E-Life

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
It's more than a little ironic how, back in 1991, Mint Condition were considered something of a novelty -- being an R&B band in the truest sense -- when they've now outlasted just about every group, producer-driven or not, regardless of style, that formed around the same time. Nearly 20 years in the business, Mint Condition are on just their sixth studio album, but identifying a truly weak link in their discography is impossible. The consistency continues on E-Life, a Mint Condition release as durable as any other. Opening track "Baby Boy Baby Girl," featuring Anthony Hamilton, was a bold choice for a first single, as it's a spirited, touching tribute to kids' ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
It's more than a little ironic how, back in 1991, Mint Condition were considered something of a novelty -- being an R&B band in the truest sense -- when they've now outlasted just about every group, producer-driven or not, regardless of style, that formed around the same time. Nearly 20 years in the business, Mint Condition are on just their sixth studio album, but identifying a truly weak link in their discography is impossible. The consistency continues on E-Life, a Mint Condition release as durable as any other. Opening track "Baby Boy Baby Girl," featuring Anthony Hamilton, was a bold choice for a first single, as it's a spirited, touching tribute to kids' unconditional love for their dads. Though there are other songs with similarly uncommon forms of inspiration, much of the album deals in universal romantic matters that just about any listener can find relatable: being suspicious of cheating on "Somethin'," enduring relationships on "Just Can't Believe," communication issues on "Nothing Left to Say," and dead ends on "Back and Forth," a driving jam that deserves heavy rotation on every adult R&B station. And, of course, there are a couple romantic ballads, like "Queen of Come Here Go Away," which recalls the Isley Brothers' spaced-out, sparsely arranged quiet storms. Again, the band holds back on the natural impulse to show off, never failing to serve the song first.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2008
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • UPC: 014381363623
  • Catalog Number: 3636
  • Sales rank: 43,976

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Baby Boy Baby Girl - Anthony Hamilton (4:27)
  2. 2 Somethin' (4:39)
  3. 3 Just Can't Believe (4:19)
  4. 4 Goldigger (4:50)
  5. 5 Gratitude (3:51)
  6. 6 Nothing Left to Say (4:46)
  7. 7 Right Here (4:49)
  8. 8 E-Life (1:01)
  9. 9 Why Do We Try (5:19)
  10. 10 Back and Forth (6:05)
  11. 11 Moan (4:14)
  12. 12 Queen of Come Here Go Away (2:50)
  13. 13 Wish I Could Love You (Pimp Juice) (4:52)
  14. 14 Baby Boy Baby Girl (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mint Condition Primary Artist
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Turntables
Anthony Hamilton Vocals, Lead
Chris Dave Drums
Alicia Marie Vocals
Brandon Kinchen Vocals
Technical Credits
Mint Condition Composer
Ricky Kinchen Composer
Herb Powers Mastering
Lawrence Waddell Composer
Anthony Hamilton Composer
Jeffrey Allen Composer
Phonte Coleman Composer
Chris Dave Composer
Alicia Marie Introduction
Brandon Kinchen Introduction
David Schwartz Artwork
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    LOVE IT!!!!

    I was a big Mint Condition fan back in the day (90s), but haven't heard anything from them since then (even though albums were released). I heard "Nothing Left to Say" on the radio one morning and HAD to have it. You know you sometimes get burnt buying an album because you heard one song you like, but you won't get burned with "E-Life". The whole CD is worth every penny. We listen to it in the car ALL the time. I've had it for a couple months now, and haven't grown tired of it at all.

    Indiana Listener

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mint Condition enough said

    Mint Condition is one of those rare groups that remains true to themselves regardless as to what the rest of the industry is doing. Mint Condition reminds us that there is nothing like a TRUE BAND. The instruments and the lyrical content is just amazing. A real tribute to what music really is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another Amazing CD

    Real band....real songs...real music!!!!! Another amazing effort by Mint Condition. A must buy for the true lovers of R&B.

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    Posted September 22, 2010

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