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Format: CD
Sku: 223722102
UPC: 807315190125
UPC 14: 00807315190125
Release Date: 11/15/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
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!

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Betty Wright (vocals, background vocals).
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote Photographers: Diana Levine; Jeannette Wright; Charles Allan Smith.
Muze PNote 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

Producer: Ahmir Thompson; Betty Wright

Engineer: Steve Mandel; Steve Gordon; Gennaro Schianno; David Nizri; Charlie Boone; D'Wayne Bennett; Joshua Joseph; Angelo Morris

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Snoop Dogg
Muze Guest Artist Lil Wayne
Muze Guest Artist Robert "The Messenger" Bozeman
Muze Guest Artist Joss Stone
Muze Guest Artist Lenny Williams

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Chant Down Babylon
Muze Music Compilations Everything But The Girl
Muze Music Compilations Collateral
Muze Music Compilations Dave Chapelle's Block Party / O.s.t. (Cln)
Muze Music Compilations Dillanthology I:dilla's Production Fo
Muze Music Compilations Yo Gabba Gabba:Music Is Awesome
Muze Music Compilations Different Strokes By Different Folks
Muze Music Compilations Music Is Awesome Volume 4
Muze Music Compilations DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works

Angry String Orchestra
Legend, John
Wake Up! ~ Legend, John

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/15/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 0731519012
Music Label Name Label : S-Curve (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 08073151901252

Professional Reviews

Billboard (p.40)
- "Throughout the album the Roots provide a churning backdrop of funky rhythm guitar and rolling drums."

Q (Magazine)
- 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)
- 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."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Wright,Betty
Product attributeLabel:   S-Curve Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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