Acoustic Soul

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Acoustic Soul
Studio album by India.Arie
Released March 27, 2001 (2001-03-27)
(See release history)
Recorded 2000–01
Genre R&B, neo soul
Length 61:18
Label Motown
Producer Mark Batson, Carlos "6 July" Broady, Blue Miller, Bob Power
India.Arie chronology
Acoustic Soul
(2001)
Voyage to India
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Billboard favorable[2]
Entertainment Weekly A[3]
The Independent favorable[4]
Mixmag 4/5 stars[5]
Muzik 5/5 stars[6]
NME (9/10)[7]
PopMatters favorable[8]
Q 3/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]
USA Today 3/4 stars[10]
Village Voice mixed[11]

Acoustic Soul is the debut album by American soul/R&B singer India.Arie, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). It was nominated for seven Grammy Awards in 2002, including "Album of the Year" and "Best R&B Album". Acoustic Soul was certified x2 Platinum by the RIAA for shipments of two million copies in the United States.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro"   0:50
2. "Video"   4:14
3. "Promises"   4:47
4. "Brown Skin"   4:56
5. "Strength, Courage & Wisdom"   4:57
6. "Nature"   4:24
7. "Back to the Middle" (featuring Blue Miller) 5:11
8. "Ready for Love"   4:28
9. "Interlude"   1:24
10. "Always in My Head"   4:40
11. "I See God in You"   3:17
12. "Simple"   3:26
13. "Part of My Life"   4:03
14. "Beautiful"   4:05
15. "Outro"   1:20
16. "Wonderful (Stevie Wonder Dedication)"   5:31

Personnel[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United States March 27, 2001 Compact disc
United Kingdom October 22, 2001
Japan December 11, 2001
United States July 17, 2007 Special edition CD

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Duffy, John. "Acoustic Soul - India.Arie". Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  2. ^ Hall, Rashaun. "India.Arie: Acoustic Soul". Billboard: 19. March 31, 2001.
  3. ^ "Acoustic Soul Review". Entertainment Weekly. March 30, 2001. Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "India.Arie: Acoustic Soul". Mixmag: 179. June 2001.
  6. ^ a b "India Arie - Acoustic Soul CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  7. ^ Evans, Diana (2001-04-05). "Album Reviews - India.Arie : Acoustic Soul". NME. Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  8. ^ Bottomley, Maurice (2001-03-26). "India.Arie: Acoustic Soul". PopMatters. Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  9. ^ Masuo, Sandy (2001-06-05). "India.Arie: Acoustic Soul : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  10. ^ "Old 97's No. 5; generic Sasha; 'Acoustic' India". USA Today: D.10. March 27, 2001.
  11. ^ Green, Tony (2001-07-03). "Who Isn't Jill Scott?". The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  12. ^ http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database

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