Stone Love

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
With her third disc, Stone Love, underrated soul singer Angie Stone may finally get her due. Stone's raspy pipes recall those of Gladys Knight, whom she sampled on the breakout hit "No More Rain In This Cloud" from her solo debut, Black Diamond. This time around, Stone -- who began her career with the female rap trio the Sequence and later fronted the smooth-jazz group Vertical Hold -- scores with the up-tempo single, "I Wanna Thank Ya," featuring rapper Snoop Dogg. Other highlights include "Stay for a While," a perfectly harmonized ballad with crooner Anthony Hamilton; the Michael Jackson?inspired "Lovers' Ghetto"; and the sassy sister anthem "That Kind of Love," ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
With her third disc, Stone Love, underrated soul singer Angie Stone may finally get her due. Stone's raspy pipes recall those of Gladys Knight, whom she sampled on the breakout hit "No More Rain In This Cloud" from her solo debut, Black Diamond. This time around, Stone -- who began her career with the female rap trio the Sequence and later fronted the smooth-jazz group Vertical Hold -- scores with the up-tempo single, "I Wanna Thank Ya," featuring rapper Snoop Dogg. Other highlights include "Stay for a While," a perfectly harmonized ballad with crooner Anthony Hamilton; the Michael Jackson–inspired "Lovers' Ghetto"; and the sassy sister anthem "That Kind of Love," featuring "Clean Up Woman" Betty Wright. Although Stone, who's worked with rocker Lenny Kravitz and neo-soul star D'Angelo with whom she has a son, doesn't break much new ground, Stone Love is a solid, classic R&B–inspired effort.
All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
With the success of her previous hit single, "Wish I Didn't Miss You," Angie Stone went from being trapped in a pack of neo-soul divas going straight to the bargain bin to being one of the first singers off the tip of the tongue when the word "neo-soul" was uttered. After nearly a two-year absence, Stone Love pleasantly picks up where Mahogany Soul left off, presenting a wiser, more even-keel Stone putting her best foot forward right from the album's onset. The useless guest appearance of the tired Snoop Dogg and his "izzle" façade does very little to improve the quality of the lead single, "I Wanna Thank Ya" -- if anything, it detracts from the song's overall atmosphere with constant interruptions that do nothing but serve as reminders that the Dogg is not having one of his better days check out the version at the end without Snoop's rap for a contrast. That said, guest appearances by Floetry and Betty Wright help Stone Love pick up steam, and an exceptional performance by Anthony Hamilton on "Stay for a While" invokes muses present during the recording of D'Angelo's Voodoo and Stevie Wonder's Innervisions. The production crew is the most solid it's ever been on any of her records and the choice of sampling is premium check the knockout sample of Dynasty's "Adventures in the Land of Music" used in "Lovers' Ghetto" but kept at a minimum, a tribute to the inventiveness of Stone and company behind the mixing console. And while there's no barnburning anthem of the type that fueled Mahogany Soul's longevity and despite some totally unnecessary interludes, this is her most focused and accomplished full-length to date. A delightful album for a summer day, and save for the Snoop cameo an enjoyable listen from start to finish.
Vibe
On her third album, neo-soul veteran Angie Stone delivers the infectious brand of music for which she's known. Taisha Rucker
Billboard - Gail Mitchell
Whether discoursing on love or heartbreak, the singer/songwriter/musician never leaves an emotional stone unturned.

On her third album, neo-soul veteran Angie Stone delivers the infectious brand of music for which she's known. Taisha Rucker
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974873228
  • Catalog Number: 748732
  • Sales rank: 70,499

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stoned Love (Intro) (0:35)
  2. 2 I Wanna Thank Ya (3:47)
  3. 3 My Man - Floetry (4:01)
  4. 4 U-Haul (3:56)
  5. 5 Stay for a While - Anthony Hamilton (4:01)
  6. 6 Lovers' Ghetto (4:05)
  7. 7 Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That... (Interlude) (0:25)
  8. 8 You're Gonna Get It - Diamond Stone (4:15)
  9. 9 Come Home (Live With Me) (3:57)
  10. 10 You Don't Love Me (3:34)
  11. 11 Remy Red (3:50)
  12. 12 That Kind of Love (3:52)
  13. 13 Touch It (Interlude) (1:20)
  14. 14 Cinderella Ballin' (4:35)
  15. 15 Karma (4:42)
  16. 16 Wherever You Are (Outro) (0:35)
  17. 17 I Wanna Thank Ya (5:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Angie Stone Primary Artist, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Betty Wright Background Vocals
Jo Ann Campbell Background Vocals
Khadejia Bass Background Vocals
Tweet Background Vocals
Steve Bethany Guitar
Stefanie Bolton Background Vocals
Missy Elliott Background Vocals
Jazze Pha Vocal Ad-Libs
Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander Keyboards
Crystal Johnson Background Vocals
Juanita Wynn Background Vocals
Harold Lilly Background Vocals
Jamal Peoples fender rhodes
Eric Walls Guitar
Jonathan D. Richmond Vocals, Background Vocals
Jamel "Melekeyz" Oliver Keyboards
Tamara Savage Background Vocals
Diamond Stone Background Vocals
Technical Credits
André Previn Composer
Joyce Sims Composer
Kevin Spencer Composer
Phalon Alexander Composer
Louis Alfred III Engineer
Jerry Barnes Composer
Thom Bell Composer
Eldra DeBarge Composer
William "Poogie" Hart Composer
Eddie Krakaur Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
Richard Randolph Composer
John Jubu Smith Producer, Instrumentation
Angie Stone Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Rod Temperton Composer
Elai Tubo Engineer
Craig Brockman Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Ken Thomas Composer
Frank Wilson Composer
Anthony Hamilton Composer
Missy Elliott Composer, Producer
Jazze Pha Producer
Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander Producer, Engineer
Bill Importico Engineer
Baby Paul drum programming
Alli Art Direction
Tim Donovan Engineer
Daniel Wierup Engineer
Sherrod Barnes Composer, Producer
Crystal Johnson Composer
Rufus Blaq Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Courtney Terry Composer
Calvin Broadus Composer
Juanita Wynn Composer
Andreao "Fanatic" Heard Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Ann Mincieli Engineer
Rufus Moore Composer
Sean Cooper Sound Design
Warryn Campbell Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Nisan Stewart Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Peter Edge Executive Producer
Arnold Wolfe Engineer
John Hanes Digital Editing
Keith Horne Composer
Marsha Ambrosius Composer
Harold Lilly Composer, Producer
Natalie Stewart Composer
Carlos Bedoya Engineer
Bruce Buechner Engineer
Jonathan D. Richmond Composer, Producer
Chris LeBeau Artwork
Ricky "Freeze" Smith Composer
Yutaka Kawana Engineer
Jon Rych Instrumentation
Tamara Savage Composer
Supa Ugly K Love Programming, Producer
David "D-Lo" Lopez Engineer
Paul Williams Composer
Joi Campbell Composer
Keli Price Composer
Walter Millsap Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
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