Alicia Keys’ ‘The Element of Freedom’ is her fourth studio album released on December 11, 2009 by J Records.
Track Listing : 1.The Element Of Freedom (Intro) – 00:12 . 2.Love Is Blind (Alicia Keys, Jeff Bhasker) – 03:49 . 3.Doesn’T Mean Anything (Alicia Keys, Kerry Brothers, Jr.) – 04:32 . 4.Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart (Jeff Bhasker, Alicia Keys, Patrick Plain Pat Reynolds) – 04:09 . 5.Wait Til You See My Smile (Alicia Keys, Jeff Bhasker, Kasseem Dean) – 04:01 . 6.That’S How strong My Love Is (Alicia Keys) – 04:04 . 7.Un-Thinkable (I’M Ready) (Alicia Keys, Aubrey Graham, Kerry Brothers, Jr., Noah Shebib) – 04:09 . 8.Love Is My Disease (Alicia Keys, Kerry Brothers, Jr., Toby Gad, Meleni Smith) – 04:01 . 9.Like The Sea (Alicia Keys, Jeff Bhasker) – 04:13 . 10.Put It In A Love Song (Alicia Keys, Kasseem Dean) – 03:15 . 11.This Bed (Alicia Keys, Kerry Brothers, Jr., Steve Mostyn) – 03:45 . 12.Distance And Time (Alicia Keys, Kerry Brothers, Jr., Mostyn) – 04:27 . 13.How It Feels To Fly (Alicia Keys, Kerry Brothers, Jr.) – 04:42 . 14.Empire State Of Mind (Part Ii) Broken Down (Alicia Keys, Al Shuckburgh, Shawn Carter, Jane’T Jnay Sewell-Ulepic, Angela Hunte, Bert Keyes, Sylvia Robinson) – 03:39
Musicians : Beyoncé – Vocals On (10) . Drake – Vocals On (7) . Patrick “Plain Pat” Reynolds – Drum Programming . Noah Shebib – Drum Programming, Keyboards . Kerry Brothers – Drum Programming . Jeff Bhasker – Drum Programming, Keyboards, Synthesizer . Toby Gad – Guitar, Keyboards . Steve Mostyn – Guitar (Bass), Moog Bass, Piano . Swizz Beatz – Drum Programming . Steve Wolf – Drums . Paul Pesco – Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) . Carlos Alomar – Guitar (Electric) . Ron Haney – Guitar (Electric) . Jeff Gitelman – Guitar (Electric) . John Jubu Smith – Guitar (Electric) . Al Shux – Keyboards, Programming . Davide Rossi – Cello, Viola, Violin . Roger Hambrick – Choir Director . Conrad Robinson – Choir Director . Billy Kraven – Vocals (Background)
Production : Produced By Swizz Beatz, Jeff Bhasker, Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, Peter Edge, Toby Gad, Alicia Keys, Noah “40” Shebib . Christian Baker – Assistant Engineer . Val Brathwaite – Assistant Engineer . George Fullan – Assistant Engineer . Chris Soper – Assistant Engineer . Valente Torrez – Assistant Engineer . Miki Tsutsumi – Engineer . Stuart White – Engineer, Mixing Assistant . Dave Kutch – Mastering . Manny Marroquin – Mixing . Tony Maserati – Mixing . Erik Madrid – Mixing Assistant . Ann Mincieli – Engineer . Noah Shebib – Engineer . Toby Gad – Engineer . Christian Plata – Mixing Assistant
Recorded May To September 2009 At The Oven Studios In Long Island, New York.
Released On December 11, 2009 By J Records.
Video Director(s) : P. R. Brown for “Doesn’t Mean Anything” . Syndrome Studio for “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart” . Melina Matsoukas for “Put It in a Love Song” . Jake Nava for “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)” .