Carnival, Vol. 2: Memoirs of an Immigrant [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Ten years after his 1997 solo debut, The Carnival, former Fugee, "Hips Don't Lie" producer, and globetrotting activist Wyclef Jean presents the sequel, subtitled Memoirs of an Immigrant and meaning it. There's a star-studded guest list, but Carnival, Vol. 2 is composed from Wyclef's personal experience and filled with his commentary on 2007's immigration crisis. He even works his own green-card story into "Selena," a lighthearted love letter to the Mexican American diva that shamelessly quotes her "Bidi Bidi Bum Bum" over a light reggae beat before it morphs into a screaming loud carnival number. Many of the songs here shift genres with fascinating ease, like when the ...
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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Ten years after his 1997 solo debut, The Carnival, former Fugee, "Hips Don't Lie" producer, and globetrotting activist Wyclef Jean presents the sequel, subtitled Memoirs of an Immigrant and meaning it. There's a star-studded guest list, but Carnival, Vol. 2 is composed from Wyclef's personal experience and filled with his commentary on 2007's immigration crisis. He even works his own green-card story into "Selena," a lighthearted love letter to the Mexican American diva that shamelessly quotes her "Bidi Bidi Bum Bum" over a light reggae beat before it morphs into a screaming loud carnival number. Many of the songs here shift genres with fascinating ease, like when the epic "Touch Your Button Carnival Jam" goes from a Black Eyed Peas-styled pop number to an intense soca workout. Then there's "Riot," a duet featuring System of a Down's Serj Tankian and dancehall dread Sizzla that utilizes a tense rock rhythm before exiting on a wet reggae beat. If it all sounds overwhelming, it's held together by Wyclef's well-crafted arrangements, and if Serj and Sizzla sound like an odd combination, try Sizzla and Minister Louis Farrakhan on violin for "Welcome to the East." Chamillionaire gets a Bollywood orchestra as a backing band, T.I.'s track is almost a hippie number, and Paul Simon croons over an R&B beat during "Fast Car," not the Tracy Chapman one but a song just as poignant. While this skillful mixing and matching of the A-list makes quite a first impression, it's the songwriting that sticks as Wyclef has upped his game. The deadbeat dad story "What About the Baby" is a convincing exchange between Wyclef and Mary J. Blige because of all the honesty written into it, and lines like "I got love for Miami all day/But if my Cubans get to stay/Why you turn my Haitians away?" add edge and weight to an album that's otherwise slick and immaculately polished. To make sure the immigration issue is always nearby, Wyclef quietly and at regular intervals references "shelter," "helping hands," and other words of refuge and protection. It's done so masterfully that it makes the couple "I'm gonna grab my guitar!" moments worth ignoring, which are the only times Wyclef's ego seems to be muscling into the mix. Otherwise, Carnival, Vol. 2 strives to give the immigration problem a face, turning those thousands of marchers seen on the news into a thousand personal stories of struggle and hope. It does so while pulsating with life and displaying an unabashed love of music that's rich, daring, and delightful. [Carnival, Vol. 2 was also made available in a Deluxe Edition featuring an enhanced bonus CD with five new audio tracks and three videos.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2007
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886971569629
  • Catalog Number: 715696

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:26)
  2. 2 Riot (5:15)
  3. 3 Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) - Niia (3:59)
  4. 4 Welcome to the East (4:18)
  5. 5 Slow Down - T.I. (5:17)
  6. 6 King & Queen (3:23)
  7. 7 Fast Car (4:03)
  8. 8 What About the Baby (3:36)
  9. 9 Hollywood Meets Bollywood (Immigration) (4:53)
  10. 10 Any Other Day (4:11)
  11. 11 Heaven's in New York (4:47)
  12. 12 Selena (4:04)
  13. 13 Touch Your Button Carnival Jam: Let Me Touch Your Button/Rouge et Bleu/ - Black Alex (13:29)
  14. 14 Outro (0:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Million Voices (4:22)
  2. 2 Emmanuelle (3:39)
  3. 3 Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) - Niia (3:52)
  4. 4 China Wine - Sun (3:16)
  5. 5 On Tour (6:13)
  6. 6 Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) - Niia
  7. 7 China Wine - Sun
  8. 8 On Tour
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wyclef Jean Primary Artist, Guitar
Andy Grassi Guitar
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Bass
Norah Jones Wurlitzer
Joe Tomino Percussion
J. Thomas Keyboards
Lamont "Logic" Coleman Percussion
LaTavia Parker Background Vocals
Rubin Kodheli Cello
Aadesh Shrivastava Vocals
Keith "Lil Wonda" Duplessis Keyboards
Mike "Nyte" DeSalvo Horn
David Brozer Guitar
Horacio Jiménez Vocals
Anthony Leggett Background Vocals
Arden "Keyz" Altino Keyboards
Technical Credits
Rich Nice Producer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Keith Lancaster Composer
Robbie Shakespeare Composer
Andy Grassi Engineer
Erwin Gorostiza Art Direction
Wyclef Jean Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Dennis Coles Composer
Robert Diggs Composer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
will.i.am Producer, Engineer
Julian Vasquez Engineer
David Banner Producer
T.I. Executive Producer
Norah Jones Composer
Chris Feldmann Art Direction
Lamont "Logic" Coleman Composer, Producer
Guy Manoukian Producer
Roberto Martino Composer
Doug Rotwitt Engineer
Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond Executive Producer
Aadesh Shrivastava String Arrangements
Keith "Lil Wonda" Duplessis Producer
Mike "Nyte" DeSalvo Engineer, Digital Editing
Devon Golder Composer
Elliot Carter Engineer
Lee Alexander Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    This is a wonderful collection of music. Wyclef manages to put together artists from different genres of music and different regions of the world. This CD is a must have in your collection!

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