India Arie - Voyage to India - Special Edition - 2CD
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- Rock & Pop
- Number of Items
- Voyage to India [Special Edition]
- Country of Origin
- Motown (Record Label)
- Mono / Stereo
Rolling Stone (10/02, p.70) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Mellow, meditative songs - a collection of bright acoustic guitars, sumptuous bass lines, earthy midrange singing and lyrics that often have...deep emotions..."
Entertainment Weekly (9/27/02, p.84) - "...Compelling and agreeably upbeat....Arie keeps the music light and flowing..." - Rating: B
Mojo (Publisher) (11/02, p.114) - "...A deliciously subtle infusion of soul, folk, gospel and pop flavours...A richly rewarding album."
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] disc 1:
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Slow Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Truth, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Beautiful Surprise
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Healing
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Get It Together
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Headed In The Right Direction
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] disc 2:
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Can I Walk With You
- [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] When Love Came In - (featuring India.arie)
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] One, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Complicated Melody
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Gratitude
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Good Man
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] God Is Real
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Little Things
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Talk To Her
- South Africa
- Release Date
- 12 July 2010
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Growth
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Little Things
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Talk to Her
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Slow Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Truth, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Beautiful Surprise
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Healing
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Get It Together
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Headed in the Right Direction
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Can I Walk with You
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] One, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Complicated Melody
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Gratitude
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Good Man
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] God Is Real
- [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Interested
- [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Little Things [Bedroom Rockers Remix] - (remix)
- [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Little Things [Corporate's Pop Remix] - (remix)
- [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Butterfly - (remix)
- [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] When Love Came In - (featuring India.Arie)
- [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Eyes of the Heart [Radio's Song] [Radio Edit]
- [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Personnel: India Arie (vocals, guitar); Joyce Simpson (vocals); Blue Miller (acoustic guitar); John Willis, Brent Barrett (electric guitar); Paul Morton Jr. (guitar, keyboards, programming, background vocals); Drew Ramsey (guitar, programming); Ricky Quinones (guitar); Dave Davidson (violin); John Catchings (cello); Shannon Sanders (keyboards, percussion, programming, background vocals); Toney Harrel (keyboards); Khari Simmons, Doug Kahan, Avery Johnson, Bryant Russell, Alvin Garrett (bass); Forrest Robinson, Steve Grossman, Donald Wesley Williams II (drums); Terry McMillan (percussion); Kerisha Hicks, Tony Harrington, Laurnea Wilkerson, Paige Marin, Paul Morton (background vocals).
Producers: India Aire, Shannon Sanders, Andrew Ramsey, Blue Miller, Paul Morton Jr.
Recorded at Access Studios and D.A.R.P Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, Electric Lady Studios, New York, New York, Drew's Groove and Music Mill Studio, Nashville, Tennesee.
VOYAGE TO INDIA won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.
"Little Things" won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance.
"Christmas Song" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.
Recording information: Access Studios, Atlanta, GA; Blueman, Franklin, TN; D.A.R.P. Studios, Atlanta; Drew's Groove, Nashville; Electric Lady Studios, New York; Music Mill Studio, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Norman Jean Roy.
Neo-soul diva India Aria gracefully ducks any fears of a sophomore jinx with VOYAGE TO INDIA. Her now-signature approach of up-front vocals and simple instrumental arrangements sparkles with organic sincerity. Opening prelude "Growth" reprises as an interlude with "Healing" and resolves as "Gratitude." VOYAGE TO INDIA shouldn't be misconstrued as a concept album, but there is clearly an underlying lyrical theme; the transcendence of love.
"Talk To Her" finds India offering men sound advice on giving women their due, while "Can I Walk With You" celebrates the joy of love and true friendship, defining the balance of a good relationship. "Complicated Melody" depicts a woman torn between the things about the man she loves that annoy her and those that move her. The standout narrative track "Good Man" leaves room for mystery (as to why this woman's husband is no longer in her life), without undermining resolve. VOYAGE TO INDIA is an elegant, very contemporary testimonial to feminine pride and empowerment.
- Universal Distribution
- Studio / Live
- 75m 51s
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