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The Voice

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About this Album

This groundbreaking second album from Bobby McFerrin features ten selections recorded live; the performances, notably, showcase McFerrin wholly unaccompanied, providing melody, harmony, and rhythm entirely on his own. The combination of wit and imagination on display show why the New York Times has called him "a singer without precedent."


Bobby McFerrin, voice

Produced by Linda Goldstein
All selections recorded live
Recorded in 1984 on March 19 at Rosengarten, Mannheim, Germany (1, 7, 9); March 26 at Liederhalle, Stuttgart (2, 3, 5, 6, 8); March 17 at The Bahnhof, Köln (4); and March 21 at Musikhalle, Hamburg (10)
Engineers: Carlos Albrecht and Reiner Oppeland at Ton Studio Bayer—Ludwigburg, Germany
Digital editing: Gene Paul
Assistant: Steve Innocenzi at Atlantic Studios, New York City
Post production engineer: Steve Addabbo
Mastering: Jack Skinner, at Sterling Sound, New York City

All songs by Bobby McFerrin, except track 1 by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, track 4 by James Brown, track 7 by Charlie Parker / Bobby McFerrin / Al Dubin and Henry Warren, and track 10 by Billy Strayhorn

Art direction: Bob Defrin
Photography: David Michael Kennedy

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