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Lyfe Jennings ‎– The Phoenix / Sony Urban Music ‎Audio CD 2006 / 82796 96405 2

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Lyfe Jennings ‎– The Phoenix / Sony Urban Music ‎Audio CD 2006 / 82796 96405 2

UPC 82796-96405-24

 

The Phoenix is the second studio album from American R&B singer Lyfe Jennings. It features the lead single S.E.X, and was released on August 15, 2006. The album reached No. 2 on the U.S. albums chart and No. 1 on the US R&B chart, selling over 136,000 copies. The album features a remake of Tupac Shakur's "Keep Ya Head Up".

The magnificent storyteller, Lyfe Jennings, has pulled out all of the stops on his sophomore album , The Phoenix, writing all the songs on the album except for the one cover, and delivering something for everyone. The Phoenix begins with a definite club banger "Slow Down" that features G-Unit rapper, Young Buck, and Jesus Swings artist, Doc.Black. The heart-wrenching "Goodbye" is a genuine masterpiece that shows off a vocal talent even most of his fans may not be aware of. The Phoenix also includes an R&B ode to the Notorious B.I.G. which is both engaging and amusing. Keeping the cars bumping will be a given with "Still Here," a speaker-bumping, old school track that features the Oscar-winning group Three 6 Mafia and their kindred, Project Pat. Summing up the message of the album and providing the perfect sing-along, Lyfe delivers "Keep Your Head Up" - a remake of hip-hop icon Tupac's feel-good classic.

In a lot of musical imaginations, Lyfe Jennings' The Phoenix will occupy a space a few slots up from the Hustle & Flow soundtrack. As he proved on the prelude to this disc--the swift-selling, hype-generating Lyfe 268-192--he's an urban poet with an unsparing eye. When he's not laying out his grit-laden artistic process in what seems like a dozen spoken-word interludes, he's singing it as he sees it. On "S-E-X," that vision includes a sensitive-minded, daddy-like plea for abstinence among teen-age girls punched up by the sexy-sounding Lala Brown, and on the thump-thump slo-mo thrill ride "Ghetto Superman" it includes a pitiful remembrance of things past ("We grew up in the gutter eatin' peanut butter sandwiches/With no jam"). Part Curtis Mayfield, part Donny Hathaway, part Kanye West, and part John Legend, Jennings is determined to offer a long, tall drink to the spiritually dehydrated--he's massively musical (check his gentle acoustic guitar on "Down Here, Up There" and the raw soul of "The River") and enormously ambitious: It's no accident that The Phoenix plays like scuffed-up, 21st-century epic poetry in places. Real-world R&B hasn't reached this far in a long time. --Tammy La Gorce

 

Label: Sony Urban Music ‎– 82796 96405 2
Format: CD, Album
Country: Europe
Released: 2006
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Rhythm & Blues
 
 
 

Tracklist:

1 Intro  
2 Interlude  
3 Slow Down
Featuring – Doc Black, Young Buck, Guitar – Sharad Barnes
 
4 Interlude  
5 Goodbye
Producer – Rhemario "Rio" Webber
 
6 Interlude  
7 Let's Stay Together  
8 Interlude  
9 Biggie Nigga
Guitar – Lyfe Jennings, Ricardo Ramos (2)
 
10 Interlude  
11 Ghetto Superman  
12 Interlude  
13 S.E.X.
Backing Vocals [Additional] – Iman, Featuring – LaLa Brown, Guitar – Sharad Barnes
 
14 Interlude  
15 Down Here, Up There
Guitar – Lyfe Jennings
 
16 Interlude  
17 The River
Producer – Rhemario "Rio" Webber
 
18 Interlude  
19 Still Here
Featuring – Project Pat, Three 6 Mafia, Producer – Rhemario "Rio" Webber
 
20   
Interlude  
21 More Than A Girl
Producer – Richard Keller
 
22 Interlude  
23 Stingy
Cello – Dave Eggar, Erik Friedlander, Kristina Cooper, Double Bass – Gregg Augest, Guitar – Sharad Barnes, Orchestrated By [Strings] – Bob Belden, Viola – Ron Lawrence, Violin – Antoine Silverman, Ashley Horne, Carol Poole, Christina Courtin, Jennifer Choi, Leonardo Suaret-Pag, Larenia Ponce, Mark Feldman, Pauline Kim, Phillip Patton, Rachael Golub, Sandra Billingsly, Susan Heerema, Violin [Concert Master] – Sanford Allen
 
24 Interlude  
25 Radio
Producer – Rhemario "Rio" Webber
 
26 Interlude  
27 Keep Ya Head Up
Vocals [Additional] – Chance Jennings, Charles Jennings, Chris Darrington, Jade Jennings, Jamie Redmond
 
28 I'll Always Love You
Backing Vocals – Lyfe Jennings, Zaneta Tiggett
 

 

 

  • Mastered ByDave Kutch
  • Mixed ByRichard Keller
  • ProducerLyfe Jennings (tracks: 1 to 16)

 

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