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Anita Baker - Rapture

Anita Baker - Rapture
  • Performer Anita Baker
  • Title Rapture
  • Date of release 1986
  • Country UK & Europe
  • Style Smooth Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Soul
  • Label Elektra
  • Catalog number 960 444-1, EKT 37
  • Other formats Vinyl, LP, Album
  • Genre Jazz / Soul - Funk
  • Size MP3 2642 mb
  • Size FLAC 2377 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 374


1Sweet Love
Written-By – Baker, Bias, Johnson
2Same Ole Love
Written-By – Roberts, McLeod
3No One In The World
Written-By – Hirsch, Sharron
4You Bring Me Joy
Written-By – David Lasley
5Been So Long
Written-By – Anita Baker
Written-By – Rod Temperton
7Watch Your Step
Written-By – Anita Baker
8Caught Up In The Rapture
Written-By – Quander, Glenn


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
9 60444-1, 60444-1Anita Baker Rapture ‎(LP, Album, Spe)Elektra, Elektra9 60444-1, 60444-1US1986
AMCY-3002Anita Baker Rapture ‎(CD, Album, RE)ElektraAMCY-3002Japan1997
LSEL 71036Anita Baker Rapture ‎(LP, Album)JugotonLSEL 71036Yugoslavia1986
noneAnita Baker Rapture ‎(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24b)Atlantic, Rhino Records none2012
9 60444-2, 60444-2Anita Baker Rapture ‎(CD, Album)Elektra, Elektra9 60444-2, 60444-2USUnknown


  • Executive-ProducerAnita Baker
  • ProducerGary Skardina (tracks: B3), Marti Sharron (tracks: B3), Michael J. Powell (tracks: A1-A4, B1, B2, B4.)


℗ 1986 Elektra/Asylum Records for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
© 1986 Elektra/Asylum Records

Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf.

A1/B3 Published by Jobete Music(UK) Ltd
A2/B1 Published by Rondor Music(London)Ltd
A3 Published by Warner Bros. Music Ltd
A4/B4 Published by Baker's Tune
B2 Published by ATV Music Ltd

Runout side A: "34 STE- 60444-A-1 -3 SP-GER" is etched
Runout side B: "X „D." STE- 60444-B-1 1-4 SP-GER" is etched.
Runout side A and B: SRC (Large S with the R and C in the loops).


  • Label Code (for Elektra): LC 0192
  • Barcode: 07559-60444-1
  • Price Code (France): WE 381
  • Price Code: U
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 1): R / S Alsdorf 960444-1-A 34 STE- 60444-A-1 SRC 1-3 SP-GER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 1): R / S Alsdorf 960444-1-BX 2X „D." STE- 60444-B-1 1-4 SRC SP-GER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2 etched except R/S Alsdorf 960444-1-A stamped): R/S Alsdorf 960444-1-AX 44 STE-60444-A-1 SRC 1-3 SP-GER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2 etched except R/S Alsdorf 960444-1-B stamped): R/S Alsdorf 960444-1-BXX 21 STE-60444-B-1 1-4 SP-GER SRC UK


  • Manufactured By – Record Service GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Published By – Jobete Music (UK) Ltd.
  • Published By – Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
  • Published By – Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Baker's Tune
  • Published By – ATV Music Ltd.
  • Pressed By – Record Service Alsdorf
  • Mastered At – Specialty Records Corporation



Rapture is the second album by American vocalist Anita Baker, released in 1986. This became Baker's 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. Elektra gave her a strong promotional push, and the equally superb Rapture became the megahit that The Songstress should have been. 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. The best album Anita Baker ever made in my opinion. I never get sick of listening to it. Read more. 4 people found this helpful. Andre S. 0 out of 5 stars Anita Baker Caught Up In The Rapture Of Many Musical Crossroads. Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2015. This is a beautiful album, Anita Bakers voice takes you to another place, her voice is amazing. what a talent. Sending feedback. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Following Anita Baker's 1983 debut lack of success,Anita Baker realized that her husky and rangy vocal approach required a broader musical base. That album has essentially been a combination of quiet storm style soul ballads and spirited live band oriented funk. Extremely capable on both,what was needed for Baker was a sense of identity. An Anita Baker sound as it were. By signing up the legendary Atlantic Records,she worked with producer Michael Powell for a sophomore release on the label. And the end of this story not only made Anita Baker a huge vocal giant of her day,but may have ener. Listen free to Anita Baker Rapture Sweet Love, You Bring Me Joy and more. 8 tracks 37:00. 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. Anita Baker born January 26, 1958, in Toledo, Ohio is a soul and adult contemporary Rhythm and blues singer. With her classy, refined brand of romantic soul, Anita Baker was one of the definitive quiet storm singers of the '80s. Anita Bakers 1986 offering, Rapture, is a classic soul masterpiece, shot through with jazzy instrumentation and perfectly restrained vocals. Sweet Love was her first pop hit, rich with funky piano stabs, a tightly coiled bass groove, and Bakers deep, powerful vocal. Caught Up in the Rapture is even more seductive, as the simplicity of the production provides a sumptuous undercurrent for her so-smooth styling. Vervollständigen Sie Ihre Anita Baker-Sammlung. Anita Baker Rapture. Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul. Stil: Soul, Smooth Jazz. Jahr: 1986. Anita Baker. Rapture LP, Album, Spe. Elektra, Elektra. Diese Version verkaufen. Anita Baker - Rapture 1986. To favorites 4 Download album. Listen album. R'n'B Soul Smooth Jazz. Пластинка выиграла две премии Грэмми в следующих номинациях: 1. Лучшее женское вокальное R'n'B исполнение, 2. Лучшая R'n'B песня - Sweet love. Songs in album Anita Baker - Rapture 1986. Anita Baker - Sweet Love. Anita Baker - You Bring Me Joy. Anita Baker - Caught Up In The Rapture. Anita Baker - Been So Long. Anita Baker - Mystery. Anita Baker - No One In The World. Anita Baker - Same Ole Love. Discover all of this album's music connections, watch videos, listen to music, discuss and is Anita Bakers sophomore album that was released on March 20, 1986 on Elektra Records her first album released from the label. It peaked at 11 on the Billboard Hot 200, 24 on Billboards Jazz Albums chart, topped Billboards R&B Albums chart & was certified platinum by the RIAA. Rapture Q&A. What has the media said about the album NPR ranked the record as the 120 greatest album made by a female artist, saying: To put it succinctly, Anita Bakers third album, Rapture, is akin to good home cooking. The luscious tone of Bakers voice truly feels like soul food as