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Goddess in the Doorway
1. Visions of Paradise
3. Dancing in the Starlight
4. God Gave Me Everything
5. Hide Away
6. Don't Call Me Up
7. Goddess in the Doorway
8. Lucky Day
9. Everybody Getting High
11. Too Far Gone
12. Brand New Set of Rules
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11288
Personnel includes: Mick Jagger (vocals); Bono, Rob Thomas (vocals); Marti Frederiksen (acoustic guitar, bass, background vocals); Wyclef Jean (electric & Spanish guitar); Lenny Kravitz (guitar, bass, drums, tambourine, background vocals); Pete Townshend, Joe Perry (guitar); Matt Clifford (piano, keyboards); Phil Spalding (bass); Kenny Aronoff, Ian Thomas, Jim Keltner (drums); Lenny Castro (percussion); Ruby Turner, Elizabeth Jagger, Georgia May Jagger (background vocals).
Producers include: Marti Frederiksen, Mick Jagger, Matt Clifford, Lenny Kravitz, Wyclef Jean.
Engineers include: Rich Chycki, Max heyes, Henry Hirsch.
Personnel: Mick Jagger (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, percussion, background vocals); Bono (vocals); Marti Frederiksen (guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, background vocals); Joe Perry , Mike Dolan, Milton McDonald, Pete Townshend, Kyle Cook (guitar); Craig Ross (acoustic 12-string guitar); Wyclef Jean (electric guitar, Spanish guitar); Lenny Kravitz (electric guitar, drums, tambourine, background vocals); Steve Knightley (cello); Robert Aaron (flute, horns, keyboards); Chris White (tenor saxophone); Mikal Reid, Steve Sidwell (trumpet); Neil Sidewell (trombone); Matt Clifford (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Mellotron, keyboards, synthesizer, programming, keyboard programming, drum programming, background vocals); Jim Keltner, Kenny Aronoff , Ian Thomas (drums); Lenny Castro, Paul Clarvis (percussion); Martin "Max" Heyes (drum programming); Rob Thomas , Elizabeth Jagger, Ruby Turner (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dave Way; Henry Hirsch; Jack Joseph Puig; Lenny Kravitz; Andy Grassi; Tom Lord-Alge.
Recording information: Hit Factory, N.Y.C; REcord Plant, L.A., CA.
Arranger: Lenny Kravitz.
Solo efforts by the voice of the Rolling Stones tend to be few and far between, so each one arrives with a certain degree of attendant fanfare and attention. GODDESS IN THE DOORWAY, Jagger's first footstep into the 21st century, is arguably the most deserving of all that attention. The outsized pop production of opening tracks "Visions of Paradise" and "Joy" suit Jagger's larger-than-life persona, and the hip-hop influenced beats of "Dancing in the Starlight" are representative of the old rocker's concessions to the modern world. Jagger's contemporary mode is further exemplified by the edgy buzz of "God Gave Me Everything," co-written with Lenny Kravitz, who plays most of the instruments on the track, and by the sharply funky "Hide Away," on which none other than Wyclef Jean contributes production and guitar. Elsewhere there are more contemplative nods to Jagger's blues and country roots, but in the main GODDESS proves that a seasoned veteran like Jagger can be completely in tune with the times without sacrificing his identity.
Rolling Stone (1/03/02, p.118) - Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 2001".
Rolling Stone (12/13/01, pp.146-7) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...An insuperably strong record that in time may well reveal itself to be a classic....surpassing all his solo work and any Stones album since SOME GIRLS...returning to the dance beats and grooves that characterized the Stones' best work..."
Spin (1/02, p.108) - 6 out of 10 - "...Severeal of the record's best tunes finds him sans satisfaction and all the better for it..."
Q (12/01, p.135) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The work of a man who is generally interested and occasionally inspired..."
Uncut (12/01, p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...GODDESS IN THE DOORWAY proves the old boy hasn't quite forgotten how to rock'n'roll, after all..."
Vibe (12/01, p.195) - 4 discs out of 5 - "...Jagger proves that he can still come up with some of the most energetic and original rock on earth..."
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