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Format: CD
Sku: 204116735
UPC: 602517076563
UPC 14: 00602517076563
Release Date: 2/9/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro: Loving ~ India.Arie
2. These Eyes ~ India.Arie
3. Heart Of The Matter, The ~ India.Arie
4. Good Mourning ~ India.Arie
5. Private Party ~ India.Arie
6. There's Hope ~ India.Arie
7. Living (Interlude) ~ India.Arie
8. India' Song ~ India.Arie
9. Wings Of Forgiveness ~ India.Arie
10. Summer ~ India.Arie
11. I Am Not My Hair ~ India.Arie
12. Great Grandmother ~ India.Arie
13. Better People ~ India.Arie
14. Outro: Learning ~ India.Arie
15. I Choose ~ India.Arie
16. This Too Shall Pass ~ India.Arie
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: India.Arie (vocals, acoustic guitar, trumpet, piano, background vocals); India.Arie; Drew Ramsey (guitar, bass guitar, background vocals); Tony Love (guitar); Natalie Keith, Destiny Muhammad "Harpist From The Hood", Destiny Muhammad (harp); Tammy Rogers King (mandolin, fiddle); Tarika Lewis (electric violin); Tammy Rogers (fiddle); Thomas Lea, Tom Lea (viola); Alisha Bauer (cello); Mark Batson (piano, keyboards, bass guitar, drum programming); Kennth S. Crouch (piano); Mike Lawler (organ); Pierre Medor (Hammond b-3 organ); Courtney Branch "Doctah B Sirius" (Moog synthesizer, bass guitar, drums, congas, percussion, gong, chimes); Miles Mosley, Miles Mosely (double bass); Cornelius Mims (electric bass); Simon "Woodchuck" Durham, Doctah B Serius, Dre Bowman, Michael Rhodes , LaMarquis Mark Jefferson (bass guitar); Richard Johnson Jr. (drums); Charles "Akahdahmah" Jackson III (bowls, shaker, percussion, gong, wind chime); Courtney Branch (percussion); Typhanee Fitzgerald, Matthew Johnson, Chenere, Chimere Scott, Laurnea Wilkerson, Joyce Simpson, Rascal Flatts, Trina Broussard, Matthew Johnson (background vocals); Great Grandmother (vocals, spoken vocals); Branden Burch (guitar, keyboards, drums, programming, drum programming); Jimmy "J Rok" English (guitar, keyboards, programming); Moses Staimez, Jon Cleary, Eric D. Jackson, Ricky Quinones, Blue Miller, Bonnie Raitt (guitar); Keb' Mo' (acoustic guitar, dobro); Erik Rostad (violin, strings); Marisa Kuney, Alma Cielo, David Davidson (violin); Jeanie Lim (viola); John Catchings, Adrienne Woods (cello); Chris Johnson (trumpet, drum programming); Frank Macek (keyboards, drums, programming); Shannon Sanders (keyboards, background vocals); David Piltch (acoustic bass); Steve Mackey , Victor Wooten (upright bass); John III Howard (drums, programming); Trevor Larence Jr. "Trev Beats", J.D. Blair, Abe Laboriel, Jr. (drums); Ricky Lawson (cymbals); Darin James, Bryan Brock, Doctah B., William Harriet, Javier Sol¡s, Lamar Carter (percussion); Che Pope (drum programming); Rob Wanda (scratches); Laurie Ann Fessler, Kerisha Hicks, Deronda Lewis, Ametria Dock, Cekoya Tolbert, Rachelle Ferrell (background vocals); The Nashville Strings.
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Frank Macek; Branden Burch; Dave Pensado; Courtney Branch "Doctah B Sirius"; Keith Sengbusch; F. Reid Shippen; Phil Tan.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: India.Arie.
Muze PNote Recording information: Bast Station One Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Capitol studios, Los Angeles, CA; English Audio Recording Studios, Nashville, TN; Groundstar Studio, Platinum Lab Recording, Nashville, T; India'Song Studios, Atlanta, GA; Larrabee Recording Studios, Universal City, CA; Profound Sound Recording Studios, Nashville, TN; Soundstage Studios, Nashville, TN; Studio 301, Byron Bay, Australia; The Pass, Los Angeles, CA; Vix Mix, Nashville, TN; WEstlake Studios, Los Angeles, CA; XME Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Muze PNote Photographers: Jimmy Bruch; Norman Jean Roy.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Courtney Branch "Doctah B Sirius".
Muze PNote Arrangers: India.Arie; Drew Ramsey; Shannon Sanders.
Muze PNote India.Arie hails from Atlanta, Georgia, but her smooth neo-soul owes more to the traditions of Philly Soul and Detroit's Motown of yore than the Dirty South rap that dominated her native city in the 2000s. Still, the remarkable thing about Arie is how she deftly marries old school R&B to an urban contemporary sound (one that is greatly informed by the beats and production of hip-hop).
Muze PNote 2006's TESTIMONY: VOL. 1 LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS, the singer-songwriter's third album, continues to perfect Arie's unique blend of styles. Smooth and accessible, yet marked by supremely well-crafted songs, TESTIMONY shifts gears effortlessly, moving from breezy tropical tunes ("Good Mourning") to Lauren Hill-styled hip-hop ("I Am Not My Hair"), hitting all points in between. With just the right balance of old school and new, acoustic and electric, and consciousness themes with party jams, TESTIMONY is an important notch in the rising career of this talented entertainer.

Producer: India.Arie; Phillip White; Jared Gosselin; Dru Castro; Mark Batson; Drew Ramsey; Frank Macek; Jimmy 'J-Rok' English; John Howard III; Branden Burch; Shannon Sanders; Courtney Branch "Doctah B Sirius"; Sarah Thomas; India.Arie; Shannon Sanders; Mark Batson

Engineer: India.Arie; Michael Parnin; Aaron Fessel; Greg Fuqua; Tracy Kendrick; Dru Castro; Phillip Ramos; Sam Thomas; Mark Batson; Frank Macek; Jimmy 'J-Rok' English; Branden Burch; Shannon Sanders; Robert Battaglia; Paul Pilsneniks; Tony Terrebonne; Danny Duncan;

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Concrete Love
Muze Music Compilations American Dreams (1963-1964)
Muze Music Compilations Time 2 Love (A Time To Love)
Muze Music Compilations Double Feature(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Sex And The City Music From the Original Motion Picture (Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations Acey Deucey
Muze Music Compilations Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise
Muze Music Compilations Voyage To India(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Reflection
Muze Music Compilations Motown Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Dave Koz & Friends:25th Of December
Muze Music Compilations At The Movies
Muze Music Compilations Shark Tale
Muze Music Compilations Lightning In A Bottle
Muze Music Compilations Timeless
Muze Music Compilations That's Live

Associated Artists and Works

Cabral Simmons, Khari
Nozuka, Justin

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/27/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 07651
Music Label Name Label : Motown
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 : 00602517076563

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (p.159)
- "[She has a] gift for warmly evocative Stevie Wonder/Minnie Riperton/Tracy Chapman melodies....TESTIMONY should resonate..." -- Grade: B

Vibe (pp.139-140)
- "Arie seems to be progressing with poise. And with TESTIMONY, she opts for statement-heavy optimism instead of bitterness, fixating more on sensible arrangements..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   India.arie
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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