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Mary (1999)

Artist: Mary J. Blige
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Format: CD
Sku: 60327501
UPC: 008811192921
UPC 14: 00008811192921
Release Date: 8/17/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. All That I Can Say - (featuring Lauryn Hill) ~ Mary J. Blige
2. Sexy - (featuring Jadakiss From The Lox) ~ Mary J. Blige
3. Deep Inside - (featuring Elton John) ~ Mary J. Blige
4. Beautiful Ones ~ Mary J. Blige
5. I'm In Love ~ Mary J. Blige
6. Time ~ Mary J. Blige
7. Memories ~ Mary J. Blige
8. Don't Waste Your Time - (with Aretha Franklin) ~ Mary J. Blige
9. Not Lookin' - (with K-Ci Hailey) ~ Mary J. Blige
10. Your Child ~ Mary J. Blige
11. No Happy Holidays ~ Mary J. Blige
12. Love I Never Had, The ~ Mary J. Blige
13. Give Me You - (featuring Eric Clapton) ~ Mary J. Blige
14. Let No Man Put Asunder ~ Mary J. Blige
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, K-Ci Hailey (vocals); Soulshock, Karlin, Kiyamma Griffin, Kevin Deane, Chucky Thompson, Rich Harrison, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis (various instruments); Babyface (acoustic guitar, keyboards, programming); Eric Clapton, Jeff Mironov, Eli Lishinski, Soong Lee, Mike Scott, Paul Pesco, Mark Bowers (guitar); Dave Boruff (saxophone); Manuel Seal (piano, electric piano); Elton John (piano); Gen Rubin (Wurlitzer piano); Bryant Crockett (keyboards, programming); Rex Rideout, Don Kipping, Loris Holland (keyboards); Tom Barney, Nathan East, Eric Lorde, Paul Johnson, Chuck Domonico (bass); Chris "Daddy" Dave (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Cindy Mizell, Paulette McWilliams (background vocals).
Muze PNote Producers include: Lauryn Hill, Kevin Deane, Rich Harrison, Mary J. Blige, Babyface.
Muze PNote Engineers include: Carl Robinson, Manny Marroquin, Paul Boutin.
Muze PNote MARY was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. "All That I Can Say" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and for Best R&B Song. "Don't Waste Your Time" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.
Muze PNote This edition of MARY includes a bonus enhanced audio CD which contains one unreleased song and multimedia computer files.
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, K-Ci Hailey (vocals); Nas, DMX (rap vocals); Soulshock, Karlin, Kiyamma Griffin, Kevin Deane, Chucky Thompson, Rich Harrison, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis (various instruments); Babyface (acoustic guitar, keyboards, programming); Eric Clapton, Jeff Mironov, Eli Lishinski, Soong Lee, Mike Scott, Paul Pesco, Mark Bowers (guitar); Dave Boruff (saxophone); Manuel Seal (piano, electric piano); Elton John (piano); Gen Rubin (Wurlitzer piano); Bryant Crockett (keyboards, programming); Rex Rideout, Don Kipping, Loris Holland (keyboards); Tom Barney, Nathan East, Eric Lorde, Paul Johnson, Chuck Domonico (bass); Chris "Daddy" Dave (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Cindy Mizell, Paulette McWilliams (background vocals).
Muze PNote Producers include: Lauryn Hill, Kevin Deane, Rich Harrison, Mary J. Blige, Babyface.
Muze PNote Engineers include: Carl Robinson, Manny Marroquin, Paul Boutin.
Muze PNote Personnel: Mary J. Blige (vocals, background vocals); Dustin Adams, Terri Robinson (vocals, background vocals); Jadakiss (vocals); Soong Lee, Eric Clapton, Ell Lishinski, Jeff Mironov, Mike Scott , Paul Pesco (guitar); Babyface (acoustic guitar, keyboards, drum programming); Mark Bowers (electric guitar); Anatoly Rosinsky, Alan Grunfeld, Ronald Folsom, Bob Sanov, Joel Derouin, Bruce Dukov, Kathleen Lenski , Roger Wilkie, Armen Garabedian, Darius Campo, Berj Garabedian, Endre Granat (violin); David Low (viola, cello); Brian Dembow, Simon Oswell, Evan Wilson (viola); Larry Corbett, Dane Little (cello); Al Schmidt (recorder); Rev. Dave Boruff (saxophone); Gary Grant, Dave Trigg (trumpet, flugelhorn); Slyde Hyde, Bruce Otto (trombone); Manuel Seal, Jr. (piano, electric piano, keyboards); Elton John (piano); Gen Rubin (organ, Wurlitzer organ); Moise Laporte (keyboards, programming); Loris Holland, Rex Rideout (keyboards); Malik Pendleton (synthesizer); Big Mike Clemons, Michael Clemons, Chris "Daddy" Dave (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Kobie Brown, Gerald Isaac (programming); Che Pope (drum programming); Cindy Mizelle, Elisabeth Withers, Tara Geter-Tillman, Karlin, Lauryn Hill, Paulette McWilliams, Sharon Bryant, Audrey Wheeler (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Manny Marroquin; Commissioner Gordon; Edwin "Eddie Ed" Ramos; E'lyk; Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander ; Jamie Siegel; Yuri Zwadluk; Ben Garrison ; Jon Gass; Larry Alexander ; Malik Pendleton; Angela Piva; Soulshock; Steve Hodge; Warren Riker.
Muze PNote Recording information: Chung King Studios, NY; Electric Lady Studio, NY; Hit Factory, New York, NY; Quad Recording Studios, New Yor; Right Track Recording; Studio 22, New York, NY; Westlake Studios, Lo.
Muze PNote Photographer: Albert Watson .
Muze PNote Arrangers: Ike Lee III; Jim Wright; Jimmy Jam; Karlin; Lauryn Hill; Paul Riser; Soulshock; Terry Lewis; Gerald Isaac.
Muze PNote The queen of hip-hop soul, Mary J. Blige, returned with her third album, MARY, at a time when R&B was experiencing a surge in popularity. Blige collaborates with numerous producers and songwriters like Lauryn Hill ("All That I Can Say"), Babyface ("Don't Waste Your Time," which also features vocals from Aretha Franklin and Soulshack), and Karlin ("Time") to bring a more expansive sonic recipe to her music.
Muze PNote MARY is a dynamic, intricately arranged album that gives the singer a softer, more melodic sound than her tougher hip-hop sound of the early '90s. "Beautiful Ones" (produced by Chucky Thompson), "Not Lookin'" (a duet with K-Ci Hailey), and "The Love I Never Had" (produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) are standout tracks.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Lauryn Hill
Muze Guest Artist Eric Clapton
Muze Guest Artist Aretha Franklin
Muze Guest Artist Jadakiss
Muze Guest Artist K-CI
Muze Guest Artist Elton John
Muze Guest Artist Paulinho DaCosta

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Very Special Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Love & Consequences
Muze Music Compilations Reasonable Doubt (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Waiting To Exhale
Muze Music Compilations Dr. Dre 2001 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dr. Dre 2001 (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Street Dreams (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Traffic Jams (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Brown Sugar
Muze Music Compilations 10th Year Anniversary
Muze Music Compilations Notorious K.I.M. (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Flesh Of My Flesh-Blood Of My Blood (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Show (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 4-Very Special Christmas-Live (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
Muze Music Compilations Barbershop 2 - Back In Business (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations One Night Only
Muze Music Compilations Ironman (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Jay Z Unplugged (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Mtv Unplugged (Explicit Version) (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Electric Circus (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Nu Nation Project
Muze Music Compilations Stillmatic (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Lost & Found
Muze Music Compilations Sacred Love
Muze Music Compilations Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Documentary (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Bobby-the Movie
Muze Music Compilations Twenty Five
Muze Music Compilations Playlist Plus: A Very Special Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Duets:final Chapter
Muze Music Compilations Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1
Muze Music Compilations Call and Response
Muze Music Compilations Last Kiss(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Todd Smith
Muze Music Compilations Shark Tale
Muze Music Compilations Go:best Of Common(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Q Soul Bossa Nostra
Muze Music Compilations Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
Muze Music Compilations Curtis
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Wyclef Jean
Muze Music Compilations Curtis (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Todd Smith(vinyl) 0306
Muze Music Compilations On My Radio
Muze Music Compilations Dreams And Nightmares(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Def Jam Recordings: 25th Anniversary Box Set
Muze Music Compilations Dreams And Nightmares
Muze Music Compilations Help (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations We The Best Forever(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations We The Best Forever
Muze Music Compilations Music Inspired By The Film More Than(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Back On My Bs(Limited Edition)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Man On The Moon 2:Legend Of Mr. Rager(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Man On The Moon 2:Legend Of Mr. Rager(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Man On The Moon II:legend Of Mr. Rage
Muze Music Compilations Rock Of Ages (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Still Ghetto (Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works

Father MC
Method Man
Smooth Jazz All Stars
The Smooth Jazz All Stars

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/17/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 11929
Music Label Name Label : MCA (USA)
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 : 00008811192921

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (9/2/99, p.110)
- 4 stars (out of 5)
- "...superstar-packed.... Mary is moving away from the...sound of her earlier albums into a sound that's...more soulful, singing over a large live band or alongside Eric Clapton's guitar or Elton's piano. But she remains the queen of hip-hop soul..."

Rolling Stone (9/2/99, p.110)
- 4 stars (out of 5)
- "...superstar-packed.... Mary is moving away from the...sound of her earlier albums into a sound that's...more soulful, singing over a large live band or alongside Eric Clapton's guitar or Elton's piano. But she remains the queen of hip-hop soul..."

Spin (10/99, p.164)
- 9 out of 10 - "...Emotionally gripping and stylistically diverse, this album should allow Blige to transcend the limited and somewhat apologetic 'Queen of Hip-Hop Soul' label..."

Spin (10/99, p.164)
- 9 out of 10 - "...Emotionally gripping and stylistically diverse, this album should allow Blige to transcend the limited and somewhat apologetic 'Queen of Hip-Hop Soul' label..."

Entertainment Weekly (8/20-27/99, pp.123-4)
- "...Does what Mary J. Blige does best - making a heart-to-heart connection with her female fans by channelling the everyday insults and injuries of the love wars into passionate vocal art." - Rating: B

Entertainment Weekly (8/20-27/99, pp.123-4)
- "...Does what Mary J. Blige does best - making a heart-to-heart connection with her female fans by channelling the everyday insults and injuries of the love wars into passionate vocal art." - Rating: B

Q (1/00, p.83)
- Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."

Q (9/99, p.101)
- 4 stars (out of 5)
- "...Whether freestyling over skipping, Timbaland-influenced beats on 'Beautiful One' or the straightforward swing of 'Your Child', Blige can turn from sassy to agonized to vulnerable in the space of a single phrase....The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul remains classy and invincible."

Q (9/99, p.101)
- 4 stars (out of 5)
- "...Whether freestyling over skipping, Timbaland-influenced beats on 'Beautiful One' or the straightforward swing of 'Your Child', Blige can turn from sassy to agonized to vulnerable in the space of a single phrase....The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul remains classy and invincible."

The Source (10/99, p.240)
- "...when you take Mary's pure emotion...and place it over its rightful medium, something incredible is bound to happen....she dares to break the hip-hop soul template she helped create, and do something different. Something our loop-weary souls need."

The Source (10/99, p.240)
- "...when you take Mary's pure emotion...and place it over its rightful medium, something incredible is bound to happen....she dares to break the hip-hop soul template she helped create, and do something different. Something our loop-weary souls need."

Rap Pages (10/99, pp.144-5)
- "...It's sweet. It's consistent. It's personable. It's mature....A field trip of energy relative to all. And of course, each track is blessed with the influence of Hip-Hop soul, jazz and blues. Hail Mary!" - Rating: B

Rap Pages (10/99, pp.144-5)
- "...It's sweet. It's consistent. It's personable. It's mature....A field trip of energy relative to all. And of course, each track is blessed with the influence of Hip-Hop soul, jazz and blues. Hail Mary!" - Rating: B

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