|Music on Vinyl
Release Date: 19 September 2011
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Songs in a Minor Limited 10th Anniversary 180gram Audiophile 2LP Set
It's hard to believe that it was only ten years ago that a nineteen-year old Alicia Keys burst onto the scene with her phenomenal debut Songs In A Minor. It sold more than 50,000 copies on its first day of release, won five Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and Song Of The Year with the hit song "Fallin'", and legend has it that Prince personally approved her version of "How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore" after she gave a private performance at his Minnesota Mansion.
Combining gangsta cornrows with a classical background, Alicia seamlessly blends strong melodies and Hip Hop beats with classic arrangements. She was a breath of fresh air next to the over-sexual teen stars of the decade despite the fact that she was more in tune with the independent female stars of the '60s and '70s.
Now, ten years after release, the sound of this album hasn't dated; like the artist that created it, it has ripened and earned a worthy place in the pantheon of pop music. The original – and only other – LP version from 2002 is hard to come by and can fetch up to €80, but now Music On Vinyl is making it available to you again on two 180 gram audiophile vinyl LPs!
A1 Piano & I
A3 How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore
B1 Rock Wit U
B2 A Woman's Worth
B3 Jane Doe
C2 The Life
C3 Mr. Man
D1 Never Felt This Way
D3 Why Do I Feel So Sad
D4 Caged Bird
D5 Lovin' U