The debut album Precious by R&B songstress Chanté Moore was released on this day in 1992 via Silas/MCA Records. A collection that fuses Quiet Storm (“Love’s Taken Over”, “It’s Alright”, “Candlelight and You” which finds Moore duetting with immensely talented vocalist Keith Washington), Jazz (“As If We Never Met”, “Precious”, “Finding My Way Back to You”) and R&B (“Who Do I Turn To”, “Because You’re Mine”) thanks to the production assistance of the late Great renowned musician George Duke, BeBe Winans, Laney Stewart, Vassal Benford and Simon Law.
Chanté Moore’s diverse range of vocality is on point, engaging the listening ear. While this Gold-certified album has mostly been slept on due in part to lack of promotion and recognition it very well deserved, it is well appreciated by avid music listeners.
Here’s an excerpt from our recent interview about “Precious":
Terrance: This year marks the 25th anniversary of your debut album Precious. What do you remember most about those recording sessions?
Chanté Moore: It was all brand new and I didn’t know what I was doing. Without the late George Duke I would have been really afraid and I loved how comfortable he made me and what a difference in my recording process having worked with him first and what’s funny is The Rise of the Phoenix is being released the exact day of the Precious album. It’s a pretty amazing thing and I didn’t know until last week (laughs) so this is a pretty special record that I’m happy about.
"Candlelight and You"