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Acoustic Soul

Acoustic Soul

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".

Track listing

  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" (featuring Blue Miller) – 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

Japanese edition

  1. "Butterfly" – 4:07

British edition

  1. "Strength, Courage & Wisdom" (Live) – 5:57
  2. "Brown Skin" (Bedroom Rockers Remix) – 3:36

Special Edition Bonus Disc

  1. "Video" (DJ Dodge Remix)
  2. "Video" (Urban Wolves/Dream Team Remix) (featuring Super Cat)
  3. "Brown Skin" (Bedroom Rockers Radio Remix)
  4. "Brown Skin" (E-London Club Mix)
  5. "Brown Skin" (Mind Trap Mix)
  6. "Strength, Courage & Wisdom" (Remix)
  7. "Strength, Courage & Wisdom" (Live From Paradiso)

Singles

Information
"Video"
  • Released: 2001
  • Writers: India.Arie, Carlos "6 July" Broady, Shannon Sanders
  • Producer: Carlos "6 July" Broady
  • Director: Terry Heller
  • Chart positions: #47 U.S., #14 U.S. R&B, #32 UK

"Brown Skin"
  • Released: 2001
  • Writers: India.Arie, Carlos "6 July" Broady, Shannon Sanders
  • Producer: India.Arie
  • Director: Tim Story
  • Chart positions: #39 U.S. R&B, #29 UK, #95 AUS

"Strength, Courage & Wisdom"
  • Released: 2001
  • Writer: India.Arie
  • Producers: India.Arie, Mark Batson
  • Director:
  • Chart positions: #76 U.S. R&B

"Ready for Love"
  • Released: 2001
  • Writers: India.Arie, Blue Miller
  • Producer: Blue Miller
  • Director: Sanaa Hamri
  • Chart positions: —

Personnel

Musicians

Production

  • Producers: Mark Batson, Carlos "6 July" Broady, Blue Miller, Bob Power
  • Executive producer: Kedar Massenburg
  • Engineers: Kevin Haywood, Avery Johnson, Jim Lightman, Blue Miller, Mark Niemiec, Bob Power, Lovis Scalise, Mike Tocci
  • Mixing: Kevin Haywood, George Karras, Jim Lightman, Chris Mazer, Blue Miller, Bob Power, Mike Shipley, Alvin Speights, Dave Way
  • Mastering: Chris Athens
  • Programming: Mark Batson
  • Assistant producer: Jason Breckling
  • String arrangements: Mark Batson
  • String engineer: Jon Smeltz
  • Creative director: Sandy Brummels
  • Product Manager: Liz Loblack
  • Art direction: Annalee Valencia
  • Design: Annalee Valencia
  • Photography: Kwaku Alston, Michael Benabib
  • Stylist: Joyce Simpson
  • Make-up: Roxanna Floy

Release history

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

Charts

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 36
Canadian Albums Chart 21
Dutch Albums Chart 69
German Albums Chart 50
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart 19
Swedish Albums Chart 43
Swiss Albums Chart 85
UK Albums Chart 55
U.S. Billboard 200 10
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3
U.S. Billboard Internet Albums 6

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