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Artist: Marsha Ambrosius
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Format: CD
Sku: 266889570
UPC: 888837763820
UPC 14: 00888837763820
Release Date: 7/15/2014
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Friends & Lovers Intro
2. So Good
3. Night Time
4. 69
5. Shoes
6. How Much More (Interlude)
7. Stronger ~ (featuring Dr. Dre)
8. You & I
9. La La La La La
10. Cupid (Shot Me Straight Through My Heart)
11. Kiss & F**k (Interlude)
12. Love
13. Run
14. Spend All My Time ~ (featuring Charlie Wilson)
15. OMG I Miss You
16. Streets of London ~ (featuring Lindsey Stirling/Skye)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Had it not been for fellow English singer Adele's 21, Late Nights & Early Mornings would have topped the Billboard 200 the week after its 2011 release date. Marsha Ambrosius' solo debut had staying power, too. One of its singles, "Far Away," was nominated for two Grammy Awards. While she continued to make occasional guest appearances, highlighted by spots on Robert Glasper Experiment's "Trust" and Daley's "Alone Together," Ambrosius took her time with Friends & Lovers. In a good way, it shows, as it contains another sizable volume of impeccable -- sometimes explicit -- slow jams. Front-loaded with a handful of euphoric ballads, including collaborations with Da Internz and the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, the album is mostly about vulnerable but assertive sensuality. "So Good," "Night Time," and "69" creep and slink in stealth fashion, yet they linger in the memory as much as anything from the singer, songwriter, and producer's past. At an hour in length, the album isn't without imperfections. An update of Sade's "Love Is Stronger Than Pride" is muddled with an assortment of references, ranging from Jeru the Damaja's "Come Clean" (via Funk, Inc. and Shelly Manne samples) to a clashing Marcellus Wallace quote, while Dr. Dre's unmemorable guest verse is likewise peppered with allusions. The album loses a little more steam with a couple less stimulating, merely adequate numbers, such as a duet with Charlie Wilson. They're undoubtedly inferior to the likes of "Cupid (Shot Me Straight Through My Heart)" and "La La La La La." Even if the former didn't mention butterflies, it would evoke Michael Jackson at his most romantic. The dazzling latter, despite quoting Minnie Riperton, sounds more like a tribute to Teena Marie, with Ambrosius seemingly on the verge of singing about her third eye and subliminal chills. Both songs enliven the second half of a follow-up that's just as hot as the debut. ~ Andy Kellman

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Dr. Dre
Muze Guest Artist Charlie Wilson
Muze Guest Artist Lindsey Stirling
Muze Guest Artist Skye

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Persona
Muze Music Compilations Loso's Way(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Wonder Years
Muze Music Compilations Wonder Years
Muze Music Compilations Careless World(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Careless World
Muze Music Compilations Stoned Immaculate(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Good Music Cruel Summer(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Black Radio Volume 2
Muze Music Compilations Black Radio Volume 2
Muze Music Compilations Days & Nights
Muze Music Compilations Bulletproof Picasso
Muze Music Compilations Stoned Immaculate (Amended)
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Story Never Told C2:bread An(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations INTUITION(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Story Never Told(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Alone Together
Muze Music Compilations Bet Presents Music Matters Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations Prisoner Of Conscious(Explicit Version)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/15/2014
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2014
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 377638
Music Label Name Label : RCA
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00888837763820

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Ambrosius,Marsha
Product attributeLabel:   Rca Records
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