Libra Scale [Deluxe Edition]

Libra Scale [Deluxe Edition]

by Ne-Yo
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Going by this high-concept return, it's apparent that Ne-Yo was not strictly invested in the output of others -- Rihanna, Raheem DeVaughn, Monica, Rick Ross, and Fantasia, to name a few -- after the release of Year of the Gentleman. Although Libra Scale sounds like a natural extension of the singer/songwriter's three-album 2006-2008 run, its germination started with a short story, which inspired the ten songs. Some of the details were revealed in the videos for the singles, as well as the album's booklet, containing a comic put together with living legend Stan Lee. Disregard the dressing, and Libra Scale can be heard as a standard Ne-Yo album. It does not sound like a soundtrack for a story about three garbage men who must protect their city -- there are no character themes, likely for the better -- but one can hear most of the material being expressed by the protagonist as he lives it up, develops a relationship, and deals with the consequences. Most of Libra Scale consists of Ne-Yo's typical modern uptown R&B, with the relaxed, upscale party anthem "Champagne Life," the sweet devotional "One in a Million," and the private-reflecting-pond ballad "What Have I Done?" the standouts. "Beautiful Monster," a Euro-flavored dance-pop single full of drama, is the only song that sounds out of place (and it stalled in the 60s of the Billboard R&B chart). The level of sophistication -- arrangements with subtle details, the frequency of slow tempos, a couple well-trodden motifs -- lends itself to a couple tepid tunes, but Ne-Yo remains a premier source of R&B that is both traditional and contemporary.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2010
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0602527474489
catalogNumber: 001469702


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ne-Yo   Primary Artist,Vocals
Dwyane Thomas   Bass Guitar
Brent Paschke   Guitar
Erik "Baby Jesus" Coomes   Bass
Sauce   Keyboards
Tyler Coomes   Drums
Anthony Reyes   Bass,Guitar
Jesse Wilson   Musician
Dwayne Thomas   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

L.A. Reid   Executive Producer
Doug Joswick   Package Production
Stargate   Producer
Rochad Holiday   Producer
Chris Atlas   Marketing
Ro   Programming
Ryan Leslie   Producer
Will Ragland   Art Direction
Jaymz Hardy-Martin   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Shaffer Smith   Composer
Ne-Yo   Executive Producer
Sixx   Programming
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Syience   Producer
Jackpot   Producer
Damien Lewis   Engineer
Chuck Harmony   Composer,Producer
Sandy Vee   Producer,Instrumentation
Carlos Oyanedel   Engineer
Tor Erik Hermansen   Composer,Instrumentation
Kristen Yiengst   Photo Coordination
Sauce   Additional Production
Mike "TrakGuru" Johnson   Vocal Engineer
Anthony Reyes   Composer
Sixx Johnson   Producer
Jesse Wilson   Composer,Programming,Producer

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Libra Scale [Deluxe Edition] 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
monica3225 More than 1 year ago
I loved Ne-yo,s album Libra Scale Ne-yo,s one of the best singers out of them all.Ne-yo,s got that voice none of the other singers have he,s a very talented guy.I like Ne-yo the best because everything he sings he sings good.If you people haven,t heard Ne-yo sing he,s very good at it.Ne-yo sings alot like Michael Jackson on his album Libra Scale.I call Ne-yo one in a million because nobody sings like him.Any new fans can follow Ne-yo on twitter.Ne-yo,s album Libra Scale was kind of short but he did a good job anyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I give this one 4 stars because I could have really done without the manuscript and photos; but this will go on the shelf with other music memorabilia. I am a new fan of Ne-Yo's to the point of now buying his music. I think he is a great artist---by this being my first time, I did listen to all of the tracks and have identified a few favorites: Champagne Life of course, then One In A Million; Beautiful Monster; Crazy Love; and the newest dance beat will be from the track Cause I Said So! That one is hot, and an extended version should be made.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AntiWeezyForever More than 1 year ago
ne yo is a talentless fool who got lucky he cant sing if his life depended on it plus hes a wannabe michael jackson actually he has ripped off michael jackson lots and lots and lots of songs trey songz also rips off michael jackson