Jill Scott The Light Of The Sun (Deluxe)

The Light Of The Sun (Deluxe)

Jill Scott

Released on June 21, 2011 by Blues Babe Records

Main artist: Jill Scott

Genre: R&B/Soul > R&B

Distinctions: 4F de Télérama (August 2011) - Sélection Les Inrocks (July 2011)

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Album : 1 disk - 17 tracks Total length : 01:09:02

  1. 1 Blessed

    Bernie Grundman, Masterer - PHIL TAN, Mixer - Glen Marchese, Recorded by - Andre Harris, Writer, Recorded by - Vidal Davis, Writer - Sean Tallman, Recorded by - Damien Lewis, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Aaron Draper, Background Vocals - Zachariah Redding, Assistant Engineer - Brandon Kilgour, Recorded by - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, Background Vocals, MainArtist - Dre, Producer - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Todd Bergman, Assistant Engineer - "V" Rhone, Background Vocals - Yahmean Allworld, Background Vocals - "J.R." Hutson, Executive Producer, Additional Scratching, Background Vocals - Vidal, Producer Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  2. 2 So In Love (feat. Anthony Hamilton)

    Bernie Grundman, Masterer - Vanessa Parr, Recorded by - PHIL TAN, Mixer - Sean Tallman, Recorded by - Damien Lewis, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Zachariah Redding, Assistant Engineer - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Anthony Hamilton, Writer, FeaturedArtist - Bruce Irvine, Additional Engineer - Kelvin Wooten, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Writer, Drum Programmer, Bass - Lee Hutson Jr., Writer - Nathaniel Alford, Recorded by - John Roberts, Drums - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Todd Bergman, Assistant Engineer - Eli Davis, Co-ordinator Production - Kimre Davis, Co-ordinator Production - Phillip "Logann" Scott III, Additional Engineer - "J.R." Hutson, Executive Producer, Recorded by Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  3. 3 Shame (feat. Eve & The A Group)

    H. Thompson, Writer - E. Archer, Writer - Bernie Grundman, Masterer - PHIL TAN, Mixer - Sean Tallman, Recorded by - Damien Lewis, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Donald Hayes, Horn - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Lee Hutson Jr., Writer - John Roberts, Horn - Keisha Renee, Background Vocals - Luis Eric, Horn - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Reyna Wakefield, Background Vocals - Todd Bergman, Assistant Engineer - Zach Redding, Assistant Engineer - Octavia Pace, Background Vocals - Eve Jihan Jeffers, Writer - "J.R." Hutson, Additional Engineer, Executive Producer, All Instruments Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  4. 4 All Cried Out Redux (feat. Doug E. Fresh)

    Full Force, Writer - Doug E. Fresh, FeaturedArtist - Bernie Grundman, Masterer - PHIL TAN, Mixer - Sean Tallman, Recorded by - Damien Lewis, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Zachariah Redding, Assistant Engineer - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Lee Hutson Jr., Writer - Barry Moody, Writer - James Chul Rim, Additional Engineer - "J.R." Hutson, Keyboards, Executive Producer, Recorded by Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  5. 5 Le BOOM Vent Suite

    Adam Blackstone, Additional Keyboards, Co-Producer, Writer, Bass - Bernie Grundman, Masterer - Glen Marchese, Mixer - Sean Tallman, Recorded by - Zachariah Redding, Assistant Engineer - Randy Bowland, Acoustic Guitar, Co-Producer, Writer - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - George "Spanky" McCurdy, Drums, Co-Producer, Writer, Drum Programmer - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Todd Bergman, Assistant Engineer - Eric Wortham, Keyboards, Co-Producer, Writer - Rick Friedrick, Assistant Engineer - "J.R." Hutson, Additional Engineer, Executive Producer Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  6. 6 So Gone (What My Mind Says) (feat. Paul Wall)

    Paul Slayton, Writer - Bernie Grundman, Masterer - Glen Marchese, Mixer - Sean Tallman, Recorded by - Paul Wall, FeaturedArtist - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Lee Hutson Jr., Writer - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Todd Bergman, Assistant Engineer - Rick Friedrick, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Jairus Mozee, Guitar, Writer, Bass - Paris Strother, Keyboards, Writer - Teresa Evans, Co-ordinator Production - "J.R." Hutson, Executive Producer, Recorded by, All Instruments Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  7. 7 Hear My Call

    Larry Gold, Conductor, Strings - Bernie Grundman, Masterer - Sean Tallman, Recorded by - Dave Pensado, Mixer - Jeff Chestek, Additional Engineer - Emma Kummrow, Violin - Peter Nocella, Viola - Charles Parker, Violin - Jennie Lorenzo, Cello - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Michelle Bishop, Violin - Luigi Mazzocchi, Violin - Lee Hutson Jr., Writer - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Todd Bergman, Assistant Engineer - Montez Roberts, Assistant Engineer - "J.R." Hutson, Additional Engineer, Executive Producer, All Instruments Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  8. 8 Some Other Time

    Khari Mateen, Producer, Writer, All Instruments - Bernie Grundman, Masterer - Glen Marchese, Mixer - Karl Jenkins, Writer - Sean Tallman, Recorded by - Zachariah Redding, Assistant Engineer - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Todd Bergman, Assistant Engineer - Rick Friedrick, Assistant Mixing Engineer - "J.R." Hutson, Executive Producer Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  9. 9 Quick

    Warryn Campbell, Producer, Programmer, Writer, All Instruments - Bernie Grundman, Masterer - PHIL TAN, Mixer - Damien Lewis, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Zachariah Redding, Assistant Engineer - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Writer, Background Vocals, MainArtist - Bruce Buechner, Recorded by - James Chul Rim, Additional Engineer - "J.R." Hutson, Executive Producer Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  10. 10 Making You Wait

    Bernie Grundman, Masterer - PHIL TAN, Mixer - Sean Tallman, Recorded by - Damien Lewis, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Zachariah Redding, Assistant Engineer - Randy Bowland, Guitar - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Lee Hutson Jr., Writer - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Todd Bergman, Assistant Engineer - "V" Rhone, Background Vocals - Eric Wortham, Additional Keyboards - Ayana Webb, Background Vocals - Yahmeen Allworld, Background Vocals - "J.R." Hutson, Executive Producer, Background Vocals, Recorded by, All Instruments Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  11. 11 Until Then (I Imagine)

    Warryn Campbell, Producer, Writer - Corte Ellis, Background Vocals - Bernie Grundman, Masterer - PHIL TAN, Mixer - Sean Tallman, Recorded by - Damien Lewis, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, Background Vocals, MainArtist - Bruce Buechner, Additional Engineer - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Todd Bergman, Assistant Engineer - "J.R." Hutson, Executive Producer Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  12. 12 Missing You

    Bernie Grundman, Masterer - Sean Tallman, Recorded by - Dave "Hard Drive" Pensado, Mixer - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Lee Hutson Jr., Writer - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Todd Bergman, Assistant Engineer - Jairus Mozee, Guitar, Writer, Bass - Teresa Evans, Co-ordinator Production - Ricky Pageot, Keyboards - "J.R." Hutson, Executive Producer, Recorded by, All Instruments - Ric'key Pageot, Writer Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  13. 13 When I Wake Up

    Corte Ellis, Background Vocals - Adam Blackstone, Co-Producer, Writer, Bass - Bernie Grundman, Masterer - PHIL TAN, Mixer - Damien Lewis, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Randy Bowland, Guitar, Co-Producer, Writer - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Eric Wortham, Keyboards, Co-Producer, Writer - Rick Friedrick, Assistant Engineer - James Darrell Robinson, Drums, Co-Producer, Writer - "J.R." Hutson, Additional Engineer, Executive Producer Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  14. 14 Womanifesto

    Bernie Grundman, Masterer - PHIL TAN, Mixer - Sean Tallman, Recorded by - Damien Lewis, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Todd Bergman, Assistant Engineer - "J.R." Hutson, Executive Producer, Recorded by Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  15. 15 Rolling Hills

    Adam Blackstone, Producer, Writer, Upright Bass - Bernie Grundman, Masterer - PHIL TAN, Mixer - Sean Tallman, Additional Engineer - Damien Lewis, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Zachariah Redding, Assistant Engineer - Randy Bowland, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - George "Spanky" McCurdy, Producer, Drums, Writer, Drum Programmer - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Eric Wortham, Producer, Keyboards, Writer - Rick Friedrick, Assistant Engineer - "J.R." Hutson, Additional Engineer, Co-Producer, Executive Producer Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  16. 16 The Light Of The Sun (Bonus Track)

    Adam Blackstone, Producer, Writer, Bass - Bernie Grundman, Masterer - PHIL TAN, Mixer - Sean Tallman, Additional Engineer - Damien Lewis, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Zachariah Redding, Additional Engineer - Randy Bowland, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - George "Spanky" McCurdy, Producer, Drums, Writer - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Eric Wortham, Producer, Keyboards, Writer - Rick Friedrick, Assistant Engineer - "J.R." Hutson, Additional Engineer, Co-Producer, Executive Producer Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  17. 17 Love Soul Bounce (Bonus Track)

    Bernie Grundman, Masterer - Sean Tallman, Recorded by - Dave "Hard Drive" Pensado, Mixer - Jill Scott, Executive Producer, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Montez "Spon" Roberts, Recorded by - Todd Bergman, Assistant Engineer - Drew Adams, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Jamal McCoy, Writer - Mal-Ski, Producer - "J.R." Hutson, Executive Producer Copyright : 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2011 Blues Babe Records, LLC licensed exclusively to Warner Bros. Records Inc.

About

Jill Scott has been through many changes since 2007's The Real Thing: Words & Sounds, Vol. 3: a divorce, a brief but intense love affair that produced a child, acting roles in Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? and Hounddog, her starring role in HBO's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, and signing with Warner Bros. The Light of the Sun is a record of the rocky road to empowerment. Scott and Lee Hutson, Jr. are the album's executive producers; they also collaborate in songwriting and arrangements on numerous selections. Opener "Blessed," produced by Dre & Vidal, kicks it off in slippery, hip-hop soul style; a harp, strings, and a fluttering dubwise bassline underscore the shuffling rhythm. Scott expresses spoken and sung gratitude for and about her new baby, career, life, and support system. Poetry and song are woven with elegance in a nocturnal groove. The hit pre-release single "So in Love," produced by Kelvin Wooten, is a modern Philly soul fan's dream, with its lithe, fingerpopping bassline, shimmering drums, and seeming bliss arising between Scott and Anthony Hamilton, who turn in a grand duet performance. "Shame" (featuring Eve & the A Group), is grand, old-school funk with killer backing vocals that range from P-Funk-esque vocal choruses to doo wop with sampled classic ska as Scott raps defiantly with Eve. One of the sleepers on the set is the stunning "La Boom Vent Suite," a sultry number produced by Scott and Hutson. It's a militant, funky soul, kiss-off tune, that declares: "I've been waiting for so long/but somebody else has been sniffing at my dress." "Hear My Call" is literally a prayer for healing; with its elegantly arranged strings, it's as heartfelt and humble as desperate need can be. There is one misstep here: "So Gone (What My Mind Says)" didn't require Paul Wall's tired, generic, boastful rapping to work. That said, the rhythm collision with human beatbox Doug E. Fresh on "All Cried Out Redux," complete with ragtime piano sample, is a novelty number that works. After the album's first third, it's all Scott, and (mostly) all sublime. The sparsely produced "Quick" (produced by Wayne Campbell) records the heartbreak in the brief relationship that produced her son. "Making You Wait" is another self-determination anthem that addresses romance, with spacious Rhodes and synth strings weaving beats together. Scott lays down the spoken word "Womanifesto" that recalls the poetry of her early career, just before the steamy, sexual "Rolling Hills" touches on jazz, blues, and late-'70s soul with effortless ease to close it. On The Light of the Sun, Scott sounds more in control than ever; her spoken and sung phrasing (now a trademark), songwriting, and production instincts are all solid. This is 21st century Philly soul at its best. ~ Thom Jurek

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