Turn Me Loose [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Following Lost & Found, an album that earned Ledisi a pair of Grammy nominations, Turn Me Loose partially roots itself in the singer's past work and otherwise branches out from it. The album's title, as well as its cover, indicates a new, brash direction -- one that makes up only a portion of the set. Throughout the opening "Runnin," "Knockin'," and stretches of a couple other songs -- not to mention a charging, howling cover of Buddy Miles' "Them Changes" -- Ledisi and her band deliver rocking funk that cooks as hot as Labelle's "Messin' with My Mind" and "What Can I Do for You," or anything by Van Hunt. Here, Ledisi wails and belts with a kind of power previously ...
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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Following Lost & Found, an album that earned Ledisi a pair of Grammy nominations, Turn Me Loose partially roots itself in the singer's past work and otherwise branches out from it. The album's title, as well as its cover, indicates a new, brash direction -- one that makes up only a portion of the set. Throughout the opening "Runnin," "Knockin'," and stretches of a couple other songs -- not to mention a charging, howling cover of Buddy Miles' "Them Changes" -- Ledisi and her band deliver rocking funk that cooks as hot as Labelle's "Messin' with My Mind" and "What Can I Do for You," or anything by Van Hunt. Here, Ledisi wails and belts with a kind of power previously untapped -- in recorded form, at least -- all the while maintaining remarkable finesse. "I Need Love," one of the collaborations with Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins, is another highlight, seductively melancholy over a slick and slippery rhythm, while the title track's bluesy Southern soul backdrop seems just as ideal for Ledisi's voice. Most of the material that is in the vein of the subdued, sophisticated R&B showcased throughout much of Soulsinger and Lost & Found is fine, if sporadically tepid -- something that really comes through when heard with the harder material. Verve Forecast might be a little sheepish about their artist straying from the style that brought them success; on the sticker affixed to the album, the label singles out three songs, none of which break a sweat. They really should help her expose the versatility as much as possible. [The deluxe edition, released simultaneously with the standard version, adds a DVD.]
USA Today - Elysa Gardner
...she sounds free-spirited and fully in control, her raw-honey vocals soaring with hard-won authority and delicious abandon.
People Magazine
This soul diva leaves no doubt as to why she earned a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist... when this lady sings the blues on the Al Greenish "Love Never Changes" and the fiery title track, turning her loose is the last thing you'll want to do. Ivory Jeff Clinton
Newsday - Glenn Gamboa
...she flits, flies and growls all over the R&B spectrum. Turning her loose was a great idea.

This soul diva leaves no doubt as to why she earned a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist... when this lady sings the blues on the Al Greenish "Love Never Changes" and the fiery title track, turning her loose is the last thing you'll want to do. Ivory Jeff Clinton
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/18/2009
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • UPC: 602527132631
  • Catalog Number: 001321600

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Runnin' (2:18)
  2. 2 Everything Changes (4:00)
  3. 3 Turn Me Loose (4:18)
  4. 4 Higher Than This (4:54)
  5. 5 Alone (4:18)
  6. 6 Love Never Changes (3:50)
  7. 7 Please Stay (3:47)
  8. 8 Knockin' (3:45)
  9. 9 Say No (3:43)
  10. 10 Goin' Thru Changes (4:45)
  11. 11 I Need Love (4:01)
  12. 12 Trippin' (2:57)
  13. 13 The Answer to Why (3:04)
  14. 14 Them Changes (4:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Bonus Material
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ledisi Primary Artist
John Jackson Percussion, fender rhodes
Everette Harp Tenor Saxophone
Steve Madaio Trumpet
Rex Rideout Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Michael Urbano Drums
Raphael Saadiq Organ, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Tiffany Smith Background Vocals
Julian Hallmark Violin
Hervé "RV" Salters Organ, Synthesizer, Clavinet
Timothy Loo Cello
Eric Krasno Bass, Guitar
Adam Deitch Organ, Drums, Keyboards
Teddy Campbell Drums
DeWayne Swan Organ
Shalini Vijayan Violin
Lauren Evans Background Vocals
Errol Cooney Guitar
David James Jr Guitar, Background Vocals
Mabvuto Carpenter Background Vocals
Joel Pargman Violin
Alma Fernandez Viola
Nigel Hall Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer
Curt Chambers Guitar
Nicholas Lane Trombone, Conductor
Kyonte Vincent Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ray Bardani Engineer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Jimmy Jam Producer
Terry Lewis Composer, Producer
Rex Rideout Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements
Raphael Saadiq Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Chucky Thompson Producer
Hollis King Art Direction
Bruce Resnikoff Executive Producer
Bill Darlington Executive Producer, Management
Lorenzo Johnson Composer
Chief Xcel Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Mark Kaplan Management
Eric Krasno Composer, Producer, Engineer
Ledisi Young Composer, Executive Producer
Adam Deitch Composer, Producer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins Composer, Producer, Engineer
Xavier Mosley Composer
Tremaine "Six7" Williams Engineer
Marlon Marcel Engineer
Curt Chambers Composer
Nicholas Lane Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Kyonte Vincent Composer, Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful & Amazing

    Lesidi is so wonderful and amazing, her showmanship is awesome. I saw her Sunday at the Woodminister Theatre in Oakland, California and what she did on that stage was so profound, her spirit is a blessing that she brings thru her music. In my book there is no other singer that brings it like she does. So the rest of the ladies that thinks that they got it could truly take a lesson from this lady. She is so special and amazing I am just so proud to attend her concerts and be a part of this wonderful experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    LESIDI - TURN ME LOOSE!

    Can you say SLAMMIN! THis cd is HOT! LOVE IT ALL!!! GIRL IS STRAIGHT UP FUNKY!!! POWERFUL AND SOULFUL! GET IT...GOT IT...GOOD! DON't SLEEP on this one ya'll.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Love it!!

    I was listening to Ledisi long before her Grammy nod last year, and I made sure I picked up this CD the day it dropped. Her voice is amazing, and there something for anyone who likes to hear a great singer and not just great beats and a catchy hook. For such a petite woman, Ledisi has a big 'ol voice! I don't know if mainstream R&B radio will play many of her songs, but I don't care, because I have the CD! Please give it a try.

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    Posted August 17, 2009

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