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Wake Up (2010)

Artist: John Legend
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Format: CD
Sku: 217059392
UPC: 886973708224
UPC 14: 00886973708224
Release Date: 9/21/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Hard Times ~ John Legend/The Roots
2. Compared to What ~ John Legend/The Roots
3. Wake Up Everybody - (featuring Melanie Fiona) ~ John Legend/The Roots
4. Our Generation (the Hope of the World) ~ John Legend/The Roots
5. Little Ghetto Boy (Prelude) - (featuring Malik Yusef) ~ John Legend/The Roots
6. Little Ghetto Boy ~ John Legend/The Roots
7. Hang On in There ~ John Legend/The Roots
8. Humanity (Love the Way It Should Be) ~ John Legend/The Roots
9. Wholy Holy ~ John Legend/The Roots
10. I Can't Write Left Handed ~ John Legend/The Roots
11. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free ~ John Legend/The Roots
12. Shine ~ John Legend/The Roots
 
Musical powerhouses John Legend & The Roots present Wake Up!, eleven profoundly evocative songs pulled from the soulful music of the 60’s and 70’s all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and consciousness.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Captain Kirk Douglas (guitar); James Poyser (organ, keyboards, synthesizer, xylophone); ?uestlove (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Jimmy Douglass.
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: John Legend; Salamishah Tillet.
Muze PNote Recording information: A House Called ?uest; Hansa Mix Room, Berlin, Germany; MSR Studios, New York, NY; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; The Studio, Philadelphia, PA; The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Anthony Mandler.
Muze PNote Featuring spirited covers of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' "Wake Up Everybody," Baby Huey & the Baby Sitters' "Hard Times," and Donny Hathaway's "Little Ghetto Boy" -- socially conscious soul cult classics and hits of the `60s and `70s -- Wake Up! is John Legend's fourth proper studio album. Backed throughout by the Roots, Wake Up! also features a Legend original, the uplifting "Shine."

Producer: James Poyser; John Legend; Ahmir Thompson

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Black Thought
Muze Guest Artist Common
Muze Guest Artist Melanie Fiona
Muze Guest Artist C.L. Smooth
Muze Guest Artist Malik Yusef

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Beautiful Struggle (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Be (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Brother From Another (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Brother From Another
Muze Music Compilations Monkey Business
Muze Music Compilations Rising Tied (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Timeless
Muze Music Compilations Kingdom Come(Explicit Version)(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Reflections: The Journey
Muze Music Compilations Rich Boy(Cln)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Grey's Anatomy Vol 3
Muze Music Compilations Between Raising Hell And Amazing Grace
Muze Music Compilations August Rush
Muze Music Compilations Rising Tied (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations B.a.r.s. The Barry Adrian Reese Story(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Shine
Muze Music Compilations Lay It Down
Muze Music Compilations Lay It Down
Muze Music Compilations Paper Trail (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Evolver
Muze Music Compilations Soul Men
Muze Music Compilations Yes We Can: Voices Of A Grassroots Movement
Muze Music Compilations Total Club Hits 2
Muze Music Compilations Hits
Muze Music Compilations Deeper Than Rap(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Deeper Than Rap(Limited Edition)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations How I Got Over (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations How I Got Over (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations How I Got Over
Muze Music Compilations Wizard Of Poetry(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Uno No Es Uno
Muze Music Compilations Victory(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Oyo
Muze Music Compilations Paper Trail [PA]
Muze Music Compilations Love Life Loyalty(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations Red Hot Plus Rio 2
Muze Music Compilations God Forgives, I Don't [Deluxe] [Explicit]
Muze Music Compilations God Forgives I Don't
Muze Music Compilations The Dreamer, The Believer(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Think Like A Man:music/film (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Good Music Cruel Summer(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dreams And Nightmares(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dreams And Nightmares
Muze Music Compilations Django Unchained (Ost)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Django Unchained (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations SUFFERING FROM SUCCESS(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations SUFFERING FROM SUCCESS(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Suffering From Success
Muze Music Compilations 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS:SNOOP DOGG(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music 50
Muze Music Compilations Now Party Anthems Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Verte Nacer
Muze Music Compilations Magic

Associated Artists and Works

Magnetic Man

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/17/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 37082
Music Label Name Label : G.O.O.D./Columbia
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 : 00886973708224

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] brilliantly conceived and executed album, reviving music from the nixon-era heyday of politically engaged R&B."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.97)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "An admirably cocksure romp through Eugene McDaniels' 'Compared To What' ups the lyrical ante, with Legend bringing full-throated truth..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.51)
- Ranked #48 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "Legend's plaintive, gospelly cadences had a previously absent edginess."

Paste (magazine)
- "The album is organic and opulent, with a heart of diamonds a lush sound to match, and it delivers exactly what it promises: consciousness-raising tracks from spiritual-soul all-stars..."

Clash (magazine)
- "[A] soulful reimagining of 60's and 70's urban protest songs....The concept of political awareness reigns supreme..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Legend,John
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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