Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

4.7 7
by Kelly Price
     
 

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Some singers sing, but Kelly Price can blow. Respected by such heavyweights as Whitney Houston, with whom she performed the single "Heartbreak Hotel" on Houston's My Love Is Your Love, Price paid her dues as a backup singer for big-name artists such as Mariah Carey, See more details below

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Some singers sing, but Kelly Price can blow. Respected by such heavyweights as Whitney Houston, with whom she performed the single "Heartbreak Hotel" on Houston's My Love Is Your Love, Price paid her dues as a backup singer for big-name artists such as Mariah Carey, Faith Evans, Brian McKnight, and Aretha Franklin. And those experiences serve her well on her sophomore effort, which showcases this singer's beautiful, church-honed soprano and heartfelt emotional range. On "She Wants You," Price bares her soul, warning her naïve lover that she's "never gonna let another one take what's mine." On the flip side, Price slips into the conflicting role of the other woman in her excellent remake of Shirley Murdock's yearning classic "As We Lay." Price's cover version was produced by Shep Crawford and Montell Jordan, whose sparse musical backdrop complements Price's acrobatic vocals. Changing the pace a bit, the club-ready "Good Love" and the bluesy, mid-tempo "Can't Run Away" offer a nice diversion from the album's predominantly smooth grooves. Perhaps the most daring track is the three-way ballad "All I Want Is You," on which K-Ci and Gerald Levert compete vocally for Price's affections. With Mirror, Mirror, Kelly Price makes it clear that she won't be relegated to the background, and given her soulful voice and magnetic presence, we're happy to see her getting top billing.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
Like Mary J. Blige, Price has a big, bad, beautiful voice. And like Blige, she often chooses smart material to go along with that big, bad, beautiful voice. On her second album, she goes through many R&B motions -- over-singing, pallid bedroom songs, tuneless tales -- but still manages to sound like a genuinely thrilled diva in the process. Filled with slow jams, slick hip-hop, and gospel, Mirror Mirror is a more rounded record than Price's debut. Best is a cover of Shirley Murdock's "As We Lay" played like a Broadway curtain-closer. It reveals Price's penchant for theatricality and demonstrates her warmth as a singer. She puts an individualist's stamp on the album, a looking glass, if you will, into her soul.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/27/2000
Label:
Def Soul Classics
UPC:
0731454247221
catalogNumber:
542472

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kelly Price   Primary Artist,Vocals
Gerald LeVert   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bruce Dukov   Violin
R. Kelly   Vocals
Paul D. Allen   Drums,Keyboards
Kerren Berz   Violin
Lafayette Carthon   Keyboards
Luis Conte   Percussion
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Reid Harris   Viola
Kandice Love   Vocals
Donnie Lyle   Guitar
Peter Mokran   Guitar
Elizabeth Murphy   Cello
Richard Nanista   Bass
Heidi Nitchie   Viola
Sou-Chun Su   Violin
Jay Williams   Guitar
Montell Jordan   Vocals
Nella Rigell   Harp
David Arenz   Violin
David Braitberg   Violin
Case   Vocals
Dru Hill   Vocals
K-Ci & JoJo   Background Vocals
Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey   Vocals
Jun-Ching Lin   Violin
Christopher Rex   Cello
Anthony Lowe   Keyboards
Sara Parkins   Violin
Antony Cooke   Cello
Douglas Sommer   Bass
Steve Williams   Bass
John Smith   Guitar
Jere Flint   Cello
Carolyn Hancock   Violin
Daniel Laufer   Cello
J Moss   Drums,Keyboards
Kelly Price & Friends   Track Performer
LovHer   Vocals
Mike Cebulski   Timpani
Sanford Salzinger   Violin
Eric Johnson   Viola

Technical Credits

R. Kelly   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Paul D. Allen   Producer
George Mayers   Engineer
Julian McBrowne   Engineer
Peter Mokran   Producer,Engineer
Teddy Riley   Producer,Engineer
Franz Verna   Engineer
Aaron Zigman   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Method Man   Contributor
Robert Kelly   Arranger,Producer
Blake Eiseman   Engineer
Kelly Price   Arranger,Producer
Jan Fairchild   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Ralph Cacciurri   Engineer
Anne Catalino   Engineer
Carlos Thornton   Programming,Producer
Benny Tillman   Programming,Producer
Abel Garibaldi   Programming,Engineer
Mike Wilson   Engineer
Kevin Liles   Executive Producer
Shep Crawford   Producer,Instrumentation
Warryn Campbell   Producer
Ian Mereness   Programming,Engineer
J Moss   Producer
John Nelson   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Akisia Grigsby   Art Direction
Paul Davis   Engineer

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