Stax Records publish Angie Stone’s fourth album : ‘The Art of Love & War’ (2007)

Angie Stone’s ‘The Art of Love & War’ is her fourth studio album released on October 15, 2007 by Stax Records.

Track Listing : 1.Take Everything In (Angie Stone, Jonathan Richmond, Juanita Wynn, Shamora Crawford) – 03:52 . 2.Baby (Angie Stone, Corey Tatum, K. Norton, Curtis Mayfield) – 04:50 . 3.Here We Go Again (Angie Stone, Jonathan Richmond) – 03:33 . 4.Make It Last (Angie Stone, Jonathan Richmond, Juanita Wynn, Shamora Crawford) – 03:46 . 5.Sometimes (Shamora Crawford, Angie Stone, Jonathan Richmond, Juanita Wynn) – 03:21 . 6.Go Back To Your Life (Angie Stone) – 01:22 . 7.Half A Chance (Angie Stone, Jonathan Richmond, Thomas Seabrooks) – 04:06 . 8.These Are The Reasons (Shamora Crawford, Derek Allen, Saleem Asad) – 04:58 . 9.My People (Angie Stone, Idris Elba, James Ingram, Birdell Fitch, Duke Ellington) – 05:58 . 10.Sit Down (Angie Stone, Elijah Harris) – 04:32 . 11.Play Wit It (Angie Stone, Chris Hutch, Victor Flores, Patrice Rushen) – 02:50 . 12.Pop Pop (Angie Stone, Juanita Wynn, Ervin Pope) – 03:51 . 13.Wait For Me (Angie Stone, Jonathan Richmond, Gordon Chambers) – 04:50 . 14.Happy Being Me (Angie Stone, Derek Allen, Saleem Asad) – 04:28

Musicians : Angie Stone – Vocals (Background) . Betty Wright – Vocals On (2) . Chino – Vocals On (7) . James Ingram – Vocals On (9) . Pauletta Washington – Vocals On (14) . Greg Phillinganes – Bells, Keyboards, Strings, Synthesizer Strings . Jon Nettlesbey – Synthesizer Bass . Rex Rideout – Fender Rhodes . Michael Butler – Guitar . Harold “Hal” Smith – Guitar . Michael Butler – Guitar . Ronnie Van – Guitar . Erick Walls – Guitar . Alex Al – Guitar (Bass) . Adam Blackstone – Guitar (Bass) . Rayfield “Ray Ray” Holloman – Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm) . Ray Holloman – Guitar, Guitars . Harold Smith – Guitars . Dino Soldo – Harmonica . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . John Nettlesbey – Synthesizer . Shamora Crawford – Vocals (Background) . Carlos Mccullers – Vocals . Dee Dee Davis – Vocals . Malissa Rodriguez – Vocals . Mike Marchand – Vocals . Demialma M. Herrera – Children’S Chorus . Kendall A. Lane – Children’S Chorus . Sydney D. Lane – Children’S Chorus . Kendall A. Rideout – Children’S Chorus . Xitlali M. Villalobos – Children’S Chorus . Jair L. Wright – Children’S Chorus . Portia Griffin – Vocals (Background) . Thomas Seabrooks – Vocals (Background) . Diamond Stone – Vocals (Background) . Tianna Vallen – Vocals (Background) . Juanita Wynn – Vocals (Background) . Gordon Chambers – Vocals (Background) . Lalah Hathaway – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Angie Stone, Jonathan Richmond, Co-T, 5 Star, The Designated Hitters, Dris, Mj Mcclain, Jon Nettlesbey, Elijah “Vato” Harris, Chris Hutch, Victor Flores, Ervin “Ep” Pope . Doa – Engineer . Sal “Lazyboi” Asad – Engineer . Jon Nettlesbey – Engineer, Mixing . Herb Powers – Mastering . Khaliq Glover – Mixing

Package : Tanya Stine – Hair Stylist . Eric Ferrell – Make-Up . Genelle Brooks – Stylist

Recorded 2006–2007.

Released On October 15, 2007 By Stax Records.

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Soul Tracks
For once, sticking with a signature formula is just fine with this persnickety reviewer. While I turn up Ms. Stone’s latest mug of steaming hot chocolate, could you pass me that plate of mac and cheese, please? […]

PopMatters
Stone has had enough experience to sell her songs without having to resort to vocal masturbation a la Beyonce-there’s definitely an air of maturity to Stone’s singing. Witness tracks like “These Are the Reasons” (a jazzy throwback to Stone’s Vertical Hold days) for proof. […]

The Guardian
But that mood of indulgence also leads to a surfeit of mellifluous vocals, syrupy beats and billowing, sugary melodies that makes the album cloy. […]

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