Peace Beyond Passion

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Peace Beyond Passion
Studio album by Me'shell Ndegeocello
Released June 25, 1996
Recorded 1995 - 1996
Genre Soul, R&B
Length 59:10
Label Maverick
Producer David Gamson
Me'shell Ndegeocello chronology
Plantation Lullabies
(1993)
Peace Beyond Passion
(1996)
Bitter
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B+ [2]
Daily News 3/4 stars [3]
Entertainment Weekly C+ [4]
New York Times (favorable) [5]
NME (6/10) [6]
Q 3/5 stars [6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [7]
Vibe (favorable) [8]
Yahoo! Music (favorable) [9]

Peace Beyond Passion is an album by Me'shell Ndegeocello. It was released on June 25, 1996, on Maverick Records. The album peaked at #63 on the Billboard Top 200 list in 1996. The album also peaked at #15 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. It went on to become Me'shell's most commercially successful album. The album was positively received by music critics. The album was also nominated for the 'Best R&B Album' Grammy Award in 1997.

The first single "Leviticus: Faggot" peaked at #15 on Billboard's Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart in 1996. The music video was positively received on R&B outlets, despite its heavy storyline.

The second single and the biggest hit from the album was a Bill Wither's cover "Who Is He (And What Is He To You?)". The single reached #1 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart in November 1996, as well as peaking at #34 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

The third and final single was a remixed version of the ballad "Stay", which peaked at #15 on Billboard's Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart and #67 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Womb" – 1:25
  2. "The Way" – 4:58
  3. "Deuteronomy: Niggerman" – 4:01
  4. "Ecclesiastes: Free My Heart" – 5:22
  5. "Leviticus: Faggot" – 6:08
  6. "Mary Magdalene" – 5:51
  7. "God Shiva" – 4:09
  8. "Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?" – 4:49
  9. "Stay" – 4:30
  10. "Bittersweet" – 5:17
  11. "A Tear and a Smile" – 3:49
  12. "Make Me Wanna Holler" – 8:51

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