Bitter (album)

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Bitter
Studio album by Meshell Ndegéocello
Released August 24, 1999
Recorded 1998 - 1999
Genre Adult alternative, R&B, neo soul
Length 47:36
Label Maverick
Producer Craig Street
Meshell Ndegéocello chronology
Peace Beyond Passion
(1996)
Bitter
(1999)
Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Billboard (favorable) link
Chicago Tribune (unfavorable) link
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention) link
Entertainment Weekly A link
New York Times (favorable) link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link
Vibe (favorable) link
Village Voice (favorable) link
Yahoo! Music (favorable) link

Bitter is the third solo album by Meshell Ndegeocello. It was released on August 24, 1999, on Maverick Records. The album peaked at #105 on the Billboard Top 200 list in 1999. The album also peaked at #13 on Billboard's Top Internet Albums chart and #40 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Adam" (Meshell Ndegéocello) – 2:24
  2. "Fool of Me" (Ndegéocello, Frederico Gonzalez Peña) – 3:30
  3. "Faithful" (Ndegéocello, David Gamson) – 4:46
  4. "Satisfy" (Ndegéocello, Peña) – 4:05
  5. "Bitter" (Ndegéocello) – 4:15
  6. "May This Be Love" (Jimi Hendrix) – 5:17
  7. "Sincerity" (Ndegéocello, Doyle Bramhall II) – 5:30
  8. "Loyalty" (Ndegéocello, Allen Cato) – 4:20
  9. "Beautiful" (Ndegéocello) – 2:44
  10. "Eve" (David Torn, Roger Moutenot) – 1:23
  11. "Wasted Time" (Ndegéocello) – 4:55
  12. "Grace" (Ndegéocello) – 4:27

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

(instruments are not stated in the booklet)

Technical[edit]

  • Craig Streetproducer
  • Paul Thompson – production assistant
  • Kai Morrison – project coordination
  • Dusty Wakeman – engineer (Burbank, Ca.)
  • Husky Hoskuids - engineer for additional recordings (Los Angeles, Ca.)
  • Tom Schick – engineer for additional recordings (New York, N.Y.)
  • Chris Ribando – second engineer
  • Rafael Serrano – second engineer
  • Elijah Bradford – second engineer
  • Roger Moutenot – mixing
  • Josh Turner – mixing assistant
  • Greg Calbimastering
  • Kevin Reagan – art direction, design
  • Gail Swanlund – design
  • Sheryl Nields – photography