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Pieces of Me

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Turn Me Loose was Ledisi's most commercially successful release, topping Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and peaking within the Top 20 of the Billboard 200. The 2009 album also earned two Grammy nominations to go with the pair earned by 2007's Lost & Found. On her fourth Verve Forecast disc, the singer continues to work beside Rex Rideout, Ivan Barias, and Carvin Haggins while adding Salaam Remi, Mike City, and Chuck Harmony -- all of whom are among adult contemporary R&B's most prominent and successful studio hands -- and a handful of up-and-comers. "Hate Me" is a hot Southern soul ballad and "Shut Up" packs forthright attitude with a roomy but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Turn Me Loose was Ledisi's most commercially successful release, topping Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and peaking within the Top 20 of the Billboard 200. The 2009 album also earned two Grammy nominations to go with the pair earned by 2007's Lost & Found. On her fourth Verve Forecast disc, the singer continues to work beside Rex Rideout, Ivan Barias, and Carvin Haggins while adding Salaam Remi, Mike City, and Chuck Harmony -- all of whom are among adult contemporary R&B's most prominent and successful studio hands -- and a handful of up-and-comers. "Hate Me" is a hot Southern soul ballad and "Shut Up" packs forthright attitude with a roomy but unshakeable beat, yet the album does not quite have the bite of Turn Me Loose. It could use a couple throw-you-around-the-room rockers in the vein of Turn Me Loose's "Runnin'" and "Knockin'," although some listeners will be so struck by the sustained high level of confidence and grace that it won't be an issue.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2011
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • UPC: 602527684475
  • Catalog Number: 001555702
  • Sales rank: 21,552

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pieces of Me (3:22)
  2. 2 So Into You (3:47)
  3. 3 Bravo (3:27)
  4. 4 Stay Together - Jaheim (3:56)
  5. 5 Coffee (3:21)
  6. 6 Hate Me (4:01)
  7. 7 Shut Up (3:23)
  8. 8 Shine (3:49)
  9. 9 I Miss You Now (4:10)
  10. 10 BGTY (3:30)
  11. 11 Raise Up (4:05)
  12. 12 I Gotta Get To You (4:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ledisi Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Vincent Henry Flute, Guitar, Saxophone
Darrell Crooks Guitar
Melvin Davis Bass
Brandon Fields Tenor Saxophone
Salaam Remi Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Rex Rideout Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Lee Thornburg Trumpet
Michael Ripoll Guitar
Jaheim Vocals
Mikey Dan Background Vocals
Christopher Barnes Keyboards
Wendall Sewell Guitar
Curt Chambers Bass
Nicholas Lane Trombone
Clayton Reilly Keyboards
Chuck Harmony Keyboards
Lance Tolbert Bass
Erick Walls Guitar
Keith Justice Keyboards
Joshua Webb Organ, Piano
John Lardieri Guitar
Ivan Barnes Keyboards
Allen Arthur Keyboards
Technical Credits
Darrell Crooks Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Cliff Lighty Composer
Dennis Moody Engineer
Salaam Remi Composer
Rex Rideout Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Horn Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Grover Washington Jr. Composer
Michael White Drum Fills
Bruce Resnikoff Executive Producer
Jessica Wilson Composer
Mike City Composer, Producer, Engineer
Balewa Muhammad Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Michael Ripoll Composer, Engineer
Eric Astor Engineer
Ledisi Young Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Art Direction, Vocal Producer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias Composer, Engineer
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins Composer, Producer
John Stephens Composer
Keir Gist Composer
Christopher Barnes Composer
Benjamin Chang Engineer
Claude Kelly Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Gleyder "Gee" Disla Engineer
Nicholas Lane Horn Arrangements
Clayton Reilly Composer, Programming
Chuck Harmony Programming, Producer
Tip Wyman Engineer
Derek Blanks Art Direction
Charles Harmon Composer
Kaygee Producer
Frank Oliphant Engineer
Anthony "Rocky" Gallo Engineer
Mike "TrakGuru" Johnson Engineer
Koshah E. Daniels Composer, Producer
Keith Justice Composer, Programming
Jon Jon Traxx Producer, Instrumentation
John Webb Jr. Composer
Ivan Barnes Producer
Herman Johnson Vocal Engineer
Fabbien Nahounou Composer
Allen Arthur Composer, Programming
Robert M. James Composer
Paperboy Fabe Nahounou Producer
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