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Learn more about My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1) [Deluxe Edition]:

Format: CD
Sku: 225206275
UPC: 602527862750
UPC 14: 00602527862750
Release Date: 11/21/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro ~ Mary J. Blige
2. Feel Inside ~ Mary J. Blige
3. Midnight Drive - (featuring Brook Lynn) ~ Mary J. Blige
4. Next Level ~ Mary J. Blige
5. Ain't Nobody ~ Mary J. Blige
6. 25/8 ~ Mary J. Blige
7. Don't Mind ~ Mary J. Blige
8. No Condition ~ Mary J. Blige
9. Mr. Wrong - (featuring Drake) ~ Mary J. Blige
10. Why - (featuring Rick Ross) ~ Mary J. Blige
11. Love a Woman - (featuring Beyonc?) ~ Mary J. Blige
12. Irreversible ~ Mary J. Blige
13. Empty Prayers ~ Mary J. Blige
14. Need Someone ~ Mary J. Blige
15. Living Proof, The ~ Mary J. Blige
16. Miss Me with That ~ Mary J. Blige
17. Someone to Love Me (Naked) - (featuring Diddy) ~ Mary J. Blige
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: 2nd Floor Studios, CA; Circle House Recording Studio, Miami, FL; Jungle City Studios, NYC; Kensaltown Studios, London; Marvin's Room Studios, W. Hollywood, CA; Mason Sound, North Hollywood, CA; MSR Studios, New York, NY; Platinum Recording Studio, NYC; Triangle Sound Studios West, Encino, CA.
Muze PNote Photographers: D'Andre Michael; Indrani; Klinko.
Muze PNote Intro excepted, a devout Mary J. Blige fan could listen to these 70 minutes of music as an untitled album and never think of it as a sequel to 1994's My Life. Technically titled My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1) -- yes, it's the first act of a continuation -- it's more the successor to Blige's previous album, Stronger with Each Tear. Blige is in a much different, presumably much better place now than she was when she made the turbulent My Life. That album has one guest who appears during a half-minute interlude; there really isn't much room for any other voice. My Life II, like Stronger, is more like My Life and Those of Others Who Join Me, as it is it involves a succession of high-profile guests: Nas, Busta Rhymes, Drake, Rick Ross, Beyonc?, Diddy, and Lil Wayne. Those who are hoping for something in the spirit of mid-`90s Blige might be disappointed and think of the title as a ploy, but those who expect a wide variety of material in terms of style and mood will get precisely that. The first half contains several uplifting, upbeat numbers, including a muscular cover of Rufus & Chaka Khan's "Ain't Nobody," where producer Rodney Jerkins seems to have placed the synthesizer bass from Ren? & Angela's "I'll Be Good" in a deep fryer. Chest-beating pleader "25/8" clearly aims for classic status with a Gamble/Huff sample. The second half is heavy on ballads. ~ Andy Kellman

Producer: Kendu Isaacs

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Nas
Muze Guest Artist Brook Lynn
Muze Guest Artist Busta Rhymes
Muze Guest Artist Drake
Muze Guest Artist Rick Ross
Muze Guest Artist Beyonce
Muze Guest Artist Lil Wayne
Muze Guest Artist P. Diddy

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Show (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Waiting To Exhale
Muze Music Compilations 10th Year Anniversary
Muze Music Compilations Ironman (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Very Special Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Traffic Jams (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Love & Consequences
Muze Music Compilations Flesh Of My Flesh-Blood Of My Blood (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Reasonable Doubt (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations One Night Only
Muze Music Compilations Stillmatic (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 4-Very Special Christmas-Live (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Notorious K.I.M. (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Brown Sugar
Muze Music Compilations Electric Circus (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Street Dreams (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Sacred Love
Muze Music Compilations Barbershop 2 - Back In Business (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Jay Z Unplugged (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Shark Tale
Muze Music Compilations Mtv Unplugged (Explicit Version) (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1
Muze Music Compilations Dr. Dre 2001 (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dr. Dre 2001 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
Muze Music Compilations Duets:final Chapter
Muze Music Compilations Todd Smith(vinyl) 0306
Muze Music Compilations Still Ghetto (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Curtis (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Curtis
Muze Music Compilations Twenty Five
Muze Music Compilations Nu Nation Project
Muze Music Compilations Playlist Plus: A Very Special Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Call and Response
Muze Music Compilations On My Radio
Muze Music Compilations Last Kiss(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
Muze Music Compilations Documentary (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Music Inspired By The Film More Than(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Def Jam Recordings: 25th Anniversary Box Set
Muze Music Compilations Lost & Found
Muze Music Compilations Go:best Of Common(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Q Soul Bossa Nostra
Muze Music Compilations Bobby-the Movie
Muze Music Compilations Help (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations We The Best Forever(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations We The Best Forever
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Wyclef Jean
Muze Music Compilations Dreams And Nightmares(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dreams And Nightmares
Muze Music Compilations TICAL(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(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 Todd Smith

Associated Artists and Works

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

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/21/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : B 001625902
Music Label Name Label : Geffen
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602527862750

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.100)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Blige is, as usual, a voyager on storm-tossed emotional seas, swinging from bliss to anguish and back again....After all these years, she can still make pain pleasurable."

Entertainment Weekly (p.77)
- "Blige can still rip your heart out with a note..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Blige,Mary J.
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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