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Reflections - A Retrospective [CD]

Mary J. Blige Audio CD
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Seventeen years after Mary J. Blige’s breakthrough LP, My Life, the wiser R&B queen is back with a sequel: My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act 1). "The first My Life, I didn't understand why I was in so much pain," says Blige. "This one adds another level of understanding." The album’s critically acclaimed first single, “25/8” ... Read more in Amazon's Mary J. Blige Store

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  • Audio CD (4 Dec 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B000KF0O6K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,316 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Reflections (I Remember)Mary J. Blige 4:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. We Ride (I See The Future)Mary J. Blige 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. You KnowMary J. Blige 3:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. King & Queen [feat. John Legend]Mary J. Blige 3:46Album Only
Listen  5. No More Drama (Edit)Mary J. Blige 4:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Family Affair (Album Version)Mary J. Blige 4:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Real Love (Album Version)Mary J. Blige 4:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. No One Will Do (Album Version)Mary J. Blige 4:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Be Without You (Kendu Mix)Mary J. Blige 4:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I'm Goin' DownMary J. Blige 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. 911 [feat. Mary J. Blige]Wyclef Jean 4:19Album Only
Listen12. Not Gon' Cry (Album Version)Mary J. Blige 4:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. My Life '06Mary J. Blige 5:070.59  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Be HappyMary J. Blige 5:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I'll Be There For You/ You're All I Need To Get By (Razor Sharp Mix) [feat. Mary J. Blige]Method Man 3:41Album Only
Listen16. AsMary J. Blige 4:41Album Only
Listen17. One (Without Bono vocals) [feat. U2]Mary J. Blige 4:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. MJB Da MVP (Alternate Version) [feat. 50 Cent]Mary J. Blige 4:100.99  Buy MP3 


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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been so much better!!! 20 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
Don't get me wrong, this is a great collection of Mary J Blige songs, but it definitely shouldn't be called "The Greatest Hits". If it were just a retrospective of her career so far then it's not a bad choice of tracks but there are so many that have been missed out which would have made this an amazing and must-have album. The addition of the 4 new tracks adds a big incentive to buy, as all of them are first class, especially the opener, which desrcibes how far Blige has come in her career, but it's after these that you begin to wonder who chose the rest. Where is "You Remind Me", "Reminisce", "Sweet Thing" and "Love No Limit" from "What's the 411?" (still Mary's most acclaimed work)? Where is "Mary Jane (All Night Long)" and "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman" from "My Life"? The biggest omission of all has to be "Everything" (a song most people would associate most highly with MJB, and a song which was her highest charting position in the UK, which did not feature another artist). Also missing is "I Can Love You", "Love Is All We Need" and "Seven Days" from "Share My World", "Misty Blue" from "The Tour", "All That I Can Say", "Deep Inside" and "Your Child" from "Mary", "Dance For Me", Rainy Dayz" and "No More Drama (Remix)" from "No More Drama", as well as "Love @ 1st Sight", "Ooh", "Not Today", and "It's Wrap", all ignored from the less than successful "Love & Life" album, but still great stand alone singles. Then finally, her most acclaimed and successful album in over ten years and still two of the biggest hits from "The Beakthrough" are ignored ("Enough Cryin'" and "Take Me As I Am"!) when a track which wasn't even released is added ("No One Will Do"). What my point is how much more of an incredible and essential album this should have been. Read more ›
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Effort, But Needed More Tracks. 22 Jun 2008
Format:Audio CD
Firstly it's not the songs on here that are lacking, it's the number of them, although there are several good moments on this album, like `Family Affair', Mo More Drama, 911, I'm Going Down, Be Without you and Not Gon' Cry, it's still not enough and there's certainly a lot missing, I didn't think that much to the new songs either, although I liked the alternate solo verson of `One', which was a bit of a surprise since it was listed as a duet, but overall i think that if Mary intended this as a greatest hits album, then she should have followed Whitney's example, and gone for a 2-disc set with the ballads on one CD, and the up-tempo songs on the other, i think this technique would have worked really well for Mary, but as it is only a retrospective, in other words an overview then not bad, but i hope if they release a second collection, it will have a whole lot more songs on it and cover every single album, because after buying this this CD, i did feel slightly cheated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album. 1 Mar 2014
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Very pleased with my purchase, I love this album! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. Product described perfectly, seller extremely highly recommended. Thank you very much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A CLASS APART 10 Dec 2013
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This girl takes contemporary soul music to where it should be - reflecting time and place. It is impossible to compare the album with any of the pap which UK songsters roll out. It is simply a class apart.
I love soul music; past and present. This album is placed firmly in the recent present. MJB charts her way through life and discloses part of the highs and lows of her life through first-person songs, structured magnificently, well-arranged having heart-rending lyrics over strong melodies.
I feel that a new window on music has opened-up to me. Some Hip-Hop I like and some I am bored with. This album straddles the best of Hip-Hop and the best of Soul - a kind of fusion.
The arrangements are very clever with some cliché introductions and arrangements, yet it all goes together well. Against the main rhythms and riffs there are many musical counterparts lifting the whole music to a level of emotional torture wrapped up in the feeling of being able to recognise the grief having experienced similar in one's own life and managed to get through it all whilst maintaining self-respect. To enable this, there are some nerve tingling underplays - such as a question and answer dialogue in one number, where MJB asks a question and the backing singers (of whom she is one) just repeat emphatically, `Yes! Yes! Yes!' during which the arrangement manages to use sparse music to tear the human soul evoking the shape of the situation being recounted.
If you like music which tests your emotions, sung, played and arranged well, then this is for you.
MJB - one of the best talents out there telling it how it is contained within a robust musical package. 10 out of 5 stars - simply wonderful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MJB AT HER BEST 2 Dec 2012
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GREAT ALBUM LOVE IT AW BACK TO THE DAYS GONE BY WELL WORTH THE MONEY A GREAT ARTIST DOING WHAT SHE DOES BEST
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but some glaring omissions 20 Sep 2012
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Mary J Blige is one of the most accomplished contemporary artists across a number of genres, moving effortlessly from gospel to rap via R&B and pop. (But thankfully, at least from my perspective, her forays into the overtly agressive and unsavoury world of hardcore rap are relatively infrequent).

For me, she's at her best with soulful numbers, on which she displays just enough attitude to stand out from the crowd and never less than excellent vocals. And that is my only problem with this album: not enough of her most soulful (and best selling) tracks are included. As other reviewers have already pointed out, while it is a very good collection of songs, some of the tracks that are not here are actually better than a lot of what is (for instance, I'm sure most fans would agree that Everything and Natural Woman are worthy of inclusion in any retrospective collection).
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
covers everything a fantastic album spanning the career of an extraordinarily emotional singer. if you like soul music at its most poignant this is the album for you
Published 16 months ago by george ledington
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present
I am hoping that this is alright, I brought it for my eldest daughter for Christmas, she hasn't said that she doesn't like it, so hopefully no news is good news.
Published 18 months ago by Betty Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Mary J.B : Reflections - A Retrospective
I bought this for a good friend as part of a Christmas gift,he said he loved it ! Not my thing at all lol !
Published on 9 April 2011 by fifeguy14
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
MJb = Best

For real every track is a masterpiece!

Enjoy
Published on 12 Jan 2010 by Jlm
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Reflections That Transcend Strong
Mary J. Blige is famous for a reason, she shares her life experiences through her music in a very soulful style unlike any other! Read more
Published on 15 Dec 2007 by gone
4.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better!!!
I have loved MJB since What's The 411 and have got to admit that I was a little bit disappointed with this. The 4 new tracks are great and are the reson why I bought this album. Read more
Published on 29 Nov 2007 by johnnieuk1
4.0 out of 5 stars One other point to bear in mind...
The previous two reviewers are fully right in suggesting that this album could have been so much better. Read more
Published on 4 April 2007 by Simon Cross
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