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Product Details:

Format: CD
Sku: 212932221
UPC: 602527256542
UPC 14: 00602527256542
Release Date: 12/21/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Tonight
2. One, The ~ (featuring Drake)
3. Said and Done
4. Good Love ~ (featuring T.I.)
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 ~ From the Motion Picture Precious: Based On the Novel "Push" By Sapphire
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Jaycen Joshua; Dave Pensado; Peter Mokran; Phil Tan.
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote Photographer: Anthony Mandler.
Muze PNote 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

Producer: Kendu Isaacs

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

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Drake
Muze Guest Artist T.I.
Muze Guest Artist Trey Songz

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 Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
Muze Music Compilations Love & Consequences
Muze Music Compilations Dr. Dre 2001 (Explicit Version)
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 Reasonable Doubt (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dr. Dre 2001 (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 4-Very Special Christmas-Live (Live)
Muze Music Compilations One Night Only
Muze Music Compilations Nu Nation Project
Muze Music Compilations Stillmatic (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Mtv Unplugged (Explicit Version) (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Jay Z Unplugged (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Brown Sugar
Muze Music Compilations Electric Circus (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Street Dreams (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Still Ghetto (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Sacred Love
Muze Music Compilations Barbershop 2 - Back In Business (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Shark Tale
Muze Music Compilations Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
Muze Music Compilations Documentary (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Lost & Found
Muze Music Compilations Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1
Muze Music Compilations Duets:final Chapter
Muze Music Compilations Todd Smith
Muze Music Compilations Todd Smith(vinyl) 0306
Muze Music Compilations Bobby-the Movie
Muze Music Compilations Curtis (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Curtis
Muze Music Compilations Twenty Five
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 Back On My Bs(Limited Edition)(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 Go:best Of Common(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Q Soul Bossa Nostra
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 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 Rock Of Ages (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Dreams And Nightmares(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dreams And Nightmares

Associated Artists and Works

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

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/21/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2009
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : B0013722-02
Music Label Name Label : Geffen
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 06025272565426

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."

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