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Anita Baker - Rapture Album
Anita Baker - Rapture Album
Performer: Anita Baker
Title: Rapture
Label: Elektra
Country: Germany
Released: 1986
Style: Soul, Smooth Jazz
Cat: 9 60444-2, 60444-1
Rating: 4.0/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2804 mb | MP3 size: 2955 mb | WMA size: 2929 mb
Genre: Jazz / Funk

1Been So Long
Words By, Music By – Anita Baker
Finger Snaps [Finger Pops] – Alpha L. Perkins, Holli L. Perkins, Michael J. Powell, Warren WoodsWords By, Music By – Rod Temperton
3Caught Up In The Rapture
Lyrics By – Dianne QuanderMusic By – Garry Glenn
4Same Ole Love
Words By, Music By – Darryl K. Roberts, Marilyn McLeod
5Sweet Love
Words By, Music By – Anita Baker, Gary Bias, Louis A. Johnson
6You Bring Me Joy
Words By, Music By – David Lasley
7No One In The World
Bass – Neil StubenhausDrums – John Robinson Guitar – Dean ParksKeyboards – Randy KerberLyrics By – Marti SharronMusic By – Ken HirschRhythm Guitar – Paul JacksonSynthesizer [Synthesizer Overdubs] – Greg Philinganes, Paul Chiten
8Watch Your Step
Words By, Music By – Anita Baker


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
9 60444-1, 60444-1Anita Baker Rapture ‎(LP, Album, Spe)Elektra, Elektra9 60444-1, 60444-1US1986
AMCY-3002Anita Baker Rapture ‎(CD, Album, RE)ElektraAMCY-3002Japan1997
LSEL 71036Anita Baker Rapture ‎(LP, Album)JugotonLSEL 71036Yugoslavia1986
noneAnita Baker Rapture ‎(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24b)Atlantic, Rhino Records none2012
9 60444-2, 60444-2Anita Baker Rapture ‎(CD, Album)Elektra, Elektra9 60444-2, 60444-2USUnknown


  • Art Direction, Photography ByCarol Friedman
  • Backing Vocals [Background Vocals]Alex Brown (tracks: 2, 8), Anita Baker (tracks: 1 to 6), Bunny Hull (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8), Darryl Phinnissee (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6 to 8), Jim Gilstrap (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8), Lynn Davis (tracks: 6), Natalie D. Jackson (tracks: 5), Philip Ingram (tracks: 6), Vesta Williams (tracks: 2, 8)
  • BassDavid B. Washington (tracks: 3, 5, 8), Freddy "Ready Freddie" Washington (tracks: 1, 2, 7), Jimmy Haslip (tracks: 4)
  • Creative DirectorHale Milgrim
  • DesignSue Keston
  • DrumsArthur Marbury III (tracks: 3, 5), Ricky Lawson (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8)
  • EngineerBarney Perkins (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 8), Gary Skardina (tracks: 6), Robert Feist (tracks: 6)
  • Engineer [Assistant, United Sound]Tony Ray (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 8)
  • Engineer [Assistants, Yamaha R&D Studios]Fred Law (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 8), Keith Cohen (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 8), Keith Seppanen (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 8)
  • Executive-ProducerAnita Baker
  • GuitarDonald Griffin (tracks: 4, 8), Gregg Moore (tracks: 1, 2, 7), Michael J. Powell (tracks: 3, 5)
  • KeyboardsAnita Baker (tracks: 8), Sir Gant (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8), Vernon Fails (tracks: 3, 5)
  • ManagementBNB Associates Ltd., Sherwin Bash
  • Mastered ByBernie Grundman
  • Mixed ByBarney Perkins (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 8), Michael J. Powell (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 8)
  • Mixed By [Re-mixed By]Barney Perkins (tracks: 6), Michael J. Powell (tracks: 6)
  • PercussionLawrence Fratangelo (tracks: 3, 5), Lorenzo Brown (tracks: 3), Paulinho da Costa (tracks: 1, 2, 6 to 8)
  • ProducerGary Skardina (tracks: 6), Marti Sharron (tracks: 6), Michael J. Powell (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 8)
  • SaxophoneDon Myrick (tracks: 2), Donald Albright (tracks: 8)


℗ © 1986 Elektra/Asylum Records


  • Barcode: 075596044424
  • Barcode (Print): 0 7559-60444-2 4
  • Matrix / Runout: Record Service 960444-2 02


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Recorded At – Yamaha R & D Studio
  • Recorded At – United Sound Systems
  • Recorded At – Music Grinder Studios
  • Mixed At – Yamaha R & D Studio
  • Mixed At – Music Grinder Studios
  • Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Published By – Old Brompton Road Music
  • Published By – Almo Music Corp.
  • Published By – WB Music Corp.
  • Published By – Silver Sun Music
  • Published By – DQ Music
  • Published By – Baker's Tune
  • Published By – Rodsongs
  • Published By – Welbeck Music
  • Published By – ATV Music
  • Published By – Jobete Music Co., Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation


Rapture is the second album by American vocalist Anita Baker, released in 1986. This became Baker's breakout album, selling over 8 million copies worldwide of which 5 million in the US and earning her two Grammy Awards. The album's first track, Sweet Love, was a top 10 Billboard hit in addition to winning a Grammy Award. The music video for the track Same Ole Love was filmed and recorded at Baker's Keyboard Lounge. Anita Bakers 1986 offering, Rapture, is a classic soul masterpiece, shot through with jazzy instrumentation and perfectly restrained vocals. Sweet Love was her first pop hit, rich with funky piano stabs, a tightly coiled bass groove, and Bakers deep, powerful vocal. Caught Up in the Rapture is even more seductive, as the simplicity of the production provides a sumptuous undercurrent for her so-smooth styling. Caught Up In The Rapture Made Popular By Anita Baker. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Listen free to Anita Baker Rapture Sweet Love, You Bring Me Joy and more. 8 tracks 37:06. Rapture is the second album by the American vocalist Anita Baker. It was released in 1986, and became her breakout album, selling over 8 million copies worldwide of which 5 million in the US and earning her two Grammy Awards. Anita Baker born January 26, 1958, in Toledo, Ohio is a soul and adult contemporary Rhythm and blues singer. With her classy, refined brand of romantic soul, Anita Baker was one of the definitive quiet storm singers of the '80s. Anita Baker - Rapture 1986. To favorites 4 Download album. Listen album. R'n'B Soul Smooth Jazz. Anita Baker. Пластинка выиграла две премии Грэмми в следующих номинациях: 1. Лучшее женское вокальное R'n'B исполнение, 2. Лучшая R'n'B песня - Sweet love. Songs in album Anita Baker - Rapture 1986. Anita Baker - Sweet Love. Anita Baker - You Bring Me Joy. Anita Baker - Caught Up In The Rapture. Anita Baker - Been So Long. Anita Baker - Mystery. Anita Baker - No One In The World. Caught Up in the Rapture. Elektra gave her a strong promotional push, and the equally superb Rapture became the megahit that The Songstress should have been. Rapture gave Baker one moving hit after another, including Sweet Love, Caught up in the Rapture, Same Ole Love, and No One in This World. Following Anita Baker's 1983 debut lack of success,Anita Baker realized that her husky and rangy vocal approach required a broader musical base. That album has essentially been a combination of quiet storm style soul ballads and spirited live band oriented funk. Extremely capable on both,what was needed for Baker was a sense of identity. An Anita Baker sound as it were. By signing up the legendary Atlantic Records,she worked with producer Michael Powell for a sophomore release on the label. And the end of this story not only made Anita Baker a huge vocal giant of her day,but may have ener. Discover all of this album's music connections, watch videos, listen to music, discuss and is Anita Bakers sophomore album that was released on March 20, 1986 on Elektra Records her first album released from the label. It peaked at 11 on the Billboard Hot 200, 24 on Billboards Jazz Albums chart, topped Billboards R&B Albums chart & was certified platinum by the RIAA. Rapture Q&A. What has the media said about the album NPR ranked the record as the 120 greatest album made by a female artist, saying: To put it succinctly, Anita Bakers third album, Rapture, is akin to good home cooking. The luscious tone of Bakers voice truly feels like soul food as