Live At The House Of Blues(w/ Bonus DVD) CD (2005)

Artist: John Legend

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Label Sony
SKU 202019309
UPC 828767515427
UPC 14 00828767515427
Format CD
Release Date 12/6/2005
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Author John Legend
Compilation Appearance Paper Trail [PA]
Associated Artist/Work Common
Associated Artist/Work Magnetic Man
Associated Artist/Work MSTRKRFT
Technical Info
Engineer Michael Peters
Producer John Legend; Kanye West; Will.I.Am; Dave Tozer
CatalogID 75154
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 12/06/2005
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00828767515427
Musical Guests
Snoop Dogg
Kanye West
Will.I.Am
Lauryn Hill
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: John Legend (vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, organ, keyboards); Kanye West (rap vocals, programming); Snoop Dogg (rap vocals); Dave Tozer (guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, programming); Miri Ben-Ari (strings); Tim Izo (flute, saxophone); Printz Board (trumpet); will.i.am (Moog synthesizer, programming).
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.
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.
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) (p.63) - 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."
Disc 1
1 Prelude
2 Let's Get Lifted
3 Used To Love U
4 Alright
5 She Don't Have To Know
6 Number One
7 I Can Change
8 Ordinary People
9 Stay With You
10 Let's Get Lifted Again
11 So High
12 Refuge (When It's Cold Outside)
13 It Don't Have to Change
14 Live It Up
15 So High - (Cloud 9 remix)
Product Attributes
Artist Legend,John
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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