- Audio CD (Dec 15 2007)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Universal Japan
- ASIN: B000EMH95S
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (368 customer reviews)
I get a lift every time I listen to this one, and you will too.
From the author of The Difference Now.
The album starts off with a short "Intro" in which India lists some of the artists who inspired her. It is quite short and not memorable. The first song on the album is India Arie's single "Video" in which she asserts that she's "not the average girl from the video." In this song, India seems to be giving the listener a little insight as to what she's like as a person as well as giving us a taste of her lyrical and vocal style. The vocals in the bridge of the song are especially great (the part that begins "am I any less of me if I don't wear pantyhose?"). Though this is different from most singles in 2001, it is a wonderful song and a great introduction to India Arie. Afterwards comes "Promises", one of the catchiest songs on the album. To me, this is one of the best songs on the album. In this song, India gives the messages that "a man's only as good as his word" and basically, to keep your promises and you will be rewarded.Read more ›