Growing Pains CD (2007)

Artist: Mary J. Blige

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Product Overview


Label Revolver Usa
SKU 206210976
UPC 602517520301
UPC 14 00602517520301
Format CD
Release Date 12/18/2007
Author Mary J. Blige
Compilation Appearance Todd Smith(vinyl) 0306
Associated Artist/Work Father MC
Associated Artist/Work Method Man
Associated Artist/Work Smooth Jazz All Stars
Associated Artist/Work The Smooth Jazz All Stars
Technical Info
CatalogID GEF75203
Lable Name Geffen
Released 12/18/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 64m : 54s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602517520301
Album Notes and Credits
It's no accident that Mary J. Blige is an icon on the urban contemporary scene, in large part because each new album--and 2007's GROWING PAINS is her eighth--finds her more self-assured as a singer, a lyricist, and a person. Like 2005's THE BREAKTHROUGH, GROWING PAINS delivers a mature Mary J., one who's faced down her demons and emerged triumphant. The tough-as-nails, confessional nature of her work is still what gives it its distinctive stamp, but Blige's sonic palette continues to grow as well.
From the heavily hip-hop-tinged "Work That," to the 1980s-sounding pop of "Fade Away," to the swirling balladry of "Work In Progress (Growing Pains)," the album isn't afraid to hop genres. Blige's work has always had a wide appeal, but GROWING PAINS has tracks that move from the club to the bedroom to adult alternative radio while still sounding 100% the artist's own. Help from the likes of Ne-Yo, the Neptunes, Ludacris, Usher, and Jazze Pha, among others, gives the set star-quality, but this is Blige's show: her voice, her style, and her sense of personal conviction shine through loud and clear.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.129) - 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[The] songs have the stuff to fight back.....[Certain] tracks remind us how tough this sweet-voiced diva can be..."
Rolling Stone (p.113) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Top Albums of the Year 2007" -- "[T]he songwriting is her finest in years."
Entertainment Weekly (p.55) - "She shines on the buttery bedroom groove of the Neptunes-produced 'Til the Morning'..." -- Grade: B
Disc 1
1 Work That
2 Grown Woman
3 Just Fine
4 Feel Like A Woman
5 Stay Down
6 Talk To Me
7 Shake Down
8 Till The Morning
9 Nowhere Fast
10 Roses
11 Fade Away
12 What Is Love
13 Work In Progress (Growing Pains)
14 Hurt Again
15 Smoke
16 Come To Me (Peace)
Product Attributes
Artist Blige,Mary J.
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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