Side Effects of You

Side Effects of You

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by Fantasia
     
 

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Seven of its 12 songs were co-written by Fantasia, so it's a little surprising that the fourth album from the American Idol winner doesn't bear a title like Here I Am or I, Fantasia. Nearly a decade removed from her nationally televised triumph, Fantasia's not only contributing significantly to the songwriting process,See more details below

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Seven of its 12 songs were co-written by Fantasia, so it's a little surprising that the fourth album from the American Idol winner doesn't bear a title like Here I Am or I, Fantasia. Nearly a decade removed from her nationally televised triumph, Fantasia's not only contributing significantly to the songwriting process, she continues to draw top-rank, well-matched collaborators such as songwriter and producer Harmony Samuels (Keyshia Cole's "Enough of No Love," Ariana Grande's "The Way"), who had a hand in each song. Since Fantasia and Harmony drive so much of the material, Side Effects of You is a more personal, more consistent set of songs than Free Yourself, Fantasia, and Back to Me. That's not to say there isn't a multitude of sounds within the several high points. They include "Lose to Win," which rather brilliantly samples and twists Commodores' mournful-yet-uplifting 1985 hit "Nightshift"; the dexterous, part-reggae "Ain't All Bad," and the perfectly poised and hard-hitting "End of Me." And then there's "Change Your Mind," which daringly incorporates Whitney Houston's "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (1990) and should not work yet does so in a convincing manner. Throughout, Fantasia's approach is as refined as ever. She rarely wails. A few songs come up short, such as the stodgy and frilly "If I Was a Bird," the merely passable title track (a theatrical ballad co-written by Emeli Sandé), and the peppy, drama-flicking "Lighthouse" (a better fit, cursing excepted, for Chrisette Michele), but they're not glaring. Seven or eight years after she was supposed to be an AI punch line in another line of work, Fantasia has released her finest album yet.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/23/2013
Label:
J-Records
UPC:
0887654768926
catalogNumber:
547689
Rank:
24852

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fantasia   Primary Artist
David Angell   Violin
John Catchings   Cello
David Davidson   Violin
Ronald Kelly   Drums
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Monisa Angell   Viola
Karen Winkelmann   Violin
Yolanda Johnson   Vocals
Shon Henton   Guitar
Courtney Harrell   Vocals
Amber Riley   Vocals
Ben Harrison   Musician
Jennifer Jordan   Vocals
Lance Tolbert   Bass
Emeli Sandé   Cello,Background Vocals
Regiment Horns   Horn
Harry Craze   Musician
Harmony Samuels   Vocals
Shahid Khan   Musician
Hugo Chegwin   Musician
Jonny Coffer   Strings
Jasmin Tadjiky   Musician
JinJoo TheGuitarGirl   Guitar

Technical Credits

Vanessa Brown   Composer
Ronald Kelly   Horn Arrangements
Dennis Lambert   Composer
Andrea Martin   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Walter Orange   Composer
Kyle Stewart   Composer
Erwin Gorostiza   Art Direction
Missy Elliott   Composer
Courtney Harrell   Composer
Brian Dickens   Management
Naughty Boy   Producer
Fantasia   Composer
Marty James   Composer
Phillip Lassiter   String Arrangements
Ben Harrison   Composer
Dave Kutch   Mastering
Antonio Reid   Composer
Emeli Sandé   Composer
Eric Bellinger   Composer
Thomas Lumpkins   Composer
Adonis Shropshire   Composer
Francine Golde   Composer
Joel Mott   String Arrangements
Kenneth Edmonds   Composer
Tiwa Savage   Composer
Harmony Samuels   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Sherrod Lambert   Composer,Vocal Producer
Amber Streeter   Composer
Justin Scott   Composer
Tiffany Fred   Composer
Shahid Khan   Composer
Carlos King   Engineer
Jose Cardoza   Engineer
H-Money   Producer
Evan "Kidd" Bogart   Composer
Claudia Bryant   Composer
J. "Lonn" Bareal   Vocal Producer
Hoax   Additional Production
Francisca Hall   Composer
Craze   Additional Production

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