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Emotional (Carl Thomas album)

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Released  April 18, 2000
Length  60:00
Release date  18 April 2000
Recorded  1999-2000
Artist  Carl Thomas
Label  Big Beat Records
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Producer  Sean Combs (Exec.), Mario Winans, Mike City, Gordon Chambers & Karl Gordon, Carl Thomas, Harve Pierre (Exec.), Anthony Dent, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Mark Batson, Chucky Thompson, Damien DeSandies, Rashad Smith, Heavy D., Deric "D. Dot" Angelettie, Datu Faison (Exec.) , Rick Brown (Exec.)
Emotional (2000)  Let's Talk About It (2004)
Genres  Rhythm and blues, Quiet storm, Urban contemporary
Nominations  Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Male
Rhythm and blues albums  Faith, Faithfully, We Invented The Remix, Bad Boy's 10th Annivers, Total

Emotional is the debut album by R&B singer Carl Thomas, released on April 18, 2000 from Bad Boy/Arista Records. He was nominated Best R&B/Soul Album, Male & Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist at the 2001 Soul Train Music Awards. "I Wish" was also nominated for Best R&B/Soul Single.


Critical reception

Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.117) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Top 50 Albums of 2000".

Rolling Stone (6/22/00, p.134) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...An unabashedly romantic work, spun on the twin poles of longing and loss....laying bare a notable ambition within the ballad genre....Thomas proves himself a more than viable heir to the tradition of race-music crooners."

Vibe (6/00, p.220) - "...An exquisite, lush soundtrack that the lovelorn of the world can call their own....Thomas endears us with his vulnerability, standing emotionally naked and unpretentious at a time when R&B has lost nearly all of its romance and subtlety..."

The Source (6/00, p.228) - "...Carl Thomas will take you there....With a strong consideration for classic soul singing...Thomas brilliantly interprets each track....[His] dynamic delivery betrays every corner of his heart....The perfect soundtrack for an intensely romantic evening..."

Track listing

  1. "Intro" (:49)
  2. "Emotional" (C. Thomas, K. Hickson, M. Winans, Sting) (4:31)
  3. "I Wish" (M. Flowers, C. Thomas) (3:48)
  4. "Anything" (Interlude) (1:37)
  5. "My Valentine" (G. Chambers, K. Gordon) (4:11)
  6. "Giving You All My Love" (C. Thomas, K. Price, M. Winans, I. Hayes) (3:31)
  7. "Cadillac Rap" (Interlude) (M. Henderson) (:54)
  8. "Woke Up in the Morning" (C. Thomas, H. Pierre, S. Combs, M. Winans, C. Wallace, N. Myrick, C. Broady, D. McDaniels) (4:12)
  9. "Come to Me" (C. Thomas, A. Dent, J. Walker, A. Green, A. Jackson, W. Mitchell) (4:24)
  10. "Cold, Cold World" (C. Thomas, R. Lawrence, M. Batson) (4:20)
  11. "Trouble Won't Last" (Interlude) (2:04)
  12. "You Ain't Right" (C. Thomas, M. Flowers) (3:16)
  13. "Lady Lay Your Body" (C. Thomas, D. DeSandies) (5:08)
  14. "Supastar" (C. Thomas, R. Smith, J. Schwartz, B. Kierulf) (3:51)
  15. "Summer Rain" (D. Rogers, D. Myers, S. Wonder) (3:52)
  16. "Hey Now" (C. Thomas, D. Myers) (5:21)
  17. "Special Lady" (C. Thomas, D. Angelettie, G. Smith) (4:33)

Samples and interpolations

  • "Emotional" contains a sample of "Shape Of My Heart" by Sting
  • "Giving You All My Love" contains a sample of "Wherever You Are" by Isaac Hayes
  • "Cadillac Rap (Interlude)" contains a sample of "Be My Girl" by The Dramatics
  • "Woke Up In The Morning" contains a sample from "My Downfall" by The Notorious B.I.G
  • "Come to Me" contains a sample from "Let's Stay Together" By Roberta Flack
  • "Summer Rain" contains an interpolation of "Summer Soft" by Stevie Wonder
  • Credits

    Ben H. Allen, Engineer
    Mark Batson, Producer
    Tom Cassel, Recording
    Gordon Chambers, Producer
    Roger Che, Recorder
    Mike City, Producer
    Sean "Puffy" Combs, Executive Producer, Producer
    Dave Dar, Assistant Engineer
    Stephen Dent, Engineer
    John Eaton, Engineer
    Rasheed Goodlowe, Assistant Engineer
    Terri Haskins, Wardrobe Design
    Heavy D, Producer
    Ken Huffnagle, Assistant Engineer
    Herb Powers, Mastering
    Jeff Lane, Engineer
    Paul Logus, Mixing
    Kim Lumpkin, Project Manager
    Dominick Mancuso, Assistant Engineer
    Tony Maserati, Mixing
    Lynn Montrose, Assistant Engineer
    Nigel Parry, Photography
    Rob Paustain, Mixing
    Joe "Smilin' Joe" Perrera, Engineer
    Harve Pierre, A&R, Associate Executive Producer, Producer, Vocal Producer
    Kelly Price, Vocals (Background)
    Ed Raso, Engineer
    Carl Thomas, Producer
    Chucky Thompson, Programming
    J. Willbanks, Assistant Engineer
    Mario Winans- Producer, Vocals
    Malik Yusef, Spoken Word
    Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander- Engineer, Mixing
    Datu Faison, Associate Executive Producer
    Rick Brown, Associate Executive Producer

    Recording studios

    CRC Studios, Chicago, IL;
    D.A.R.P. Studios, Atlanta, GA;
    Daddy's House Recording Studio, New York, NY;
    Enterprise Studios, Los Angeles, CA;
    Purple Dragon Studios, Atlanta, GA;
    Sony Studios, New York, NY;
    Sound On Sound Studios New York City, NY;
    The Hit Factory, New York, NY.


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