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Heaven and Earth (Al Jarreau album)

Heaven and Earth
Al Jarreau
Released 1992
Genre Jazz
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Narada Michael Walden

Heaven and Earth (Warner Bros. Records) 1992 is the 13th studio album release by Al Jarreau, it was produced by Narada Michael Walden and Louis Biancaniello. The album won Al Jarreau the Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male in 1993. It's essentially an R&B collection of songs produced with the artists Jazz and Pop sensibilities in mind. It contains two reworkings of the Miles Davis tune "Blue in Green" from Davis' Kind of Blue both showing Al Jarreau considerable prowess as a vocal interpreter and scat singer.

Track listing

  1. "What You Do To Me" – 4:35
  2. "It's Not Hard To Love You" – 6:11
  3. "Blue Angel" – 5:08
  4. "Heaven and Earth" – 4:27
  5. "Superfine Love" – 5:24
  6. "Whenever I Hear Your Name" – 5:28
  7. "Love of My Life" – 4:01
  8. "If I Break" – 5:47
  9. "(Blue in Green) Tapestry; The Dedication" – 2:53
  10. "(Blue in Green) Tapestry; The Dance" – 3:27

Two singles were released from the album: "Blue Angel" (R&B #74) and "It's Not Hard To Love You" (R&B #36). The album was critically very well received upon release and more than held its own among the R&B releases of time by newer artists in the genre. Selected tracks received significant airplay on the U.K radio station Jazz FM.

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