Betty Wright:movie CD (2011)

Artist: Betty Wright

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Product Overview


Label S-Curve Records/Umg
SKU 223722102
UPC 807315190125
UPC 14 00807315190125
Format CD
Release Date 11/15/2011
Author Betty Wright
Associated Artist/Work Angry String Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Ash
Associated Artist/Work Legend, John
Technical Info
Engineer Steve Mandel; Steve Gordon; Gennaro Schianno; David Nizri; Charlie Boone; D'Wayne Bennett; Joshua Joseph; Angelo Morris
Producer Ahmir Thompson; Betty Wright
CatalogID 0731519012
Lable Name S-Curve (USA)
Released 11/15/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 77m : 41s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 08073151901252
Musical Guests
Snoop Dogg
Lil Wayne
Robert "The Messenger" Bozeman
Joss Stone
Lenny Williams
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Betty Wright (vocals, background vocals).
Recording information: Audio Vision; Circle House Recording Studios, Miami, FL; Feliz Habitat Studios, New York, NY; High Place Recording Studios, Miami, FL; Nizri Studios, Miami, FL; Royal Palace, Miami, FL.
Photographers: Diana Levine; Jeannette Wright; Charles Allan Smith.
Betty Wright: The Movie is this Miami soul legend's first album since 2001's Fit for a King, but it's hardly a return. During Wright's decade away from making her own records, she was busy helping others -- including Kelly Clarkson, Joss Stone, Diddy, Keyshia Cole, and Lil Wayne -- as a songwriter, arranger, producer, and background vocalist. Here, she links up with the intrepid Roots crew and several supplemental session musicians, and she wrangles complementary appearances from Stone and the tremendously underappreciated Lenny Williams, as well as disruptive interjections from Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. Most of the songs were either written or co-written by Angelo Morris, who has been collaborating with Wright since the late `80s. It's Wright's best-sounding album since her self-titled 1981 release for Epic, with her backing band emulating vintage soul one moment and switching it up for more modern (and wholly appropriate) sounds the next. Wright sounds terrific, navigating through the upbeat, attitudinal jams and slower, romantic cuts with finesse and strength. ~ Andy Kellman
Professional Reviews
Billboard (p.40) - "Throughout the album the Roots provide a churning backdrop of funky rhythm guitar and rolling drums."
Q (Magazine) (p.111) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The Roots'] pitch-perfect updates of '70s arrangements make this resemble the work of a neo-soul singer such as Jill Scott or Angie Stone..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he subject matter gets darker as the album progresses, with the help of Snoop Dogg, Joss Stone and others, until 'Hollywould' and 'Go!' do indeed have the stuff of gritty cinema."
Disc 1
1 Old Songs
2 Real Woman
3 In the Middle of the Game (Don't Change the Play)
4 Surrender
5 Grapes on a Vine
6 Look Around (Be a Man)
7 Tonight Again
8 Hollywould
9 Whisper in the Wind
10 Baby Come Back
11 So Long, So Wrong
12 You and Me, Leroy
13 One, The
14 Go!
Product Attributes
Artist Wright,Betty
Label S-Curve Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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