Alicia Keys VH1 Storytellers (Live)
|You Save:||$0.80 (10% Off)|
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
- Released: June 25, 2013
- Label: RCA
- 1.No One
- 2.Brand New Me
- 3.You Don't Know My Name
- 4.Empire State Of Mind (Pt. II) Broken Down
- 5.Not Even The King
- 7.If I Ain't Got You
- 8.Girl On Fire
- 9.New Day
- 10.Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart
- 11.Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)
Audio Mixer: Ann Mincieli.
Director: Alex Coletti.
Editor: Derek Ambrosi.
First aired ten days prior to the release of Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys' VH1 Storytellers program featured six songs. While this set expands the set to 11 songs, it does not present the full performance. Heavy editing was involved; certain portions of Keys' dialogue re hacked up, crowd noise is unnaturally lowered and raised in volume, and there is little evident effort to make the songs flow. Keys' first words here, the lead-in to "No One," are "We were at the end of the album, and it was finished, and." -- so it provokes the feeling of walking into the venue as the gig is in progress. Furthermore, much of her intro to the following "Brand New Me" was cut. For all its choppiness, VH1 Storytellers is enjoyably off-the-cuff, with Keys' anecdotes (including an extended tale about the making of "You Don't Know My Name") and remarks ("I love an acoustic guitar!") often delivered as she and her band are playing. The five songs that didn't air are relevant, including a hot "Fallin'" that could have easily been overcooked, and an "Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)" that packs a heavier rhythmic punch than the studio version. Ironically, this is less showy than 2005's Unplugged, and it's better for it. ~ Andy Kellman
Stone Hits Live - The Very Best of Angie Stone (DVD)
$11.79 Super Savings
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry - Season 5 (4-DVD)
$4.98 on SALE
Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
Top ranking CD:
- Various Artists Extreme Hits - The Sixties, Volume 2: 20 Original Hits (CD) ~ $2.98 on SALE
- Various Artists History of Rock - The 60's, Part 1 (CD) ~ $2.98 on SALE
- Various Artists Sounds of The Fabulous Fifties (Limited Distribution) (3-CD Box Set) ~ $9.98 on SALE
- Various Artists History of Rock (10-CD Set) ~ $19.98 on SALE
- Various Artists History of Rock - JukeBox Giants, Volume 1 (CD) ~ $2.98 on SALE