B'day CD (2007)

Artist: Beyonce

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Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 204822288
UPC 886971111125
UPC 14 00886971111125
Format CD
Release Date 6/13/2007
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Author Beyonce
Compilation Appearance Fired Up 3
Compilation Appearance Futuresex/lovesounds(w/ Bonus DVD)
Compilation Appearance Cadillac Records (Music from the Motion Picture)
Compilation Appearance Cadillac Records (Music From The Motion Picture) ( Deluxe Version)
Compilation Appearance Remix
Compilation Appearance Watch The Throne (Explicit Version) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Compilation Appearance My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1)
Compilation Appearance My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1) [Deluxe Edition]
Compilation Appearance Iv Play(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Talk A Good Game
Compilation Appearance Talk A Good Game(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Magna Carta Holy Grail(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Magna Carta Holy Grail
Compilation Appearance So Amazing:all Star Tribute To Luther
Compilation Appearance Pinkprint
Compilation Appearance Pinkprint
Compilation Appearance PINKPRINT(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance PINKPRINT(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 2015 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary R&B
Compilation Appearance Kingdom Come(Explicit Version)(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance 2011 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance Talk A Good Game(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Journey To Freedom
Associated Artist/Work Beyonce Tribute Band
Associated Artist/Work Gaga, Lady
Associated Artist/Work Jay-Z
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Slim Thug
Technical Info
Engineer Jamie Rosenberg; Chris Spilfogel; Aaron Renner; Roberto Almodovar; Andres Bermudez; John Weston; Geoff Rice; Robert "LB" Dorsey; Gustavo Celis; Jim Abbiss; Jim Caruana; Andy Todd; Clay Perry; Shane Woodley
Producer Rich Harrison; Candice Nelson; S. Smith; Cameron Wallace; Nellee Hooper; Rudy Perez; Beyonce Knowles; Sean Garrett; Ne-Yo; The Neptunes; Swizz Beatz; StarGate; Rich Harrison
CatalogID 9492
Lable Name Sony Music Distribution (USA)
Released 04/03/2007
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 87m : 12s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886971111125
Musical Guests
Jay-Z
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Beyonc?; Jay-Z (rap vocals); Espen Lind, Eric D. Jackson (guitar); Hanna Khoury (violin, viola); John Wittenberg, Alan Grunfeld, Ken Yerke, Michele Richards, Mario de Le¢n, Roberto Cani, Bruce Dukov, Sara Parkins, Haim Shtrum (violin); Robert Becker, Denyse Buffum, Andrew Duckles (viola); Suzie Katayama, Larry Corbett (cello); Judith Mora Arriaga (accordion); Boujemaa Razgui (nay); Allen "Al Geez" Arthur, Ronald Judge, Aaron "Goody" Goode (horns); Rudy P?rez (keyboards, programming, background vocals); Clay Perry (keyboards, programming); Tim Carmon (keyboards); Ricky Lawson (drums); Harvey Mason, Sr. (percussion); Denaun Porter (programming); Jasmin Cruz (background vocals); Keyon Harold, Tor Erik Hermanson, Alejandro Fern ndez, Mauricio Guerrero, Cori Jacobs.
Audio Mixers: Swizz Beatz; Rich Harrison; Manny Marroquin; Jason Goldstein; Gustavo Celis; Jean-Marie Horvat; Beyonc? Knowles; Bruce Weeden.
Recording information: Battery Studios, New York, NY; Futura Productions, Roslindale, MA; Great Divide Studios, Aspen, CO; La Marimonda, Nassau, Bahamas; Lair Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; Sony Music Studios, New York, NY; The Beach House Studios, Miami, FL; The Hit Factory, Miami, FL; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA.
Editor: Clay Perry.
Photographer: Max Vadukul.
Arranger: Rudy P?rez.
Beyonce had little to prove on her second solo outing, B'DAY, having already demonstrated her taste, (solo) vocal prowess, and sparkling star quality on her first post-Destiny's Child release in 2003. Nevertheless, the singer and her crack team of producers and collaborators (R&B's finest, including the Neptunes, Swizz Beats, and Rich Harrison) have come up with a collection that's at least equal to her previous triumphs, and that shows off an almost angry intensity only hinted at on earlier releases.
The club hit "Deja Vu," with an extended rap from boyfriend/producer Jay-Z, boasts an addictive bass line that contrasts dramatically with Beyonce's emotive upper register. The haunting "Ring the Alarm" is a multilayered melodrama built around a dizzying minor-key hook that relies on Beyonce's vocal dexterity and newfound fire. Despite the appealing bravado of most of the tracks on B-DAY, the most memorable song is the beautiful lovelorn ballad "Irreplaceable," on which a wounded Beyonce protesteth too much about an errant lover's dispensability. Her nuanced and soul-deep performance suggests the tearful hurt lying at the center of all that anger.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.69) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here is endless pleasure in the gliding transitions from Jay-Z's staccato rhymes to Beyonce's own honeyed flow..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.158) - "[T]he songs arrive in huge gusts of rhythm and emotion, with Beyonce's voice rippling over clattery beats..." -- Grade: B
Q (p.149) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he Nelly-esque 'Get me Bodied', the Neptunes-helmed 'Green Light', with its marvellously cascading chorus, and the super-taut 'Upgrade U' are turbo-charged..."
Q (p.118) - Ranked #72 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."
Vibe (p.138) - "[A] generally exhilarating marriage of pop songcraft and state-of-the-art rhythms."
Disc 1
1 Beautiful Liar,Amor Gitano
2 Irreplaceable,Listen
3 Green Light,Irreplaceable
4 Kitty Kat,Beautiful Liar
5 Welcome to Hollywood,Beautiful Liar - (Remix, remix)
6 Upgrade U,Beautiful Liar - (Spanglish version)
7 Flaws And All,Irreplaceable - (Nortena Remix, Nortena remix)
8 World Wide Woman
9 Get Me Bodied - (Extended mix)
10 If
11 Freakum Dress
12 Suga Mama
13 Deja Vu
14 Ring The Alarm
15 Resentment
16 Listen - (From The Motion Picture 'Dreamgirls')
Disc 2
1 Beautiful Liar,Amor Gitano
2 Irreplaceable,Listen
3 Green Light,Irreplaceable
4 Kitty Kat,Beautiful Liar
5 Welcome to Hollywood,Beautiful Liar - (Remix, remix)
6 Upgrade U,Beautiful Liar - (Spanglish version)
7 Flaws And All,Irreplaceable - (Nortena Remix, Nortena remix)
8 World Wide Woman
9 Get Me Bodied - (Extended mix)
10 If
11 Freakum Dress
12 Suga Mama
13 Deja Vu
14 Ring The Alarm
15 Resentment
16 Listen - (From The Motion Picture 'Dreamgirls')
Product Attributes
Artist Beyonce
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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