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Just Me

Just Me

by Brian McKnight
     
 
On Just Me, Brian McKnight works almost exclusively with his sons, Brian Jr. and Nico, and comes up with an album that is part experiment, part return to form. The results are mixed. One of the surprises comes with "Fall 5.0," a classic heart-struck McKnight song if not for some use of Auto-Tune, which trivializes the sentiment. "Husband 2.0" is a conflicted,

Overview

On Just Me, Brian McKnight works almost exclusively with his sons, Brian Jr. and Nico, and comes up with an album that is part experiment, part return to form. The results are mixed. One of the surprises comes with "Fall 5.0," a classic heart-struck McKnight song if not for some use of Auto-Tune, which trivializes the sentiment. "Husband 2.0" is a conflicted, teeth-gritted rocker. Wham!'s "Careless Whisper" gets a bleary acoustic jazz overhaul. The closing "Just Me," a naked piano ballad, features some of McKnight's most frank lyrics: "Life can be shit/I wouldn't change one day of it." Two of the disc's better songs, where McKnight sounds most natural, come across as thinly veiled tributes; "Temptation" owes so much to Marvin Gaye's "I Want You" that it might as well be titled "You Want Me (The Wrong Way)," while "Without You" is clearly inspired by '70s Stevie Wonder. Longtime fans not open to the new developments should be more satisfied with the second disc, an intimate and biographical live set that is twice as long as the studio album. Alone with his acoustic guitar or piano, McKnight runs through many of his hits and throws in some covers, including a patch that incorporates Nat King Cole, Stevie, and Michael Jackson.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2011
Label:
Ent. One Music
UPC:
0099923516224
catalogNumber:
5162
Rank:
59773

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Temptation
  2. Fall 5.0
  3. One Mo Time
  4. Gimme Yo Love
  5. Husband 2.1
  6. Without You
  7. Just Lemme Know
  8. End and Beginning With You
  9. Careless Whisper
  10. Just Me

Disc 2

  1. Find Myself In You
  2. More Than Wonderful
  3. Only One For Me
  4. Bio, Pt. 1
  5. Gonna Fly Now
  6. Sonata
  7. Rouge
  8. Bio, Pt. 2
  9. On the Battlefield For My Lord
  10. Bio, Pt. 3 ("Sweet Love")
  11. Find My Way Back Home
  12. Unforgettable
  13. Overjoyed
  14. Rock With You
  15. Crazy Love
  16. Can You Read My Mind
  17. Come Back To Me
  18. Never Felt This Way
  19. All I Need is You
  20. Still
  21. Do You Ever Think About Me
  22. The Rest of My Life
  23. Temptation
  24. I Miss You
  25. Anytime
  26. Back At One
  27. One Last Cry
  28. One More Time
  29. Cherish
  30. Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian McKnight   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Soloist
Jim Nasium   Drums
McKnight Vox Machine   Vocals
Leff Hand Johnson   Bass
Danny Diamond   Piano,Vocals
Brian McKnight   Bass,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Dean Martin   Composer
Frank Sinatra   Composer
Anita Baker   Composer
Natalie Cole   Composer
Andrew Ridgeley   Composer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Brian McKnight   Composer,Executive Producer
Bill Conti   Composer,Producer
George Michaels   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Rod Temperton   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer,Producer
Ayn Robbins   Composer
Carol Connors   Composer
Dee "Pitboss" Sonaram   Promoter
Giovanna Melchiorre   Publicity
Brian McKnight   Composer,Programming,drum programming
Courtney Lowery   Publicity
Niko McKnight   Programming,drum programming
Brian McKnight   Programming

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