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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Five years passed between Maysa's self-titled debut album of 1995 and her next solo effort, All My Life. While Maysa ranged from decent to excellent, this consistently excellent CD is even stronger: more focused and more confident, yet more chance taking, more diverse, and totally unpredictable. All My Life gets off to a jazzy, Sade-ish start with "Got to Be Strong," which should please quiet storm enthusiasts. But Maysa, much to her credit, turns the album into a real R&B roller coaster by providing everything from club-friendly deep house on "Pressure" and "Hooked on Your Love" to hypnotic, British-sounding acid jazz on "Sunshine" and "Mirrors." And the singer ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Five years passed between Maysa's self-titled debut album of 1995 and her next solo effort, All My Life. While Maysa ranged from decent to excellent, this consistently excellent CD is even stronger: more focused and more confident, yet more chance taking, more diverse, and totally unpredictable. All My Life gets off to a jazzy, Sade-ish start with "Got to Be Strong," which should please quiet storm enthusiasts. But Maysa, much to her credit, turns the album into a real R&B roller coaster by providing everything from club-friendly deep house on "Pressure" and "Hooked on Your Love" to hypnotic, British-sounding acid jazz on "Sunshine" and "Mirrors." And the singer really soars on an irresistible house interpretation of "The Bottle," Gil Scott-Heron's 1970s commentary on alcoholism in the inner city. So is the big-voiced Maysa really a dance diva at heart? A jazzy quiet storm/smooth jazz singer? A retro-soul belter? All My Life gives the impression that she's all of those things and more, and it's clearly among the finest, most exciting R&B releases of 2000.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/21/2000
  • Label: Encoded Music
  • UPC: 026656420924
  • Catalog Number: 4209
  • Sales rank: 297,368

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Got to Be Strong (4:12)
  2. 2 Mirrors (4:07)
  3. 3 The Bottle (4:03)
  4. 4 Aria de la Mia Vita (0:17)
  5. 5 All My Life (3:59)
  6. 6 Pressure (4:45)
  7. 7 Sunshine (3:43)
  8. 8 Blue Light (4:15)
  9. 9 Shadows and the Light (3:54)
  10. 10 Hooked on Your Love (5:23)
  11. 11 Earth Child (5:04)
  12. 12 Compliments (4:07)
  13. 13 Closure (3:53)
  14. 14 [Untitled] (7:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maysa Primary Artist
Ed Jones Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Maysa Leader, Background Vocals, Indexed Contributor
Thomas Dyani-Akuru Percussion
Tim Cansfield Guitar
Matt Coleman Trombone
Simon Cotsworth Recorder
Julian Crampton Bass
Graham Harvey Harpsichord, fender rhodes
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick Guitar
Jim Mullen Guitar
Winston Rollins Trombone
Gary Sanctuary Strings
Thomas Dyani Percussion
Chris DeMargary Flute, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Sara Brown Background Vocals
Veronique DeMargary Background Vocals
Dominic Glover Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Orefo Orakwue Bass
Richard Molyneux Bass
Technical Credits
Simon Cotsworth Engineer
Carl Griffin Executive Producer
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick Producer, Executive Producer, drum programming
Stephen King Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MAYSA IS THE WOMAN!

    I bought this and her last title - Maysa after seeing her live and being a fan from hearing her with Incognito. She is a gracious artist. Her web site maysa.com is the best. She actually corresponds with fans! And this cd is beautifully done. Her voice is so mellow. It reminds me of a cat's purr. And it will make you do just that...purr. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She has done it again.

    This girl Maysa has done it again with this album. I can only encourage her to produce more music like this and to encourage more air play as this album is smooth and mellow as compared to MAYSA.

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