- Released: July 2, 1991
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Capitol
Entertainment Weekly - 8/9/91
"...their voices soar and quiver with conviction..." - Rating: A-
- 1.Depend On You
- 2.Addictive Love
- 3.It's O.K.
- 4.The Blood
- 5.Two Different Lifestyles
- 6.Supposed To Be
- 7.I'll Take You There
- 8.You Know And I Know
- 9.Searching For Love (It's Real)
- 10.Better Place
- 11.Can't Take This Away
- 12.Addicted To Love (Extended Version)
DIFFERENT LIFESTYLES won a 1996 NARAS Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Album.
Personnel includes: BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans, Mavis Staples (vocals); MC Hammer (rap vocals); Paul Jackson Jr., Jerry McPherson, Tom Hemby, Michael Wright (guitar); Terry McMillan (harmonica); Mark Douthit (saxophone); Jerry Hey, Daniel Leslie (horns); Howard McRary (piano); Keith Thomas (synthesizer, bass, percussion, programming); Rhett Lawrence (keyboards, bass, programming); Keith Andes (keyboards, programming); Logan Reynolds (organ, synthesizers); Andrew Gouche (bass); Ricky Lawson (drums, programming); Steve Brewster (drums); Hen Gee (scratches); Debbie Winans, Angie Winans, Donna McElroy, Margaret Bell, Marvin Winans, Ronald Winans, Carvin Winans, Michael Winans, Joey Kibble, Mervyn Warren, Mark Kibble, Sherrie Kibble, Suzan Brittan, Valarie Davis, Mount Cavalry Baptist Church Choir, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston (background vocals).
Producers: Keith Thomas, Rhett Lawrence, Benjamin Winans.
Engineers: Bill Whittington, Rhett Lawrence, Jeff Balding, Paul McKenna, Sylvia Massey, Ronnie Brookshire, Karen Segal, Mike Ross-Trevor.
On Different Lifestyles, BeBe and CeCe Winans employ hip-hop, R&B, jazz, and soul sounds to impart their messages of faith and worship; they even bring in rapper Hammer as well as Mavis Staples (for a cover of the 1972 hit "I'll Take You There") for more crossover appeal. ~ Jason Ankeny