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Rapture (Anita Baker album)

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Released  March 20, 1986
Length  37:09
Artist  Anita Baker
Recorded  1985–1986
Label  Elektra
Release date  20 March 1986
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Producer  Michael J. Powell, Marti Sharron, Gary Skardina
Rapture (1986)  Giving You the Best That I Got (1988)
Genres  Rhythm and blues, Soul jazz, Quiet storm, Contemporary R&B, Smooth jazz
Awards  Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Nominations  Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Female
Similar  Anita Baker albums, Rhythm and blues albums

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.


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.

In 1989, Rapture was ranked #36 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s.

Anita baker caught up in the rapture

Track listing

  1. "Sweet Love" (Anita Baker, Louis A. Johnson, Gary Bias; Copyright Old Brampton Road Music-Jobete Music) – 4:26
  2. "You Bring Me Joy" (David Lasley; Copyright Almo Music Corp.) – 4:24
  3. "Caught Up in the Rapture" (Garry Glenn, Dianne Quander; Copyright WB Music Corp.-Silver Sun Music-DQ Music) – 5:07
  4. "Been So Long" (Baker; Copyright Baker's Tunes) – 5:07
  5. "Mystery" (Rod Temperton; Copyright RodSongs & Almo Music Corp.) – 4:56
  6. "No One in the World" (Ken Hirsch, Marti Sharron; Copyright ATV Music & Welbeck Music) – 4:10 *
  7. "Same Ole Love (365 Days a Year)" (Marilyn Mcleod, Darryl K. Roberts; Copyright Jobete Music) – 4:05
  8. "Watch Your Step" (Baker; Copyright Baker's Tunes) – 4:54

*Produced by Marti Sharron and Gary Skardina


  • Drums, Percussion: Lorenzo Brown (Track 3), Ricky Lawson (Tracks 1-2, 4, 7-8), Arthur Marbury (Tracks 3, 5), John Robinson (Track 6), Lawrence Fratangelo (Tracks 3, 5)
  • Bass: Jimmy Haslip (Track 4), Neil Stubenhaus (Track 6), David B. Washington (Tracks 3, 5, 8), Freddie Washington (Tracks 1, 2, 7)
  • Guitars: Donald Griffin (Tracks 4, 8), Paul Jackson Jr., Greg Moore (Tracks 1-2, 7), Dean Parks (Track 6), Michael J. Powell (Tracks 3, 5)
  • Synthesizers, Keyboards, Piano: Paul Chiten (Track 6), Vernon D. Fails (Tracks 3, 5), Sir Gant (Tracks 1-2, 4, 7-8), Greg Phillinganes (Track 6), Anita Baker (Track 8)
  • Saxophone: Don Myrick (Track 2), Donald Albright (Track 8)
  • Arrangements by Sir Gant
  • Production

  • Executive Producer: Anita Baker
  • Produced By Michael J. Powell (Tracks 1-5, 7-8), Marti Sharron (Track 6), & Gary Skardina (Track 6)
  • Engineers: Robert Feist (Track 6), Barney Perkins (Tracks 1-5, 7-8), Gary Skardina (Track 6)
  • Assistant Engineers: Keith "KC" Cohen, Fred Law, Tony Ray, Keith Seppanen (Tracks 1-5, 7-8)
  • Mixing: Michael J. Powell
  • Mastering: Barry Diament, Bernie Grundman
  • Awards

    Grammy Awards


    1Sweet Love4:26
    2You Bring Me Joy4:26
    3Caught up in the Rapture5:18


    Rapture (Anita Baker album) Wikipedia

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