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Get Lifted (2004)

Artist: John Legend
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Format: CD
Sku: 63910853
UPC: 827969277621
UPC 14: 00827969277621
Release Date: 12/28/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Prelude ~ John Legend
2. Let's Get Lifted ~ John Legend
3. Used To Love U ~ John Legend
4. Alright ~ John Legend
5. She Don't Have To Know ~ John Legend
6. Number One ~ John Legend
7. I Can Change ~ John Legend
8. Ordinary People ~ John Legend
9. Stay With You ~ John Legend
10. Let's Get Lifted Again ~ John Legend
11. So High ~ John Legend
12. Refuge (When It's Cold Outside) ~ John Legend
13. It Don't Have to Change ~ John Legend
14. Live It Up ~ John Legend
A musical protégé from an early age, 23 year old John Legend has worked with some of the biggest names in music, and now his debut album, Get Lifted. album, which is John's first on a major label, features guest appearances by Kanye West and Snoop Dogg as well as production by Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas.

"Certified classic.   Vibe

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: John Legend (vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, organ, keyboards); John Legend; Kanye West (vocals, rap vocals, programming, drum programming); Tarrey Torae, Vaughn Stephens, MBalia Singley, A. Wayne Stephens, Ronald Stephens, Kashaan Stephens (vocals, background vocals); Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson, Lenesha Randolph, Tarey Torae, James Roston, Na2, Candace Anderson, Tara Michel, Candice Anderson (vocals); Dave Tozer (guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, programming, drum programming); Glen Jeffery, George Pajon, Curtis Jay, Jayme Kelly Curtis, Sharief Hobley (guitar); Corey Hogan (saxophone); Steve Tirpak, Jenee Dixon (trumpet); Elizabeth Lea (trombone); Horn Dogs (horns); (Clavinet, Moog synthesizer, programming, drum programming); Jeremy Dyen (synthesizer); Swiss Chris Flueck, Jimmy Coleman (drums); Ted Chung, Shvona, Ronald "Bumper" Stephnes (hand claps); Brett Stephens, Marjorie Stephens, Brandy Stephens, Vada Stephens, Phyllis E. Stephens, Doris Stephens, Dionne Stephens, Phyllis Y. Stephens (background vocals); Snoop Dogg (vocals, rap vocals, spoken vocals); Miri Ben-Ari (strings); Tim Izo (flute, saxophone); Printz Board (trumpet).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Manny Marroquin.
Muze PNote Recording information: Sony Music Studios, New York, NY (2001-2004); Sound Images, Cincinnate, OH (2001-2004); Studio Crash, Philadelphia, PA (2001-2004); The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA (2001-2004); The Stechia, Los Feliz, CA (2001-2004); The Stewchia, Los Feliz, CA (2001-2004); WEstlake Studios, Los Angeles, CA (2001-2004).
Muze PNote Photographers: Patricia Tyree; Danny Clinch.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Matt Hueneman.
Muze PNote Arranger: Miri Ben-Ari.
Muze PNote Six years after cutting his musical teeth as a teen, tickling the ivories on the classic Lauryn Hill single "Everything Is Everything," John Stephens popped up everywhere in 2004, going by the bold name of John Legend. His ubiquity was unsurprising, since he was taken under the wing of Kanye West, the year's breakout success, who tabbed Legend "the future of hip-hop." It's an interesting label for a man whose elegant voice and schooled songwriting conjures up Bill Withers and Al Green, but sometimes the future intersects with the past in a manner transcending revival.
Muze PNote Legend drops his debut, GET LIFTED, into the center of the neo-soul universe, and it's a charming, earnest record. Sometimes he dives into a contemporary slow jam, as on "Let's Get Lifted;" other times he finds a groove the Delfonics would be proud of, as on the West-driven "Number One." On the gently gorgeous "Ordinary People, " however, it's just the man and his piano. Whether he's truly the future direction of any genre or not, Legend is an artist to watch, and GET LIFTED offers the first major taste of his talent.

Producer: John Legend; Miri Ben-Ari; Kanye West; Will.I.Am; Dave Tozer; Devon Harris; Paul Cho; John Legend; Kanye West; Will.I.Am; Dave Tozer

Engineer: Dave Tozer; Jun Ishizeki; Jason Villaroman; Anthony Kilhoffer; Aaron Fessel; Andrew Dawson; McGowan McGowan Southworth; Andy Manganello; Pete Donelly; Michael Harmon; Michael Peters

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Snoop Dogg
Muze Guest Artist Kanye West
Muze Guest Artist Will.I.Am
Muze Guest Artist Lauryn Hill

Artist Overview

Though it appears that he emerged fully-formed in 2004 from the mind of Kanye West, John Legend got his start on the East Coast in the mid 1990s as John Stephens, a promising neo-soul piano-player and songwriter. After he garnered the attention of Lauryn Hill--on whose 1998 classic Legend played--many high-profile studio gigs followed, including a pivotal one co-writing and playing on Kanye West's smash debut. West, impressed with Stephens's abilities, signed him (as "John Legend") to his production company and co-produced his debut album, GET LIFTED, a soul-hip-hop hybrid that wowed critics and listeners alike. Thus rechristened, a Legend was born.
Artist Followers
Frank Ocean | George Tandy, Jr.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Be (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Brother From Another
Muze Music Compilations Monkey Business
Muze Music Compilations Rising Tied (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Timeless
Muze Music Compilations Hits
Muze Music Compilations Kingdom Come(Explicit Version)(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Reflections: The Journey
Muze Music Compilations Rich Boy(Cln)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations August Rush
Muze Music Compilations B.a.r.s. The Barry Adrian Reese Story(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Rising Tied (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Shine
Muze Music Compilations Paper Trail (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Evolver
Muze Music Compilations Soul Men
Muze Music Compilations Yes We Can: Voices Of A Grassroots Movement
Muze Music Compilations Fist Of God
Muze Music Compilations Deeper Than Rap(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Deeper Than Rap(Limited Edition)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations How I Got Over (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations How I Got Over (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations How I Got Over
Muze Music Compilations Wizard Of Poetry(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Victory(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Oyo
Muze Music Compilations Paper Trail [PA]
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations Red Hot Plus Rio 2
Muze Music Compilations God Forgives, I Don't [Deluxe] [Explicit]
Muze Music Compilations Think Like A Man:music/film (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Good Music Cruel Summer(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dreams And Nightmares(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dreams And Nightmares
Muze Music Compilations Django Unchained (Ost)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Django Unchained (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations SUFFERING FROM SUCCESS(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations SUFFERING FROM SUCCESS(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Suffering From Success
Muze Music Compilations 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS:SNOOP DOGG(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music 50
Muze Music Compilations Now Party Anthems Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Now Party Anthems Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Verte Nacer
Muze Music Compilations Ultra 2015
Muze Music Compilations Listen
Muze Music Compilations 2015 Grammy Nominees
Muze Music Compilations Title
Muze Music Compilations Title (Deluxe)
Muze Music Compilations Dark Sky Paradise
Muze Music Compilations Dark Sky Paradise
Muze Music Compilations DARK SKY PARADISE(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations DARK SKY PARADISE(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Piece By Piece
Muze Music Compilations LUDAVERSAL(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Soft Control
Muze Music Compilations Now 1s
Muze Music Compilations Magic
Muze Music Compilations The Dreamer, The Believer(Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works

Magnetic Man

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/28/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 92776
Music Label Name Label : G.O.O.D./Columbia
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00827969277621

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.108)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "His brand of soul is mannered, even elegant. And he's got range..."

Spin (p.88)
- "[M]ashing up Sunday-service passion and request-line soul. His voice leans on subtlety more than melisma, and his sound has a crisp live-band jump, rather than canned neo-soul static." - Grade: A-

Entertainment Weekly (p.85)
- "Like Ray Charles, Legend joins the spiritual and the secular in satisfying, sexy ways....Almost every tune seduces with catchy hooks and soulful singing..." - Grade: A-

Q (p.121)
- "[He has] a gift for writing crowd-pleasing songs, whether upbeat and funky or spare and introspective..."

Uncut (p.132)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "[H]e introduces some intriguing new variations on the retro R&B template....Jeff Buckely is surprisingly brought to mind in Legend's passionately fragile delivery."

Vibe (p.144)
- 5 discs out of 5 - "It's refreshing to hear a male vocalist who has enough talent to be more than a legend in his own mind."

Mojo (Publisher)
- Ranked #43 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[L]ayering choral gospel on hip hop's brag in a style bowing to Stevie and Curtis."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Legend,John
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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