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LOVE LETTER

R. Kelly

Genre: R&B
Artist/Group Name: R. Kelly
Release Date: 12/14/2010
Original Release Date: 2010
Length of CD: 60:12
Label: Jive (USA)

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# of Discs: 1
Total Time: 60:12

Disc 1
1. Love Letter Prelude
2. Love Letter
3. Number One Hit
4. Not Feelin' the Love
5. Lost in Your Love
6. Just Can't Get Enough
7. Taxi Cab
8. Radio Message
9. When a Woman Loves
10. Love Is
11. Just Like That
12. Music Must Be a Lady
13. Love Letter Christmas, A
14. How Do I Tell Her?
15. [Untitled Hidden Track]
Track Listing
# of Discs: 1
Total Time: 60:12
1. Love Letter Prelude
2. Love Letter
3. Number One Hit
4. Not Feelin' the Love
5. Lost in Your Love
6. Just Can't Get Enough
7. Taxi Cab
8. Radio Message
9. When a Woman Loves
10. Love Is
11. Just Like That
12. Music Must Be a Lady
13. Love Letter Christmas, A
14. How Do I Tell Her?
15. [Untitled Hidden Track]
Release Notes

Recording information: The Chocolate Factory, Chicago, IL.
Photographer: Randee St. Nicholas.
Arranger: R. Kelly.
Previewed via the classy throwback ballad "When a Woman Loves," an instant R&B chart hit, Love Letter follows R. Kelly's Epic compilation by only a couple months. Like "Loves," much of Love Letter -- technically Kelly's 11th studio album -- is inspired by R&B of the `50s and `60s.

Reviews

Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[O]n 'When a Woman Loves,' a retro-soul ode to fidelity, Kelly's gritty intensity evokes Wilson Pickett."
Entertainment Weekly (p.80) - "LETTER is a refreshingly tasteful foray into classic soul..." -- Grade: B
Billboard (p.72) - "LOVE LETTER is a relatively chaste retro-soul set....Given Kelly's absurdly effortless melodic flair, the result certainly satisfies."
Pitchfork (Website) - "The music itself, a gorgeously rendered tribute to a certain swathe of R&B history, is praiseworthy enough, as is Kelly's frequently ignored voice."
Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ell-written R&B ballads which pay tribute to his soul heroes, best of all being the Stevie Wonder-ish 'Just Can't Get Enough'."

Details

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