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Alicia Keys: Songs in A Minor

Track List

>Piano & I
>How Come You Don't Call Me
>Rock wit U
>Woman's Worth, A
>Jane Doe
>Life, The
>Mr. Man
>Never Felt This Way [Interlude]
>Why Do I Feel So Sad
>Caged Bird [Outro]
>Lovin' U

Album Reviews:

Rolling Stone (p.74) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "With her classically trained voice and keyboard chops, Keys reintroduced the idea of a self-reliant R&B singer-songwriter -- a type that stretches back to Stevie Wonder."

Rolling Stone (1/03/02, p.118) - Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 2001".

Rolling Stone (7/19/01, p.53) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Keys shows a maturity beyond her years...suggesting down-home R&B contemporaries like Jill Scott as well as yesteryear's soul sophisticates..."

Entertainment Weekly (6/29-7/6/01, p.144) - "...A debut full of promise..." - Rating: B

Q (1/03, p.56) - Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"

Q (9/01, p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A prime candidate to head up the nu-soul revolution...with a voice that challenges Mary J. Blige's....Key's R&B trips to a fundamentally more old-skool set of values....Her sincerity is another plus..."

Uncut (11/01, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Frequently stunning....Keys soars like a young Aretha Franklin..."

CMJ (4/30/01, p.21) - "...The singer showcases her classical piano training atop slow and somber percussion...her deep soulful voice and heartfelt delivery carry the songs..."

Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.71) - Ranked #27 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001".

Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "SONGS IN A MINOR has dated well -- cuts the likes of 'Fallin'' and 'A Woman's Worth' still sound fresh."

Album Notes

Personnel: Alicia Keys (vocals, various instruments, piano, keyboards); Jimmy Cozier (vocals): Gerald "G" Flowers, Arty White (guitar); Miri (violin); Isaac Hayes (Fender Rhodes piano); Brian Cox (keyboards); Richie Good (upright bass); Tim Shider, Vic Flowers, Rufus Jackson (electric bass); Norman Hedman (percussion); Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, Anthony Nance (programming); Cindy Mizelle, Tammy Saunders, Andricka Hall, Paul L. Green, Kandi B (background vocals).

Producers: Jermaine Dupri, Brian McKnight, Alicia Keys, Kerry "Krucial" Brothers.

Alicia Keys won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. SONGS IN A MINOR won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. "Fallin'" won the 2002 Grammy Awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and for Best R&B Song.

Personnel: Alicia Keys (vocals, piano, keyboards, background vocals); Arty White, Cato (guitar); Isaac Hayes (Fender Rhodes piano); John Peters (organ); Brian Cox (keyboards); Richie Goods (acoustic bass, electric bass); Norman Hedman (percussion); Kerry Brothers, Anthony Nance (drum programming); Cindy Mizelle, Kandi Burruss, Paul Green, Andricka Hall (background vocals).

Audio Mixers: Manny Marroquin; Gerry "The Gov" Brown; Phil Tan; Russell Elevado; Tony Maserati .

Audio Remixer: Alicia Keys.

Recording information: Backroom Studios, Glendale, CA (1998-2001); Battery Sounds, New York, NY (1998-2001); Battery Studios, New York, NY (1998-2001); Doppler Studio, Atlanta, GA (1998-2001); Hit Factory, New York, NY (1998-2001); KrucialKeys Studios, New York, NY (1998-2001); SouthSide Studios, Atlanta, GA (1998-2001); The Hit Factory, New York, NY (1998-2001); Unique Recording Studios, New York, NY (1998-2001).

Photographer: Tony Duran .

Arrangers: Kandi; Kandi Burruss; Alicia Keys.


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