Love Jones [Original Soundtrack]

Love Jones [Original Soundtrack]

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The soundtrack to the film Love Jones is arguably one of the best soundtracks of the 1990s. This neo-soul gem features a myriad of the decade's most prolific R&B acts, including Lauryn Hill, Dionne Farris, Groove Theory, Maxwell, Xscape, Brand New Heavies, Kenny Lattimore, and Me'Shell NdegéOcello, as well as tracks from jazz maestros Cassandra Wilson, DukeSee more details below

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The soundtrack to the film Love Jones is arguably one of the best soundtracks of the 1990s. This neo-soul gem features a myriad of the decade's most prolific R&B acts, including Lauryn Hill, Dionne Farris, Groove Theory, Maxwell, Xscape, Brand New Heavies, Kenny Lattimore, and Me'Shell NdegéOcello, as well as tracks from jazz maestros Cassandra Wilson, Duke Ellington, and John Coltrane. The whole album flows like a classy, smooth set of perfect soul songs before shifting gears into jazz for the last several tracks. Lauryn Hill's "The Sweetest Thing" is just what its title implies, and stands as one of the hip-hop chanteuse's most lovely recordings, with her warm, melancholy vocals set against an acoustic backdrop courtesy of the Refugee Camp All-Stars. Dionne Farris' "Hopeless" is an intelligent, timeless gem of a ballad, and Xscape's version of "In the Rain" is just dripping with pure, unadulterated soul. Maxwell's hit "Sumthin' Sumthin'" is turned into an oozing, ultra-smooth ballad, highlighted by his signature falsetto, and long-absent neo-soul favorites Groove Theory provide a sexy and understated hip-hop cut with "Never Enough," which features Amel Larrieux's always welcome vocals. Trina Broussard's "Inside My Love" makes one feel as though they were watching her sing in an intimate club, and Cassandra Wilson's sublime "You Move Me" is the album's five-star track, with endless emotion packed into her brilliant, low-key performance. Finally, Brand New Heavies lend a welcome dose of up-tempo funk with "I Like It." At the time of this album's release, most soundtracks included one or two new songs sandwiched between a bunch of filler and recycled tracks. Love Jones is a rare example of a flawless soundtrack album, and, dare we say, ranks as one of the best R&B albums of the 1990s, period.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/1997
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646791745
catalogNumber:
67917

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cassandra Wilson   Track Performer
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra   Track Performer
Brand New Heavies   Track Performer
Trina Broussard   Track Performer
John Coltrane   Track Performer
Duke Ellington   Track Performer
Dionne Farris   Track Performer
Meshell Ndegeocello   Track Performer
Marcus Miller   Track Performer
Xscape   Track Performer
Groove Theory   Track Performer
Maxwell   Track Performer
Kenny Lattimore   Track Performer
Lauryn Hill   Track Performer
Refugee Camp Allstars   Track Performer
Nia Long   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Larenz Tate   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Melky & Day   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Cassandra Wilson   Producer
Brand New Heavies   Producer
Trina Broussard   Producer
Jermaine Dupri   Producer
Dionne Farris   Producer
Jazz   Producer
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Marcus Miller   Producer
Darryl Pearson   Producer
Bob Thiele   Producer
David Ward   Producer
Kenny Lattimore   Producer
Tim Shider   Producer
Bryce Wilson   Producer
Wyclef Jean   Producer
Randy Jackson   Producer
Lauryn Hill   Producer
Musze   Producer,Remixing
Pras   Producer
Touch of Jazz   Producer
Nick Wechsler   Executive Producer
Theodore Witcher   Executive Producer
Farel Jean   Producer
Samuel J. Sapp   Producer
Cassie   Producer
Pinkie Gordon Lane   Composer

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