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Title:
Soul flower
Author:
En Vogue (Musical group)
Corporate Author:
Publication Information:
[United States] : Beat Exchange : Manufactured and distributed by 33rd Street Records and Bayside Entertainment distribution, [2004]

â„—2004
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.

Program notes on container insert.
Language:
English
Contents:
Losin my mind (3:13) -- Ez-a-lee (3:03) -- Ooh boy (3:33) -- All you see (3:39) -- Dissed him (4:29) -- Ooh la la (3:38) -- I do love you (piece of my love) (4:13) -- Stop (2:51) -- Heaven hasn't been the same (4:01) -- Everyday (4:16) -- Nearly lost (3:12) -- Million different ways (3:29) -- Careful (3:02) -- How do I get over you (4:06) -- New day callin' (4:11).
UPC:
806403332621
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Four years after their last true full-length (the nearly Internet-only Christmas album from 2002 barely counts), En Vogue return as independent women, not only in record label but also in attitude. Soul Flower benefits from more of an eye on the groove than on the charts and better than ever tricks from longtime producers Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy. Within the first five seconds of the album listeners get a slinky shuffle of a beat, '40s-styled harmonies, and a confident, soulful lead vocal. A ton of winning ideas follow, and Foster and McElroy seem to be having as much fun as ever. The 2004 version of En Vogue -- original members Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron with newish member Rhona Bennett -- harmonize as well as the original four, adding a mature attitude that's still sexy and strong. "All You See" is Sex in the City in a song, with the women delivering their "can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em" lyrics in elegant fashion. The plea for men to stop acting like boys on the slinky "Dissed Him" could make the lowliest player straighten up and "Nearly Lost" is a wonderful bit of light chamber funk. This isn't a return to form -- there's nothing reaching for the brassy heights of "Free Your Mind" and nothing as gimmicky as "My Lovin'" -- but Soul Flower finds the band revitalized, learned, and with a whole new set of opportunities in front of them. ~ David Jeffries