R2Project featuring Bonnie Phillips | Ecstasy

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by R2Project featuring Bonnie Phillips

"Brand New Dusties", Melody & groove describe this music with touches of old school and motown pop with lyrics inspired by life and love this album is smooth but not sleepy
Genre: Urban/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
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1. Sunday Evening Blues
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2. Ecstasy
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3. Prelude
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4. Lost In The Game
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5. Song For You
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6. Steppin'
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7. You're Not Alone (Arms Wide Open)
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8. Brand New Day
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9. Faith (A Wedding Song)
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Album Notes
Ecstasy is the first CD-release for the R2Project.
R2Project is pronounced, "R squared" Project Featuring Bonnie Phillips. Formerly known as Spectrum featuring Bonnie Phillips. Both Chicago natives, Robert Reddrick and Bonnie Phillips-Reddrick are the masterminds behind this new old school, rhythm & blues, easy listening CD.

Robert, whose first love is for keeping a soulful, rhythmic beat on the drums, brings his knowledge of music and composition acquired at Columbia College, his expertise as a musician & sound engineer from touring with The Platters featuring The Legendary Monroe Powell, live and recorded performances with Melba Moore as Assistant Musical Director for the Chicago Black Ensemble Theater, bandleader for R2Project, and CEO of RARe Productions his own recording studio, to write, produce, record, master, and accompany instrumentally on this project.

Bonnie's voice and style while being a featured vocalist locally and abroad is always likened to Phyllis Hyman, Sade, Toni Braxton, Brenda Russell, or Dionne Warwick, also her love for Tina Turner is what led to her becoming the featured vocalist for R2Project (it also didn't hurt being married to Robert). Bonnie brings her vocal arrangements from touring internationally and nationally with the Platters, along with lyrics that enhance her sultry, smooth, melodic tones to this compilation of songs of love & life.

Ecstasy the CD, let's you groove to the wide range of feelings and emotions in a relationship, from the loneliness of missing your love (Sunday Evening Blues),
The unspeakable words of passion while making love (Ecstasy), the hopelessness of love (Lost In The Game), The realization of love (Song For You), the joyfulness of love (Steppin'), the togetherness of love (You're Not Alone), the love of self (Brand New Day), and the faith, trust, and belief in love (Faith), all while flowing to a smooth funky beat.


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Earl Calloway-Chicago Defender Newspaper

The couple is extremely talented. They have collaborated together in blending various musical styles including scintillating melodies and innovative rhythms. Time and space does not permit a review of each tune, but unlike the constant repetition of most songs on contemporary recordings, Ecstasy is vastly different. There are varied melodic songs which are poignantly ravishing and underscored with the kind of rhythmic pulsations that bring emphasis to the lyrical flow.
Reddrick's vision of a song is to keep its poetic essence interesting by using innovative rhythms that keep intensity as the melody reflects the emotions of the songs. Reddrick took his technical harmonic progressions and counterpoint melodic trend and used his impeccable imagination in achieving his own style.
Phillips is an exceptional vocalist whose voice is one of natural splendor and unlike many singers who squeeze tones from her throat or those who whoop and holler, she uses her ability to cause her tones to vibrate properly. When using the voice as it should its texture is remarkable, the phrasing stunning so that the interpretation is quite distinctive.