Stronger With Each Tear CD (2009)

Artist: Mary J. Blige

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 212932221
UPC 602527256542
UPC 14 00602527256542
Format CD
Release Date 12/21/2009
Author Mary J. Blige
Compilation Appearance Waiting To Exhale
Compilation Appearance 10th Year Anniversary
Compilation Appearance Vol. 3-Very Special Christmas
Compilation Appearance Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
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 Love & Consequences
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Traffic Jams (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Show (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 Street Dreams (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Documentary (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1
Compilation Appearance Todd Smith(vinyl) 0306
Compilation Appearance Twenty Five
Compilation Appearance Twenty Five
Compilation Appearance Call and Response
Compilation Appearance On My Radio
Compilation Appearance Ecleftic-2 Sides Ii A Book
Compilation Appearance Last Kiss(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Last Kiss (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Electric Circus (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Still Ghetto (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Sacred Love
Compilation Appearance Notorious K.I.M. (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ironman (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Music Inspired By The Film More Than(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Npr Discover Songs:soul Revival
Compilation Appearance Barbershop 2 - Back In Business (Explicit Version)
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 TICAL(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance King Kong Of New York
Compilation Appearance Nina Revisited:tribute To Nina Simone
Compilation Appearance Todd Smith
Compilation Appearance Curtis (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance ICON:METHOD MAN(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Empire: Season One (ost)
Compilation Appearance Man On The Moon II:legend Of Mr. Rage
Compilation Appearance Precious:based On The Novel Push(ost)
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)
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
Engineer Mikkel S. Eriksen; Andrew Wuepper; Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine; Carlos Oyanedel; Brian "B-Luv" Thomas; Mike "Handz" Donaldson; Allen Sides; Pat Dillett; Pat Thrall; Sam Thomas; Tony Mardini; The Stereotypes; Damien Lewis; Tal Herzberg
Producer Kendu Isaacs
CatalogID B0013722-02
Lable Name Geffen
Released 12/21/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 48m : 23s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 06025272565426
Musical Guests
Trey Songz
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixers: Jaycen Joshua; Dave Pensado; Peter Mokran; Phil Tan.
Recording information: 2nd Floor Studios; Germano Studios, New York, NY; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; The Boom Boom Room, Burbank, CA; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; Triangle Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; Zac Digital, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Anthony Mandler.
Stronger with Each Tear's first four songs are decorated like NASCAR vehicles, with IDs from the Runners and Akon, Rodney Jerkins, Ryan Leslie, Stereotypes, and T.I. all heard before the voice of Mary J. Blige enters the mix. Sound logos and gratuitous self-serving plugs from producers and guest MCs are nothing new in mainstream R&B, but when an album by Mary J. Blige is dominated by them, in such an extended succession, a longtime follower's minor irritation has the potential to turn to low-level rage. And while it is also understandable that the appearance of 2009 breakout star Drake on "The One" will help boost sales, the disparity is glaring; the MC was five years old when What's the 411? was released. Trey Songz, featured on another track, wasn't much older. Even when factoring these matters, Stronger with Each Tear is a very good Blige album, if not a classic. One of her briefest sets, it is tremendously (almost studiously) balanced between all the ground she has covered so well before. That's no criticism, though, since most of the songs are easily memorable and display so much range. Those who detest "The One" on principle, for its use of Auto-Tune, need only to forward to the album's final song, a quiet and sparse throwback (to 40-plus years ago) production from Raphael Saadiq in which Blige professes new love to chilling effect. ~ Andy Kellman
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (pp.55-56) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Blige's experiment works in the context of her album....In the fantastic Stargate/Ne-Yo jam 'I Feel Good,' she flashes the robot-voice ostinatos like a new pair of stilettos."
Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "There's so much feel-goodness, you might long for the drama of yore. Luckily, she brings it on the bouncy piano groove 'Kitchen'..." -- Grade: B
Billboard (p.32) - "Blige has never been in better voice -- or more adventurous. The metaphor-rich 'Kitchen' finds the singer/songwriter admonishing would-be man-stealers."
Disc 1
1 Tonight
2 One, The
3 Said and Done
4 Good Love
5 I Feel Good
6 I Am
7 Each Tear
8 I Love U (Yes I Du)
9 We Got Hood Love
10 Kitchen
11 In the Morning
12 Color
Product Attributes
Artist Blige,Mary J.
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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