Dangerously in Love (1xCD)
Released: June 23, 2003
Release InfoThis is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Contains a hidden track following "Gift From Virgo".
Personnel: Beyonce Knowles, Luther Vandross, Sean Paul (vocals); Jay-Z, Big Boi, Missy Elliot, Sleepy Brown (rap vocals); Nat Adderley, Jr. (arranger, electric piano); Skip Anderson (arranger, keyboards, programming); Focus, Rich Harrison (various instruments); Dan Workman, Phil Hamilton, John "Jab" Brousard (guitar); Byron Miller (bass); Ivan Hampden (drums); Bashiri Johnson (percussion); Cissy Houston, Tawatha Agee, Brenda White-King, Candace Thomas (background vocals).
Producers include: Beyonce Knowles, Rich Harrison, Scott Storch, Focus, Bryce Wilson.
Besides deft, pitch-perfect hit songs, the talented, if volatile, Destiny's Child was remarkable for its unpredictability, not always a defining characteristic of mainstream R&B. While there was certainly a formula at play in the songs, the structure was subtly unstable, never following standard progressions. Yet most of their singles flew to the top of both the pop and R&B charts. While DC was generally a collective, Beyonce Knowles clearly emerged as the most high-profile member, even before major turns on the big screen, signaling anticipation for her debut album DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE.
Beyonce's opening salvo should disappoint neither her fans nor the general public, as it features skillful songwriting balancing innovation and abundant hooks. DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE starts with a flourish, as the omnipresent Jay-Z brashly introduces the feverishly catchy, brass-fueled dance cut "Crazy In Love," followed by three more lush club-bangers, including a typically inviting guest toast by Sean Paul and some tongue-twisters from Outkast's Big Boi. From there, the soulstress shifts into ballad mode, the starkest moment coming with "Yes," beautifully reminiscent of the DC sound. On DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE, Beyonce both remains true to her past success while forging intriguing new ground.
Tracks1. Crazy in Love - Knowles, Beyonce
2. Naughty Girl - Knowles, Beyonce
3. Baby Boy - Knowles, Beyonce
4. Hip Hop Star - Brown, Sleepy
5. Be with You - Knowles, Beyonce
6. Me, Myself and I - Knowles, Beyonce
7. Yes - Knowles, Beyonce
8. Signs - Knowles, Beyonce
9. Speechless - Knowles, Beyonce
10. That's How You Like It - Knowles, Beyonce
11. Closer I Get to You - Knowles, Beyonce
12. Dangerously in Love 2 - Knowles, Beyonce
13. Beyoncé Interlude - Knowles, Beyonce
14. Gift from Virgo - Knowles, Beyonce
15. Work It Out - Knowles, Beyonce
16. Bonnie & Clyde '03 - Knowles, Beyonce
17. Crazy in Love - Knowles, Beyonce