Songs in A Minor [Bonus CD]

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All Music Guide - Jon Azpiri
Like Erykah Badu and other retro-soul artists that have followed her, Alicia Keys is trying to redefine modern R&B by injecting it with jazz and blues. In Songs in A Minor, Keys accomplishes her goal with poise and skill. The highlight of the album is "Fallin'," the debut single that features a haunting piano and strings arrangement reminiscent of James Brown's classic "It's a Man's Man's Man's World." Keys' piano work on "Butterflies" and "Goodbye" is equally impressive, as is her flare for up-tempo numbers such as "Jane Doe." [The Australian edition features a bonus disc with seven remixes, six acoustic numbers and a duet with Eve.]
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon Azpiri
Like Erykah Badu and other retro-soul artists that have followed her, Alicia Keys is trying to redefine modern R&B by injecting it with jazz and blues. In Songs in A Minor, Keys accomplishes her goal with poise and skill. The highlight of the album is "Fallin'," the debut single that features a haunting piano and strings arrangement reminiscent of James Brown's classic "It's a Man's Man's Man's World." Keys' piano work on "Butterflies" and "Goodbye" is equally impressive, as is her flare for up-tempo numbers such as "Jane Doe." [The Australian edition features a bonus disc with seven remixes, six acoustic numbers and a duet with Eve.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/12/2002
  • Label: Bmg Int'l
  • UPC: 743219696229
  • Catalog Number: 96962
  • Sales rank: 174,173

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Piano & I (1:51)
  2. 2 Girlfriend (3:34)
  3. 3 How Come You Don't Call Me (3:57)
  4. 4 Fallin' (3:30)
  5. 5 Troubles (4:28)
  6. 6 Rock Wit U (5:36)
  7. 7 A Woman's Worth (5:03)
  8. 8 Jane Doe (3:48)
  9. 9 Goodbye (4:20)
  10. 10 The Life (5:25)
  11. 11 Mr. Man (4:09)
  12. 12 Never Felt This Way (2:00)
  13. 13 Butterflyz (4:08)
  14. 14 Why Do I Feel So Sad (4:25)
  15. 15 Caged Bird (3:02)
  16. 16 Lovin' U (3:48)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Girlfriend (3:27)
  2. 2 Gangsta Lovin' (3:59)
  3. 3 Fallin' (3:55)
  4. 4 A Woman's Worth (3:20)
  5. 5 Butterflyz (3:54)
  6. 6 Troubles (4:23)
  7. 7 How Come You Don't Call Me (4:23)
  8. 8 Fallin' (4:30)
  9. 9 Moonlight Sonata/L'Interludio Ambivalente/Ain't Misbehavin' [Unplugged (2:22)
  10. 10 Goodbye (2:49)
  11. 11 Never Felt This Way (1:45)
  12. 12 Butterflyz (0:51)
  13. 13 Caged Bird (2:02)
  14. 14 I Got a Little Something for You (1:45)
  15. 15 Someday We'll All Be Free (6:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alicia Keys Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Paul Green Background Vocals
Brian Cox Piano
Isaac Hayes fender rhodes
Russell Jackson Bass
Cindy Mizelle Background Vocals
John Peters Organ
Cato Guitar
Norman Hedman Percussion
Tim Shider Bass
Arty White Guitar
Andricka Hall Background Vocals
Victor Flowers Bass
Arden Altino Keyboards
Tammy Saunders Background Vocals
Rich Good Upright Bass
Reggie Flowers Fills
Technical Credits
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer
Donny Hathaway Composer
Prince Composer
Brian McKnight Composer, Instrumentation
Jimmy Cozier Composer
Clive Davis Executive Producer
Jermaine Dupri Composer, Producer
Brian Frye Engineer
Isaac Hayes String Arrangements, Flute Arrangement
Acar S. Key Engineer
Lonnie Simmons Composer
Joshua Thompson Composer
Eddie Howard Jr. Composer
Rick St. Hillaire Engineer
Ed Howard Composer
Kandi Burruss Composer
Alisa Yarbrough Composer
Anthony Nance drum programming
Warryn Campbell Composer
Kerry Brothers Composer
Jonah Ellis Composer
Peter Edge Executive Producer
Gerry "The Gov" Brown Engineer
Alicia Keys Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements, Concept, Instrumentation
Arden Altino Producer
Tenisha Smith Composer
Erika Rose Composer
Chris Wood Engineer
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