When Jeffrey Osborne arrived at Arista Records in 1990, he had spent
seventeen years at A&M Records first with the group L.T.D. and then as a
solo artist with eighteen charted singles including classics such as ‘I Really
Don’t Need No Light,’ ‘On The Wings Of Love,’ ‘Stay With Me Tonight’ and ‘You
Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song).’
After recording "Love Power,” a hit duet with then-Arista recording
artist Dionne Warwick, Jeffrey (who had written the song ‘All At Once’ for
Whitney Houston’s first Arista album) signed with the label, working directly
with company founder Clive Davis on ONLY HUMAN.
Most of the tracks on ONLY HUMAN were produced by Barry Eastmond who had
chart success with Freddie Jackson, Billy Ocean and Anita Baker among others.
Six of the eleven tracks were co-written by Jeffrey and Barry including the
title track (a Top 5 R&B hit) and ‘The Morning After I Made Love To You,’ a
Top 30 R&B single.
Dance music mix master Shep Pettibone produced the now-classic groove
track ‘If My Brother’s In Trouble,’ a Top 20 R&B hit in the US and club
favourite in the UK. Other standouts on
ONLY HUMAN include Jeffrey’s cover of the Roberta Flack standard, ‘Feel Like
Making Love’ which he co-produced with the late Robert Brookins.
This expanded edition of ONLY HUMAN features five bonus cuts including
the non-album ‘B’ side, ‘Never.’
Notes by renowned US writer Rico Washington include quotes from producer
Release Date: 16/07/2012