Voyage To India (Ltd. Ed. - Bonus Track)

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
"The only constant in the world is change/That's why I take each day as it comes," muses India.Arie on the opening interlude of her sophomore disc, Voyage to India. Alongside "Healing" and "Gratitude," that acoustic track aptly titled "Growth," sums up the confessional album's recurring themes. During the whirlwind year in which she rose to pop and neo-soul stardom on the strength of her liberating single "Video," only to be denied all seven of the Grammys for which her life-affirming debut, Acoustic Soul, was nominated, the earthy chanteuse has had many reasons to grow, heal, and be grateful. Despite her fame, on the lead single, "Little Things," which borrows some...
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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
"The only constant in the world is change/That's why I take each day as it comes," muses India.Arie on the opening interlude of her sophomore disc, Voyage to India. Alongside "Healing" and "Gratitude," that acoustic track aptly titled "Growth," sums up the confessional album's recurring themes. During the whirlwind year in which she rose to pop and neo-soul stardom on the strength of her liberating single "Video," only to be denied all seven of the Grammys for which her life-affirming debut, Acoustic Soul, was nominated, the earthy chanteuse has had many reasons to grow, heal, and be grateful. Despite her fame, on the lead single, "Little Things," which borrows some of its lyrics and musical arrangement from Rufus's "Hollywood," India gives thanks for life's simple pleasures. "I did all this for the love of music/Not the glitter and gold," she sings in her husky alto. Although her esteem-boosting lyrics sometimes sound preachy -- particularly on the mid-tempo "Talk to Her," where she urges men to make their "words sound like candy" to the ladies in their lives -- India's strength lies in her message of love. On this journey, however, she speaks less about self-love and more about being in love, as on the celebratory ballads "The Truth," "Beautiful Surprise," and "Good Man." With its 16 spiritually uplifting and empowering songs, this is a Voyage you won't want to miss.
All Music Guide - John Bush
Despite an excellent debut, India.Arie still had much to prove with her second record. Several of her neo-soul compatriots, from D'Angelo to Erykah Badu to Macy Gray, had faltered with sophomore albums, and it appeared she may have already said everything she had to say on Acoustic Soul. That anticipation, and trepidation, is exactly what makes Voyage to India such a beautiful surprise; it's a record that easily equals her debut, boasting better vocal performances but also better songwriting and accompanying production. As on her debut, there is a marked balance of organic and artificial: an acoustic guitar paces many tracks, though the edges are shorn off for a digital feel; the beats are often sampled, but there are still plenty of handclaps and fingersnaps; and the arrangements are simple yet obviously very polished. The improvement in her songwriting is most obvious from the first three tracks after the short intro. The themes driving "Little Things" keeping it simple, "Talk to Her" the importance of honesty, warmth, and communication in relationships, and "Slow Down" taking life one day at a time certainly have been covered already, many times even, but India.Arie writes with a fresh perspective that makes it sound as though she's the first to broach the topic. And, finally, her delivery is the best of any neo-soul vocalist, barring only the incomparable Jill Scott, alternately earnest and playful and sexy and questing. It all adds up to one of the most glowing comebacks of the year if she ever left, an important record whose stamp -- the Motown logo -- isn't the only thing it has in similarity with a classic LP by Marvin Gaye or Stevie Wonder.
Entertainment Weekly - David Browne
The disc sustains the twitchy coffeehouse R&B found on its predecessor, last year's Acoustic Soul...and the tracks stick to soothing, non-hip-hop textures and rhythms. [B]
People Magazine - Chuck Arnold
The singer-songwriter continues to worship at the neosoul altars of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway on songs such as "Beautiful Surprise," one of several lovely acoustic-guitar ballads.

The disc sustains the twitchy coffeehouse R&B found on its predecessor, last year's Acoustic Soul...and the tracks stick to soothing, non-hip-hop textures and rhythms. [B]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2002
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 044006475523
  • Catalog Number: 064755
  • Sales rank: 5,615

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Growth (1:00)
  2. 2 Little Things (3:29)
  3. 3 Talk to Her (5:10)
  4. 4 Slow Down (3:52)
  5. 5 The Truth (3:29)
  6. 6 Beautiful Surprise (2:28)
  7. 7 Healing (0:55)
  8. 8 Get It Together (4:54)
  9. 9 Headed in the Right Direction (3:29)
  10. 10 Can I Walk With You (3:50)
  11. 11 The One (3:21)
  12. 12 Complicated Melody (3:13)
  13. 13 Gratitude (1:05)
  14. 14 Good Man (3:32)
  15. 15 God Is Real (4:36)
  16. 16 Interested (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
India.Arie Primary Artist, Guitar, Background Vocals
Steve Grossman Percussion, Drums
John Catchings Cello
David Davidson Violin
Tony Harrell Keyboards
Terry Harrington Background Vocals
Terry McMillan Percussion
Laurnea Wilkerson Background Vocals
John Willis Electric Guitar
Doug Kahan Bass
Avery Johnson Bass
Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr. Background Vocals
Blue Miller Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Brent Barrett Electric Guitar
Joyce Simpson Vocals
Algebra Blessett Background Vocals
Shannon Sanders Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Bryan Russell Bass
Khari Cabral Simmons Bass
Ricky Quinones Guitar
Kerisha Hicks Background Vocals
Alvin "Cornbread" Garrett Bass
Paul Morton Jr. Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
David Leonard Engineer
Kedar Massenburg Executive Producer
Avery Johnson Engineer
Chris Athens Mastering
Blue Miller Programming, Producer, Engineer
Andrew Ramsey Producer
Sandy Brummels Art Direction
Vernon Mungo Engineer
Jim Lightman Engineer
Mike Tocci Engineer
Shannon Sanders Programming, Producer
John Adler Engineer
Traditional Composer
Musiq (Soulchild) Arranger
India.Arie Producer, Executive Producer
Annalee Valencia-Bruch Art Direction
Greg Fuqua Engineer
Paul Morton Jr. Programming, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WONDERFUL

    This CD is absolutely wonderful. The lyrics are simple yet powerful and her voice is so soulful and smooth. Its a wonderful combination!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Right on target

    i relate to this music, i feel her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FABULOUS!

    The long-awaited Voyage to India is everything I'd hoped it would be! India.Arie is an AWESOME singer/songwriter, an artist who truly speaks for me!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Want To Go To India....

    I absolutely love this cd. I bought it the day it came out, and I have been listening to it on repeat non stop. India has definitely one-upped herself from "Acoustic Soul". This is a very beautiful album, and I hope that she doesn't get overlooked again from the Grammy's nest year.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She's Back and even Better the 2nd Time around

    I love this CD as much as the first if not more. This just proves who should have really walked away with those Grammys and other awards this year. India your day is coming. Your light will continue to outshine the naysayers!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is why she was nominated for 7 grammys!

    I love India Arie's new album. Nuff said! If you slept on her debut album, you missed out on a work of art, but you must purchase this album if you really want to see a great underrated artist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic Sound

    India Arie's newest CD is a wonderful surprise! If you loved her first CD you'll enjoy the second one even more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Successful Sophomore!!!!

    I've only heard "snipets" of each song, and I'm trying to figure out if this albumn is better than Acoustic Soul. If you don't have it yet run out & get it NOW!! You'll Love It!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Potent Vibes of India's Heart

    Vibrant vibes this music has. The songs produce colors in your mind as you listen. Most of all, she ministers God to listeners and causes you to think about the "little things" as well as the big things.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I dare to say that I like this one better than her firstl!

    When I heard Acoustic Soul, I went crazy for "Ready For Love." I think she shines when her songs are less produced like that track. The new album I feel delivers on that level. Less produced, more India. She shines more on this album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love this cd!!!!

    This is one of the best cd's!! The lyrics are wonderful!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lyrical bankrupt

    I like this album, though not as much as acoustic soul. I agree with other reviewers that the lyrical content of the cd is not as creative or profound as her first effort. I was hoping for more inspirational lyrics. this time around, it seems that India has fallen in love and has to tell the world about it. There is nothing wrong with love songs but i expected more than that from her. Her praises for a man gets a little tired. Overall, this is a pleasant CD to listen to. My favarite song is "Talk to her". Anyone who enjoyed her first Cd will enjoy this one. Just don't look for profound musings and lyrics on Voyage to India.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ebony Soul In Rhyme

    A voice in a syrup sweet of honey melted butter flowing down as the chocolate lushes feel of being reverie in soul. With her guitar that strings with a zing that rings from her heart with the start of a beginning that makes all colors of skin to be more whole than the half of their will. With her sunshine that proclaims her as a queen in the soul of her time, as we should do the same,I am sure with this album, and with her last birth child of an album, Acoustic Soul, would define the clear wine of rhyme that would truly sweeten each legacy in every generation that would shine as she does through whatever she sings with a touch that is naturally golden. Young or old, each generation of this time would begin with an end that is India Arie, the journey that carved the gate of our destination to an unbroken circle once again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A MUST GET

    India.Arie has certianly done it again. This album is a must get. My favorite is "The Truth". Hopefully this year she will not be over looked for any awards. She trully is an artist in every since of the word. Thank You for making this wonderful album Ms.Arie.

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