- Released: November 8, 1994
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: MCA
Vibe - 2/95, p.88
"...One of the yummiest pop soul confections you're likely to hear this season....Moore's tangy, ingratiating soprano is...more than a little evocative of that delicately sensuous diva Diana Ross..."
- 3.This Time
- 4.My Special Perfect One
- 5.I'm What You Need
- 6.Your Love's Supreme
- 7.Old School Lovin'
- 8.Free / Sail On
- 9.Without Your Love (Interlude)
- 10.I Want To Thank You
- 12.Thank You For Loving Me
- 13.Soul Dance
- 14.Am I Losing You?
- 15.Thou Shalt Not
Personnel includes: Chante Moore (vocals); Michael Ralph (spoken vocals); Michael Norfleet, Kenneth Crouch, The Flow (various instruments); Ross Anderson (guitar, bass, programming); Greg Philliganes (keyboards); Simon A. Law (piano, keyboards, bass, programming); George Duke (piano); Adrian Reid (Fender Rhodes); Gary Barnacle (flute); Derrick Edmondson (saxophone); Kevin Robinson (flugelhorn); Michael White (drums); Paulinho Da Costa, Jeff Scantlebury (percussion); Reggie Stewart, Tricky, Sep, Lee Hamblin (programming); Phillip Bailey, Kipper Jones, Siedah Garret, Kabanya Spears, Lisa Taylor, Cynthia Harrell (background vocals).
Producers include: Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Sean "Sep" Hall, Simon A. Law, Lee Hamblin, Ross Anderson.
Engineers include: Mark Abetz, Kevin Davis, Lee Hamblin).
On A LOVE SUPREME, Chante Moore's supple, sensuous vocals snake around jazzy, R&B mid-tempo grooves, in search of the perfect love. From the sultry, spoken opening where she unmistakably states her modern-day intentions to the old phono recording scratches of "Old School Love," Chante searches, preys, teases, romances, and snares.
Chante is one of the leading new R&B divas. Her voice has a remarkable range, and an emotive quality rare in many new artists. She is reminiscient of Diana Ross, but a full-throttle Ross. Her jazz inclinations and rich, lower register also remind the listener of Anita Baker and Toni Braxton. Her tempo is one groove beyond that sexy territory owned by Sade. Her strong ballads like "Thou Shalt Not" and rough-edged, satiny timbre are similar to Whitney Houston's style. And in "I'm What You Need" she reaches those glass-shattering Mariah Carey notes, but only a few, just enough to embellish the song. Her restraint is an indication of what a truly great singer she is. When added all together the shared qualities congeal to create a unique artist who stands on her own.
Chante Moore is poised to become The Voice--so, make way for the next R&B diva.