‘Aaliyah’

‘Aaliyah’ is her third and final self named album released on July 7, 2001, one month before her death in a plane crash, by Blackground, Virgin.

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Track Listing : 1.We Need A Resolution (Stephen Garrett, Timothy Mosley) – 04:02 . 2.Loose Rap (Stephen Garrett, Eric Seats, Rapture Stewart) – 03:50 . 3.Rock The Boat (Stephen Garrett, Eric Seats, Rapture Stewart) – 04:34 . 4.More Than A Woman (Stephen Garrett, Timothy Mosley) – 03:49 . 5.Never No More (Stephen Garrett, Stephen Anderson) – 03:56 . 6.I Care 4 U (Melissa Elliott, Timothy Mosley) – 04:33 . 7.Extra Smooth (Stephen Garrett (Eric Seats, Rapture Stewart) – 03:55 . 8.Read Between The Lines (Stephen Garrett, Stephen Anderson) – 04:20 . 9.U Got Nerve (Benjamin Bush, Eric Seats, Rapture Stewart) – 03:43 . 10.I Refuse (Stephen Garrett, Jeffrey Walker) – 05:57 . 11.It’S Whatever (Stephen Garrett, Eric Seats, Rapture Stewart) – 04:08 . 12.I Can Be (Durrell Babbs, Stephen Anderson) – 02:59 . 13.Those Were The Days (Stephen Garrett,Eric Seats, Rapture Stewart) – 03:24 . 14.What If (Durrell Babbs, Jeffrey Walker) – 04:24 . 15.Messed Up (Benjamin Bush,Rapture Stewart, Eric Seats) – 03:34

Musicians : Aaliyah – Vocals . Static – Vocals . The Black Orchestra – Strings . Stevie Blacke – Strings . Ron Blake – Horn . Sean Cruse – Guitar . Renzo Pryor – Keyboards . Timbaland – Vocals

Production : Produced By Timbaland, Eric Seats, Bud’Da, J. Dub . Timbaland – Mixing . Bud’Da – Mixing . J. Dub – Programming . Jimmy Douglass – Engineer, Mixing . Scott Wolfe – Engineer, Mixing . Tim Olmstead – Assistant Engineer . Steve Penny – Assistant Engineer . Pat Sajack – Assistant Engineer . Michael Zainer – Assistant Engineer . Roberto “Gary” Walker – Assistant Engineer . Acar Keys – Engineer . Michael Conrader – Engineer . Michelle Lynn-Forbes – Assistant Engineer . Jonathan Adler – Assistant Engineer . Chandler Bridges – Assistant Engineer . Ben Garrison – Mixing . Richard “Segal” Huredia – Mixing . Richard Segal-Huredia – Mixing . Dino “The Cut” Johnson – Mixing . Bernie Grundman – Mastering

Package : Albert Watson – Photography . Jonathan Mannion – Photography . David Lachapelle – Photography . Jeff Dunas – Photography . Warren Fu – Art Direction

Recorded 1998 – March 2001 At Manhattan Center Studios, Soundtracks Studios, Sony Studios (New York, New York), Magic Mix Studios, Music Grinder Studios, Westlake Studios (Los Angeles, California), Sing Sing Studios (Melbourne, Australia).

Released On July 7, 2001 By Blackground, Virgin.

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BBC
A remarkable tribute to her ability.Aaliyah is a fascinating work; it shows a 22-year-old artist truly finding her direction, delivering well-tailored material with élan. It rode the nu- and neo-soul wave perfectly and made her two previous, not unaccomplished albums look like exercises in juvenilia. […]

NME
The paradox is that, while Timbaland’s contributions improve a solid album, they also give a glimpse of how great ‘Aaliyah‘ could’ve been had he found time to helm the whole thing. She has issues, he has commitments. […]

Entertainment Weekly
On Aaliyah, her first new album in five years, the 22-year-old creates a largely up-tempo, thrillingly melodramatic set that again takes a melancholy — at times sinister — view of matters of the heart. […]

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