Take Care [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
After the huge commercial and artistic success of his last album, Thank Me Later, Drake threatened/promised that his next album would be a straight-up R&B record that forsook rapping for vocals. The plan fell through, but his 2011 album Take Care has the feel of a late-night R&B album, full of slow tempos, muted textures, impassioned crooning, and an introspective tone that is only rarely punctured by aggressive tracks, boasts, and/or come-ons. For the most part, increased success hasn't done much to improve Drake's mood, as he details his failures at love, his worries about living a hollow life, and his general malaise. Drake's longtime producer/partner Noah "40" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
After the huge commercial and artistic success of his last album, Thank Me Later, Drake threatened/promised that his next album would be a straight-up R&B record that forsook rapping for vocals. The plan fell through, but his 2011 album Take Care has the feel of a late-night R&B album, full of slow tempos, muted textures, impassioned crooning, and an introspective tone that is only rarely punctured by aggressive tracks, boasts, and/or come-ons. For the most part, increased success hasn't done much to improve Drake's mood, as he details his failures at love, his worries about living a hollow life, and his general malaise. Drake's longtime producer/partner Noah "40" Shebib did most of the production work, and he surrounds Drake's voice with murky beats, layers of dusky synths, and moody guitars that fit Drake's voice perfectly; the two work together to create a thick mood of melancholy. When other producers take over, there is a definite shift in mood. Boi-1DA gives "Headlines" a jaunty synth line that Drake matches with his strongest rap, T-Minus brings some booty bass to the thoughtfully sexy Nicky Minaj feature "Make Me Proud," Just Blaze builds "Lord Knows" around some majestic samples that let Drake brag like a boss, and Chase N. Cashe take things one step further toward R&B by creating a late-night after-hours club feel on the bittersweet "Look What You've Done" (which features a phone message left for Drake by his grandmother). The album's most unique track, "Take Care," features Jamie Smith of the xx working with Shebib on an (almost) uptempo, (almost) danceable song that has a typically great vocal from Rihanna. The super-moody collaboration with the Weeknd on "Crew Love" is another highlight, though it does point out the problematic fact that the Weeknd beats Drake out in the vocal department. The collabo with the predictably brilliant André 3000 and Lil Wayne also point out Drake's shortcomings as a rapper. Though he drops the occasional line that dazzles ("All my exes live in Texas like I'm George Strait"), Drake is a middle-of-the-pack rapper at best. His true strength, as Take Care proves over and over, is his willingness to delve deeply into his emotions and the ability to transmit them in such a simple and real fashion that it's easy to connect with him even if your life isn't filled with glamorous exes, hangs with Stevie Wonder (who adds some harmonica to "Doing It Wrong"), and gold owls. It's an important achievement, and his success might mean that the world was ready for the first emo rapper. Thank Me Later hinted at it, but Take Care makes it plain. And while Take Care's charms may be a little more hidden, with a couple exceptions, than Thank Me Later's were, repeated plays reveal a record that is just as strong and more powerful emotionally. Don't play it at your next house party or DJ night; save it for later when you need something to get you through the rest of the night. [Take Care was also released in a clean version.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2011
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602527867946
  • Catalog Number: 001627802
  • Sales rank: 13,719

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Over My Dead Body (4:32)
  2. 2 Shot for Me (3:44)
  3. 3 Headlines (3:26)
  4. 4 Crew Love - The Weeknd (3:28)
  5. 5 Take Care (4:37)
  6. 6 Marvins Room/Buried Alive Interlude (8:15)
  7. 7 Under Ground Kings (3:32)
  8. 8 We'll Be Fine (4:08)
  9. 9 Make Me Proud - Nicki Minaj (3:36)
  10. 10 Lord Knows (5:07)
  11. 11 Cameras/Good Ones Go Interlude (7:14)
  12. 12 Doing It Wrong (4:25)
  13. 13 The Real Her (5:21)
  14. 14 Look What You've Done (5:01)
  15. 15 HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right) (3:26)
  16. 16 Practice (3:57)
  17. 17 The Ride (5:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Drake Primary Artist
Alvin Fields Choir Director
Gil Scott-Heron Background Vocals
Stevie Wonder Harmonica
Ken Lewis Choir Director
Chantal Kreviazuk Piano, Vocals
Dylan Wissing Drums
Adrian Eccleston Guitar
Static Major Background Vocals
Divine Brown Background Vocals
Ebony Jackson Choir, Chorus
Erika Johnson Choir, Chorus
Chase N-Cashe Musician
Jamie Smith Musician
Romy Madley Croft Guitar
Noah Shebib Bass, Keyboards, Musician
T-Minus Musician
Tammy Infusino Choir, Chorus
Chilly Gonzales Synthesizer, Piano, fender rhodes
Matthew "Boi Ida" Samuels Musician
Nikhil Synthesizer
The Weeknd Background Vocals, Musician
John Morgan Choir, Chorus
Jawan Peacock Piano, Background Vocals
Isaiah Raheem Choir, Chorus
Evelyn "Bubu" Sher Background Vocals
Carmen Roman Choir, Chorus
Bonnie Artis Choir, Chorus
Alyse Barnhill Choir, Chorus
Wado Brown Organ
Taylor Hill Choir, Chorus
Syren Lyric Muse Vocals
Rose Hart Choir, Chorus
Roman Marshall Choir, Chorus
William World Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Ricardo Gutierrez Mastering
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Ken Lewis Engineer, Instrumentation
Les Bateman System Engineer
Chantal Kreviazuk Producer
Just Blaze Producer
Ruben Rivera Engineer
John Holmes Engineer
Brent Kolatalo Engineer, Instrumentation
Ariel Chobaz Engineer
Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee Composer, Producer
Chase N-Cashe Producer
Jamie Smith Producer
Noah Shebib Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, drum programming, Additional Production
Aubrey "Drake" Graham Producer, Executive Producer
M. McKinney Composer
M. Samuels Composer
Dwayne Carter Composer, Executive Producer
T-Minus Producer
Ronald "Slim Tha Don" Williams Executive Producer
Michael "Banger" Cadahia Engineer
Bryan "Baby Birdman" Williams Executive Producer
Gee Roberson Executive Producer
Oliver El-Khatib Executive Producer
Noel Cadastre Engineer
Cortez Bryant Executive Producer
Matthew "Boi Ida" Samuels Producer
Derek "MixedByAli" Ali Engineer
The Weeknd Producer
Doc McKinney Producer, Engineer
Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese Producer
Martin "Drop" Wong Artwork
Carlo Montagnese Engineer
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