Acoustic Soul

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Acoustic Soul
IndiaArieAcousticSoul.jpg
Studio album by India.Arie
Released March 27, 2001 (2001-03-27)
Recorded 2000–01
Genre
Length 61:18
Label Motown
Producer
India.Arie chronology
Acoustic Soul
(2001)
Voyage to India
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Billboardfavorable[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA[3]
The Independentfavorable[4]
Mixmag4/5 stars[5]
Muzik5/5 stars[6]
NME(9/10)[7]
PopMattersfavorable[8]
Q3/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[9]
USA Today3/4 stars[10]
Village Voicemixed[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 2x Platinum by the RIAA for shipments of two million copies in the United States.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Intro"0:50
2."Video"4:09
3."Promises"4:37
4."Brown Skin"4:56
5."Strength, Courage & Wisdom"4:57
6."Nature"4:24
7."Back to the Middle"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. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 

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