Annotation

Credits not added from liner:
Management: Derek Dudley
Personal Lifestyle Manager: Saunté D. Lowe
Personal Assistant: Rhea Williams
Publicity: Polaris PR
Production Manager: Cliff Feiman
Geffen Marketing Director: Tim Reid

Annotation last modified on 2009-08-31 10:56 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Intro
Common 1 1:17
2 Start the Show
Common 3 3:15
3 The People
Common 3 3:25
4 Drivin’ Me Wild
Common feat. Lily Allen 2 3:43
5 I Want You
Common 2 4:30
6 Southside
Common feat. Kanye West 2 4:44
7 The Game
Common 3 3:32
8 U, Black Maybe
Common 3 5:02
9 So Far to Go
Common feat. D’Angelo 1 4:28
10 Break My Heart
Common 1 3:40
11 Misunderstood
Common 3 4:44
12 Forever Begins
Common 2 7:36

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Laura Rajanen (track 2)
Monique Spencer (track 12)
Edith Dawn Yorkley (track 12)
electric bass guitar:
Derrick Hodge (tracks 1, 3, 8, 10, 12)
cello:
Alana E. Bennett (track 12)
Zoé Cartier (track 2)
strings arranger:
Derrick Hodge (track 12)
viola:
Hannah Klein (track 2)
Dawn Smith (track 12)
drums:
Karriem Riggins (track 1)
flute and keyboard:
Omar Edwards (track 11)
percussion:
Karriem Riggins (track 8)
keyboard:
Omar Edwards (tracks 3–4, 10, 12)
James Poyser (tracks 1, 8, 12)
keyboard and synthesizer:
Omar Edwards (tracks 2, 5–6, 8)
keyboard, piano and synthesizer:
Omar Edwards (track 12)
harp:
Brandee Younger (track 1)
additional drums:
Karriem Riggins (track 10)
additional keyboard:
James Poyser (track 10)
additional guest background vocals:
Dwele (track 3)
additional guest vocals:
Bilal (US jazz/neo-soul vocalist Bilal Oliver) (track 12)
Lonnie Lynn (rapper Common's father) (track 12)
additional producer:
J Dilla (US hip hop producer) (track 6)
additionally recorded by:
Brian Atkins (track 2)
Dave Paul (recording engineer) (tracks 4, 6)
Phil Strong (recording engineer) (track 2)
arranger:
Derrick Hodge (track 1)
composer:
William Adams (track 5)
Bennie Benjamin (track 11)
Gloria Caldwell (track 11)
Don Covay (track 6)
George Duke (track 10)
DeVon Harris (track 11)
Ernie Isley (track 9)
Marvin Isley (track 9)
O'Kelly Isley, Jr. (track 9)
Ronald Isley (track 9)
Rudolph Isley (track 9)
Chris Jasper (track 9)
Michel Legrand (track 2)
Andrew Lloyd Webber (English composer and impresario of musical theatre) (track 4)
Lonnie Rashid Lynn (US rapper, aka Common) (tracks 2–12)
Sol Marcus (track 11)
Gene McDaniels (track 5)
Gil Scott-Heron (track 3)
Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel) (track 12)
Soul Ekos (track 7)
Charles Stepney (track 4)
Kanye West (tracks 2–4, 6–8, 10, 12)
Stevie Wonder (track 8)
James Yancey (track 9)
Derrick Hodge (track 1)
conductor:
Derrick Hodge (track 12)
guest turntable(s):
DJ Premier (track 7)
guest background vocals:
Bilal (US jazz/neo-soul vocalist Bilal Oliver) (track 2)
Rhea Williams (track 5)
guest lead vocals:
Kanye West (tracks 2, 6)
Lily Allen (track 4)
Bilal (US jazz/neo-soul vocalist Bilal Oliver) (tracks 8, 11)
D’Angelo (US soul singer, songwriter & producer) (track 9)
will.i.am (track 5)
guest other vocals:
Rhea Williams (track 6)
lead vocals:
Common (US rapper) (tracks 2–12)
mixer:
Andrew Dawson (US hip hop mix engineer) (tracks 1, 9, 12)
Mike Dean (US "dirty south" hip-hop producer & mix engineer) (tracks 2–3, 6–8, 10–11)
Jimmy Douglass (track 4)
Dylan Dresdow (track 5)
producer:
J Dilla (US hip hop producer) (track 9)
Devo Springsteen (track 11)
Kanye West (tracks 2–4, 6–8, 10, 12)
will.i.am (track 5)
recorded by:
Andrew Dawson (US hip hop mix engineer) (tracks 1–3, 6–12)
Neil Baldock (tracks 4, 6)
Padraic Kerin (track 5)
Anthony Kilhoffer (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8–11)
will.i.am (track 5)
mash-ups:
samples:
Black Maybe by Syreeta (track 8)
Long Red by Mountain (track 3)
She's Leaving Home by Syreeta (track 12)
Someday by George Duke (track 10)
Tezeta by Sèyfou Yohannès (track 7)
The Corner by Common (track 7)
recording of:
Break My Heart (track 10)
Drivin' Me Wild (track 4)
Forever Begins (track 12)
I Want You (track 5)
Intro (track 1)
Misunderstood (track 11)
So Far to Go (track 9)
Southside (track 6)
Start the Show (track 2)
The Game (track 7)
The People (track 3)
U, Black Maybe (track 8)
version of:

Release

art direction: Gravillis Inc.
booking: Cara Lewis
co-executive producer: Common (US rapper)
Derek Dudley
design/illustration: Nigel Evan Dennis (illustration)
Gravillis Inc.
executive producer: Kanye West
legal representation: Francois Mobasser
mastering: Tom Coyne (mastering engineer)
photography: Nabil Elderkin
ASIN: US: B000RN86BK [info]

Release Group

artist & repertoire support: Don C (A&R for G.O.O.D. Music)
Mike Chavez
Alicia N. Graham
creative direction: Hylah Hedgepeth
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000477178 [info]
Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/master/32491 [info]
Wikidata: Q1416826 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Finding Forever [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/gq9x [info]