Anita Baker – Rapture (1986/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

(Last Updated On: June 23, 2022)

Anita Baker – Rapture (1986/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:36 minutes | 1,48 GB | Genre: R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

For the First Time – Digitally Released As High Resolution Downloads 192kHz/24bit Classic Soul Titles from the Archives of Atlantic Records and Rhino Records. Rapture is the sophomore album by eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning vocal diva Anita Baker. Her breakthrough hit has sold over eight million copies worldwide and earned the vocalist two GRAMMY Awards. On Rapture, Baker combines elegant jazz with pop and gospel-inflected soul. The album includes the four Top 10 R&B Singles “No One In The World,” “Same Ole Love (365 Days A Week),” “Caught Up In The Rapture” and “Sweet Love.” This five-time Platinum masterpiece is among Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”.

Though Anita Baker got some airplay out of The Songstress, that promising solo debut didn’t bring her financial security. In fact, Baker was earning her living as a legal secretary in her native Detroit when she signed with Elektra in the mid-’80s. Elektra gave her a strong promotional push, and the equally superb Rapture became the megahit that The Songstress should have been. To its credit, Elektra made her a major star by focusing on Baker’s strong point — romantic but gospel-influenced R&B/pop ballads and “slow jams,” sometimes with jazz overtones — and letting her be true to herself. Rapture gave Baker one moving hit after another, including “Sweet Love,” “Caught up in the Rapture,” “Same Ole Love,” and “No One in This World.” Praising Baker in a 1986 interview, veteran R&B critic Steve Ivory asserted, “To me, singers like Anita Baker and Frankie Beverly define what R&B or soul music is all about.” Indeed, Rapture’s tremendous success made it clear that there was still a sizeable market for adult-oriented, more traditional R&B singing.

Tracklist:
01. Anita Baker – Sweet Love (04:26)
02. Anita Baker – You Bring Me Joy (04:26)
03. Anita Baker – Caught Up In The Rapture (05:17)
04. Anita Baker – Been So Long (05:15)
05. Anita Baker – Mystery (04:57)
06. Anita Baker – No One In The World (04:08)
07. Anita Baker – Same Ole Love (365 Days A Week) (04:05)
08. Anita Baker – Watch Your Step (04:58)

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