Hotel Cabana [U.S.] [Bonus Tracks] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Shahid Khan, aka Naughty Boy, became a fixed presence in the U.K. pop chart in 2009, when his first major production -- the ska-flavored "Diamond Rings" for rapper Chipmunk -- peaked at number six. He continued to work closely with that song's featured vocalist, Emeli Sandé, and produced material for Devlin, Professor Green, and Tinie Tempah prior to releasing a debut single of his own, a Top Ten update of White Town's "Your Woman" titled "Never Be Your Woman," featuring Wiley and Sandé. Khan gained additional notice when the latter's Our Version of Events, an album with nine songs he helped make, became one of 2012's biggest releases. He continued to roll with additional ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Shahid Khan, aka Naughty Boy, became a fixed presence in the U.K. pop chart in 2009, when his first major production -- the ska-flavored "Diamond Rings" for rapper Chipmunk -- peaked at number six. He continued to work closely with that song's featured vocalist, Emeli Sandé, and produced material for Devlin, Professor Green, and Tinie Tempah prior to releasing a debut single of his own, a Top Ten update of White Town's "Your Woman" titled "Never Be Your Woman," featuring Wiley and Sandé. Khan gained additional notice when the latter's Our Version of Events, an album with nine songs he helped make, became one of 2012's biggest releases. He continued to roll with additional solo hits: the thunderous stadium pop of "Wonder," led by Sandé, also went Top Ten and was succeeded by the number one "La La La," an Indian-flavored breakbeat garage-soul hybrid fronted by Sam Smith. Those two hits set up Hotel Cabana, an immense-sounding, loosely conceptual set "directed by" Naughty Boy. Even when only its principal 40-minute serving is digested, it's weighty, with introductions to both "acts" and an epilogue all featuring vague nuggets of scene-setting wisdom from George the Poet (the concierge?). The place is heaving with guests, not just Sandé and Smith, but the likes of Tinie Tempah, Wiz Khalifa, Gabrielle, Wretch 32, and Bastille. There's also Ed Sheeran, who arrives during the final scene for a melodramatic ballad in which he wonders if an unrequited love will know if he jumps from the hotel's top floor. Even with such studious effort toward making this akin to a movie of indivisible scenes, it's more like a singles compilation with smartly sequenced B-sides and interludes. The two preceding hits and the additional A-sides "Think About It," boasting a heavy throwback soul backdrop, and "Lifted," another redemptive anthem featuring Sandé, stand out most. They offer unapologetically ostentatious, skillfully constructed pop. [The U.S. edition inserts three new songs into the sequence of the original U.K. release and adds the same bonus tracks: "Never Be Your Woman," a version of "Lifted" with Professor Green, an oddly gloomy cover of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," and the Ifan Dafydd remix of Sandé's Naughty Boy-assisted "Daddy" (2011).]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2014
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 602537818938
  • Catalog Number: 002071102
  • Sales rank: 87,540

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Act I - George the Poet (0:24)
  2. 2 Welcome to Cabana - Emeli Sandé (1:51)
  3. 3 Wonder - Emeli Sandé (3:27)
  4. 4 Think About It - Ella Eyre (3:05)
  5. 5 Never Been the Same - Thabo (3:30)
  6. 6 Hollywood (4:05)
  7. 7 Act II - George the Poet (0:20)
  8. 8 La La La - Sam Smith (3:42)
  9. 9 Pardon Me - Ava Stokes (2:50)
  10. 10 One Way - Maiday (3:26)
  11. 11 Pluto - Emeli Sandé (3:57)
  12. 12 So Strong - Chasing Grace (3:36)
  13. 13 No One's Here to Sleep - Bastille (4:32)
  14. 14 Lifted - Emeli Sandé (3:17)
  15. 15 Top Floor (Cabana) - Ed Sheeran (2:09)
  16. 16 Home - ROMANS (3:25)
  17. 17 Epilogue - George the Poet (1:28)
  18. 18 Never Be Your Woman - Emeli Sandé (3:31)
  19. 19 Daddy - Emeli Sandé (5:00)
  20. 20 Get Lucky - Tanika (4:17)
  21. 21 Lifted - Emeli Sandé (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Naughty Boy Primary Artist
Gabrielle Vocals
Wiley Vocals
Wiz Khalifa Vocals
Tinie Tempah Vocals
Mic Righteous Vocals
Wretch 32 Vocals
Professor Green Vocals
Emeli Sandé Vocals
Luke Juby Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Strings, Saxophone, Background Vocals
Sam Smith Vocals
Ed Sheeran Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Rocha Bass
Dan Smith Vocals
Tanika Vocals
George the Poet Vocals
Jonny Coffer Strings
Maiday Vocals
Phil Plested Vocals
Ella Eyre Vocals
Frobisher Mbabazi Keyboards
Grace Ackerman Vocals
Gustave Rudman Strings, Brass
Shakil Ashraf Drums
Ava Stokes Vocals
ROMANS Vocals
Kahilia Bakosi Background Vocals
Wes Muoria-Chaves Guitar
Tobi Oyerinde Bass
Technical Credits
Bing Crosby Composer
Nile Rodgers Composer
Andrea Martin Composer
Grant Mitchell Composer
Jack Lambert Management
Thomas Bangalter Composer
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo Composer
Stuart Hawkes Mastering
Jyoti Mishra Composer
Pharrell Williams Composer
James Murray Programming, Engineer, Instrumentation
Danny D. Executive Producer, Management
Irving Wallman Composer
Max Wartell Composer
Kimi Producer
Naughty Boy Director, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Tim Blacksmith Executive Producer, Management
Cameron Thomaz Composer
Wez Clarke Programming, Additional Production
Jermaine Scott Composer
Luke Juby Composer
Craze & Hoax Programming, Engineer, Instrumentation, Additional Production
Patrick Okogwu Composer
Sam Smith Composer
Mustafa Omer Programming, Engineer, Instrumentation
Richard Kylea Cowie Composer
Ed Sheeran Composer
Check Morris Artwork
Shahid Khan Composer
Daniela Rivera Basic Track
Dan Smith Composer
Rachel Moulden Composer
Riki Bleau Executive Producer, Management
Jonny Coffer String Arrangements
Phil Plested Composer
Jasmin Tadjiky Programming, Instrumentation
Frobisher Mbabazi Composer
Al-Hakam El Kaubaisy Composer
George Mpanga Composer
Grace Ackerman Composer
Rocky Takaloo Composer
Mojam Producer, Additional Production
Sunny Engineer
Richard Antwi Management
Komi Programming, Instrumentation
Ifan Dafyod Remixing, Additional Production
Barry Burt Management
Adrian Sykes Management
Shakavelli Producer, Engineer
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