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Go (2007)

Artist: Mario
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Format: CD
Sku: 206346953
UPC: 886972157023
UPC 14: 00886972157023
Release Date: 12/11/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Go ~ Mario
2. Crying Out For Me ~ Mario
3. Skippin' ~ Mario
4. Music For Love ~ Mario
5. Kryptonite ~ Mario
6. How Do I Breathe ~ Mario
7. No Definition ~ Mario
8. Why ~ Mario
9. Lay In My Bed ~ Mario
10. Right And A Wrong Way ~ Mario
11. Let Me Watch ~ Mario
12. Do Right ~ Mario
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Tony Love, Mike Hartnett (guitar); Giorgio Tuinfort (keyboards, programming); Elvis Williams (keyboards).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Juelz Santana, Rich Boy.
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Manny Marroquin; Jean-Marie Horvat; Phil Tan.
Muze PNote Recording information: Battery Studios, New York, NY; Dirty South Studios, Arlantic, GA; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA; MTS Recording; Patchwerk Records Studios, Atlanta, GA; Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; Sony Music Studios, New York, NY; South Beach Studios, Miami, FL; St. Louis, MO; Thomas Crown Headquarters, Virginia Beach, VA; Transcon Studios, Orlando, FL; Zac Digital, Atlanta, GA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Patrick Hoeck.
Muze PNote So much for "You should let me love you," then. "You down or what?" is the softest line from the opening title track of Mario's third and many times delayed album, and from there, the track -- a prodding Neptunes production with the requisite synthetic, sticky-sweet coatings -- is an obvious bid to surprise or even shock, with Mario proclaiming, "I ain't trying to meet your mother/I just wanna f*ck you like no other" and "If I stop f*ckin' you, it'll make your world end." Go is indeed Mario's most aggressive and assertive album, but no other song comes close to out-vulgarizing "Go" itself. There are several sensitive ballads, including "Music for Love," bearing a definite resemblance to J. Holiday's gently rocking and swaying "Bed," and an excellent choice for a cover in Keith Sweat's "Right and a Wrong Way." (Eighties babies will also catch a reference to Zapp's "Computer Love" in the former.) There is a handful of deceptively clever moments, too. "Kryptonite," for instance, puts a twist on the common "I'm a pimp, so take it or leave it" theme by positioning Mario as Superman with a weakness he cannot combat. An unnecessary Rich Boy verse, unfortunately, pretty much robs the song of its ability to produce any level of empathy. Although the raunchiness and posturing may act as deterrents -- that Juelz Santana is the other featured MC further indicates the direction in which Mario continues to head -- the album is, by some distance, the singer's strongest release yet, easily apparent after one listen, a credit that can be distributed equally between an ever-improving artist and his collaborators (including Timbaland, Mr. Collipark, Stargate, Akon, Sean Garrett, and Polow da Don). If Turning Point didn't make it evident that Usher has some more competition, Go seals the deal. Next time out, he'll hopefully not cross into Pretty Ricky territory. He gets dangerously close here. [A clean version of the album was also released.] ~ Andy Kellman

Producer: Stee; King Logan; Terry "MaddScientist" Thomas; James "Polow Da Don" Jones; O.A.K.; The Neptunes; Timbaland; Sean Garrett; Aliaune Thiam; Ralph Stacy; Jerome "Jroc" Harmon; Carl Nappa

Engineer: Princeton; Corey Stocker; Dave Hyman; Mikkel S. Eriksen; Geoffrey Rice; Tony Terrebonne; Kori Anders; Vernon Mungo; Andrew Mezzi; Andrew Coleman; Ralph Cacciurri; Darren Moore; Carlton Lynn

Artist Overview

The youthful R&B sensation Mario was signed to J Records when he was only 15, and hit the ground running with a high-charting debut album in 2002 featuring a popular remake of Biz Markie's "Just a Friend." His 2004 follow-up spawned a number one single co-written by Ne-Yo, "Let Me Love You." By the time he released his fourth, star-studded album in 2007, his vocals, writing, and performance had all matured significantly, making him one of contemporary R&B 's heaviest hitters.
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Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/11/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 721570
Music Label Name Label : J Records
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 : 00886972157023

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Mario
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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