The Lady Killer [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
"Fuck You," the feel-joyously-spiteful hit of summer 2010, should cast a large shadow across Cee Lo Green's third proper solo album. The singer's biggest solo single to date, it's the best form of novelty hit -- a side-splitting surface supported with a durable underbelly, combining Millie Jackson-level lyrical frankness with a knockout throwback-soul production. Even without the presence of "Fuck You," The Lady Killer would remain a thoroughly engrossing album. Bookended by a recurring spy-film theme, the set is loaded with a potent mix of Green's singular voice -- meaning his graceful bellow and his oddball personality -- and knowing, hefty soul arrangements sheathed in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
"Fuck You," the feel-joyously-spiteful hit of summer 2010, should cast a large shadow across Cee Lo Green's third proper solo album. The singer's biggest solo single to date, it's the best form of novelty hit -- a side-splitting surface supported with a durable underbelly, combining Millie Jackson-level lyrical frankness with a knockout throwback-soul production. Even without the presence of "Fuck You," The Lady Killer would remain a thoroughly engrossing album. Bookended by a recurring spy-film theme, the set is loaded with a potent mix of Green's singular voice -- meaning his graceful bellow and his oddball personality -- and knowing, hefty soul arrangements sheathed in hip-hop vigor, often embellished with strings, horns, and substantive background vocals. As with 2004's Soul Machine, some of the best songs here share titles with R&B classics. The testimonial "Wildflower" switches between corny/winking couplets ("Sexy is in season/Share your sunshine with me") and amusing metaphor play ("Hold her with both my hands/Put her right on my table when I get her home"). The infectiously beaming "Fool for You," served with a choppy gait, carries as much pride as Ray Charles' " A Fool for You." "I Want You," yet another song that punches and swirls, isn't as straightforward as its title suggests; it's about pressing the reset button on a dying relationship. The final full song, "No One's Gonna Love You," is a cover -- not of the S.O.S. Band, but Band of Horses. It's a faithful version that humbly spotlights the versatility of a fascinating talent. Just as importantly, it's a suitable way to follow "Old Fashioned," a tear-the-roof-down ballad drenched in reverb and sweat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2010
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075678906015
  • Catalog Number: 525601
  • Sales rank: 29,445

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Lady Killer Theme (Intro) (1:37)
  2. 2 Bright Lights Bigger City (3:38)
  3. 3 F**k You (3:42)
  4. 4 Wildflower (4:03)
  5. 5 Bodies (3:43)
  6. 6 Love Gun (3:20)
  7. 7 Satisfied (3:26)
  8. 8 I Want You (3:36)
  9. 9 Cry Baby (3:27)
  10. 10 Fool For You (3:40)
  11. 11 It's OK (3:46)
  12. 12 Old Fashioned (3:24)
  13. 13 No One's Gonne Love You (3:29)
  14. 14 The Lady Killer Theme (Outro) (0:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cee Lo Green Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Vincent Henry Horn
Pino Palladino Bass
Salaam Remi Bass, Guitar
Tommy Lee Drums
Bruce White Viola
Tony Reyes Bass
Jerry Wonder Musician
Mike Caren Musician
Paul Epworth Musician
Jeremy Morris Violin
Fraser T. Smith Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Howard McGill Baritone Saxophone
Martin Williams Tenor Saxophone
Mike Lovatt Trumpet
Ruston Pomeroy Violin
Jenny Sacha Violin
Emma Owens Viola
Bryony James Cello
Kerenza Peacock Violin
Ari Levine Musician
Rosie Danvers Cello, Leader
Ayak Thiik Background Vocals
Sato Kotono Violin
Ash Soan Drums
Nikolaj Torplarsen Musician
Bruno Mars Musician
Graham Marsh Percussion
Hitesh Cohen Musician
Max Baillie Viola
Eleanor Mathieson Violin
Philip Lawrence Background Vocals
Robin Finck Guitar
Sally Jackson Violin
Jo Allen Violin
Kim Ofstad Musician
Hayley Pomfrett Violin
Brody Brown Musician
Danny Marsden Trumpet
Kotono Smith Violin
Mason Levy Musician
Natalie Cavey Viola
Stephanie Cavey Violin
Bradley Hagen Drums
Cathy Collwell Double Bass
Dena Chutuk Background Vocals
Jacob Lutrell Musician
Technical Credits
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Sally Herbert String Arrangements
Jerry Livingston Composer
Rick Nowels Composer, Vocal Producer
Mark Rankin Engineer
Salaam Remi Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Niall Acott Engineer
Tony Reyes Composer
Craig Kallman Executive Producer
Cee Lo Green Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Mack David Composer
Paul Epworth Producer
Ben H. Allen Composer, Producer, Engineer
Fraser T. Smith Composer, Producer
Chris Baseford Engineer
K.C. "Cognac" Morton Executive Producer
Peter Tomasso Brass Arrangment
Jack Splash Composer, Producer
Dan Parry Engineer
Ari Levine Composer
Rosie Danvers String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
Isabel Seeliger-Morley Engineer
Bruno Mars Composer
Graham Marsh Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Producer
Hitesh Cohen Composer, Engineer
Steve Price Engineer
Philip Lawrence Composer
Beatriz Artola Engineer
Creighton Barrett Composer
noel fisher Composer
The Smeezingtons Producer
Kim Ofstad Composer, Engineer
Alan Nglish Producer
Alan Kasirye Composer
Brody Brown Composer
James Hampton Composer
The Grey Area Producer
Steven Barlow Engineer
Terrence Simpkins Composer, Additional Production
Benjamin Birdwell Composer
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  • Posted November 16, 2010

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    While I am a fan of Oatkast and gnarls barkley, I am only a casual one since I didn't know who Cee Lo Green was until after I bought this. I heard this performed on The Colbert Report and ran right to the store to buy the CD. It is very good, with several catchy songs and the old/new soul sound I've been craving lately. If you dig it, try Sharon Jones and the DAP Kings or Raphael Saadiq. If Lady Killer doesn't make your booty shake, something's wrong with it!

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