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Back From The Mystery System

by Shai

SHAI, yes, its SHAI, the group that brought you the HITS "IF I EVER FALL IN LOVE" and "BABY I'M YOURS", is back with the vocals and harmonies you remember. DISCOVER FOR YOURSELF AGAIN...
Genre: Pop: Today's Top 40
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1. Tell Me
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2. Sexcapade
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3. Sunshine
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4. Fools Rush In
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5. Complete Love
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6. Runaway
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7. Ain't Got Time For Love
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8. Don't Wait Too Long
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9. Back in the Days
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10. That Feelin'
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Yes. The Same Shai. Best Known for their 1993 triple-platinum, If I Ever Fall In Love, the men of Shai: Darnell Van Rensalier, Erik Willis, Garfield Bright and Marc Gay are set to emerge with same force and respect they commanded in their freshman effort.

In a time when grass roots (soul) music seemed to be slipping away to the constant theft of samples and remakes, Shai emerged onto the music scene with a soulful sound felt by men and women alike. After being discouraged and denied deals by some of the biggest labels in the industry, Shai took matters into their own hands and asked a DJ at a local Washington, DC radio station to play the now infamous track,"If I Ever Fall In Love" a capella. In the first hour, the station received so many calls, it was added into the regular rotation by the next week. Within weeks Shai had a number ONE single under their belt with no record company pushing their product. This would soon change as the same labels once uninterested to their original style of music, came knocking and knocking hard. Each was eager to sign them and cash in on their overnight success. three weeks and a whirlwind of flights and meetings later, four talented Howard students living in the dorms went from hanging on the yard, to hanging with Arsenio Hall and the likes of Hollywood. Representing New Jersey, Seattle, Boston, and Miami, each member still claims Washington, DC as their 'honorary' home and WPGC as their foundation for
radio success.

To no one's surprise, Shai faced the challenge with ease and took the whole world on a harmonic journey. Their debut album, If I Ever Fall In Love, forged their signature a capella song and boasted four top ten hits including the
album's title, Comforter, Baby I'm Yours, and Together Forever . Their triple-platinum success encouraged the release of a live project, Right Back At'Cha, featuring the bonus a capella remix ofYours. Their second project entitled Blackface also proved to be vintage Shai. With two top 10 hits including Come With Me and I Don't Want To Be Alone followed by the hip-hop remix featuring
Jay-Z, Shai was sought after for producing, writing, and vocal collaborations. Beverly Hills Cop III, enjoyed a taste of Shai's success when they released Place Where You Belong from the movie soundtrack which achieved Top 10 chart status as well. Features and writing credits also include such notable jazz artists Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun, Larry Carlton and Boney James.

In addition to the many charity efforts made by Shai over the past 10 years including the Make A Wish Foundation, the group is poised to set up an independent effort, Project S.T.A.R. (Students Tracking And Recording) to work
in conjunction with various school districts around the country catering to students eager to learn the technical ins and outs of the music industry. Shai will provide a full recording studio featuring the latest technology and equipment for students who maintain a B average. The semester will include live instrument recording and studio time as well as classroom instruction with special guest speakers including the industry's top engineers, programmers, producers, celebrity groups and entertainers. Garfield Bright says "...this opportunity will expose students to the various sides of the recording industry which really move the market and separates the fame seekers from the true workers and lovers of the art of music. Basically, it's our youthful experiences that shape
the destiny of our adult lives. this can truly make a difference and offer a chance for teens to begin learning industry so they can make a viable contribution."

With their fourth project found here Back From The Mystery System........ you can be sure this too will be a momentous year and another exciting ride as Shai freely climbs the charts once again..........

MANAGER: LYNNE ROBINSON Phone #: usa: 310 348 9096


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Them boys are showing they can do it without Carl Martin.
The current lineup of Shai is doing their thing. I think Marc Gay, Garfield Bright, Darnell Van Resenllier, and Erik Willis are all good. What's up with Carl Martin who left Shai after their Blackface album in 1996. Will he come out with a solo album or become a mystery and why did he leave Shai. Garfield's mom goes to my church.


Simply awesome!
This CD is a wonderful collection of sultry hits. Makes for one romantic night!

Jeff Emmerson

Amazing comeback for Shai.
What a return these guys have made to the music scene....

Amongst 1-dimensional r&b overall, Shai has returned as the truth in music and depth!

More to come!!! Thanks guys! Never stop the journey!



......what can I say: the cd is WONDERFUL!!! The music is truly Shai at their best yet!!! The best thing in the world is to HEAR and artist's growth on their album-and this is EXACTLY what you hear with EVERY release from Shai!!--A MUST BUY for every person who loves to listen to REAL artistry and REAL music!!!


Blast From the Past
I like Track 10. Smooth Rnb with the Shai voices graced all over it. I wish more people liked them. They have strayed from their old formula, but this is still good. Overall Tight. Visit me at . Peace....SI

steffi & aurelia from münster/germany

We love the songs on the CD, even though we´ve got another version, the demo version... The best song is "ready or not",defenitely!!!


This album was long overdue! The last great song that I heard by Shai was on the Bony James CD.... I am so excited for you!! WONDERFUL.. PLESE KEEP THEM COMING AND DON'T LEAVE FOR SO LONG ANYMORE!!

Dwayne S. Joseph author of The Womanizers

Danm excited
Ordered the cd.. posting a review of 5 stars because I know I will love it. SHAI.. my favorite group.. these brothers represent R&B to the fullest. Sooo many people slept on their albums and their skill.. but that's ok. Let the people keep listening to crap songs. SHAI...keep making classics. I'll post another one after I get my CD. And welcome back to you guys!


Dwayne S. Joseph


The reasons I write songs
This reminds me of the Destiny CD. It feels good to know that this group can still deliver the style that I'm use to but at the same time show how they've grown. I would love to write with or for them. Till then KEEP IT PIMPIN!


not quite there
cd is good. nice variety. still not quite up there with boyz ii mens level, but nice come back.
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