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|Record Label:||J Records|
1. Harlem's Nocturne
4. If I Was Your Woman/Walk on By: If I Was Your Woman / Walk On By
5. You Don't Know My Name
6. If I Ain't Got You
7. Diary - (featuring Tony! Toni! Ton!)
8. Dragon Days
9. Wake Up
10. So Simple
11. When You Really Love Someone
12. Feeling Me - (interlude) Feeling U
13. Slow Down
14. Samsonite Man
15. Nobody Not Really - (interlude)
|Playing Time:||58 min.|
Personnel includes: Alicia Keys (vocals, piano, synthesizer); Tony! Toni! Tone! (vocals); Rich Harrison, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis (various instruments); Sharif Hobley, Artie White, Ricky Quinones (guitar); Dwayne Wiggins (sitar, bass); Sanford Allen (violin); Richard Brice (viola); Eileen Folson (cello); Dave Watson (flute, saxophone); Joe Romano, Dave Watson (horns); Onree Gill (Fender Rhodes piano); Arckel Vickers (organ); Artie Reynolds, Steve Rodriguez (bass); Paul John, Steve Jordan (drums); Pablo Batista (percussion); Kerry "Crucial" Brothers, Easy Mo Bee (programming); Taneisha Smith, Erika Rose, L. Green, Cindy Mizelle, Katrese Barnes (background vocals).Producers include: Alicia Keys, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Rich Harrison, Kerry "Crucial" Brothers.Personnel: Alicia Keys (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); John Jubu Smith, Ronnie Drayton, Artie "Blues Boy" White, Ricky Quinones (guitar); Kurt Briggs, Gwendolyn Laster, Dale Stuckenbruck, Xin Zhao, Marion Pinheiro, Lori Miller, Alexander Vselensky, Stanley Hunte, Sanford Allen, Avril Brown (violin); Barry Finclair, Julien Barber, Peter Vanderwater, Maxine Roach, Richard Brice, Robert Chausow (viola); Eileen Folson , Marisol Espada, Caryl Paisner (cello); Joe Romano (horns); Timothy Christian Riley (piano); Onree Gill (Fender Rhodes piano); Arcel Vickers (organ); Steve Jordan , Paul Alexandre John (drums); Pablo Batista (percussion); Cindy Mizelle, L.C. Green, Taneisha Smith, Erika Rose, Harold Lilly, John Legend, Katreese Barnes, Andricka Hall, Jerimiah "Jermaine" Paul (background vocals).Audio Mixers: Manny Marroquin; Patrick Viala; Russell Elevado; Tony Maserati ; Tony Black.On THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS, the classically trained vocalist/pianist follows up the success of her lauded debut by displaying an even more formidable knack for sophisticated soul. The elegant piano intro of "Harlem's Nocturne" quickly gives way to a driving beat and Keys' admission that "there are so many things that are on my mind." This sentiment proves true, as Keys proceeds to run through a wide range of musical styles, from string-laden R&B on "Karma" to Timbaland-produced funk on "Heartburn" to a potent soul-pop medley of "If I Was Your Woman/Walk On By."Keys' personal touch on DIARY extends to her role as producer on many of the album's tracks, including the sultry, show-stopping "If I Ain't Got You" and the haunting "Diary" (featuring Tony! Toni! Tone!). As this confident sophomore album reveals, SONGS IN A MINOR was no fluke. In fact, DIARY shows Keys just starting to hit her musical stride.
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- whoyouwith2003Jul 21, 2010by
"The Diary Of Alicia Keys'" puts Beyonce, Shakira, Underwood, & all of todays female artists from every genre of music in the bargain bin. The album starts with the classical song "Harlem's Nocturne." Her Piano playing is superb, then a choir joins in aided by a fine beat. "Karma," is adriven song that uses Alicia's vocals at their best. "Heartburn," has a good drum beat as her raw vocals compare her lust for a man with the title. "If I Was your Woman/Walk On," is a jazzy version of Isaac Hayes-"Walk On by."<br><br>"You Don't Know My Name," is a 1970's finesse ballad. It is a refreshing female version of male angst, the spoken interlude in the middle fits perfectly. "If I Ain't Got You," sounds like a mix of gospel & Aretha Franklin. This may have Alicia's best vocals on this album? The brass behind Alicia's Piano added elegance. "Diary," is a fine gentle song. It sounds like it came off of her debut album. This one was my favorite of her Sophmore album.<br><br>"When You Really Love Someone," seems like a cross between "A Woman's Worth & Fallin?" I would call it the former part two. "Wake Up & So Simple" are too familiar & the latter has some annoying sounds. "Slow Down," is reminiscent of Janet Jackson's "Lets Wait Awhile." "Nobody Not Really," is lighter & has a less cloudy or dark feel as if the day was just starting. She wonders who will be interested in this her diary? Obviously, several million to date & with good reason. This is a fine album.Read full review
- wlkgscorer6d78Jun 3, 2010by
Diary of Alica Keys
Former WEA Rep - really like the the group of songs and the way CD is setup!! The lyrics and pronounciations were clear and concise plus the musicians were great!!!!
- enchantedvision...Jun 2, 2010by
Alicia Keys is eclectic!
I'm a new fan of Alicia, she's outstanding! This CD is eclectic, smooth and relaxing to moving and shaking. WOW is what comes to mind. Alicia, you're awesome!
- harrisdk2008Jul 10, 2009by
The Diary of Alicia Keys
This is a great album that Alicia Keys put out. Every song on this album she displayed passion and intensity in each song. This is a must have CD.
- srclampettJul 11, 2008by
Better Than I thought
I like all of her hits but never enought to buy an album..............Well I am pleasantly surprised to be playing this album over many road trips. I really underestimated how talented this girl his. I have all of her albums now.