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|Disc 1 Track Listing|
4. Sweet Dreams Medley: Sweet Dreams/Dangerously In Love/Sweet Love
5. If I Were A Boy Medley: If I Were A Boy/California Love/You Oughta Know
6. Scared Of Lonely
7. That's Why You're Beautiful Medley: That's Why You're Beautiful/Beautiful Ones
10. Deja Vu Jazz Medley: It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)/Ornithology
11. Deja Vu
Disc 2 Track Listing
DVD Track Listing
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Personnel: Braddon Williams (vocals); Bibi McGill (guitar); Kim DeLibero (harp); Nina Digregorio, Monique Olivas (violin); Mandy Andreasen, Lindsey Springer (cello); Tia Fuller (alto saxophone); Kathy Rodriguez-Harrold (tenor saxophone); Crystal Torres (trumpet); Brittani Washington, Rie Tsuji (keyboards); Kimberly Thompson, Nikki Glaspie (drums); Marcie Chapa (percussion); Montina Cooper, Crystal Collins, Tiffany Riddick (background vocals).|
|Audio Mixer: Jean-Marie Horvat.|
|Recording information: Wynn Encore Theatre, Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas (08/02/2009).|
|Director: Nick Wickham.|
|Photographer: Ed Burke.|
|On a hot August night in 2009, Beyonc? performed in front of a small crowd at Wynn Las Vegas, documented here on two CDs and an accompanying DVD. The show is certainly a theatrical production worthy of Vegas, with Beyonc? and her large backing band energetically rolling through the singer's back catalog. On the portion of the set that begins on the second disc, she takes the crowd through her biography -- with plenty of spoken interludes and planned interruptions -- beginning with her version of Michael Jackson's "I Wanna Be Where You Are" (the first song she learned), continuing through a 12-minute Destiny's Child medley and "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" (her first collaboration with Jay-Z), and concluding with her biggest hit to date, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)." What makes I Am...Yours stand apart from a typical live-album cash-in is the mostly unexpected covers that are weaved into the set. Anita Baker's "Sweet Love" and Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" (a possible inspiration for "Ring the Alarm"?) are treated with as much passion as the originals, while some songs are acknowledged instrumentally, like MGMT's "Electric Feel," which bridges "Get Me Bodied" and "Single Ladies." As live albums go, this is not quite destined to be one of those all-time classics; a couple missing songs and a little too much talk aside, however, the fans couldn't ask for more. ~ Andy Kellman|
Producer: Emer Patten
Engineer: Guy Charbonneau
Associated Artists and Works
|Beyonce Tribute Band|
|Release Date : 11/23/2009|
|Original Release Date : 2009|
|Catalog ID : 60813|
|Label : Sony Music Distribution (USA)|
|Number of Discs : 3|
|Studio/Live : Live|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00886976081324|
Born in Houston in September 1981, Beyonce Giselle Knowles began performing at age seven, winning upwards of 30 local competitions for her dancing and vocal abilities. She also joined her cousin Kelly Rowland and classmates LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett in forming an adolescent vocal group. Mathew Knowles, Beyonce's father and Rowland's legal guardian, signed on to be the girls' manager, eventually quitting his full-time job to focus on their efforts. This situation would ultimately lead to the creation of one of the most popular female R&B groups of all time -- Destiny's Child.
Destiny's Child gained momentum throughout the 1990s, appearing on Star Search in 1992 (under the name Girl's Tyme) and weathering several lineup changes before signing to Columbia Records in 1997. Four studio albums later, the group has officially become the best-selling female group of all time, with such smash hits as "Jumpin' Jumpin'," "Bills, Bills, Bills," "Say My Name," and "Survivor" bolstering the girls' momentum despite a continued string of lawsuits from former members Roberson and Luckett (who contested Mathew Knowles' management, claiming he withheld profits and unjustly favored his daughter and niece). In 2001, Beyonce, Rowland, and replacement member Michelle Williams allowed themselves a break from the group to pursue individual solo careers. Before landing several movie roles, Beyonce became the first African-American female artist and second woman ever to win the annual ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award. An appearance in the MTV drama Carmen: A Hip Hopera quickly followed, but it was her role as Foxxy Cleopatra in 2002's Austin Powers in Goldmember that established Beyonce as a true Hollywood star.
While her inclusion on the movie's soundtrack failed to chart nationally, Beyonce's full-length solo debut, 2003's Dangerously in Love, reached multi-platinum status. Featuring collaborations with Sean Paul, Missy Elliott, OutKast's Big Boi, and romantic interest Jay-Z, the album spawned a total of four Top Ten singles and garnered the singer five Grammys. Destiny's Child reconvened the following year to release Destiny Fulfilled; upon completing the resulting tour, the group issued one final album, a greatest-hits compilation entitled 1's, and subsequently disbanded. Beyonce turned her full attention to her burgeoning solo career, releasing the sophomore effort B'day in September 2006 and, three months later, turning in an award-winning performance for the movie musical Dreamgirls. The singer then embarked on the Beyonce Experience concert tour, releasing a live DVD in November 2007.
The following year proved to be another busy one as Beyonce Knowles landed the role of Etta James in Cadillac Records, a musical biopic that explored the heyday of Chicago's Chess Records. Shooting commenced in February 2008, with Beyonce also serving as co-executive producer. One month before the film's December release, the singer released her third studio album, I Am...Sasha Fierce. The double-disc effort emphasized her two distinct personalities, allowing Beyonce to explore both mainstream sounds and traditional R&B.