Survivor [Germany Bonus Tracks]

Survivor [Germany Bonus Tracks]

by Destiny's Child
     
 

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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,

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/02/2001
Label:
Columbia Europe
UPC:
5099750178324
catalogNumber:
501783

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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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