- Released: February 10, 2003
- Label: Blackground Records
Rolling Stone - 1/23/03, p.673 stars out of 5
- "...[A] slick collection of old hits and previously unreleased songs..."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/13/02, p.82
"...These hits and unreleased cuts prove she was a muse in her own right....A further reminder of her interpretive talent--and our loss." - Rating: A-
Uncut - 3/03, p.1213 stars out of 5
- "...The bulk of I CARE 4 YOU has been filled out with Aaliyah's greatest hits, her silvery and subtle reconfiguration of R&B....A nice summation of an unusually graceful, unhappily short career..."
Vibe - 2/03, p.1364 discs out of 5
- "...Gathers some of the most adventurous dance-pop of the last 10 years..."
- 1.Back & Forth
- 2.Are You That Somebody?
- 3.One In A Million
- 4.I Care 4 U
- 5.More Than A Woman
- 6.Don't Know What To Tell Ya
- 7.Try Again
- 8.All I Need
- 9.Miss You
- 10.Don't Worry
- 11.Come Over - (featuring Tank)
- 12.Erica Kane
- 13.At Your Best
- 14.Got To Give It Up - (remix)
Initial pressings included a bonus DVD.
Personnel includes: Aaliyah, Tank.
Producers include: R. Kelly, Timbaland, Teddy Bishop, Jazze Pha.
Recorded in New York, New York, Los Angeles, California, and Chicago, Illinois.
Personnel: Stevie Blacke (strings).
Audio Mixers: Acar S. Key; Jimmy Douglass; Mr. Lee; Peter Mokran; R. Kelly; Timbaland.
Recording information: Battery Studios, New York, NY; Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL; Chung King, New York, NY; Chung King, NY, NY; Magic Mix Studios, LA, CA; Manhattan Center Studios; Music Grinder Studios; Pyramid Studios, Ithaca, NY; Sony Studios, New York, NY; Sony Studios, NY, NY.
Photographers: Albert Watson ; David LaChapelle; Jonathan Mannion.
This collection of tunes by the late R&B siren Aaliyah serves double duty as a greatest hits package and a rarities compendium. While the first half of the disc reaches back to Aaliyah's previous albums and snags some of their most memorable songs ("One in a Million," the title track, etc.) the second half consists of previously unreleased material that admirably extends the legacy of a talented young artist whose bright flame was snuffed out far too early. Hearing the old songs again, it's striking how successfully Aaliyah's sensual but feather-light voice interacts with Timbaland's always-inventive production. On the new tracks, the arrangements are a bit more straightforward and predictable (no Timbaland, you see), but Aaliyah's strong vocal presence still rides atop each one with equal amounts of delicacy and authority.