CD Gotta Tell You [Samantha Mumba] [731454979924] (CD 984005),
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Gotta Tell You [Samantha Mumba] [731454979924]


  • 1. Gotta Tell You
    2. Baby Come Over (This Is Our Night)
    3. Boy, The - (remix)
    4. Don't Need You to Tell Me I'm Pretty
    5. Always Come Back to Your Love
    6. Feelin' Is Right
    7. Body II Body
    8. What's It Gonna Be
    9. Never Meant to Be
    10. Isn't It Strange
    11. Lately
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 549 799

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Personnel includes: Samantha Mumba (vocals); D-Flex, Fauxi (spoken vocals); Mikkel S.E., Halligeir Rustan, Tor Hermansen (various instruments); Mats Berntoft, John Goux, Jarl Ivar Andresen (guitar); Stockholm Session Strings (strings); Mat Sundstrom, Hans Dyvik, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Larry Williams (horns); Robbie Buchanan, Ron Fair (keyboards); Tal Herzberg (bass); Chris Laws, Dino Esposito, Corrion Cole (programming); E. Dawk, Kim Johnson, Anders Van Hofsten, Jeanette Olsson, Asiak Johnsen, Swen Gaaro, The Trondheim Gospel Choir (background vocals).
    Producers: Sacha Scarbek, Lawrence Johnson, Steve Mac, Roy Hamilton, Teddy Riley.
    Engineers: George Moyers, Jan Memmi, Chris Wyles.
    Principally recorded at Star Gate Studios, Norway.
    "Baby, Come Over (This Is Our Night)" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award For Best Remixed Recording.
    Samantha Mumba is ostensibly an R&B singer, but a close inspection of her debut disc GOTTA TELL YOU reveals some ideas that extend beyond generic R&B production. "Body II Body" is constructed around samples from David Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes," and there's talk of "biorythms" and "spiritual attraction" amid the overwhelming carnality. "Baby Come Over" is pure pop, with a well-honed hook that could have come straight off a Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera album. "Lately" contains some undeniable gospel overtones, as well as orchestral backing. At the same time, there's plenty of solid R&B to found here, but there's enough stylistic variety to keep things from ever getting too monochromatic.

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (12/00, pp.127-8) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...As stylish R&B/pop blend as her debut single 'Gotta Tell U' is, it's Mumba's deep old-soul voice that helped it top the Irish charts for 5 weeks..."
    NME (Magazine) (11/11/00, p.34) - 6 out of 10 - "...Brilliant pop-soul swagger...grooming a Britney-meets-Blige automation....a potential superstar..."
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