MCA publish Mary J. Blige’s fourth album : ‘Mary’ (1999)

Mary J. Blige’s ‘Mary’ is her fourth studio album, released on August 17, 1999 by MCA.

Track Listing : 1.All That I Can Say (Lauryn Hill) – 05:30 . 2.Sexy (Mary J. Blige, Jadakiss, Stevie Wonder) – 04:47 . [Sample Of “I Can’T Help It” By Michael Jackson] . 3.Deep Inside (Mary J. Blige, Kevin Deane, Tara Geter, Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 05:26 . [Sample Of “Bennie And The Jets” By Elton John] . 4.Beautiful Ones (Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Rich Harrison, Cecily Ward) – 05:59 . [Sample Of “The April Fools” By Earl Klugh] . 5.I’M In Love (Lonnie Wilson, Ronnie Wilson) – 04:50 . 6.Time (Mary J. Blige, Chucky Thompson, Stevie Wonder) – 05:06 . [Interpolation Of “Pastime Paradise” By Stevie Wonder] . 7.Memories (Mary J. Blige, Carsten Schack) – 04:38 . 8.Don’T Waste Your Time (Denise Rich, Gen Rubin) – 04:12 . 9.Not Lookin’ (Mary J. Blige, Ike Lee, Jean Norris) – 05:27 . 10.Your Child (Gerald Isaac) – 05:36 . 11.No Happy Holidays (Mary J. Blige, Tara Geter, Kiyamma Griffin) – 05:16 . 12.The Love I Never Had (Mary J. Blige, James Harris, Terry Lewis, James “Big Jim” Wright) – 06:48 . 13.Give Me You (Mary J. Blige, Diane Warren) – 05:03 . 14.Let No Man Put Asunder (Bruce Gray, Bruce Hawes) – 04:23


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Musicians : Mary J. Blige – Vocals . Lauryn Hill – Vocals On (1) . Jadakiss – Rap On (2) . Elton John – Piano On (3) . Aretha Franklin – Vocals On (8) . Cedric K-Ci Hailey – Vocals On (9) . Eric Clapton – Guitar On (13) . Chuck Berghofer – Bass . Nate Phenomenal Clemons – Bass . Eric Lorde – Bass . Paul Johnson – Bass . Tom Barney – Bass . Chuck Domonico – Bass . Michael Clemons – Drums . Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave – Drums . Che Pope – Drum Programming . Babyface – Drum Programming, Keyboards, Guitar (Acoustic) . Jeff Mironov – Guitar . Paul Pesco – Guitar . Eli Lishinsky – Guitar . Mike Scott – Guitar . Soong Lee – Guitar . Moise Laporte – Keyboards . Loris Holland – Keyboards . Rex Rideout – Keyboards . Manuel Seal, Jr. – Piano (Electric), Piano, Keyboards . Gen Rubin – Organ, Wurlitzer . Gary Grant – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Dave Trigg – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Reverend Dave Boruff – Saxophone . Slyde Hyde – Trombone . Bruce Otto – Trombone . Rich Harrison – Multi Instruments . Kiyamma Griffin – Multi Instruments . Karlin – Multi Instruments . Chucky Thompson – Multi Instruments . Kevin Deane – Additional Instruments . Jimmy Jam – Additional Instruments . Terry Lewis – Additional Instruments . Soulshock – Multi Instruments . Larry Corbett – Cello . Dane Little – Cello . David Low – Cello, Viola . Evan Wilson – Viola . Simon Oswell – Viola . Brian Dembow – Viola . Alan Grunfeld – Violin . Bob Sanov – Violin . Bruce Dukov – Violin . Berj Garabedian – Violin . Endre Granat – Violin . Kathleen Lenski – Violin . Joel Derouin – Violin . Anatoly Rosinsky – Violin . Darius Campo – Violin . Ron Folsom – Violin . Roger Wilkie – Violin . Armen Garabedian – Violin . Dustin Adams – Vocals (Background) . Terri Robinson – Vocals (Background) . Audrey Wheeler – Vocals (Background) . Cindy Mizelle – Vocals (Background) . Sharon Bryant – Vocals (Background) . Paulette Mcwilliams – Vocals (Background) . Lauryn Hill – Vocals (Background) . Elizabeth Withers – Vocals (Background) . Tara Geter Tillman – Vocals (Background) . Karlin – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Mary J. Blige, Babyface, Rich Harrison, Gerald Isaac, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Lauryn Hill, Malik Pendleton, Soulshock & Karlin, Chucky Thompson . Mary J. Blige,Randy Waldman, Paul Riser, Gerald Isaac, Lauryn Hill, Jimmy Jam, Karlin, Soulshock, Ike Lee Iii, Jim Wright, Terry Lewis . Michael Wolf Reaves – Engineer . David Kennedy – Engineer . Al Schmidt – Engineer . Steve Eigner – Engineer . Jim Carusoee – Engineer . Tony Prendatt – Engineer . Jason Goldstein – Engineer . Eli Lishinsky – Engineer . Ken Lewis – Engineer . George Karras – Engineer . Carl Robinson – Engineer . Paul Boutin – Engineer . Mike Tocci – Assistant Engineer . Andy Salas – Assistant Engineer . Steve Mazur – Assistant Engineer . Dave Dar – Assistant Engineer . Geoff Allen – Assistant Engineer . Michael Mccoy – Assistant Engineer . Alex Dejonge – Assistant Engineer . Alex Sok – Assistant Engineer . Xavier Smith – Assistant Engineer . Angela Piva – Engineer, Mixing . Jon Gass – Mixing . Commissioner Gordon – Mixing . Edwin Eddie Ed Ramos – Mixing . Yuri Zwadiuk – Engineer,Mixing . Manny Marroquin – – Engineer, Mixing . Warren Riker – Mixing . Ben Garrison – Mixing . Larry Alexander – Mixing . Prince Charles Alexander – Engineer, Mixing . Malik Pendleton – Mixing . Jamie Siegel – Assistant Engineer, Mixing . Steve Hodge – Engineer, Mixing . Soulshock – Mixing . E’Lyk – Mixing Assistant

Arrangements : Mary J. Blige,Randy Waldman, Paul Riser, Gerald Isaac, Lauryn Hill, Jimmy Jam, Karlin, Soulshock, Ike Lee Iii, Jim Wright, Terry Lewis

Package : Dionne Alexander – Hair Stylist . Russell A. Robinson – Artwork . Albert Watson asterisques RVM – Photography

Video Director(s) : Marcus Raboy for “Deep Inside”

Recorded In 1998–1999.

Released On August 17, 1999 By Mca.

Mary J. Blige

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The Boombox
Does Mary J. Blige’s ‘Mary’ Album Stand The Test Of Time? However, while achieving that mission, ‘Mary‘ does have its lesser moments and, ultimately, lacks the intangibles to stamp it a certified classic. […]

BBC
A huge star for two decades, Mary J. Blige may not have had the ostentatious career climaxes of other artists, but she’s created a steady, consistent and often astonishing catalogue. Mary is one of the most thrilling instalments of this career. […]

allmusic
Even so, the sheer classiness of Mary, her fourth album, may come as a bit of a surprise. Blige made a conscious effort to create an album that recalled the classic dawning days of quiet storm yet worked as a unified, cohesive album. […]

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