Mary J. Blige ‎– The Breakthrough

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Geffen Records ‎– 0602498893456, Matriarch Records ‎– 0602498893456
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1 Mary J. Blige No One Will Do
Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Jason Joshua*Mixed By – Dave "Hard-Drive" Pensado*Performer [Excerpts From "I Swear I Love No One But You"] – The O'JaysProducer – J.U.S.T.I.C.E. LeagueProducer [Vocal Production] – Dave Young (4), Mary J. BligeRecorded By – Jan FairchildWritten-By – Bunny Sigler, Clifford L. Brown III, Dave Young (4), Erik Ortiz, Kevin Crowe
4:46
2 Mary J. Blige Enough Cryin
Bass – Cornelius Mimms*Featuring – BrookGuitar – Tim StewartMixed By – Rodney Jerkins, Tony MaseratiMusician [All Music By] – Rodney JerkinsPiano – Craig Brokman*Producer – Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins*Producer [Vocal Production] – Sean GarrettRecorded By – Jeff Villanueva, Patrick Dillett, Paul FoleyWritten-By – Mary J. Blige, Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett, Sean Carter*
4:20
3 Mary J. Blige About You
Featuring – Nina Simone, Will.I.Am*Keyboards [Additional] – Will.I.Am*Mixed By – Supa Engineer Duro*Performer [Sample From "Feeling Good"] – Nina SimonePiano, Keyboards, Synth [Synth Bass], Organ – Keith HarrisProducer – Will.I.Am*Recorded By – Will.I.Am*Written-By – Anthony Newley, Keith Harris, Leslie Bricusse, Mary J. Blige, Will.I.Am*
4:04
4 Mary J. Blige Be Without You
Instruments [All] – Bryan-Michael CoxMixed By – Dave "Hard-Drive" Pensado*Piano [Additional], Organ [Additional], Bells [Additional Orchestra Bells], Guitar [Additional], Arranged By [Additional Vocal Arrangement], Producer [Additional Vocal Production], Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Ron FairProducer – Bryan-Michael CoxProducer [Additional Production], Keyboards [Additional] – Young SmokeProducer [Vocal Production] – Mary J. Blige, Ron FairRecorded By – Danny Cheung*Recorded By [Additional Vocals] – Mike EleopoulosRecorded By [Strings] – Allen Sides, Tal HerzbergStrings – Alan Grunfeld, Alyssa Park, Andrew Duckles, Armen Ksajikian, Brian Dembow, Charlie Bisharat, Clayton Haslop, Darrin McCann, David Low, Endre Genet*, Jackie Brand, Joel Derouin, Josefina Vergara, Julie Gigante, Larry Corbett, Lily Ho Chen, Mario DeLeon, Marlow Fisher, Matt Funes, Natalie Leggett, Paula Hochhalter, Phillip Levy, Roberto Cani, Sam Formicola, Sid Page, Songa Lee, Steve Erdody, Suzie Katayama, Tammy Hatwan*, Tereza StanislavVocals [All] – Mary J. BligeWritten-By – Bryan Michael-Cox*, Jason Perry (2), Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige
4:06
5 Mary J. Blige Gonna Breakthrough
Drums – Rexell Hardy Jr.Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Jason Joshua*Featuring – BrookMixed By – Dave "Hard-Drive" Pensado*Performer [Samples From "Champ"] – The MohawksPiano – Loren DawsonProducer – D. Emile*Producer [Vocal Production] – Mary J. Blige, Ron FairRecorded By – Anthony "Devyne" Evans, Patrick DillettRecorded By [Additional Recording] – Mike EleopoulosRecorded By [Additional Recording], Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Tal HerzbergWritten-By – Dernst Emile, Diana Gordon, Harry Palmer (3), Mary J. Blige, Quarun Wages
4:00
6 Mary J. Blige Good Woman Down
Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Jason Joshua*Keyboards [Additional], Harmonica [Additional] – Ron FairMixed By – Dave "Hard-Drive" Pensado*Performer [Excerpts From "Heart Breaking Decision"] – Meli'sa MorganProducer – 9th WonderProducer [Additional Vocal Production] – Ron FairProducer [Vocal Production] – Sean GarrettRecorded By – Patrick DillettRecorded By [Additional Recording] – Mike Eleopoulos, Tal HerzbergWritten-By – Freddie Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Meli'sa Morgan, Patrick Douthit, Robert Aries, Sean Garrett
4:07
7 Mary J. Blige Take Me As I Am
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Ron FairArranged By [Vocal Arrangement] – Keri Hilson, Mary J. Blige, Ron FairCello – Armen Ksajikian, Cecilia Tsan, Larry Corbett, Paula Hochhalter, Steve Erdody, Suzie KatayamaEngineer [Assistant Mix] – Jason Joshua*Engineer [Recording] – Tal HerzbergMixed By – Dave "Hard-Drive" Pensado*Performer [Sample From "A Garden Of Peace"] – Lonnie Liston SmithProducer – Infinity (16), Ron FairProducer [Vocal Production] – Mary J. Blige, Ron FairRecorded By [Additional Recording], Engineer [Recording Assistant] – Mike EleopoulosRecorded By [Strings] – Allen SidesViola – Andrew Duckles, Brian Dembow, Darrin McCann, Marlow Fisher, Sam Formicola, Vicki Miskdolczy*Violin – Alyssa Park, Anatoly Rosinsky, Bruce Dukov, Clayton Haslop, Endre Granat, Jackie Brand, Josefina Vergara, Julie Gigante, Katia Popov, Lily Ho Chen, Mario DeLeon, Mark Robertson (3), Natalie Leggett, Phillip Levy, Rene Mandel, Roberto Cani, Robin Olson, Sid Page, Songa Lee, Tammy Hatwan*Written-By – Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis, Jordan Suecof, Keri Hilson, Lonnie Liston Smith, Thabiso Nkhereanye
3:57
8 Mary J. Blige Baggage
Co-producer – Bobby Ross Avila And Issiah "Iz" Avila*Drums, Bass, Percussion – Iz*Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Jun IshizekiKeyboards, Strings, Guitar – Bobby Ross AvilaMixed By – Peter MokranProducer – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisProducer [Vocal Production] – Dave Young (4), Mary J. BligeRecorded By – Matt Marin*Recorded By [Vocals] – Patrick DillettWritten-By – Bobby Ross Avila, Dave Young (4), Issiah J. Avila*, James D. Wright*, James Harris III, Mary J. Blige, Terry Lewis
3:35
9 Mary J. Blige Can't Hide From Luv
Engineer [Pro Tools] – Tal HerzbergFeaturing – Jay-ZMixed By – Supa Engineer Duro*, Kendu IsaacsPerformer [Sample Of "I Wanna Be Where You Are"] – Willie HutchProducer, Instruments [All] – Andre Harris And Vidal Davis*Recorded By – Patrick DillettWritten-By – Andre Harris (2), Mary J. Blige, Ryan Toby, Vidal DavisWritten-By [Sample Of "I Wanna Be Where You Are"] – Arthur Ross, Leon Ware
3:52
10 Mary J. Blige MJB Da MVP
Mixed By – Patrick DillettPerformer [Excerpts From "Rubberband"] – The Tramps*Producer – Cool & Dre, Mary J. BligeProducer [Vocal Production] – Patrick DillettRecorded By, Mixed By – Patrick DillettVocals [Additional Vocals] – 50 CentWritten-By – Allan Felder, Andre Lyon, Curtis Jackson, James Johnson (9), Jayceon Taylor, Karen Evans, Marcello Valenzano, Norman Harris, Patrice Rushen, Ron Baker, Roy Ayers
4:11
11 Mary J. Blige Can't Get Enough
Bass, Guitar, Keyboards – Bobby Ross AvilaCo-producer – Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah "Iz" Avila*, James "Big Jim" WrightDrums, Percussion – Iz*Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Jun IshizekiKeyboards – Big Jim Wright*, Jimmy Jam Harris*Mixed By – Peter MokranProducer – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisRecorded By – Matt Marin*Recorded By [Vocals] – Patrick DillettWritten-By – Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila*, James Harris III, Mary J. Blige, Terry Lewis
3:40
12 Mary J. Blige Ain't Really Love
Arranged By [Strings] – Bryan-Michael Cox, Ron FairCello – Armen Ksajikian, Cecilia Tsan, Larry Corbett, Paula Hochhalter, Steve Erdody, Suzie KatayamaConductor [Strings] – Ron FairCoordinator [Production Coordination] – Candice ChildressEngineer [Assistant Mix] – Jason Joshua*Engineer [Recording] – Tal HerzbergInstruments [All] – Bryan-Michael CoxMixed By – Dave "Hard-Drive" Pensado*Producer – Bryan-Michael CoxProducer [Vocal Production] – Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Ron FairRecorded By – Patrick DillettRecorded By [Additional Recording] – Mike EleopoulosRecorded By [Strings] – Allen SidesViola – Andrew Duckles, Brian Dembow, Darrin McCann, Marlow Fisher, Sam Formicola, Vicki Miskdolczy*Violin – Alyssa Park, Anatoly Rosinsky, Bruce Dukov, Clayton Haslop, Endre Granat, Jackie Brand, Josefina Vergara, Julie Gigante, Katia Popov, Lily Ho Chen, Mario DeLeon, Mark Robertson (3), Natalie Leggett, Phillip Levy, Becky Bunnell*, Roberto Cani, Robin Olson, Sid Page, Songa Lee, Tammy Hatwan*Vocals [All] – Mary J. BligeWritten-By – Bryan-Michael Cox, Candice Childress, Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige
4:39
13 Mary J. Blige I Found My Everything
Co-producer – Jake And The Phatman*Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Wesley MorrowDrums, Percussion, Scratches – Robert Ozuna*Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Jun IshizekiEngineer [Pro Tools] – John TanksleyEngineer [Recording] – Charles Brungardt*, John TanksleyFeaturing, Bass, Guitar – Raphael SaadiqGuitar – Alfred Chalmers, Robert Bacon*Keyboards – Kelvin WootenMixed By – Peter MokranProducer – Raphael SaadiqProducer [Vocal Production] – Troy TaylorRecorded By – Patrick DillettRecorded By [Strings] – Reggie Dozier*Strings – Charles Veal*, The South Central Orchestra*Timpani, Glockenspiel – Harvey MasonWritten-By – Robert Ozuna*, Kelvin Wooten, Mary J. Blige, Raphael SaadiqWritten-By [Strings], Conductor [Strings], Arranged By [Strings] – Benjamin Wright
5:23
14 Mary J. Blige Father In You
Arranged By [Strings] – Larry GoldBass – Ben Kenny*Guitar – Frank Ramono*Mixed By – Peter MokranProducer, Instruments [All] – Andre Harris And Vidal Davis*Recorded By – Patrick DillettWritten-By – Andre Harris (2), Mary J. Blige, Ryan Toby, Vidal Davis
5:23
15 Mary J. Blige Alone
Featuring – Dave Young (4)Mixed By – Peter MokranProducer – Davel "Bo" McKenzieProducer [Vocal Production] – Dave Young (4), Mary J. BligeRecorded By – Danny Cheung*, Patrick DillettWritten-By – Dave Young (4), Davel Bo McKenzie*
4:29
16 Mary J. Blige And U2 One
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Ron FairBass Guitar – Adam ClaytonDrums, Percussion – Larry Mullen, Jr.*Electric Guitar [Additional], Acoustic Guitar [Additional] – John GouxEngineer [Additional Recording] – Mike EleopoulosEngineer [Pro Tools], Co-producer – Tal HerzbergGuitar – The EdgeMixed By – Jack Joseph PuigMixed By [Mix Assisted By] – Dean NelsonPiano, Organ – Ron FairProducer – Ron FairRecorded By [Original Recording] – Carl GlanvilleRecorded By [Strings] – Allen SidesStrings – Alan Grumfeld*, Alyssa Park, Andrew Duckles, Armen Ksajikian, Brian Dembow, Charlie Bisharat, Clayton Haslop, Darrin McCann, David Low, Endre Genet*, Jackie Brand, Joel Derouin, Josefina Vergara, Julie Gigante, Larry Corbett, Lily Ho Chen, Mario De Leon*, Marlow Fisher, Matt Funes, Natalie Leggett, Paula Hochhalter, Phillip Levy, Roberto Cain*, Sam Formicola, Sid Page, Songa Lee, Steve Erdody, Suzie Katayama, Tammy Hatwan*, Tereza StanislavVocals, Guitar – BonoWritten-By – A. Clayton*, Bono, L. Mullen, Jr.*, The Edge
4:21
Bonus Track
17 Mary J. Blige So Lady
Co-producer – Jake And The Phatman*Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Wesley MorrowDrums [Additional] – Michael Angelo*Drums, Percussion, Scratches – Bobby OzunaEngineer [Assistant Recording] – James TanksleyFeaturing, Guitar, Bass – Raphael SaadiqKeyboards – Kelvin WootenMixed By – Patrick DillettProducer – Raphael SaadiqRecorded By – John TanksleyRecorded By [Vocals] – Patrick DillettWritten-By – Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Teedra Moses
4:16

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Track 1
Recorded at Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Contains excerpts from "I Swear I Love No One But You" written by Bunny Sigler and published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corporation (BMI) Performed by The O'Jays courtesy of Philadelphia Int'l Records

Track 2
Produced for Darkchild.com
Vocal production for The Practice Team S Dot
Recorded at Darkchild Studios, Chalice Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA and Track Records, New York, NY
Mixed for Two Chord Music, Inc. (Tony Maserati) at Una Volta Studios, New York, NY

Track 3
Produced for Will.I.Am Music Group
Recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed for No Question Entertainment/Loreal Inc. at The House of Mirrors, New York, NY
Contains samples from "Feeling Good" written by Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse and published by Musical Company Productions (BMI) by arrangement with the Richmond Organization. Contains a sample from "Feeling Good" as recorded by Nina Simone used courtesy of RCA Records, a unit of Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Track 4
Produced for Blackbaby Entertainment, Inc.
Additional production for Songbird Entertainment/Blackbaby Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded at Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA

Track 5
Produced for Medinah Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded at Chung King Studios, New York, NY
Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Contains samples from composition "Champ" written by Harry Palmer published by Embassy Music obo The Sparta Florida Music Group BMI. Featuring samples from The Mohawks recording "Champ" produced under license from Warner Strategic Marketing and Jet Star Phonographics

Track 6
Produced for It's A Wonderful World Music, Inc.
Vocal production for The Practice Team S Dot
Recorded at Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Contains excerpts from "Heart Breaking Decision" written by Robert Aries, Freddie Jackson and Mel'isa Morgan and published by EMI April Music Inc. ASCAP, Wick-Di Music ASCAP and Universal MCA Music Pub ASCAP. Excerpts from "Heart Breaking Decision" as performed by Mel'isa Morgan, used under license from Capitol Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.

Track 7
Produced for Infinity Beats Productions/Grindstone, Inc. (Infinity)
Strings recorded at Signet Sound, Los Angeles
Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Contains samples from the composition "A Garden of Peace" written by Lonnie Liston Smith published by Songs of Universal Inc. Contains a sample from "A Garden of Peace" performed by Lonnie Liston Smith courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Track 8
Produced for Flyte Tyme Productions
Co produced for A.B. Experience/Flyte Tyme Productions
Vocals recorded at Flyte Tyme @ The Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded at Flyte Tyme @ The Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA

Track 9
Produced for Vidal/Dre Productions
Recorded at Chalice Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed for No Question Entertainment/Loreal Inc. at The House of Mirrors, New York, NY
Contains excerpts from "I Wanna Be Where You Are" written by Arthur Ross and Leon Ware and published by Jobete Music Co ASCAP. Contains a sample of the recording "I Wanna Be Where You Are" as performed by Willie Hutch. (P) 1977 Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Courtesy of Motown Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Track 10
Produced for Mary Jane Productions, Inc. (Mary J. Blige)
Recorded and mixed at Marvin's Room, Los Angeles, CA
Contains excerpts from "Rubberband" (Baker, Felder, Harris) published by Golden Fleece Music/Mured Music Co. BMI as performed by The Tramps. Used by permission courtesy of Sony/Buddah.
Contains resung lyrics from the composition "All Night Long" written by James Johnson and published by Stone City Music (ASCAP)
Contains resung lyrics from the composition "Remind me" written by Patrice Rushen and Karen Evans and published by Baby Fingers Music ASCAP
Contains resung lyrics from the composition "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" written by Roy Ayers and published by Chrysalis Music (ASCAP)

Track 11
Produced for Flyte Tyme Productions
Co produced for Flyte Tyme Productions (James "Big Jim" Wright) and for A.B. Experience/Flyte Tyme Productions (Bobby Ross Avila and Issiah "Iz" Avila)
Vocals recorded at Flyte Tyme @ The Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded at Flyte Tyme @ The Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA

Track 12
Produced for Blackbaby Entertainment, Inc.
Strings recorded at Signet Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded at Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA
Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA

Track 13
Produced/co-produced for Whiskey Slew Productions
Recorded at Blakeslee Recording Company, North Hollywood, CA
Mixed at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA

Track 14
Produced for Vidal/Dre Productions
Recorded at Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA

Track 15
Produced for Unique Productions, Inc.
Recorded at Doppler Studio, Atlanta, GA (Patrick Dillett) and at Right Track Studio, New York, NY (Danny Cheung)
Mixed at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA

Track 17
Produced/co-produced for Whiskey Slew Productions
Recorded at Blakeslee Recording Company, North Hollywood, CA
Mixed at Kampos Studio, New York, NY

Patrick Dillett is consistently credited as "Mary J. Blige's engineer Patrick Dillett" throughout.

Executive producers for Mary Jane Productions, Inc.

Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA

Jay-Z appears courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records
Will.I.Am appears courtesy of A&M Records
Raphael Saadiq appears courtesy of Pookie Entertainment
Brook appears courtesy of Matriarch Records
Dave Young appears courtesy of Matriarch Records
U2 appears courtesy of Interscope Records

℗ 2005 Geffen Records © 2005 Geffen Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 602498893456
  • Barcode (Text): 6 02498 89345 6
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • Label Code: LC 07266
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould / hub text): Made in Germany by EDC C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 06024 988 934-2 02 * 51684848
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 06024 988 934-5 02 * 51684848
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1,2): IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1,2): IFPI 0123

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0602498796870 Mary J. Blige The Breakthrough(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Matriarch Records 0602498796870 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
B0005722-04 Mary J. Blige The Breakthrough(Cass, Album) Geffen Records B0005722-04 US 2005 Sell This Version
B0005722-01 Mary J. Blige The Breakthrough(2xLP, Album) Geffen Records B0005722-01 US 2005 Sell This Version
2600713 Mary J Blige* The Breakthrough(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Matriarch Records 2600713 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
9889349 Mary J Blige* The Breakthrough(CD, Album, S/Edition) Geffen Records, Island Records Group, Matriarch Records 9889349 UK 2005 Sell This Version

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