Dangerously in Love

~ Release group by Beyoncé

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Dangerously in Love Digital Media 16 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) [none]
Dangerously in Love CD 18 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 509395 5 5099750939550
Dangerously in Love CD 16 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 509395 2 5099750939529
Dangerously in Love CD 17 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 5093952000 9399700103908
Dangerously in Love CD 17 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 509395 5 5099750939550
Dangerously in Love CD 15 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 86386 0696998638624
Dangerously in Love CD 18 Sony Music Japan International Inc. (Do not use as a label, see the annotation.) SICP-406 4547366011135
Dangerously in Love (Asian Extended Version) CD 17 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) COL 509395 6 5099750939567
Dangerously in Love (unknown) 17
Dangerously In Love CD 16 Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 7799412860
Dangerously In Love 2×12" Vinyl 6 + 9 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) C2 86386
Dangerously in Love 2×Hybrid SACD 15 + 15 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 517164 5 5099751716457

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Baby Boy by Beyoncé feat. Sean Paul
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000598421 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/41127 [info]
Wikidata: Q127503 [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/p3vr [info]

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When Beyonce sings, "tonight I'll be your naughty girl" with lustful sexual confidence oozing from every syllable, you can almost collectively hear the entire male population miss a heartbeat. Add a seductive parody from Donna Summers pole-dance favourite, "Love To Love You Baby", and you have the sort of excursion that epitomises all that is good and bad about the vacationing Destiny Child starlet.

Lets face it Beyonce Knowles is one fine looking lady and she knows it! She strikes all the right poses, capturing the male market in a twinkle of those seductive eyes. While the albums artwork would not look out of place gracing the pages of Vogue.

She's truly a marketer's dream, but most importantly, can also hold a tune. With the transatlantic hits "Work It Out" and "Bonnie & Clyde '03" already to her name, and the third, and possibly the biggest to come, with Jay-Z on "Crazy In Love".

Guest support is plentiful with Jay-Z also featuring on "That's How You Like It", and Missy Elliott lurks in the background on the cleverly worded "Signs". One for the astrologically minded amongst us, this downlow shuffler describes her preferred chemistry and star (sign) qualities for her perfect man.

Guaranteed the number one slot on the US R&B charts, is the update of Roberta Flack & Donnie Hathaway's soul masterpiece "The Closer I Get To You" with Luther Vandross. Also to be found on the convalescing soul man's Dance With My Father opus, (which recently topped the American album listings). This is perfect for the quiet storm format that dominates much of late night radio in the States.

Add to the repeat play list "Be With Me", where B adds new lyrics atop Shuggie Otis sleazy grooves from "Strawberry Letter 23". And the dreamy slow jam "Speechless" for those between the sheet moments, and the aforementioned lyrically smouldering "Naughty Girl".

From the sleeve notes, were told that Dangerously In Love comes during a sojourn from Destiny's Child, not the end of the Texan supergroup.

That said, Knowles co-wrote and co-produced nearly all the tracks here (and least we forget nearly all of those with Destiny's Child too), and despite commendable attempts from her soul sisters, Kelly and Michelle, to prove otherwise, there's only ever gonna be one winner in the Queen of Destiny's Child sweepstakes & and her names Beyonce.