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Alicia Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, made a significant impact upon its release in the summer of 2001, catapulting the young singer/songwriter to the front of the neo-soul pack. Critics and audiences were captivated by a 19-year-old singer whose taste and influences ran back further than her years, encompassing everything from Prince to smooth '70s soul, even a little Billie Holiday. In retrospect, it was the idea of Alicia Keys that was as attractive as the record, since soul fans were hungering for a singer/songwriter who seemed part of the tradition without being as spacy as Macy Gray or as hippie mystic as Erykah Badu while being more reliable than Lauryn Hill. Keys was all that, and she had style to spare -- elegant, sexy style accentuated by how she never oversang, giving the music a richer feel. It was rich enough to compensate for some thinness in the writing -- though it was a big hit, "Fallin'" doesn't have much body to it -- which is a testament to Keys' skills as a musician. And, the fact is, even though there are some slips in the writing, there aren't many, and the whole thing remains a startlingly assured, successful debut that deserved its immediate acclaim and is already aging nicely. [The tenth anniversary Collector's Edition of Songs in A Minor is expanded by a second CD and a DVD, all housed in a box the size of a CD longbox. The CD runs 12 tracks and mixes up not-bad outtakes like "Typewriter" with non-LP selections -- remixes and B-sides, plus a version of "Fallin'" featured on the Ali soundtrack -- and three live cuts from Seattle, culminating in a languid reading of "Light My Fire." The DVD rounds up the videos from the album and adds a documentary about the making of the album that includes new interviews with Keys and Clive Davis.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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|Number of Discs:||3|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.5|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|
|1.||Piano & I|
|3.||How Come You Don't Call Me|
|6.||Rock Wit U|
|7.||A Woman's Worth|
|11.||Mr. Man - Featuring Jimmy Cozier|
|12.||Never Felt This Way (Interlude)|
|14.||Why Do I Feel So Sad|
|16.||A Woman's Worth - Featuring NAS (Remix)|
|17.||Juiciest (Mixtape Version)|
|18.||If I Was Your Woman (Funky Blues Demo) (Previously Unreleased)|
|19.||Ghettoman - Featuring Mums Da Schemer (Previously Unreleased)|
|20.||Fallin' (The Ali Soundtrack Version)|
|21.||Typewriter (from The Songs In A Minor Vault) (Previously Unreleased)|
|22.||Butterflyz (The Drumline Mix)|
|23.||I Won't (Crazy World) (from The Songs In A Minor Vault) (Previously Unreleased)|
|24.||Girlfriend (Krucial Keys Sista Girl Mix The Uk Video Remix Edit) (Previously Unreleased)|
|25.||I Got A Little Something (Live In Seattle) (Previously Unreleased)|
|26.||Piano Mashup (Live In Seattle) (Previously Unreleased)|
|27.||Light My Fire (Live In Seattle) (Previously Unreleased)|
|28.||DVD: Songs In A Minor Documentary|
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