Fear of Flying [Bonus Tracks]

Fear of Flying [Bonus Tracks]

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by Mya
     
 

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In late 2000, pop songbird Mya's second album, Fear of Flying, was re-released with two different tracks, "Free" and "Again & Again." The tracks which were replaced were "For the First Time" and "No Tears on My Pillow." The final result is a much improved album. The two discarded songs were forgettable, tepid ballads, thankfully replacedSee more details below

Overview

In late 2000, pop songbird Mya's second album, Fear of Flying, was re-released with two different tracks, "Free" and "Again & Again." The tracks which were replaced were "For the First Time" and "No Tears on My Pillow." The final result is a much improved album. The two discarded songs were forgettable, tepid ballads, thankfully replaced with infinitely superior up-tempo numbers. Upon initial release, the album seemed to be suffering from the dreaded sophomore slump. The first single, "The Best of Me," arguably the best song on the album and one of the better pop songs of 2000, under-performed on the charts, not even making it into the pop Top 40. The follow-up, "Case of the Ex," proved to be a different matter. The label intelligently issued a commercial single for the song, which helped propel it to number two, and in turn solidified the album as a hit. As that song was riding high on the charts, the album was reissued with the different tracks. While the first version of the album was heavily weighted with tepid ballads, the second version is much livelier, and, in essence, much better. "Free" is a Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis composition, in a similar vein to Control-era Janet Jackson, and the album's third single, "Again & Again," is a rock-tinged song, adding much needed muscle to the album. The song order was changed, to much better results, because the ballads were saved for the first version's bitter end, leaving the listener lost and bored. So consumers and Mya fans beware -- to avoid unnecessary disappointment be sure to buy the second version of Fear of Flying.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2000
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949085322
catalogNumber:
490853
Rank:
50419

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Tracks

  1. Turn It Up (Intro)  - Swizz Beatz
  2. Case of the Ex  -  Mya
  3. Free  -  Mya
  4. Pussycats  -  Mya
  5. Again and Again  -  Mya
  6. How You Gonna Tell Me  -  Mya
  7. Grandma Says (Skit)  -  Mya
  8. Takin' Me Over  - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
  9. The Best of Me  -  Jadakiss
  10. Lie Detector  -  Mya
  11. Fear of Flying  -  Mya
  12. Fear of Flying (Interlude)  -  Mya
  13. Now or Never  -  Mya
  14. Man in My Life  -  Mya
  15. Can't Believe  -  Mya
  16. That's Why I Wanna Fight  -  Mya
  17. Ride and Shake  -  Mya
  18. Get Over (Outro)  -  Mya

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mya   Primary Artist
Beenie Man   Track Performer
Robert Aaron   Horn
Joe Davi   Acoustic Guitar
Rick Davies   Horn
Sean Hurley   Bass Guitar
Norman Hedman   Percussion
Nonchalant   Track Performer
Michael Cain   Keyboards
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Keyboards
Marlon Williams   Guitar
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes   Track Performer
Dahoud Darien   Keyboards
Traci Hale   Background Vocals
Jadakiss   Track Performer
Mýa Harrison   Background Vocals
Scott Schwertfeger   Guitar,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Rob Brill   Engineer
Charles Veal   Instrumentation
Keith Cohen   Engineer
Jimmy Cozier   Vocal Producer
Brad Gilderman   Engineer
Livio Harris   Programming
Steve Hodge   Engineer
Jimmy Jam   Producer
Terry Lewis   Producer
Doc Little   Programming,Producer
Michael Sherman   Engineer
Soulshock   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Rod Temperton   Composer
Karlin   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Andy Grassi   Engineer
Rodney Jerkins   Producer
Tom Coyne   Mastering
Wyclef Jean   Producer
Kevin Crouse   Engineer
Poke   Producer
Chris Athens   Mastering
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Programming,Producer
Florian Ammon   Contributor
Ricco Lumpkins   Engineer
Pro-Jay   Programming,Producer
James "Big Jim" Wright   Producer
Harvey Mason   Engineer
Thicke   Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer
Teron Beal   Vocal Producer
LaShawn Daniels   Vocal Producer
Anthony Dent   Programming,Producer
Mercenaries   Producer
Swizz Beatz   Producer
Kieran Wagner   Engineer
Darrel Thorpe   Engineer
Kandi   Producer
Tal Herzberg   Engineer
Arthnor   Producer,Engineer
Adam Holmstead   Engineer
Doug Woulson   Engineer
Kasseem Dean   Composer
Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Mýa Harrison   Producer,Executive Producer
Scott Schwertfeger   Producer
Damon Elliott   Producer,Engineer
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas   Engineer

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