Share My World CD (1997)

Artist: Mary J. Blige

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Specifications

Label Uni/mca
SKU 60141175
UPC 008811160623
UPC 14 00008811160623
Format CD
Release Date 4/22/1997
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Author Mary J. Blige
Compilation Appearance Show (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Waiting To Exhale
Compilation Appearance 10th Year Anniversary
Compilation Appearance Ironman (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Traffic Jams (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
Compilation Appearance Love & Consequences
Compilation Appearance Dr. Dre 2001 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Flesh Of My Flesh-Blood Of My Blood (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Reasonable Doubt (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Dr. Dre 2001 (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 4-Very Special Christmas-Live (Live)
Compilation Appearance One Night Only
Compilation Appearance Notorious K.I.M. (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Nu Nation Project
Compilation Appearance Stillmatic (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Mtv Unplugged (Explicit Version) (Live)
Compilation Appearance Brown Sugar
Compilation Appearance Electric Circus (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Street Dreams (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Still Ghetto (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Sacred Love
Compilation Appearance Barbershop 2 - Back In Business (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Documentary (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1
Compilation Appearance Todd Smith(vinyl) 0306
Compilation Appearance Bobby-the Movie
Compilation Appearance Curtis (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Twenty Five
Compilation Appearance Twenty Five
Compilation Appearance Call and Response
Compilation Appearance On My Radio
Compilation Appearance Last Kiss(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Last Kiss (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Ecleftic-2 Sides Ii A Book
Compilation Appearance Music Inspired By The Film More Than(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Man On The Moon II:legend Of Mr. Rage
Compilation Appearance Rza Hits
Compilation Appearance We The Best Forever(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance We The Best Forever
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Wyclef Jean
Compilation Appearance Something on the Inside: An Inspirational Collection of Songs
Compilation Appearance Rock Of Ages (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Dreams And Nightmares(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Dreams And Nightmares
Compilation Appearance TICAL(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Empire: Season One (ost)
Compilation Appearance ICON:METHOD MAN(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Man On The Moon 2:Legend Of Mr. Rager(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Man On The Moon 2:Legend Of Mr. Rager(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Precious:based On The Novel Push(ost)
Compilation Appearance Todd Smith
Compilation Appearance Nina Revisited:tribute To Nina Simone
Compilation Appearance King Kong Of New York
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 11606
Lable Name MCA (USA)
Released 04/22/1997
Original Release 1997
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 71m : 33s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00008811160623
Musical Guests
Nas
Ol' Dirty Bastard
Lil' Kim
Shanice
Roy Ayers
George Benson
Babyface
R. Kelly
The Lox
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Mary J. Blige (vocals); R. Kelly (vocals, various instruments); Rodney Jerkins (rap vocals, various instruments, programming); Lil' Kim, Nas, The Lox (rap vocals); Rich Nice (spoken vocals, programming); Ol' Dirty Bastard (spoken vocals); Babyface (various instruments, programming); Malik Pendleton (various instruments, background vocals); Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Fred Jerkins III (various instruments); Mike Scott, Michael Jordan, George Benson (guitar); Minio Class (Fender Rhodes); Joshua Milan, George R. "Golden Fingers" Pearson (keyboards); Nathan East (bass); Mr. Lee, Stephen George, Poke, Tone (programming); D.J. Do It All (scratches); La Tonya Blige-DaCosta, Mary Brown, Shanice Wilson, Stephanie (background vocals).
Producers: Poke, Tone, Rich Nice, Rodney Jerkins, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Malik Pendleton, R. Kelly, Babyface, Bryce Wilson, Fred Jerkins III, James Mtume.
Engineers: Rich Travali, Ben Garrison, Steve Hodge, Dexter Simmons, Ken Lewis, Stephen George, Chris Brickley, Rick Behrens, Brad Gilderman, Angela Piva, Tom Vercillo, Tony Maserati.
SHARE MY WORLD was nominated for a 1988 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.
Personnel: Mary J. Blige (vocals, background vocals); Rodney Jerkins (vocals, rap vocals, drum programming); R. Kelly (vocals, background vocals); Lil' Kim, Nas, The LOX (rap vocals); Michael Jordan , Abdulhameed Zuhri, George Benson , Ed Tree Moore, Ed Moore, Michael "Dino" Campbell , Mike Campbell , Mike Scott (guitar); Minio Class (Fender Rhodes piano); Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Babyface (keyboards, drum programming); Lafayette Carthon, Dunn Pearson, Jr., Bruce Wilson, George R. "Golden Fingers" Pearson, James Mtume, Josh Milan, Bryce Wilson (keyboards); Randy Walker (midi, programming); Roy Ayers (vibraphone); James Mussen (drums); Mr. Lee, Stephen George (programming); Poke, Poke & Tone, Tone, One Drop Scott (drum programming); DJ Do It All (scratches); LaTonya Blige-DaCosta, Malik Pendleton, Mary Brown, Shanice (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Kyle Bess; Bob "Bassy" Bob Brackmann; Dexter Simmons; Xavier Smith; Fred Jenkins III; Fred "Uncle Freddie" Jerkins III; Tizone; Ken Lewis ; Jon Gass; Malik Pendleton; Angela Piva; R. Kelly; Richard Travali; Rodney Jerkins; Stephen George; Steve Hodge; Tom Vercillo; Tony Maserati .
Recording information: Battery Studios (1995); Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL (1995); Chicago Trax, Chicago, IL (1995); Flyte Tyme studios, Edina, MN (1995); Sound Tracks, New York, New York, NY (1995); The Hit Factory, New York, NY (1995).
Introduction by: Rodney Jerkins.
Photographer: Kevin Westenberg.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Randy Walker; Lil' Kim.
Arrangers: Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds; Jimmy Jam; Poke; Poke & Tone; Rich Nice; Rodney Jerkins; Babyface; Tone; Terry Lewis; One Drop Scott.
Uber-producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis come aboard for this hip-hop diva's third album, but they don't take over the way they do with more impressionable singers. SHARE MY WORLD remains very much Mary J. Blige's album, featuring 17 tracks worth of the same bumpin' soul that has made her one of the premier singers of the '90s. Blige earned the title "queen of hip-hop soul" with her amazing blend of hip-hop beats and R&B vocals on her debut album, WHAT'S THE 411?, and then followed up with the equally strong MY LIFE, which showed off a more personal side. On SHARE MY WORLD, she invites you to share a world of true success.
When Blige sings, whether it be a ballad or a hip-hop track, she sings from the heart, both to and for her audience. Collaborating with R. Kelly, Nas, Lil' Kim, Bryce Wilson of Groove Theory and many more, she once again offers the best new music in her genre. It doesn't get better than this.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (5/15/97, p.112) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...she's moved beyond sound to real singing....There's shading, depth and control in her vocals....she's consolidating power by proving herself on more traditional R&B terms..."
Spin (6/97, p.118) - 8 (out of 10) - "..Blige still sings like she has scars that will never heal. Her tone and phrasing contain a fight-or-flight intensity that's both brazen and vulnerable....Like no diva since Aretha Franklin, Blige seems to command a song on sheer impulse and willpower..."
Entertainment Weekly (5/2/97, pp.54-55) - "...having made an uneven album packed with career-peak performances, she is the only example of a hip-hop soul practitioner attempting to make a record that's more than a product placement opportunity for Lexus and Cristal..." - Rating: B
The Source (6/97, p.134) - "...a testament to the power of musical progression and personal perseverance. After years of honing the skill necessary to balance street savvy beats and cerebral songwriting, Mary J. is one artist that can say she's gone to new, higher ground..."
Rap Pages (6/97, p.86) - "...Mary has allowed everyone to gaze into her eyes and become enchanted with her ghetto princess....This album shows that Mary's grown vocally....SHARE MY WORLD is an oral version of Alvin Ailey, raw and distinctly Black..."
NME (Magazine) (4/19/97, p.46) - "...Imagine Lauryn Hill cured of her karaoke obsession...or L'il Kim after a spell in reform school and the globe-topping potential of SHARE MY WORLD becomes clear: Mary's is not a minority appeal....respect all around...."
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 I Can Love You
3 Love Is All We Need
4 Round And Round
5 Share My World (Interlude)
6 Share My World
7 Seven Days
8 It's On - (featuring R. Kelly)
9 Thank You Lord (Interlude)
10 Missing You
11 Everything
12 Keep Your Head
13 Can't Get You Off My Mind
14 Get To Know You Better
15 Searching
16 Our Love
17 Not Gon' Cry

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