CLIF PAYNE: TOO (SoulMusic Records/Warner X)

Clif Payne Too

Originally released in 2018, the critically-acclaimed album "Too" followed up  Clif's 2016 set, "Welcome To My World" which yielded the the UK Top 10 soul hit, “No Payne, No Gain," a duet with the legendary Freda Payne (no sibling relation).

Harlem-born, Bay Area-based Clif has worked with a plethora of major artists including Evelyn "Champagne" King, Norman Connors, Bobby McFerrin, Ellis Hall, Sheena Easton, American Idol judge & vocal coach Peggy Blu, Four Play drummer Harvey Mason, jazz fusionists Hiroshima and former Chicago vocalist Bill Champlin and has opened shows for the likes of Dan Siegel, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis and Dionne Warwick.

"Too" includes two UK Nigel Lowis remixes as well as  a cover of the Stevie Wonder perennial, "Another Star," a number of Payne-Glass-Batiste originals and "Get Up, Get Busy" penned by SoulMusic Records' founder David Nathan and noted singer/songwriter Byron Motley.

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CREDITS:

Produced by Preston Glass; Associate Producer: Larry Batiste

Tracks 1-6, 11-13, written by Preston Glass, Clif Payne & Larry Batiste
Tracks 1-4, 6, 8, 10, 11, all instruments, Preston Glass
Backing vocals: tracks 1, 3, 9, Clif Payne; tracks 2, 13, Gemia Burns; tracks 4, 6, 8, Preston Glass; tracks 5,7, 11, Clif Payne & Gemia Burns;

1.  Go Back To What You Know

2.  Too           

3.  Blue Melisma

4.  (Easily) Breezy      

5.  Yesterday’s Payne, Tomorrow’s Joy” (NL Mix) (Duet with Freda Payne) 
Co-Produced by Nigel Lowis for DIG Productions
All Instruments: Nigel Lowis      

6.   Because Of You
Saxophone: Cal Rutherford 

7.   Another Star (written by Stevie Wonder)
Timbales, Various percussion: Mike Prichard
All other instruments: Preston Glass

8.   Get Up, Get Busy (Written by David Nathan & Byron Motley)

9.   Heaven Is Watching (Written by Preston Glass, Louis Biancaniello, Clif Payne & Larry Batiste)
Co-Produced by: Louis Biancaniello
Harp & Strings: Preston Glass
All other Instruments: Louis Biancaniello

10.  To Share My Life With You” (Interlude) 
Lead Vocal underpin & spoken word message: Clif Payne 

11.  Yesterday’s Payne, Tomorrow’s Joy (Duet with Freda Payne) 

12.  No Payne, No Gain” (NL Downtown Mix) (Duet with Freda Payne)
All other Instruments: Nigel Lowis 

13.  No Payne, No Gain (NL Uptown Mix) (Duet with Freda Payne)
All other Instruments: Nigel Lowis 

Recorded at: “the hang” studios, Los Angeles, Ca.,/the Villa Barn, Manteca, Ca./ Friendly studios, Novato, Ca. and Laughing Tiger studios, San Rafael, Ca.  
Engineers: Preston Glass,Peter Post,Ari Rios,David Kessner  
 

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