Ali (Explicit Version) CD (2001)

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on 5/3/2002

Do yourself a favor and listen to the tracks by R. Kelly, Al Green, Bilal, David Elliot, and ESPECIALLY Shawn Kane(absolutely unbelievable singer and unbelievable song "Mistreated")! While I am not an Angie Stone fan, even her track on this soundtrack is great song. Also, while the David Elliot song is very good, do yourself an even bigger favor and download the original version by the great Sam Cooke, the best version is the live version from the Harlem Square Club. Anyways,if you like good soul music, buy this soundtrack, after all, the music is what made the entire movie!

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Product Overview

  • 1. The World's Greatest by R. Kelly
  • 2. Fight by Alicia K eys
  • 3. Hold On by R. Kelly
  • 4. A Change Is Gonna Come by Al Green
  • 5. Ain't No Way by Aretha Franklin
  • 6. Sometimes by Bilal
  • 7. 20 Dollars by Angie Stone
  • 8. For Your Precious Love by Truth Hurts
  • 9. Bring It On Home To Me by David Elliot
  • 10. The Greatest by Everlast
  • 11. Mistreated by Shawn Kane
  • 12. Tomorrow by Salif Keita
  • 13. All Along The Watchtower by The Watchtower Four
  • 14. Odessa by Martin Tillman
  • 15. See The Sun by Lisa Gerrard And Pieter Bourke
  • Specifications

    Label Uni/interscope
    SKU 60510563
    UPC 606949317324
    UPC 14 00606949317324
    Format CD
    Release Date 11/27/2001
    Author Soundtrack
    Associated Artist/Work California Dreams
    Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
    Technical Info
    Engineer Kerry Brothers; Edwin Ramos; Abel Garibaldi; Jon Smeltz; Michael Verdick; Tim Donovan; Tony Black; Gerald Isaac; Carl Robinson
    Producer Kerry Brothers; Everlast; Keith Ciancia; Soulquarians; Ray Murray; Steve Stoute; James Poyser; Jon Peters; Ahmir Thompson; Kathy Nelson; Lisa Gerrard; Alicia Keys; Pieter Bourke; R. Kelly; Tom Vedvik; Trevor Horn; Gerald Isaac; Lia Vollack; Chad Fischer
    CatalogID 493173
    Lable Name Interscope (USA)
    Released 11/27/2001
    Original Release 2001
    Number of Discs 1
    SPARE Code n/a
    Mono/Stereo Stereo
    Studio/Live Studio
    UPC 00606949317324
    Album Notes and Credits
    "The World's Greatest" (R. Kelly) was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
    Personnel: Alicia Keys (vocals, piano, keyboards); Donnie Lyle, Arty White, Jonathan DuBose, Jr. (guitar); James Poyser (organ); Andre Booth, Percy Bady, Rodney Davis, Jr., Kendall D. Nesbitt (keyboards); Questlove (drums); Norman Hedman (percussion); Abel Garibaldi, Ian Mereness (programming).
    Audio Mixers: Kyle White; Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander ; Michael Verdick; Peter Mokran; Russell Elevado; Tony Maserati ; Chad Fischer.
    Arrangers: R. Kelly; Gerald Isaac.
    This soundtrack to Will Smith's biopic portrayal of the immortal heavyweight champ is remarkably short on Rocky-style bombast. Instead we're served a tasty variety of mostly downtempo cuts courtesy of such talents as R Kelly, Alicia Keys, and Al Green, whose live rendition (backed by Booker T and the MGs) of "A Change is Gonna Come" is a special highlight. Meanwhile Angie Stone's hard luck "20 Dollars" also drips with Green-style Memphis funk.
    '60s recreations are much in evidence here, with Truth Hurts' version of "For Your Precious Love" and David Elliot's delivery of "Bring It on Home to Me" conjuring the spirit of Otis Redding, and the Watchtower Four's rendition of "All Along the Watchtower" doing the same for Jimi Hendrix. Everlast's heavy "The Greatest" provides some good movie plot exposition behind its phat beats, while in contrast Lisa Gerrard's ethereal "See the Sun" is very much in the vein of her work on the GLADIATOR soundtrack.
    Professional Reviews
    Q (2/02, p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...This soul-slanted set offers 2 new songs from R.Kelly plus the spiritied 'Fight' from Alicia Keys..."
    Disc 1
    1 World's Greatest, The - R. Kelly
    2 Fight - Alicia Keys
    3 Hold On - R. Kelly
    4 Change Is Gonna Come, A - Al Green/Booker T. & The MG's
    5 Ain't No Way - Aretha Franklin
    6 Sometimes - Bilal
    7 20 Dollars - Angie Stone
    8 For Your Precious Love - Truth Hurts
    9 Bring It On Home To Me - David Elliot
    10 Greatest, The - Everlast
    11 Mistreated - Shawn Kane
    12 Tomorrow - Salif Keita
    13 All Along The Watchtower - The Watchtower Four
    14 Odessa - Martin Tillman
    15 See The Sun - Lisa Gerrard/Pieter Bourke

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