Angie Stone The Art of Love & War

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Stax

Entertainment Reviews:

Living Blues - p.47
"Stone's meld of emotionalism and elegance yet again illustrates the connection between what's usually categorized as 'blues' and more contemporary styles."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Take Everything In
  • Buy for $0.692.Baby - (with Betty Wright)
  • Buy for $1.293.Here We Go Again
  • Buy for $1.294.Make It Last
  • Buy for $1.295.Sometimes
  • Buy for $0.996.Go Back to Your Life
  • Buy for $1.297.Half a Chance - (with Chino)
  • Buy for $1.298.These Are the Reasons
  • Buy for $1.299.My People - (with James Ingram)
  • Buy for $1.2910.Sit Down
  • Buy for $1.2911.Play Wit It
  • Buy for $1.2912.Pop Pop
  • Buy for $1.2913.Wait For Me
  • Buy for $1.2914.Happy Being Me - (with Pauletta Washington)

Product Description:

Personnel: Angie Stone (vocals, background vocals); Chino, James Ingram , Lalah Hathaway, Betty Wright (vocals, background vocals); Kendall A. Rideout, Sydney D. Lane, Dee Dee Davis, Jair L. Wright, Mike Marchand, Carlos McCullers, Malissa Rodriguez, Xitlali M. Villalobos, Demialma M. Herrera, Kendall A. Lane, Pauletta Washington (vocals); Ray Holloman (guitar, guitars); Michael Butler, Harold "Hal" Smith, Rayfield "Ray Ray" Holloman, Michael Butler, Erick Walls (guitar); Harold Smith (guitars); John Nettlesbey (synthesizer); Jon Nettlesbey (bass synthesizer, programming); Mike McClain, Mike McClain (programming); Gordon Chambers (background vocals); Ronnie Van (guitar); Greg Phillinganes (strings, keyboards, string synthesizer, bells); Dino Soldo (harmonica); Rex Rideout (Fender Rhodes piano); Adam Blackstone, Alex Al (bass guitar); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Tianna Vallen, Thomas Seabrooks, Juanita Wynn, Portia Griffin, Shamora Crawford, Diamond Stone (background vocals); Elijah "Vato" Harris, D.O.A., Sal "Lazyboi" Asad, Jonathan D. Richmond.
Additional personnel: Chino, James Ingram , Pauletta Washington, Betty Wright.
Audio Mixers: Victor Flores; Jon Nettlesbey; Khaliq Glover.
Recording information: ATM Studios, North Hollywood, CA; Doug's Dungeon Studios; Marvin's Room, Hollywood, CA.
The re-launched Stax label is an appropriate home for neo-soulster Angie Stone. Her 2007 album The Art of Love & War nods to classic styles, blending funk, soul, balladry, and R&B in one tasty package. The appearance of soul great Betty Wright on the album highlight "Baby" only strengthens the retro vibe. Yet The Art of Love & War is contemporary through and through. Shimmering with a modern, digital production sheen, the album is clearly steeped in urban contemporary R&B, more lush and languid than stripped down and raw. Stone is no mere puppet of the past (and apparently neither is the revamped Stax): her voice, delivery, and feel are all her own, whether on butter-smooth love songs ("Make It Last") or hard-swinging groovers ("Play wit It").
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  • Sales Rank: 42,470
  • UPC: 888072301467
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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