All of Me

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
"American Boy" put Estelle in the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100, but none of the three subsequent singles from Shine touched that chart. The trend continued with a short series of A-sides during 2010 and 2011, with "Break My Heart" the exception. That song missed the Hot 100, but it actually fared slightly better on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart than "American Boy," likely due to the presence of hot-as-ever rapper Rick Ross. This sums up the singer
apper's predicament. She's in danger of being considered a one-hit wonder -- one who is probably too mature and R&B-oriented for enduring pop-star status, yet she's so closely tied to a big ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
"American Boy" put Estelle in the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100, but none of the three subsequent singles from Shine touched that chart. The trend continued with a short series of A-sides during 2010 and 2011, with "Break My Heart" the exception. That song missed the Hot 100, but it actually fared slightly better on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart than "American Boy," likely due to the presence of hot-as-ever rapper Rick Ross. This sums up the singer
apper's predicament. She's in danger of being considered a one-hit wonder -- one who is probably too mature and R&B-oriented for enduring pop-star status, yet she's so closely tied to a big pop hit that it's something of a hindrance in the climate of 2012 R&B
ap radio. A couple of those failed singles, including "American Boy" retread "Fall in Love" featuring Nas, did not make it onto All of Me, a concise album at 40 minutes -- just over a tenth of which consists of several interludes, segments from an intense discussion about romantic relationships. After an opening pair of tracks where Estelle reverts to her old self as an enjoyable MC, the album settles into a sequence of songs that covers a wide variety of emotional states within the framework of a romance. In the strikingly moody "Break My Heart," as in "please don't," Estelle vividly expresses the apprehension of entering a relationship with trust issues. Despite its downcast tone, it's the album's standout by a sizeable margin, and it's also where Estelle sounds most natural. The liquid midtempo jam "Cold Crush," something of a throwback to early-'80s synth funk à la the System, could be a sleeper summertime hit on adventurous radio stations. Much of what remains is pleasant and executed with finesse, yet not as memorable as the majority of The 18th Day or Shine. The appearances from Chris Brown and Trey Songz may qualify as the least necessary collaborations of 2012. It's unfortunate that the closing "Do My Thing," featuring boisterous Janelle Monáe interplay, organ, horns, and handclaps, won't get nearly as much attention.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/28/2012
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678958397
  • Catalog Number: 521146
  • Sales rank: 49,615

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Life (3:28)
  2. 2 International (Serious) - Chris Brown (3:56)
  3. 3 You and I - David Hamilton (0:38)
  4. 4 Love the Way We Used To (3:34)
  5. 5 Cold Crush (3:19)
  6. 6 Don't Break It - David Hamilton (1:17)
  7. 7 Break My Heart - Rick Ross (4:17)
  8. 8 Thank You (4:12)
  9. 9 Who We Are - David Hamilton (1:02)
  10. 10 Wonderful Life (3:32)
  11. 11 Found My Way... - David Hamilton (0:25)
  12. 12 Back to Love (3:47)
  13. 13 Blue Skies - David Hamilton (0:20)
  14. 14 Speak Ya Mind (4:28)
  15. 15 Do My Thing - Janelle Monáe (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Estelle Primary Artist
Paul Pesco Guitar
Bill Ware Vibes
DJ Leon scratching
Leo Abrahams Guitar
Pete Murray Piano, Keyboards, Vibes
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias Keyboards, Rhythm
Larrance Dopson Keyboards
Christopher Barnes Keyboards
Alioune Thiam Background Vocals
Curt Chambers Keyboards
Arden "Keyz" Altino Piano, Keyboards
James Lewis Guitar
Kairi Guinn Keyboards
Ben Defusco Guitar
Corey Gibson Vocals
Charisa Dowe Violin
Akene Dunkley Keyboards
Johnnie Smith Keyboards
Technical Credits
Bootsy Collins Composer, Lyricist
George Clinton Composer, Lyricist
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Trevor Horn Vocal Producer
James Poyser Composer, Producer
Tim Weidner Engineer
Tony Corey Marketing
Wyclef Jean Arranger, Composer, Producer
Craig Kallman Executive Producer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Arranger, Composer, Producer
Vincent Montana Jr. Composer
Kevin Liles Executive Producer
David Banner Composer, Producer
Sean Marshall Composer, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Producer
Arden Altino Composer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins Composer, Lyricist, Producer
John Stephens Composer, Lyricist, Vocal Producer
Christopher Barnes Composer
John Legend Executive Producer
Shaffer Smith Composer, Lyricist
Sergio "Sergical" Tsai Engineer
Jason Agel Arranger, Engineer
Mark Obriski Art Direction
Chris Brown Composer, Lyricist
Ne-Yo Producer
Alioune Thiam Composer, Lyricist
Mischa Chillak Composer
Jeymes Samuel Composer, Producer
Kadis Producer
Don Cannon Composer, Producer, drum programming
Curt Chambers Composer
Tha Bizness Producer
Graham Archer Engineer
Arden "Keyz" Altino Producer
Stacy Barthe Composer, Lyricist
Tremaine Neverson Composer, Lyricist
Estelle Swaray Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Thx Producer
Dee Brown Engineer
William Roberts Composer
Ray Angry Composer, Producer
Book Producer
Ahmir Thompson Composer, Producer
Corey Gibson Composer, Lyricist
Joi Pitts Marketing
Miykal Snoddy Composer, Producer
Amber Streeter Composer, Lyricist
Warren Zavala Composer, Producer
Akene Dunkley Composer, Producer
Bronze Producer
Tyler Reynolds Composer, Producer
Matthew Bronson Composer
Isra Lohata Composer, Programming, Producer
Gary Spriggs Composer
Douglas Fraser Edwards Composer
Thomas David Richardson Composer
Daniel Jackson Cover Image
Caveman Rosario Engineer
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