Survivor [Germany Bonus Tracks]

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
Not even two lineup changes in less than two years could derail the chart-busting, little-engine-that-could known as Destiny's Child. Building on their groundbreaking hip-pop classics such as "Say My Name," "Bills, Bills, Bills," and "Bug a Boo," the Houston-based trio -- which now consists of breakout star Beyoncé Knowles, her childhood friend Kelly Rowland, and former backup singer Michelle Williams --have kicked their game up another infectious notch with more intricate harmonies, dazzling phrasing, and unpredictable beats on their aptly titled third disc, Survivor. The title track, with its empowering call-and-response chorus "I'm a survivor/I'm not gon' give ...
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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
Not even two lineup changes in less than two years could derail the chart-busting, little-engine-that-could known as Destiny's Child. Building on their groundbreaking hip-pop classics such as "Say My Name," "Bills, Bills, Bills," and "Bug a Boo," the Houston-based trio -- which now consists of breakout star Beyoncé Knowles, her childhood friend Kelly Rowland, and former backup singer Michelle Williams --have kicked their game up another infectious notch with more intricate harmonies, dazzling phrasing, and unpredictable beats on their aptly titled third disc, Survivor. The title track, with its empowering call-and-response chorus "I'm a survivor/I'm not gon' give up/I'm not gon' stop/I'm gon' work harder", is already a hit, as is the girl-power anthem "Independent Women Pt. I"-- which originally appeared on the Charlie's Angels soundtrack. The real gems here, however, are a triumvirate of up-tempo tracks: the cartoonish remix "Independent Women, Pt. II," which borrows its lyrical phrasing from the opera Carmen; the rock-guitar-accented "Bootylicious," which Beyoncé, who wrote and co-produced the entire disc, penned in tribute to her jinglin' curves "I don't think you're ready for this jelly.../Cause my body's too bootylicious for you baby"; and the forgivably preachy, steel-drum-flavored "Nasty Girl" "These men don't want no hot female/Whose been around the block female/You nasty girl". The disc's slow jams are equally compelling, particularly DC's gorgeous, unplugged remake of the Bee Gees' "Emotion"; the soon-to-be wedding favorite "Brown Eyes"; and the stirring, a cappella "Gospel Medley." Throughout Survivor, Destiny's Child mesmerize listeners with their vocal firepower and alternately amuse and inspire with their neo-feminist lyrics. Ending the disc on a hopeful note, the bass-heavy, syncopated "Outro DC-3 Thank You," they proclaim: "It's forever DC-3." If they continue to challenge themselves and their growing fan club, that may be what fate has in store.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/2/2001
  • Label: Columbia Europe
  • EAN: 5099750178324
  • Catalog Number: 501783
  • Sales rank: 175,138

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Destiny's Child Primary Artist
David Donaldson Keyboards
D'Wayne Wiggins Guitar
Walter Afanasieff Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Dan Workman Guitar
Greg Bieck Keyboards
Technical Credits
S. Barnes Composer
Calvin Gaines Producer
Bill Lee Producer
J. Olivier Composer
Soulshock Composer
D'Wayne Wiggins Producer
M. Williams Composer
Karlin Producer
James Hoover Engineer
Walter Afanasieff Arranger, Composer, Producer
Corey Rooney Producer
Jim Caruana Engineer
Poke & Tone Producer
Brian Springer Engineer
Dan Workman Engineer
Anthony Dent Producer, Engineer
Rob Fusari Producer
Beyoncé Knowles Composer
Michael Conrader Engineer
Greg Bieck Engineer, drum programming
Ramon Morales Engineer
Falonte Moore Producer
Eric Seats Producer
Robert Conley Programming
J.R. Rotem Composer
William Malina Engineer
D. Elliott Composer
Damon Elliott Producer, Engineer
C. Rooney Composer
R. Stewart Composer
D. Wiggins Composer
M. Bassi Composer
N. Hackett Composer
C. Gaines Composer
Rapture Stewart Producer
R. Fusari Composer
K. Rowland Composer
K. Karlin Composer
K. Fambro Composer
E. Seats Composer
F. Moore Composer
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