Share My World

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
The hype that surrounded Mary J. Blige in the beginning was simply ridiculous. When What's the 411? was released in 1992, she was exalted as "the new Chaka Khan"-- a definite exaggeration, considering how uneven that debut album was. But Blige did show promise, and by the time she recorded her third album, Share My World, she had developed into a fairly convincing soul/urban singer. Her strongest and most confident effort up to that point, Share had much more character, personality, and honesty than most of the assembly line fare dominating urban radio in 1997. For all their slickness, emotive cuts like "Get to Know You Better," "Love Is All We Need," and "Keep Your ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
The hype that surrounded Mary J. Blige in the beginning was simply ridiculous. When What's the 411? was released in 1992, she was exalted as "the new Chaka Khan"-- a definite exaggeration, considering how uneven that debut album was. But Blige did show promise, and by the time she recorded her third album, Share My World, she had developed into a fairly convincing soul/urban singer. Her strongest and most confident effort up to that point, Share had much more character, personality, and honesty than most of the assembly line fare dominating urban radio in 1997. For all their slickness, emotive cuts like "Get to Know You Better," "Love Is All We Need," and "Keep Your Head" left no doubt that Blige was indeed a singer of depth and substance. Although high tech, the production of everyone from R. Kelly with whom she duets on the inviting "It's On" and Babyface to Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis doesn't come across as forced or robotic, but, in fact, is impressively organic. With Share My World, Blige definitely arrived.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/1997
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811160623
  • Catalog Number: 11606
  • Sales rank: 20,541

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:24)
  2. 2 I Can Love You (4:46)
  3. 3 Love Is All We Need (4:14)
  4. 4 Round and Round (4:24)
  5. 5 Share My World (Interlude) (0:30)
  6. 6 Share My World (5:07)
  7. 7 Seven Days (5:09)
  8. 8 It's On (4:42)
  9. 9 Thank You Lord (Interlude) (0:44)
  10. 10 Missing You (4:16)
  11. 11 Everything (4:59)
  12. 12 Keep Your Head (3:48)
  13. 13 Can't Get You off My Mind (4:39)
  14. 14 Get to Know You Better (4:32)
  15. 15 Searching (5:05)
  16. 16 Our Love (5:21)
  17. 17 Not Goin' Cry (4:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mary J. Blige Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Babyface Keyboards, Keyboards, Musician
Roy Ayers Vibes
George Benson Guitar
Dunn Pearson Jr. Keyboards
Rich Nice Narrator
Mike Campbell Guitar
Shanice Background Vocals
Nas Rap
R. Kelly Vocals, Background Vocals, Multi Instruments, Track Performer
Mary Brown Background Vocals
Lafayette Carthon Keyboards
Nathan East Bass
Basil Fearrington Bass
Jimmy Jam Multi Instruments
Terry Lewis Multi Instruments
James Mtume Keyboards
Josh Milan Keyboards
Ed Tree Moore Guitar
James Mussen Drums
Mike Scott Guitar
Rodney Jerkins Vocals, Multi Instruments, Rap, Musician
Ed Moore Guitar
Bruce Wilson Keyboards
Darryl Brown Bass
Bryce Wilson Keyboards
Lil' Kim Rap
Malik Pendleton Background Vocals, Multi Instruments
Abdulhameed Zuhri Guitar
The LOX Rap
Fred Jenkins III Multi Instruments
LaTonya Blige-DaCosta Background Vocals
George R. "Golden Fingers" Pearson Keyboards
Minio Class fender rhodes
DJ Do It All scratching
Michael "Dino" Campbell Guitar
Fred "Uncle Freddie" Jerkins III Musician
Michael Jordan Guitar
Technical Credits
Babyface Arranger, Composer, Producer, drum programming, Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Rick James Composer
Roy Ayers Composer
Mr. Lee Programming
Rich Nice Arranger, Producer
R. Kelly Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Gene Bianco String Arrangements, String Contractor, String Conductor
Mary J. Blige Composer, Executive Producer
DJ Premier Composer
Ben Garrison Engineer
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Steve Hodge Engineer
Jimmy Jam Arranger, Producer, Instrumentation
Terry Lewis Arranger, Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
James K. Lloyd Composer
James Mtume Producer
Tony Maserati Engineer
Angela Piva Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
Richard Travali Engineer
Tom Vercillo Engineer
Marvin Yancy Composer
Rodney Jerkins Arranger, Composer, Producer, drum programming, Instrumentation, Introduction, Drum Arrangements
Bruce Wilson Producer
Stephen George Programming, Engineer
Ken Lewis Engineer
James Harris Composer
Bryce Wilson Composer, Producer
Lil' Kim Composer, Contributor
Malik Pendleton Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Poke Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Randy Walker Programming, Contributor, MIDI, MIDI Programming
Kelly Price Composer
Dexter Simmons Engineer
Chris Brickley Engineer
Kenny J. Gravillis Art Direction
One Drop Scott Arranger, drum programming
Poke & Tone Arranger, drum programming
Latonya J. Blige Composer
Steve Stoute Executive Producer
Ed Tinley Engineer
Fred Jenkins III Composer, Producer
LaTonya Blige-DaCosta Composer
David Styles Composer
George R. "Golden Fingers" Pearson Producer
Shawn Carter Composer
Xenos DaCosta Composer
Appolon "Chap" Noel Engineer
Rick Behrens Engineer
Tone Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Chuck Jackson Composer
Fred "Uncle Freddie" Jerkins III Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OUTSTANDING ALBUM

    I THINK ON THIS ALBUM MARY J BLIGE PROVES THAT SHE DOESNT NEED THE MINDS OF P DIDDY TO CREATE GREAT MUSIC

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mary's best cd!!!!!

    This is my favorite cd by her.It relates to everything I was going through at the time. I wish I could give it 6 stars....Excellent!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listen to this

    This album, while not better than ''my life'' is still a great album. It doesn't bump and thump to get you out of your seat, but it works its way into your soul and makes you think. From ''everything'' to ''missing you'' to ''seven days'' Best of all, the title track really speaks to the whole idea of a relationship. Not only will it make you think, but the background vocals and music will relax your soul. If you really want to enjoy this album, play it when you are not feeling so upbeat, or when that loved when just walked out the door and left you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE MARY!

    I have all of Mary's cds. She is my favorite hip hop/R & B singer. I love share my world and also Mary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mediocore

    'What's The 411?', 'My Life', and 'Mary' are all classic albums.Unfortunately, 'Share My World' doesn't fall into the category. The production aims to be too slick and too high tech and ends up falling flat on its face. The songs of empowerment sound like after school commercial jingles and the ballads sound saturated and bland. However, there are two excellent tracks on this passable project: 'I CAN LOVE YOU' and 'EVERYTHING'. Other noteworthy cuts are 'CAN'T GET YOU OFF MY MIND', 'MISSING YOU', 'LOVE IS ALL WE NEED', and to a lesser extent, 'SEVEN DAYS'. Fast forward the rest.

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