- Released: March 5, 2002
- Label: Atlantic
Entertainment Weekly - 3/22/02, p.110
"...Adulthood becomes her...Her deep, warm voice now has a scratchy, evocative edge that suggests maturity and the high price that often comes with it..." - Rating: A-
- 1.B Rocka Intro
- 2.Full Moon
- 3.I Thought
- 4.When You Touch Me
- 5.Like This
- 6.All In Me
- 8.Can We
- 9.What About Us?
- 12.It's Not Worth It - (featuring Michael Jackson)
- 13.He Is
- 14.Come A Little Closer
- 15.Love Wouldn't Count Me Out
- 17.Die Without You
Personnel includes: Brandy, Michael Jackson, LaShawn "Big Shiz" Daniels, Ray J (vocals); Isaac Phillips, Aaron Fishbeind, Blake English (guitar); Kimbo (violin); Larry Gold (cello); Stuart Brawley, Jason Derlatka (piano); Rodney Jerkins (Wurlitzer piano); Gerald Hayward (drums); Teddy Riley (talkbox).
Producers include: Rodney Jerkins, Keith Crouch, Kamillion, Brandy, LaShawn "Big Shiz" Daniels.
Engineers include: Paul Foley, Fabian Marascuillo, Jim Bottari.
FULL MOON was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary R&B Album.
Personnel includes: Brandy, Fat Joe, Twista.
Personnel: Brandy (vocals, background vocals); Ray J (vocals); Isaac Phillips, Blake English, Jubu (guitar); Kimbo (violin); Larry Gold (cello); Robin Ross, Patrick Morgan, Mark Casillas, Lila Kazakova, Zheng Wang, Thomas Tally, Charles Veal, Edward Green, Tibor Zelig, Yi-Huan Zhao, Eugene Mechtovich, Michele Nardone, Benjamin F. Wright, Lori Andrews, Marston Smith (strings); Joe "Flip" Wilson (piano, organ, Wurlitzer organ); Jason Derlatka, Stuart Brawley (piano, programming); Gerald Heyward (drums).
Audio Mixers: Kevin "KD" Davis; Manny Marroquin; Dave Pensado; Dexter Simmons; Jon Gass; Brad Gilderman.
Recording information: 2nd Floor Recording, Orlando, FL; DarkChild Studios, NJ; Hartman Way Sounds, West Hills, CA; Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; Hit Factory, NY; Human Rhythm Studios, Los Angeles, CA; O-Henry Studio, North Hollywood, CA; Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA; Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; Studio C; Studio Philadelphia, PA.
Photographers: Marc Baptiste; Matthew Rolston; Jonathan Mannion.
The first couple of years of the 21st century proved to be a crowded field for photogenic young R&B-pop divas (Britney, Christina, Mya, the list goes on...). Many of these occupy a file in some folks' minds that's labeled "one-shot." FULL MOON serves to disprove such notions in the case of the in-it-for-the-long-haul siren Brandy. The album kicks off with a whisper, as the young songstress lets her voice gently caress the lush, balladic tones of the title track. Things kick into gear in short order though (on the very next tune, in fact) with "I Thought," where our girl lets her feelings of romantic disappointment out over a firm, funky backdrop full of heavy bass. By the time we reach the undulating "Can We," street-smart hip-hop influences have crept into the production aesthetic by way of squiggling synths and forceful beats. Throughout FULL MOON, whether she's belting it out or sneaking in the back door, Brandy lets her listeners know she's more than just a flash in the pan.