart Levine for Oliverea Productions Limited. Co-produced by Mick Hucknall for Simply Red Records Limited. Tracks 13 & 15 Produced by Mick Hucknall & Stewart Levine. Track 14 Produced by Simply Red, Wyclef Jean, Pras Michel & Jerry ‘Pe-Bass’ Duplessis for Refugee Camp Ents. Wyclef Jean, Pras Michel & Lauryn Hill appear courtesy of Ruffhouse/Columbia Records
All tracks Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles except Track 3 Mastered by Ted Janson at Sterling Sound New York. This compilation Re-Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles.
Tracks 1,2 Engineered and mixed by Femi J. Assistant Engineer Chris Dickie. Track 3 Engineered by Barry Mraz, Assistant Engineer Chris Dickie, Mixed by Barry Mraz, Alex Sadkin and Chris Dickie at Rak Studios, London. Tracks 4, 5, 6, 7 Recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat, Preparation in Gallarate, Italy. Engineered and mixed by Darren Klein at Ocean Way Studios, Los Angeles, Assistant Engineers Karl Lever and Clark Germaine, Tracks 8–12: recorded at Condulmer Recording Studio, Venice, Italy, Engineered and Mixed by Darren Klein at Conway Studios, Los Angeles, Assistant Engineers Sandro Franchin and Marnie Riley, Tracks 13, 15 Recorded at Planet 4 Studios, Manchester, England, Air Studios, London, England, Engineered and Mixed by Roland Herrington and Femi J. Assistant Engineers Aiden Love, Andy Strange, Bernard O’Reilly, Tracks 2, 3 & 7 Additional Production Mick Hucknall, Re-Mixed by Femi Jiya and Roland Herrington at Whitfield Street Studios London, Assistant Engineer Jake Davies. Track 14 Mixed by Simply Red, Engineered by Roland Herrington and Jake Davies at Whitfield Street Studios, London, Assistant Engineer David Russell
Album Co-ordinator: Merv Pearson and Jake Davies
Worldwide Representation: Andy Dodd & Elliot Rashman assisted by Lindy Fretwell and Josephine Burston at So What Arts Limited in association with Lisa Barbaris for So What Arts America
Set Art Work: Carolyn Quartermaine
Photography/Art Direction: Zanna
Design/Art Direction: Ray@Intro
Design Co-ordination: Katy Richardson & Adrian Shaughnessy
All tracks used by kind permission of the publishers