Diary Of Alicia Keys CD (2003)

Artist: Alicia Keys

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Label J Records
SKU 60620306
UPC 828765571227
UPC 14 00828765571227
Format CD
Release Date 12/2/2003
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Author Alicia Keys
Compilation Appearance Ali (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Reggae Gold 2004
Compilation Appearance Confessions (Special Edition)
Compilation Appearance Song For A Winter's Night
Compilation Appearance Djin Djin
Compilation Appearance Love's Holiday:gosepl Christmas
Compilation Appearance Backyardigans:born To Play
Compilation Appearance Quantum Of Solace
Compilation Appearance Blueprint 3(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blueprint 3
Compilation Appearance Thank Me Later
Compilation Appearance Hits Collection Volume One(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hits Collection Volume One
Compilation Appearance Coleccion Definitiva
Compilation Appearance Sex And The City 2 (Soundtrack)
Compilation Appearance Essential Nas
Compilation Appearance Amazing Spider Man 2 (ost)
Compilation Appearance Amazing Spider Man 2 (ost)
Compilation Appearance So Amazing:all Star Tribute To Luther
Compilation Appearance ORIGINAL ALBUM CLASSICS(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Totally R&b
Compilation Appearance Coleccion Definitiva
Compilation Appearance Essential Nas(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 12 12 12:Concert For Sandy Relief
Associated Artist/Work Arneson, Mark
Associated Artist/Work Eve (Rap)
Associated Artist/Work White, Jack
Associated Artist/Work White, Jack (White Stripes)
Artist Influence Brenda Russell (Singer/Songwriter)
Artist Influence D'Angelo
Artist Influence Erykah Badu
Artist Influence Isaac Hayes
Artist Influence Janet Jackson
Artist Influence Jay-Z
Artist Influence Lauryn Hill
Artist Influence Marvin Gaye
Artist Influence Mary J. Blige
Artist Influence Maxwell (R&B)
Artist Influence Nina Simone
Artist Influence Oleta Adams
Artist Influence Prince
Artist Influence Roberta Flack
Artist Influence Sade
Artist Influence Stevie Wonder
Artist Contemporary Amel Larrieux
Artist Contemporary Amy Winehouse
Artist Contemporary Angie Stone
Artist Contemporary Bilal
Artist Contemporary Chrisette Michele
Artist Contemporary D'Angelo
Artist Contemporary Des'ree
Artist Contemporary Dwele
Artist Contemporary Erykah Badu
Artist Contemporary India.Arie
Artist Contemporary Jennifer Hudson
Artist Contemporary Jessie Ware
Artist Contemporary Jill Scott
Artist Contemporary John Legend
Artist Contemporary Kelly Price
Artist Contemporary Lalah Hathaway
Artist Contemporary Ledisi
Artist Contemporary Leela James
Artist Contemporary Macy Gray
Artist Contemporary Marsha Ambrosius
Artist Contemporary Melanie Amaro
Artist Contemporary Musiq (Soulchild)
Artist Contemporary Nao Yoshioka
Artist Contemporary Noel Gourdin
Artist Contemporary Rahsaan Patterson
Artist Contemporary Robin Thicke
Artist Contemporary Sunshine Anderson
Artist Contemporary Syleena Johnson
Artist Contemporary Toni Braxton
Artist Follower Bridget Kelly
Artist Follower Charlotte OC
Artist Follower Elle Varner
Artist Follower Kanisha K
Artist Follower Lauriana Mae
Artist Follower Rozzi Crane
Technical Info
CatalogID 55712
Lable Name J Records
Released 12/02/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00828765571227
Musical Guests
Tony Toni Tone
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Alicia Keys (vocals, piano, synthesizer); Tony! Toni! Tone! (vocals); Rich Harrison, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis (various instruments); Sharif Hobley, Artie White, Ricky Quinones (guitar); Dwayne Wiggins (sitar, bass); Sanford Allen (violin); Richard Brice (viola); Eileen Folson (cello); Dave Watson (flute, saxophone); Joe Romano, Dave Watson (horns); Onree Gill (Fender Rhodes piano); Arckel Vickers (organ); Artie Reynolds, Steve Rodriguez (bass); Paul John, Steve Jordan (drums); Pablo Batista (percussion); Kerry "Crucial" Brothers, Easy Mo Bee (programming); Taneisha Smith, Erika Rose, L. Green, Cindy Mizelle, Katrese Barnes (background vocals).
Producers include: Alicia Keys, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Rich Harrison, Kerry "Crucial" Brothers.
Personnel: Alicia Keys (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); John Jubu Smith, Ronnie Drayton, Artie "Blues Boy" White, Ricky Quinones (guitar); Kurt Briggs, Gwendolyn Laster, Dale Stuckenbruck, Xin Zhao, Marion Pinheiro, Lori Miller, Alexander Vselensky, Stanley Hunte, Sanford Allen, Avril Brown (violin); Barry Finclair, Julien Barber, Peter Vanderwater, Maxine Roach, Richard Brice, Robert Chausow (viola); Eileen Folson , Marisol Espada, Caryl Paisner (cello); Joe Romano (horns); Timothy Christian Riley (piano); Onree Gill (Fender Rhodes piano); Arcel Vickers (organ); Steve Jordan , Paul Alexandre John (drums); Pablo Batista (percussion); Cindy Mizelle, L.C. Green, Taneisha Smith, Erika Rose, Harold Lilly, John Legend, Katreese Barnes, Andricka Hall, Jerimiah "Jermaine" Paul (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Manny Marroquin; Patrick Viala; Russell Elevado; Tony Maserati ; Tony Black.
On THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS, the classically trained vocalist/pianist follows up the success of her lauded debut by displaying an even more formidable knack for sophisticated soul. The elegant piano intro of "Harlem's Nocturne" quickly gives way to a driving beat and Keys' admission that "there are so many things that are on my mind." This sentiment proves true, as Keys proceeds to run through a wide range of musical styles, from string-laden R&B on "Karma" to Timbaland-produced funk on "Heartburn" to a potent soul-pop medley of "If I Was Your Woman/Walk On By."
Keys' personal touch on DIARY extends to her role as producer on many of the album's tracks, including the sultry, show-stopping "If I Ain't Got You" and the haunting "Diary" (featuring Tony! Toni! Tone!). As this confident sophomore album reveals, SONGS IN A MINOR was no fluke. In fact, DIARY shows Keys just starting to hit her musical stride.
Artist Overview
Precocious R&B vocalist/pianist Alicia Keys was hand-picked by Clive Davis as one of the flagship artists for his post-Arista label, J Records. No doubt he was as impressed by her multitude of skills (Keys took a large role in the writing, arranging, and production of her debut album) as by her music, which mates contemporary hip-hop accoutrements to an old-school soul sensibility ? la Jill Scott or D'Angelo. Only 20 years old at the time of the album's release, Keys already seemed poised for a major career built upon her soulful voice and classically trained piano chops. While hip-hop played a much bigger role on her sophomore effort, 2003's THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS, it was a smash nonetheless, and subsequent recordings have further pushed the boundaries of R&B.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/25/03-1/8/04, p.124) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...An assured, adult statement, steeped in the complicated love life and musical dreams of an ambitious young woman who has absorbed enough Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin records to live up to [her] soul promise..."
Entertainment Weekly (12/5/03, pp.94-5) - "...[The album features] some of Keys' liveliest music..." - Rating: B
Q (1/04, p.111) - 4 stars out of 5 - "It's a proper soul album which hooks you with the first pneumatic beat and draws you deeper with every heady atmosphere and vivid emotion."
Disc 1
1 Harlem's Nocturne
2 Karma
3 Heartburn
4 If I Was Your Woman / Walk On By
5 You Don't Know My Name
6 If I Ain't Got You
7 Diary - (featuring Tony! Toni! Ton?!)
8 Dragon Days
9 Wake Up
10 So Simple
11 When You Really Love Someone
12 Feeling U, Feeling Me - (interlude)
13 Slow Down
14 Samsonite Man
15 Nobody Not Really - (interlude)
Reviews
ReviewSource E! Online
Review The R&B stunner had deliver something major to top her Grammy-hogging 2001 debut Songs in A Minor. She gets halfway there by cracking open her Diary and spreading her wings with the beat-driving numbers like "Karma" and "Heartburn" (coproduced by Keys and Timbaland). Then she has a good time covering Gladys Knight's "If I Were Your Woman." Keys, however, proves to be a better singer than songwriter, as most of the latter half of the album slips into sleepy piano numbers. Sure, "You Don't Know My Name" and "Samsonite Man" are soulfully gorgeous, but we're wagering that you'll feel a little drowsy after sitting through this.
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ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review Alicia Keys already has a lot of mystique to live up to for such a tender thing. On her debut, Songs in A Minor, she was acclaimed as a soul prodigy fusing Biggie and Chopin. Keys played piano, wrote the great "Fallin'," wore a cool hat and won more Grammys than she'd had hot breakfasts. But success hasn't spoiled her, because she's clearly been woodshedding. The Diary of Alicia Keys is an assured, adult statement, steeped in the complicated love life and musical dreams of an ambitious young woman who has absorbed enough Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin records to live up to the soul promise of "Harlem's Nocturne." Keys evokes Gladys Knight ("If I Was Your Woman") and Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By"), but the seductive adult spell of "You Don't Know My Name" is all her own.
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ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Artist Keys,Alicia
Music Format Compact Disc
Quotes
Blender An enthusiastic album full of masterful strokes and electrifying intensity.
Dot Music Another masterpiece.
Q Magazine A proper soul album which hooks you with the first pneumatic beat and draws you deeper with every heady atmosphere and vivid emotion.
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