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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
R. Kelly was hardly a stranger to controversy in the early 2000s. In addition to being hit with 21 counts of child pornography in Chicago and 12 more in Polk County, FL, the beleaguered singer/producer faced various sex-related civil suits. All those scandals have, at times, overshadowed his music, which is regrettable because Chocolate Factory has a lot going for it. Emphasizing romantic slow jams, it's not as ambitious or risk-taking as 1998's R. -- which is arguably Kelly's best, most essential release despite its own imperfections -- Chocolate Factory, like 2000s TP-2.Com, tends to play it safe. But that doesn't mean Chocolate Factory is without merit; what it lacks ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
R. Kelly was hardly a stranger to controversy in the early 2000s. In addition to being hit with 21 counts of child pornography in Chicago and 12 more in Polk County, FL, the beleaguered singer/producer faced various sex-related civil suits. All those scandals have, at times, overshadowed his music, which is regrettable because Chocolate Factory has a lot going for it. Emphasizing romantic slow jams, it's not as ambitious or risk-taking as 1998's R. -- which is arguably Kelly's best, most essential release despite its own imperfections -- Chocolate Factory, like 2000s TP-2.Com, tends to play it safe. But that doesn't mean Chocolate Factory is without merit; what it lacks in ambition it makes up for in terms of quality and craftsmanship. Many of the influences that have served Kelly well on previous efforts continue to serve him well on this 2003 release; influences that range from the Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder, to Prince, Babyface, and hip-hop. All of those influences were noticeable on Kelly's '90s albums, and they are still noticeable on Chocolate Factory. Nonetheless, Kelly has always been his own man; that is especially obvious when he features Ronald Isley on "Showdown" not to be confused with the Isley Brothers' 1978 recording. Hearing Kelly and Isley side by side, listeners can easily see how Kelly is able to draw on Isley's influence while projecting a firm, recognizable identity of his own. One hopes that in the future, Kelly will come out with some more albums that are as challenging as R.; even so, Chocolate Factory will go down in history as a solid and pleasing, if somewhat predictable, addition to the Chicagoan's catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/2003
  • Label: Jive / Sbme Europe
  • UPC: 638592250826
  • Catalog Number: 22508

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chocolate Factory (3:50)
  2. 2 Step in the Name of Love (5:42)
  3. 3 Heart of a Woman (4:31)
  4. 4 I'll Never Love (3:45)
  5. 5 Been Around the World (4:05)
  6. 6 You Made Me Love You (4:34)
  7. 7 Forever (4:06)
  8. 8 Dream Girl (3:57)
  9. 9 Ignition (3:18)
  10. 10 Ignition (3:03)
  11. 11 Forever More (3:33)
  12. 12 You Knock Me Out (4:10)
  13. 13 Step in the Name of Love (7:12)
  14. 14 Imagine That (4:38)
  15. 15 Showdown (7:54)
  16. 16 Snake (4:51)
  17. 17 Who's That - Fat Joe (3:33)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Love Land (4:27)
  2. 2 What Do I Do (3:35)
  3. 3 Heaven I Need a Hug (5:12)
  4. 4 The World's Greatest (4:37)
  5. 5 Far More (3:26)
  6. 6 Raindrops (3:54)
  7. 7 Apologies of a Thug (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
R. Kelly Primary Artist
Yvonne Gage Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Percy Bady Keyboards
Donnie Lyle Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Mando
Jeffrey Morrow Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Paul Riser Conductor
Johnny Rutledge Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Stevie Robinson Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Joan Collaso Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Carl Robinson Horn Engineer
Kendall D. Nesbitt Keyboards
Gregg Landfair Guitar
Kim Johnson Background Vocals
Paul Mabin Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Simbryt Whititngton Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Rodney East Keyboards
Kim Moore Johnson Background Vocals
Delatrice Alexander Choir, Chorus
Deatta Staples Background Vocals
Felicia Coleman Evans Choir, Chorus
Henry Love Conga
Hart Hollman & The Motown Romance Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
R. Kelly Arranger, Producer
Joe Donatello Programming, Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
Paul Riser Orchestration, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Walt Whitman & the Soul Children Contributor
Jackie Murphy Art Direction
Carl Robinson Engineer
Abel Garibaldi Programming, Engineer
Andy Gallas Programming, Engineer
Ian Mereness Programming, Engineer
Jason Mlodzinski Engineer
Joey "The Don" Donatello Programming, Engineer
T.C. Kelly Arranger, Producer
Kara Buhl Photo Production
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