Comfort Woman

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
With her fifth disc, melancholic soul singer Meshell Ndegeocello adopts a new attitude. Whereas she struggled to mend a broken heart on 1999's somber Bitter, with the celebratory Comfort Woman, Ndegeocello revels in the healing, transforming power of love. Unlike 2002's polemically charged and genre-spanning Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape, the 10-song Comfort Woman is a cohesive effort, in both sound and content. Ndegeocello reinforces the disc's amorous subject matter with songs bearing self-explanatory titles -- such as "Love Song #1" which samples lyrics from her Plantation Lullabies classic "Call Me"and Bob Marley's "Stir It Up" -- and finds the usually ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
With her fifth disc, melancholic soul singer Meshell Ndegeocello adopts a new attitude. Whereas she struggled to mend a broken heart on 1999's somber Bitter, with the celebratory Comfort Woman, Ndegeocello revels in the healing, transforming power of love. Unlike 2002's polemically charged and genre-spanning Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape, the 10-song Comfort Woman is a cohesive effort, in both sound and content. Ndegeocello reinforces the disc's amorous subject matter with songs bearing self-explanatory titles -- such as "Love Song #1" which samples lyrics from her Plantation Lullabies classic "Call Me"and Bob Marley's "Stir It Up" -- and finds the usually smoky-piped vocalist singing euphorically in her higher register over a ska beat. The good vibrations keep flowing on the haunting "Andromeda and the Milky Way" and the synth- and bass-driven "Love Song #2." But the provocateur that gave fans the naughty "If That's Your Boyfriend He Wasn't Last Night" and the controversial "Leviticus: Faggot" hasn't completely forsaken her rabblerousing ways. Here, Ndegeocello coaxes her lover to be her private dancer on the bass-driven "Body" and urges folks to unite in spite of their religious differences on "Fellowship." But for the most part, the breathtaking Comfort Woman finds Ndegeocello waxing poetic about the beauty of unconditional love. "I lay my burden down," she exhales on the mesmerizing "Thankful." And it's about time this extraordinary artist found her Peace Beyond Passion.
Vibe - Andrew Simon
Perhaps having extinguished the inner demons that permeate previous works, Ndegeocello sounds fulfilled throughout the latest stage of her evolution -- from angst-ridden rocker to woman at peace.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: Maverick
  • UPC: 093624854722
  • Catalog Number: 48547

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Song #1 (4:03)
  2. 2 Come Smoke My Herb (3:52)
  3. 3 Andromeda & The Milky Way (4:27)
  4. 4 Love Song #2 (3:47)
  5. 5 Body (3:41)
  6. 6 Liliquoi Moon (4:41)
  7. 7 Love Song #3 (4:32)
  8. 8 Fellowship (3:13)
  9. 9 Good Intentions (3:47)
  10. 10 Thankful (3:25)
  11. 11 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
MeShell NdegeOcello Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Oren Bloedow Guitar
Doyle Bramhall Guitar, Soloist
Chris "Daddy" Dave Drums
Chris Dave Drums
Technical Credits
Bob Marley Composer
Doyle Bramhall Composer
Chris "Daddy" Dave Composer
MeShell NdegeOcello Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Instrumentation
Jeff Patrick Krasno Executive Producer
Emily Lazar Mastering
Eric Dyba Engineer
Frank Maddocks Art Direction
Flem Art Direction
Kofi Toha Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dive Deep

    I call "Comfort Woman" psychedelic soul. It's soulfully deep and lustful and it's Meshell's most accessable album to date. Still "Comfort Women" maintains Ndegeocello's signature bassy vocals, and cut to the bone basslines while allowing the passion and sensuousness to float to the top.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Place of Comfort

    To most of us Bitter (1999) was a great album. It was melancholy and distinguised in it's neo soul sound. The music even gave us peace to sleep or made us feel sexy. I now have a new favorite cd and it is Comfort Woman (2003) her fifth released. This album is so out of this world that only my gratitude can explain it. I thank Meshell for making some of the most beautiful music and original sounds ever. The tracks that really blew me away were Liliquoi Moon, Andromeda and the Milky Way and Love Song 3.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW

    I have every album released by Me'shell, and this new album is by far my favorite. She is just an amazing musician, and this album, like all the others by her, is a masterpiece. This is the level of music that Prince, The Roots, Cody Chestnutt, Badu, Jag Wright, etc. are all trying to reach. Just an AMAZING piece of work. If you don't have this in your music library, then you're not a music fan.

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