Personnel: Randy Crawford (vocals); Fanfan La Tulipe, Malte Hagemeister (guitar); G-Strings (strings); Florin Oszwald, Oliver Nemsch (violin); Michael Becker (viola); Bernhard Schienke (cello); Heinz Alberding, York (flute); Kirsten Becker (oboe); Tex Super (trumpet, bass); Jens Kraus (piano, Fender Rhodes, keyboards, programming); Graf Toteberg (piano); Christof Littman (Fender Rhodes); Lutz Krajenski (Hammond B-3 organ); Jurgen Attig (bass); B. La (drums); Hilko Schoemerus (percussion); Inaya Davis (background vocals).
Every Kind of Mood may not quite deliver on the promise of the title, but it's nevertheless a fine collection of smooth urban R&B and adult contemporary pop. To her credit, Randy Crawford decides to push forward a little bit -- for every schmaltzy "Captain of Her Heart," there's something as stylish and unexpected as the cover of Massive Attack's "Hymn of the Big Wheel." It's moments like "Big Wheel," "Are You Sure" and the version of Aretha Franklin's "Johnny" that make the missteps forgivable and make Every Kind of Mood an engaging listen. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Vibe (3/98, p.152) - "...the 17th album from veteran songstress Randy Crawford, leaves you warm and wholly satisfied....proves that Crawford doesn't need vocal acrobatics and piercing high notes to demonstrate her passion..."