Mary J. Blige ‎– The Breakthrough

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Geffen Records ‎– B000572202
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1 Mary J. Blige No One Will Do
Engineer [Mix] – Jason Joshua*Producer – J.U.S.T.I.C.E. LeagueProducer [Vocal Production By] – Dave Young (4), Mary J. BligeRecorded By – Jan FairchildWritten-By – Bunny Sigler, Clifford L. Brown III, Dave Young (4), Erik Ortiz, Kevin Crowe
4:47
2 Mary J. Blige Featuring Brook Enough Cryin
Bass – Cornelius Mimms*Guitar – Tim StewartMixed By – Rodney Jerkins, Tony MaseratiPerformer [All Music By] – Rodney JerkinsPiano – Craig Brokman*Producer – Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins*Producer [Vocal Production By] – Sean GarrettRecorded By – Jeff Villanueva, Patrick Dillett, Paul FoleyWritten-By – Mary J. Blige, Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett, Sean Carter*
4:21
3 Mary J. Blige Featuring Will.I.Am* And Nina Simone About You
Keyboards [Additional], Recorded By – Will.I.Am*Mixed By – Supa Engineer Duro*Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer [Synth Bass], Organ – Keith HarrisProducer – 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 CoxKeyboards [Additional] – Young SmokePiano [Additional], Organ [Additional], Bells [Orchestra Bells, Additional], Guitar [Additional], Arranged By [Additional Vocal Arrangement], Producer [Additional Vocal Production], Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Ron FairProducer – Bryan-Michael CoxProducer [Additional Production By] – Young SmokeProducer [Vocal Production By] – Mary J. Blige, Ron FairRecorded By – Danny Cheung*Recorded By [Additional Vocals] – Mike Eleopolous*Recorded 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 Deroiun*, 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 Featuring Brook Gonna Breakthrough
Drums – Rexell Hardy Jr.Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Jason Joshua*Piano – Loren DawsonProducer – D. Emile*Producer [Vocal Production By] – Mary J. Blige, Ron FairRecorded By – Anthony "Devyne" Evans, Patrick DillettRecorded By [Additional Recording By], Engineer [Additional Engineering By] – Tal HerzbergRecorded By [Additional Recording] – Mike Eleopolous*Written-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 FairProducer – 9th WonderProducer [Additional Vocal Production By] – Ron FairProducer [Vocal Production By] – Sean GarrettRecorded By – Patrick DillettRecorded By [Additional Recording By] – Mike Eleopolous*, Tal HerzbergWritten-By – Freddie Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Mel'isa Morgan*, Patrick Douthit, Robert Aries, Sean Garrett
4:08
7 Mary J. Blige Take Me As I Am
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Ron FairArranged By [Vocal Arrangement By] – Keri Hilson, Mary J. Blige, Ron FairCello – Armen Ksajikian, Cecilia Tsan, Larry Corbett, Paula Hochhalter, Steve Erdody, Suzie KatayamaEngineer [Additional Recording/assistant Engineer] – Mike Eleopolous*Engineer [Mix] – Jason Joshua*Engineer [Recording] – Tal HerzbergProducer – Infinity (16), Ron FairProducer [Vocal Production By] – Mary J. Blige, Ron FairRecorded By [Strings] – Allen SidesViola – Andrew Duckles, Brian Dembow, Darrin McCann, Marlow Fisher, Sam Formicola, Vicki Misdolczy*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 AvilaProducer – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisProducer [Vocal Production By] – 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 Q. Wright*, James Harris, III*, Mary J. Blige, Terry Lewis
3:36
9 Mary J. Blige Featuring Jay-Z Can't Hide From Luv
Instruments [All] – Andre Harris And Vidal Davis*Mixed By – Super Engineer Duro*, Kendu IsaacsProducer – Andre Harris And Vidal Davis*Recorded By – Patrick DillettTechnician [Pro Tools] – Tal HerzbergWritten-By – Andre Harris (2), Mary J. Blige, Ryan Toby, Vidal Davis
3:53
10 Mary J. Blige MJB Da MVP
Producer – Cool & Dre, Mary J. BligeProducer [Vocal Production By] – Patrick DillettRecorded By, Mixed By – Patrick DillettVocals [Additional] – 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 And Issiah "Iz" Avila*, James "Big Jim" WrightDrums, Percussion – Iz*Engineer [Mix] – Jun IshizekiKeyboards – Big Jim Wright*, Jimmy Jam Harris*Producer – 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
3:41
12 Mary J. Blige Ain't Really Love
Arranged By [Strings] – Bryan-Michael Cox, Ron FairArranged By [Vocals] – Mary J. Blige, 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 CoxProducer – Bryan-Michael CoxProducer [Vocal Production By] – Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Ron FairRecorded By – Patrick DillettRecorded By [Additional Recording] – Mike Eleopolous*Recorded By [Strings] – Allen SidesViola – Andrew Duckles, Brian Dembow, Darrin McCann, Marlow Fisher, Sam Formicola, Vicki Misdolczy*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
4:40
13 Mary J. Blige Featuring Raphael Saadiq I Found My Everything
Bass, Guitar – Raphael SaadiqCo-producer – Jake And The Phatman*Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Wesley MorrowDrums, Percussion, Scratches – Robert Ozuna*Engineer [Assistant] – Charles Brungardt*, John TanksleyEngineer [Mix] – Jun IshizekiEngineer [Pro Tools Engineer] – John TanksleyGuitar – Alfred Chalmers, Robert Bacon*Keyboards – Kelvin WootenProducer – Raphael SaadiqProducer [Vocal Productions] – Troy TaylorRecorded By – Patrick DillettRecorded By [Strings] – Reggie Dozier*Strings – Charles Vail*, The South Central Orchestra*Timpani, Glockenspiel [Glockspeil] – 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*Instruments [All] – Andre Harris And Vidal Davis*Producer – 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 Featuring Dave Young (4) Alone
Producer – Davel "Bo" McKenzieProducer [Vocal Production By] – Dave Young (4), Mary J. BligeRecorded By – Danny Cheung*, Patrick DillettWritten-By – Dave Young (4), Davel Bo McKenzie*
4:30
16a Mary J. Blige And U2 One
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Ron FairBass Guitar – Adam ClaytonCo-producer – Tal HerzbergDrums, Percussion – Larry Mullen, Jr.*Electric Guitar [Additional], Acoustic Guitar [Additional] – John GouxEngineer [Additional Recording Engineered By] – Mike Eleopolous*Guitar – The EdgeMixed By – Jack Joseph PuigMixed By [Mix Assisted By] – Dean NelsonPiano, Organ – Ron FairProducer – Ron FairRecorded By [Original Recording By] – 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
8:19
16b Mary J. Blige Show Love

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2 & 5 "feature" raps by Mary's alter-ego, Brook

10 is a remake of The Game's "Hate It Or Love It"

1: Recorded at Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA
2: Recorded at Darkchild Studios, Chalice Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA and Track Records, New York, NY; Mixed at Una Volta Studios, New York, NY
3: Recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; Mixed at The House of Mirrors, New York, NY
4, 6: Recorded at Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA
5: Recorded at Chung King Studios, New York, NY; Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA
7: Strings recorded at Signet Sound, Los Angeles; Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA
8, 11: 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
9: Recorded at Chalice Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Mixed at The House of Mirrors, New York, NY
10: Recorded and mixed at Marvin's Room, Los Angeles, CA
12: Strings recorded at Signet Sound, Los Angeles, CA; Recorded at Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA; Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, Ca
13: Recorded at Blakeslee Recording Company, North Hollywood, CA; Mixed at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA
14: Recorded at Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Mixed at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA
15: Recorded at Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA and at Right Track Studio, New York, NY; Mixed at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA
16: No recording location information.
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1: 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.
3: 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.
5: 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.
6: Contains excerpts from "Heart Breaking Decision" written by Robert Aries, Freddie Jackson and Mel'isa Jackson 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.
7: 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
9: Contains excerpts from "I Wanna Be Where You Are" written by Arthur Ross and Leon Ware and published by Jobete Music Co ASCAP. This track 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.
10: 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).
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Patrick Dillett is consistently credited as "Mary J. Blige's engineer Patrick Dillett" throughout.

On this version, "Show Love" is a hidden track and not mentioned anywhere on the packaging. "One" ends at 4:20 on track 16 and "Show Love" starts at 4:39.

(P)(C) 2005 Geffen Records
Manufactured and Distributed by Universal Music Canada

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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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