Prodigal Sista

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Prodigal Sista
Studio album by Beverley Knight
Released 17 August 1998
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre R&B, soul, neo soul
Length 54:23
66:23 (Re-Release)
Label Parlophone
Producer Dodge, Neville Thomas, Pule Pheto, Carl McIntosh, Hawk Wolinski, Rod Gammons, Ayatollah, Don-E, TNT, Mike Spencer, Jus Bounce
Beverley Knight chronology
The B-Funk
(1995)The B-Funk1995
Prodigal Sista
Who I Am
(2002)Who I Am2002
Singles from The B-Funk
  1. "Made It Back"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Rewind (Find a Way)"
    Released: 1998
  3. "Made It Back 99"
    Released: 1999
  4. "Greatest Day"
    Released: 1999
  5. "Sista Sista"
    Released: 1999

Prodigal Sista is the second studio album by British R&B singer and songwriter Beverley Knight released in August 1998. The album was the first to be released by Knight under her new contract with Parlophone Records, with whom she had signed a four album deal with in 1997 after leaving her previous label, Dome Records[citation needed]. The lyrics on the album were written entirely by Knight (with the exception of "Sista Sista" which was co-written with Hawk Wolinski), as was the creation of melodies and vocal arrangements.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Q 4/5 stars[1]
The Independent (Positive)[2]

The critical acclaim of the album proved to be widespread[citation needed], with Q magazine calling the album "a triumph not only of Knight’s musical vision but also of the strength in her character" and The Times remarking "Prodigal Sista is a joy to hear – her vocal and intricate self devised and performed harmonies can make you catch your breath in wonderment".[3] The success of the album was solidified at the 1999 MOBO Awards in London where Knight was named Best R&B Act and Prodigal Sista beat off competition from FanMail (TLC) and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Lauryn Hill) to be named Best Album.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

The success of the album proved to be much greater than her debut, The B-Funk, which peaked at #145 in Britain. Prodigal Sista peaked at #42 and was awarded a Gold Disk by the BPI for sales of over 100,000 in Britain.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Wake Up Call a.k.a. Intro (Good Morning World)" 0:29
2. "Made It Back" (feat. Redman) 4:08
3. "Rewind (Find a Way)" 4:28
4. "Damn" 4:52
5. "AWOL" 4:30
6. "Sista Sista" 4:42
7. "Strong Hand" 3:20
8. "Greatest Day" 4:16
9. "That's Alright" 4:19
10. "Tomorrow" 4:42
11. "Send Me Move Me Love Me" 5:04
12. "The Need Of You" 3:45
13. "Good Morning World" 5:42


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Leonard, Michael. "Review: Beverley Knight, Prodigal Sista (Re-release)". Q. EMAP Metro Ltd (July 1999): 148. 
  2. ^ Perry, Tim (August 29, 1998). "Review: ALBUM REVIEWS". Independent News & Media. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Jackson, Alan (27 August 1998). "This lady's not for spurning; Arts". The Times. p. 33. 
  4. ^ "Feature: Beverley knight is 'Moving on Up' ". BBC. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  5. ^ - Sales certificate. BPI. Retrieved May 1, 2006.