Curtain Call CD (2005)

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on 5/12/2013

lright. Something I will never understnad is why people who hate Eminem must insist on writing negative reviews as if they are going to convince fans. Look, just because you rate an album one or two stars, doesn't mean that you are magically going to change someone's opinion about music. The whole point of reviewing is to provide someone else who has similar interests to see if the CD is worthwhile. That being said, I'm sure that anyone browsing this CD already owns some of Eminem's previous CDs or has heard his songs on the radio. This is a greatest hits package, so every song that was on the radio or talked about in the media is on here. New songs are included as well, like "When I'm Gone", which is a great song. If you are a casual fan and dont want to buy every album and end up with a lot of filler, this is a good buy. Sure it's not ground-breaking hip-hop or even really "music", but its fun and different Read More

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Product Overview


Label Aftermath
SKU 202074862
UPC 602498878941
UPC 14 00602498878941
Format CD
Release Date 12/6/2005
Author Eminem
Compilation Appearance Dr. Dre 2001 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Dr. Dre 2001 (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 4-60 Minutes Of Funk (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blueprint (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blueprint (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance 8 Mile (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance 8 Mile (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Vol. 6 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Get Rich Or Die Tryin (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Get Rich Or Die Tryin (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Cheers (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Resurrection (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Kiss Of Death (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hunger For More (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Loyal To The Game (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Documentary (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Massacre (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Massacre (Clean)
Compilation Appearance Longest Yard (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Second Round's On Me
Compilation Appearance Konvicted (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ti Vs Tip (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Curtis (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blueprint (Collector's Edition)(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Music Inspired By The Film More Than(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Pink Friday(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Pink Friday(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 2011 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Music 37
Compilation Appearance Pink Friday
Compilation Appearance Unapologetic(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Unapologetic(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Unapologetic
Compilation Appearance Pink Friday:roman Reloaded Re Up(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Don?t Look Down(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Piece Maker 3:Return Of The 50 Mcs(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SHADYXV (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SPECIAL EFFECTS(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SPECIAL EFFECTS(Limited Edition)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Love Story
Compilation Appearance LOVE STORY(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance No Mercy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance No Mercy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance B.o.B Presents:The Adventures Of Bobby Ray (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Bottoms Up (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rebirth(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rebirth
Compilation Appearance Southpaw (ost)
Compilation Appearance Shadyxv
Compilation Appearance Loud
Associated Artist/Work DJ Whiteowl
Associated Artist/Work Dre, Dr.
Associated Artist/Work Kid, DJ Whoo
Associated Artist/Work Lounge Brigade (The)
Technical Info
Engineer Tony Campana; Mauricio Iragorri; Steve King; Steve Baughman
Producer Eminem; Mike Elizondo; The 45 King & Louie; Jeff Bass; Luis Resto; Eminem; Dr. Dre; The 45 King; Mel-Man; Mike Elizondo
CatalogID 5882
Lable Name Interscope (USA)
Released 12/06/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 69m : 33s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498878941
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Eminem (drum programming); Eminem (rap vocals); Dido, Elton John (vocals); Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg (rap vocals); Jeff Bass, Mike Elizondo (guitar, keyboards); Steve King (guitar); Luis Resto (keyboards, programming); Mark Batson, Tom Coster, Jr. (keyboards).
Audio Mixers: Eminem; Steve King .
Recording information: 54 Sound Studio, Detroit, MI; Marshall's House, Detroit, MI; TransContinental Studios, Orlando, FL.
Photographers: Karin Catt; Anthony Mandler; Jonathan Mannion; Nitin Vadukul.
It's hard to believe, given his gargantuan impact on popular culture, that Eminem had only released four full-length albums by 2004. That year's ENCORE showed the rapper's artistic vitality fading just a bit, but 2005's CURTAIN CALL, an overdue greatest-hits collection, helps remind audiences that Eminem produced a stunning string of singles in a short span of time. Naturally, CURTAIN CALL eschews the artist's most controversial material ("'97 Bonnie and Clyde," for example, from THE SLIM SHADY LP), focusing instead on his highest charters, like 8 MILE's "Lose Yourself" and introspective confessionals like "Cleanin' Out My Closet" (a rant against his mother) and "Mockingbird" (a tribute to his daughter).
But even at his most sentimental and dramatic, Eminem displays a level of artistry that surpasses nearly anyone in hip-hop, if not pop music in general. Satirical, vicious, funny, and energizing, Eminem's material is never less than absorbing. CURTAIN CALL is packed wall-to-wall with winners (except maybe "Sing For the Moment," which reworks Aerosmith's "Dream On" in tiresome fashion), and at its most brilliant (like the self-reflexive romps "The Real Slim Shady" and "Stan") it's as era-defining as anything by N.W.A, Public Enemy, or even Bob Dylan. Though his individual albums are all pretty essential, CURTAIN CALL provides a valuable overview of an artist whose skills are unassailable, and whose role as a social gadfly remains as complex as ever.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "This hits package captures the half-decade moment when the tortured Detroit MC ruled the zeitgeist with whip-smart gross-out humor and jolting family confessions." -- Grade: A-
Uncut (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "CURTAIN CALL sizzles with profane pop genius..."
Disc 1
1 My Name Is
2 Way I Am, The
3 Stan
4 Lose Yourself
5 Shake That
6 Sing For The Moment
7 Without Me
8 Like Toy Soldiers
9 Real Slim Shady, The
10 Mockingbird
11 Guilty Conscience
12 Cleanin' Out My Closet
13 Just Lose It
14 When I'm Gone
15 Stan - (live)
Product Attributes
Artist Eminem
Label Universal Music Group

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