Usher releases ‘Here I Stand,’ his fifth album including ‘Love in This Club’ (2008)

Usher’s ‘Here I Stand’ incl. ‘Love in This Club’ is his fifth studio album released on May 13, 2008 by Laface.

Track Listing : 1.Intro (Usher Raymond Iv, Ryon Lovett, James Jlack Lackey) – 01:28 . 2.Love In This Club (Usher Raymond Iv, Jamal Jones, Lamar Taylor, Jay Jenkins, Ryon Lovett, Keith Thomas, Darnell Dalton) – 04:19 . 3.This Ain’T Sex (Usher Raymond Iv, Christopher Tricky Stewart, Phalon Alexander, Terius Nash) – 04:24 . 4.Trading Places (Usher Raymond Iv, Carlos Mckinney, Terius Nash) – 04:28 . 5.Moving Mountains (Usher Raymond Iv, Christopher Tricky Stewart, Terius Nash, Thaddis Harrell) – 04:58 . 6.What’S Your Name (Usher Raymond Iv, William Adams, Ryan Toby) – 03:58 . 7.Prayer For You (Interlude) – 01:43 . 8.Something Special (Usher Raymond Iv, Jermaine Dupri, James Phillips, Manuel Seal, Johntá Austin) – 03:58 . 9.Love You Gently (Usher Raymond Iv, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Raheem Devaughn) – 03:39 . 10.Best Thing (Usher Raymond Iv, Jermaine Dupri, Johntá Austin, Manuel Seal, Shawn Carter) – 03:54 . 11.Before I Met You (Usher Raymond Iv, Bryan-Michael Cox, Johntá Austin, Kasseem Dean, Craig Love) – 04:56 . 12.His Mistakes (Usher Raymond Iv, Shaffer Smith Jr., Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen) – 04:59 . 13.Appetite (Usher Raymond Iv, Nathaniel Hills, Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis, Brian Casey, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, Marcella Araica) – 03:58 . 14.What’S A Man To Do (Usher Raymond Iv, Johntá Austin, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen) – 04:09 . 15.Lifetime (Usher Raymond Iv, Ryon Lovett, James Jlack Lackey) – 04:36 . 16.Love In This Club Part Ii (Usher Raymond Iv, Beyoncé Knowles, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Kenneth Coby, Jamal Jones, Lamar Taylor, Jay Jenkins, Ryon Lovett, Keith Thomas, Darnell Dalton, Thomas Bell, Linda Creed) – 05:09 . 17.Here I Stand (Usher Raymond Iv, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Adam Blackstone, Gerrell Gaddis) – 04:10 . 18.Will Work For Love (Usher Raymond Iv, Jonathan Rotem, James Fauntleroy Ii) – 03:19

Musicians : Usher – Vocals . Beyoncé – Vocals On (16) . Jay-Z – Rap On (10) . Lil Wayne – Rap On (16) . Young Jeezy – Rap On (2) . Will.I.Am – Drum Programming, Fender Rhodes, Synthesizer On (6) . B.M.C. – Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Programming, Strings . Mikkel Storleer Eriksen – Instrumentation, Piano (Grand) . Brent Fischer – Conductor . Donald Ferrone – Double Bass . Karl Heilbron – Guitar . Ray Holton – Guitar . Espen Lind – Guitar . Craig Love – Guitar . Manuel Seal, Jr. – Guitar . S.O.S. Horn Players – Horn . Tor Erik Hermanson – Instrumentation . Vidal Davis – Instrumentation . Andre Harris – Instrumentation . The Ambassadors – Keyboards . Derrick Young World Mcalister – Keyboards . Adam Blackstone – Musician . Jamar Jones – Musician . Tim Roberts – Pro-Tools . Kazi Pitelka – Viola . Harry Shirinian – Viola . Assa Drori – Violin . Vahe Hayrikyan – Cello

Production : Produced By Polow Da Don, Tricky Stewart, Will.I.Am, Jermaine Dupri, Dre & Vidal, Bryan-Michael Cox, Stargate, Danja, James Jlack Lackey, The-Dream, Jazze Pha, L.O.S., Manuel Seal, Soundz, J. R. Rotem, Lroc, Wyldcard, Craig Love, Ne-Yo . J.R. Rotem, Bryan-Michael Cox, Clare Fischer, Brent Fischer . Mark Gray – Assistant Engineer . Tadd Mingo – Assistant Engineer . Geoff Rice – Assistant Engineer . Cory Shoemaker – Assistant Engineer . Joe Peluso – Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant . Josh Houghkirk – Mixing Assistant . G. Preston Boebel – Engineer . Ryan Greene – Engineer . John Horesco Iv – Engineer . Dave Hyman – Engineer . Padraic Kerin – Engineer . Scott Naughton – Engineer . Alec Newell – Engineer . Greg Ogan – Engineer . Brian Springer – Engineer . Tony Terrebonne – Engineer . Sam Thomas – Engineer . Pat Thrall – Engineer . Corey Williams – Engineer . Chris Athens – Mastering . Marcella Araica – Mixing . Dylan Dresdow – Mixing . Serban Ghenea – Mixing . Jaycen Joshua – Mixing . Manny Marroquin – Mixing . Dave Pensado – Mixing . Phil Tan – Mixing . Míguel Bustamante – Mixing Assistant . Carlos Oyanedel – Mixing Assistant . Anthony Palazzole – Mixing Assistant . Christian Plata – Mixing Assistant . Brian Schunck – Mixing Assistant . Andrew Weupper – Mixing Assistant . Andrew Wuepper – Mixing Assistant . Mikkel Storleer Eriksen – Engineer . John Hanes – Digital Editing . Karl Heilbron – Engineer . Kuk Harrell – Engineer . Jermaine Dupri – Mixing

Arrangements : J.R. Rotem, Bryan-Michael Cox, Clare Fischer, Brent Fischer

Package : Tameka Raymond – Stylist . Lyah Beth Leflore – Liner Notes . Norman Jean Roy – Photography

Recorded 2007 – 2008.

Released On May 13, 2008 By Laface.

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Slant Magazine
At the very least, the 18-track, 72-minute Here I Stand could benefit from some serious editing, but you know what they say: The bigger the ego, the longer the tracklist. […]

IGN
Every group of barhopping bachelors eventually runs into their first deserter; that guy who suddenly starts cutting out to head home to his girl around the time things start really going. He might look the same, but his words sound as if coming from an ‘attack of the sack snatchers’ victim. […]

DJBooth
Usher may not be the shirt-ripping stud he once was, but that doesn’t mean Here I Stand doesn’t feature a new and improved Usher. On a purely vocal level Usher’s never sounded better. […]

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