The Way I See It (2008) is the third studio album by American R&B;
singer, songwriter, and producer Raphael Saadiq (pictured), released by
Columbia Records. After independently releasing the 2004 album Ray Ray,
Saadiq continued working on other artists' projects and developed a
partnership with audio engineer Charles Brungardt, who shared the
singer's fascination with historic recording techniques and equipment.
Pursuing classic soul music, they recorded The Way I See It primarily at
Saadiq's North Hollywood studio. Their experimentation produced a
traditional soul album that draws on the Motown Sound and Philadelphia
soul styles. The lyrics mostly deal with romantic subjects. The album
was a critical success and charted steadily on the Billboard 200,
selling 282,000 copies in the United States by 2011, while also
performing well in Europe. Saadiq toured extensively in the US, Europe,
and Asia to support the album.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Way_I_See_It>
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