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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Blige, Mary J  (Vocals)
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  Наименование CD :
   The Breakthrough

Год издания : 2005

Компания звукозаписи : Ceffen Records

Музыкальный стиль : Contemporary R&B, Urban

Время звучания : 1:13:31

Код CD : 0602498796870

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Pop (Woman Voice)      

At the end of 2005, Mary J. Blige's career was supposed to be anthologized. The singer had her way, however, and one of her best studio albums came out instead. In retrospect, her previous album, 2003's Love & Life, was awkward; the P. Diddy collaborations, likely intended to recapture the magic the duo put together on What's the 411? and My Life, didn't always pay off, and Blige was about to become a wife, so the songs steeped in heartbreak and disappointment weren't delivered with as much power as they had been in the past. The Breakthrough also contains some of the drama that fans expect, despite Blige's continued happiness, but it's clear that she has gained enough distance from the uglier parts of her past that she can inhabit them and, once again, deliver those songs. The past does play a significant role in the album, as in "Baggage," where she apologies to her husband for bringing it into their relationship. "Father in You" sounds like a note-perfect facsimile of a classic soul ballad, rising and falling and twisting with a sensitive string arrangement, but the lyrics are pure Blige, acknowledging the ways in which her husband has made up for the absence of her father. On the nearly anthemic "Good Woman Down," she sees a less matured version of herself in young women and uses her experiences to advise. She jacks the beat from the Game's "Hate It or Love It" for "MJB da MVP," where she reflects on her career, thanks her supporters, and reasserts her rightful position as the soul hip-hop queen. It's one of several tracks to beam with a kind of contentment and confidence that Blige has never before possessed. Take "Can't Hide from Love," where she's such a force that Jay-Z dishes out a quick introduction and knows to stay out of the way for the remainder of the track, or the glorious "I Found My Everything," her "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." Beat for beat, the album features the best round of productions Blige has been handed since the mid-'90s. Apart from only a couple lukewarm tracks and a poorly recorded version of "One" with U2, it is completely correct.

All Music Guide

  Соисполнители :

Adam Clayton (Bass Guitar)
Alyssa Park (Violin)
Anatoly Rosinsky (Violin)
Andrew Duckles (Viola)
Armen Ksadjikian (Cello)
Bernard Kenny (Bass)
Bobby Ross Avila (Guitar, Keyboards)
Bono (Guitar, Vocals)
Brian Dembow (Viola)
Bruce Dukov (Violin)
Cecilia Tsan (Cello)
Chalmers Alford (Guitar)
Charles Vail (Strings)
Clayton Haslop (Violin)
Cornelius Mims (Bass)
Craig Brokman (Piano)
Darrin McCann (Viola)
Endre Granat (Violin)
Frank Ramono (Guitar)
Harvey Mason Sr. (Timpani)
Issiah 'IZ' Avila (Bass, Drums, Percussion)
Jacqueline Brand (Strings, Violin)
James 'Big Jim' Wright (Keyboards)
Joel Deroin (Strings)
John Goux (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar)
Josefina Vergara (Violin)
Julie Gigante (Violin)
Katia Popov (Violin)
Keith Harris (Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Bass)
Kelvin Wooten (Keyboards)
Larry Corbett (Cello)
Larry Mullen Jr. (Drums, Percussion)
Lily Ho Chen (Violin)
Loren Dawson (Piano)
Mario De Leon (Violin)
Mark Robertson (Violin)
Marlow Fisher (Viola)
Natalie Leggett (Violin)
Paula Hochhalter (Cello)
Phillip Levy (Violin)
Raphael Saadiq (Bass, Guitar)
Rene Mandel (Violin)
Rexell Hardy Jr. (Drums)
Robert Bacon (Guitar)
Robert Ozuna (Drums, Percussion)
Roberto Cani (Violin)
Robin Olson (Violin)
Ron Fair (Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Organ, Piano)
Samuel Formicola (Viola)
Sid Page (Violin)
Songa Lee (Violin)
Stephen Erdody (Cello)
Suzie Katayama (Cello)
The Edge (Guitar)
The South Central Chamber Orchestra (Strings)
U2 (Group)
Victoria Miskolczy (Viola)

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Наименование трека



   1 So Lady (Feat. Raphael Saadiq)         0:04:16  
   2 No One Will Do         0:04:47 Bunny Sigler
   3 Enough Cryin (Feat. Brook)         0:04:22 Mary J. Blige / Sean Carter / Sean Garrett / Rodney Jerkins
   4 About You (Feat. Will.I.Am And Nina Simone)         0:04:05 Mary J. Blige / Leslie Bricusse / Keith Harris / Anthony Newley / Will.i.am
   5 Be Without You         0:04:07 Johnta Austin / Mary J. Blige / Bryan-Michael Cox / Jason Perry
   6 Gonna Breakthrough (Feat. Brook)         0:04:02 Mary J. Blige / Dernst Emile / Diana Gordon
   7 Good Woman Down         0:04:09 Robert Aries / Mary J. Blige / Sean Garrett / Freddie Jackson
   8 Take Me As I Am         0:03:58 Keri Hilson / Ezekiel Lewis / Candice Nelson / Lonnie Liston Smith
   9 Baggage         0:03:37 Bobby Ross Avila / Mary J. Blige / Terry Lewis
   10 Can't Hide From Luv (Feat. Jay-Z)         0:03:54 Mary J. Blige / Vidal Davis / Andre Harris / Ryan Toby
   11 MJB Da MVP         0:04:12 Allan Felder / Norman Harris / Curtis Jackson / Jayceon Taylor
   12 Can't Get Enough         0:03:41 Bobby Ross Avila / Mary J. Blige / Terry Lewis
   13 Ain't Really Love         0:04:41 Johnta Austin / Mary J. Blige / Candice Childress
   14 I Found My Everything (Feat. Raphael Saadiq)         0:05:24 Mary J. Blige / Robert Ozuna / Raphael Saadiq
   15 Father In You         0:05:24 Mary J. Blige / Vidal Davis / Andre Harris / Ryan Toby
   16 Alone (Feat. Dave Young)         0:04:30  
   17 One (With U2)         0:04:22 Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr.


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