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SOUL IS HEAVY [CD]

Nneka Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decon
  • ASIN: B006L4QAJO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,951 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Lucifer (No Doubt) 4:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sleep 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. My Home 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Shining Star 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Restless 4:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Don't Even Think 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. J 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Stay 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Soul Is Heavy 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Do You Love Me Now 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Valley 5:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. V.I.P. 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Camouflage 3:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. God Knows Why 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Still I Rise 3:180.99  Buy MP3 


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Soul is Heavy is the new album from the award winning Nigerian singer/songwriter, Nneka. An effortlessly balanced combination of hip hop beats, reggae grooves, brass riffs and African-pop are the canvas for the motif of love, pain, politics and God. Respective albums have earned Nneka the moniker of 21st Century Soul for their sincerity and frankness and this, her third album, is no different. Featuring guest collaborations with The Roots Black Thought ( God Knows Why ) and Ms. Dynamite ( Sleep ) Soul Is Heavy further affirms her credentials as a fast-rising star of black-consciousness music. A majority of the album has been produced by close friend and co-writer DJ Farhot, and mixed by Tom Elmhirst and Philippe Weiss whose recent credits include Amy Winehouse, Adele, Cee Lo Green and Wyclef Jean. Since the release of her last album, Concrete Jungle, Nneka has had an incredibly active tour schedule, performing over 150 shows for over 500,000 people. Appearances at SXSW and on the US primetime David Letterman show, Glastonbury and Newport Folk Festival were recent highlights, in addition to supporting Lenny Kravitz, Nas & Damian Marley ( Distant Relatives ), The Roots, Gnarls Barkley.

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Our girl Nneka is the greatest.. --Rolling Stone

One of the best soul singers to emerge in the past few years --The Times of London

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality! 18 Oct 2011
Format:Audio CD
After waiting close to a month after pre-ordering (supplier issues apparently), I finally had the chance to listen to this long-awaited album. From the first track, you can hear a classic Nneka. This enjoyable track carries you into a uniquely styled "Sleep" featuring Ms Dynamite. You continue through to the solid album single, "Home" and get to the mellow "Restless" where Nneka showed off her beautiful voice accompanied with beautiful instrumentals. "Don't even think" features a groovy beat complimented at the end with Nneka's rapping skills. The track "J" is one of the best tracks on the album, it gets you boping your head and gradually moving your feet, you just cant help it!

The rest of the songs on the album are equally great, "God Knows Why" with Black Thought is one of the tracks that stood out to me probably because I am a huge Roots fan. Dream collaboration for me. "Still I Rise" emphasizes her heritage with poetic sounding lyrics (prayers) in Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.

I am glad I purchased this album. Soul is Heavy probably is one of her best works, if not the best. It definitely doesn't fall short of her previous album's high standard. "Camouflage" should have K'naan on it (hint...). Now that's a mouth-watering collaboration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great soul, funk, reggae and rap. 4 Nov 2012
By Joolz
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
For an artist who has released only 3 full length CDs including this one, her discography may appear a bit confusing. Her first full length CD (preceded by a 3 track EP "The Uncomfortable Truth") is "Victim of Truth", and came out in 2005 (not 2008 as on Amazon). Her second "No Longer At Ease" came out in 2008. This one, "Soul is Heavy" is her 2012 release. This straightforward career is confused by a greatest hits CD, "Concrete Jungle", taken from her first two CDs, and presumably intended to launch her career beyond Germany to the USA, and a re-issue of her first two CDs in a boxed set along with a third CD of outtakes and live tracks etc., both the latter disk and the whole set entitled "To And Fro". All remaining items in her name are either maxi singles, or other artists with different surnames. As for quality, well, I've been listening to a lot of soul and funk lately, and this one, with a hefty dose of reggae and rap mixed in, is the cream of the crop, with her soulful, passionate voice winning every number hands down, and songwriting catchy enough to keep you coming back for more for a very long time. I don't think I will ever get tired of listening to her, long after others have gone to the back of the cupboard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars another fantastic album from Nneka 13 Nov 2011
By Jane
Format:Audio CD
Yet another fantastic album from the wonderful, soulful and underrated Nneka. I think overall this is probably her best album yet. It is a mixture of mostly soul, reggae, rap and afrobeat. Tracks I like best are 'Sleep', 'Valley','Do you love me now'
and 'soul is heavy'. The production is excellent and Nneka has great backing musicians. It would have been great to have had a live version of VIP as the recorded version is not as powerful, but basically this is a brilliant album.
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