The Dutchess [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Naysayers may view Fergie as of the token girl in the Black Eyed Peas, but with her solo debut The Dutchess, the gal born Stacy Ferguson erases any doubt about her musical chops. Although Peas bandmate will.i.am co-produced 8 of the album's 13 tracks, Fergie co-wrote and co-produced much of the disc, ensuring that she's not just posing in front of a mic. And like fellow Californian Gwen Stefani, Fergie has a malleable enough singing style to be effective in myriad genres. She easily slips into urban-flavored jams like the ribald, chart-topping single "London Bridge" and the synth-infused, hip-hop mashup "Glamorous," featuring a catchy cameo by Ludacris. There's ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Naysayers may view Fergie as of the token girl in the Black Eyed Peas, but with her solo debut The Dutchess, the gal born Stacy Ferguson erases any doubt about her musical chops. Although Peas bandmate will.i.am co-produced 8 of the album's 13 tracks, Fergie co-wrote and co-produced much of the disc, ensuring that she's not just posing in front of a mic. And like fellow Californian Gwen Stefani, Fergie has a malleable enough singing style to be effective in myriad genres. She easily slips into urban-flavored jams like the ribald, chart-topping single "London Bridge" and the synth-infused, hip-hop mashup "Glamorous," featuring a catchy cameo by Ludacris. There's even a semi-sequel to the Peas' smash "My Humps" by way of the electro-funk opening cut, "Fergalicious," which includes an extensive sample of the J. J. Fad nugget "Supersonic." Elsewhere, Fergie successfully pushes her creative envelope, going from the punky reggae of "Mary Jane Shoes" -- complete with a sample of "No Woman, No Cry" and sweet harmonizing by Rita Marley and the I-Threes -- to the John Legend-produced "Finally," a sparse piano- and strings-kissed ballad that allows the ex-Wild Orchid member a chance to show off her inner Mariah Carey. With The Dutchess, Fergie not only crushes any notions of being mere eye candy for the Black Eyed Peas; she's also created an impressive base for what'll surely be a fruitful solo career.
All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
After attaining superstardom with Black Eyed Peas, Fergie's solo debut, The Dutchess, has all the characteristics of a release fronted by someone who has been itching to go solo and prove herself, once and for all, as a versatile force all her own. The album, produced mostly by fellow Pea will.i.am, includes throwback hip-hop ("Fergalicious"), throwback soul ("Here I Come"), even ska-punk ("Mary Jane Shoes") and scat ("Mary Jane Shoes") and a classy string-drenched ballad (the appropriately titled "Finally"). But the song with the most lasting value is the hit single "London Bridge."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/2006
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602517057968
  • Catalog Number: 000749002
  • Sales rank: 15,424

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fergalicious (4:52)
  2. 2 Clumsy (4:00)
  3. 3 All That I Got (The Make Up Song) (4:05)
  4. 4 London Bridge (4:01)
  5. 5 Pedestal (3:22)
  6. 6 Voodoo Doll (4:23)
  7. 7 Glamorous (4:06)
  8. 8 Here I Come (3:21)
  9. 9 Velvet (4:53)
  10. 10 Big Girls Don't Cry (4:28)
  11. 11 Mary Jane Shoes - Rita Marley & The J-Three's (3:55)
  12. 12 Losing My Ground (4:08)
  13. 13 Finally - John Legend (8:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fergie Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Rita Marley Background Vocals
Jay Anderson Vocals, Background Vocals
Bruce Dukov Violin
Sid Page Violin
I-Threes Background Vocals
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Darius Campo Violin
Larry Corbett Celli
Brian Dembow Viola
Ron Fair Conductor
Julie Gigante Violin
Trey Henry Bass
David Low Celli
Helen Nightengale Violin
Gary Novak Drums
Katia Popov Violin
Barbara Porter Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
Cecilia Tsan Celli
Josefina Vergara Violin
Suzie Katayama Celli
J. Curtis Guitar
Lisa Sutton Violin
Natalie Leggett Violin
Simeon Spiegel Acoustic Guitar
Nico Abondolo Bass
Armen Anassian Violin
will.i.am Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Rap
George Pajon Guitar
Mike Hartnett Guitar
Mike Fratantuno Bass
Roberto Cani Violin
Printz Board Synthesizer, Trumpet, fender rhodes, Moog Bass
Thomas Dienner Viola
Vicky Miscolczy Viola
Liane Mautner Violin
Timothy Loo Celli
Ludacris Rap
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Chuck Prada Percussion
Andrew Duckles Viola
Becky Bunnell Violin
Songa Lee Violin
Elvis Williams Keyboards
John Legend Piano
Shoshana Claman Violin
Michele Richards Violin
Venus Brown Piano
Theresa Jones Bailey Background Vocals
Mike Harnett Bass, Guitar
Rita Marley & The J-Three's Vocals, Track Performer
Tiffany Yi Hu Violin
Phillip Levy Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Nate Hills Percussion, Drums
Keith Harris Bass, Drums, Keyboards, keyboard bass
Technical Credits
Lionel Richie Composer
Bobby Troup Composer
Afro Rican Engineer
Josh Chervokas Engineer
William Derella Management
Ron Fair Producer, Executive Producer, String Arrangements, Vocal Producer, String Conductor
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Trey Henry Engineer
David Sonenberg Management
Stacy Ferguson Composer
Julian Peploe Illustrations
Robb Boldt Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Madeleine Smith Sample Clearance
Stefanie Ridel Composer, Vocal Producer
Renee Sandstrom Composer
Vincent Ford Composer
will.i.am Arranger, Programming, Engineer, Executive Producer, drum programming, Audio Production
Anthony Kilhoffer Engineer
Will Adams Composer
Jamal Jones Composer
Printz Board Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Simeon Spiegel Engineer
Tal Herzberg Engineer, Digital Editing
John Hanes Digital Editing
S. Garrett Composer
Jason Schweitzer Engineer
Jason Villaroman Engineer
Demacio Castellon Engineer
Ethan Willoughby Engineer
Dru Castro Engineer
Padraic Kerin Engineer, Digital Editing
Elvis Williams Composer
John Legend Producer
Toby Gad Composer
Travis Daniels Engineer
"Angry" Mike Eleopoulos Engineer
Melissa Bolton Sample Clearance
Michael Markarian Management
Joe Peluso Engineer
Keith Harris Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    glamorous!

    I love this cd! Fergie's voice is really good and the songs are so awesome! My faves are Glamorous, Big Girls Dont Cry, Feralicious, London Bridge and All That I Got. You've gotta have this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A lot of bad songs

    She doesn't have a good voice but I bought this because I liked the song "Big Girls Don't Cry." I thought the rest of the songs would be good too but they weren't. Play the samples.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fergalicious!

    I love this CD! My favorite songs are: Glamorous,Fergalicious,Clumsy,Big Girls Don't Cry ... and so many more.I would buy this fun CD for anybody who loves Fergie!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I think this cd is awsome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Glamorous Fergie

    all the songs on this cd are so good.I recomend this cd to any one who likes Fergie.I bought this cd and listen to it mostly every day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    D to the E to the L I C I O U S!

    Love this album! My favs: Fergalicious Big Girls Don't Cry Glamorous London Bridge

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fergie

    I think the CD was a great hit I really liked it and i played it at my b-day!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is an okay CD

    The only songs I enjoy are Fergalicous and London Bridge.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i heard somewhere that fergie and her going solo might even want to cover a metallica instrumental

    from the news i heard on msnbc that fergie and her found group might want to cover a metallica song oh its true its all over the news and media but i love fergie thats why i bought her newest album cant wait for her next record to come out oh the metallica songs she wants to cover is the call of ktulu and or orion by metallica

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic Fergie!

    I L-O-V-E-D this CD!! It was really good. My favorite song was Fergalicious. I liked it a lot. It was a great Cd!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eh....its ok

    The only songs i like are the singles that are already out...the rest just don't really sound like her. Kinda wish i wouldn't have bought it. It would have been cheaper just to download the 3 songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing! Fergie CAN sing!

    I loved most of the songs on this CD. And it wasnt all rap, there was lots of variety. I didnt like the song Velvet or Mary Jane Shoes.. a little too "classical". But Fergie has got talent! After listening to London Bridge and then Glamorous i knew fergie had an amazing voice! Deffently a CD to buy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fergalicious

    Fergalicious definition make the boys go loco. It's Fergie! Fergalicious is a great song. It's catchy and really describes Fergie. She's D to the E to the L-I-C-I-O-U-S. The music video is crazy and all Fergie! If you haven't seen it yet, you're missing out on one of the greatest and hottest music videos of the year! I must say that when I bought this album, I was excited to see Fergie going solo. Clumsy has a cool beat to it and I highly recommend it and London Bridge. London Bridge is just fantastic. Luv it! Pedestal is catchy also as well as all the other songs. Fergie's music videos are hot just like she is. I recently bought the clean version for my little sister and she's falling in love with it. It's cool to see her get into Fergie. I am really happy to hear her solo album and hope she continues to make more music! Don't worry, Fergie! I will always luv ya!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fergalicious

    These are some great songs that I am constantly listening to! Everyone loves it and you should 2!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    thats so freakin hott!!!!!!!!

    This cd is t6he best cd ever! i loved it. when i first bought it i thout it was gonna be all rap. but its a variety if you love mussic than youll deffinatly love this

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely Great

    This CD by Fergie is better than I even expected. There are great beats, great lyrics and true talent on this CD. I reccomend this to anyone who would really enjoy some great music. Way to go Fergie!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fergie Fer 4Ever!

    I think Fergalicious is damn amazing. London Bridge is cool, but I still like Fergalicious!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    C'mon she's good...admit it!!!!

    Well for one thing....this is her chance to shine.....and she's glowing. For those who love variety in music then Fergie's Dutchess has it. It's her first album but she has so much skill at using her vocal ranges...instead of staying consistent with one voice...she's so versatile that at some points she sounds like someone else entirely. After hearing songs like My Humps I couldn't believe that the singer of Glamorous could be Fergie at all.... Her voice has a very personal feel to it ...yet it can be distant too...kinda rare these days? Her voice isn't "over powering" any of the songs because it still allows me to hear the music, it's just not all about her voice (she doesn't make it obvious) and because of that I absolutely love it!!! I can't wait to see what other albums she'll produce in the future!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What are you people thinking?

    This is honestly the most inconsistant, unoriginal album I have heard in a long long time. This is more of name that artist she ripped off game. The fact that so many people like it shows once again America is filled with a bunch celebrity followers. I want my money back.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

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