India.Arie Acoustic Soul [Special Edition] (2-CD)

Acoustic Soul [Special Edition] (2-CD)
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Motown

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 3/30/01, p.68
"...Her balmy soul stylings and positive lyrics illuminate the entire album...and may stir you to put a flower in your hair..." - Rating: A
Q - 6/01, p.100
3 stars out of 5 - "...Arie's warm, folky sound and credible songwriting...may be just enough to give her a niche [amongst] the headscarf-wearing crooning in the vein of Lauryn Hill, Angie Stone, Erykah Badu [and] Jill Scott ..."
Mixmag - 6/01, p.179
4 out of 5 - "...Pulls up next to the organic, pure aesthetics espoused by the likes of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu....A compelling set..."
Muzik - 5/01, p.96
5 out of 5 - "...Faultless. Absolutely. 100% faultless...this is the future of soul music..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 6/01, p.114
"...A classy start, Arie's Tracy Chapman-like acoustic guitar underpinning the grooves with real finesse..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $1.291.Intro
  • Buy for $1.292.Video
  • Buy for $1.293.Promises
  • Buy for $1.294.Brown Skin
  • Buy for $1.295.Strength, Courage & Wisdom
  • Buy for $1.296.Nature
  • Buy for $1.297.Back to the Middle
  • Buy for $1.298.Ready for Love
  • Buy for $1.299.Interlude
  • Buy for $1.2910.Always in My Head
  • Buy for $1.2911.I See God in You
  • Buy for $1.2912.Simple
  • Buy for $1.2913.Part of My Life
  • Buy for $1.2914.Beautiful
  • Buy for $1.2915.Outro
  • Buy for $1.2916.Wonderful - (bonus track)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Video - (DJ Dodge Remix, Urban Wolves / Dreamteam remix, featuring Super Cat)
  • Buy for $0.992.Video - (Urban Wolves / Dream Team Remix, Urban Wolves / Dream Team remix, featuring Super Cat)
  • Buy for $0.993.Brown Skin - (Bedroom Rockers Radio Remix, Bedroom Rockers Radio remix)
  • Buy for $0.994.Brown Skin - (E-London Club Mix)
  • Buy for $0.995.Brown Skin - (Mind Trap Mix)
  • Buy for $0.996.Strength, Courage & Wisdom - (Remix, remix)
  • Buy for $0.997.Strength, Courage & Wisdom - (live, Live From Paradiso)

Product Description:

Personnel includes: India Arie (vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, percussion); Bob Power (conductor); Blue Miller (acoustic & electrc guitars, programming); Marlene Rice, Kelly Hall-Tompkins (violin); Judeth Insel-Stack (viola); John Catchings, Nioka Workman (cello); Mark Batson (celeste, Fender Rhodes piano, organ, Mellotron, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, percussion, programming); Larry Goldings (Wurlitzer piano, organ); Tony Harrell (keyboards); Avery Johnson, Doug Kahan (bass); Steve Grossman (drums, percussion); Abe Fogle, Ralph Rolle (drums); Dave Spak, Terry MacMillan, Bashiri Johnson (percussion); Carlos Broady (programming); Kerisha Hicks, Tony Harrington, Joyce Simpson, Duane Covert (background vocals).
Producers: India Arie, Kevin Haywood, Blue Miller, Bob Power, Mark Batson.
Engineers: Mike Tocci, Kevin Haywood, Avery Johnson.
India Arie was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. ACOUSTIC SOUL was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Awards for Album Of The Year and for Best R&B Album. "Video" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Awards for Record Of The Year, for Song Of The Year, for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and for Best R&B Song.
Personnel: India.Arie (guitar, acoustic guitar, percussion, background vocals); India.Arie; Blue Miller (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, programming, background vocals); Marlene Rice, Kelly Hall Tompkins (violin); Judeth Insel (viola); Nioka Workman (cello); Tony Harrell (keyboards); Steve Grossman (drums, percussion); Abe Fogel (drums); Abe Fogle (drum); Terry MacMillan (percussion); Carlos "6 July" Broady (programming); Tony Harrington, Laurnea Wilker Hymen, Laurnea Wilkerson (background vocals); Mark Batson (celesta, Fender Rhodes piano, organ, Mellotron, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, percussion, programming); Duane Covert, Kerisha Hicks, Joyce Simpson (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: George Karras; Jim Light Man; Dodge; Kevin Haywood; Alvin Speights; Mike Shipley; Mike T.; Blue Miller; Carlos "6 July" Broady.
Audio Remixers: Fred Ventura; E. London; Enrico Colombo; Deo & Chop; Anthony Acid.
Recording information: Access Studio (05/07/2001); Battery Studios, NY (05/07/2001); Blue House Studio (05/07/2001); Electric Lady Studios (05/07/2001); Music Mill Studio (05/07/2001); New Reflections Studio (05/07/2001); Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (05/07/2001); Sound Kitchen (05/07/2001); The Studio, Philadelphia, PA (05/07/2001); Worldbeat (05/07/2001).
Photographers: Kwaku Alston; Michael Benabib.
Arranger: India.Arie.
Cut from the same rootsy R&B cloth as Erykah Badhu, Atlanta-born India Arie's full-length debut after her first public emergence on Spike Lee's BAMBOOZLED soundtrack is a down-home affair, where acoustic guitars, live drums, and stand-up bass share space with more contemporary production devices. Arie's voice has an insinuating, seductive undertone that works its way into the listener's subconscious.
Songs such as "Video" are both catchy and centered on a subtly feminist theme, proving that Arie is up to having her cake and eating it, too, while the unimpeachably sexy "Brown Skin" is quintessential bedroom mood music. Arie's debut promises much, and delivers even more.

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  • UPC: 602517376830
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