Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 This Is Your Life
5:06
2 My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)
4:42
3 Hip Hop Lover
5:14
4 Free Your Mind
4:52
5 Desire
4:01
6 Giving Him Something He Can Feel
3:58
7 It Ain’t Over Till the Fat Lady Sings
4:14
8 Give It Up, Turn It Loose
5:11
9 Yesterday
2:32
10 Hooked on Your Love
3:37
11 Love Don’t Love You
3:57
12 What Is Love
4:21
13 Thanks / Prayer
0:44

Credits

CD 1

additional engineer:
Neil King (tracks 1–13)
Michael Semanick (tracks 1–13)
additional writer:
Gwendolyn Chisolm (track 3)
George Clinton (US funk musician) (track 1)
Bootsy Collins (US funk musician & songwriter) (track 1)
Cheryl Lorraine Cook (tracks 3, 11)
Guy O'Brien (track 11)
Henry Jackson (track 11)
Sylvia Robinson (tracks 3, 11)
Angie Stone (track 3)
Michael Wright (track 11)
Bernie Worrell (track 1)
arranger:
Denzil Foster (tracks 1–13)
Thomas McElroy (tracks 1–13)
assistant engineer:
John Jackson (engineer) (tracks 1–13)
composer:
Curtis Mayfield (tracks 6, 10)
lyricist:
Curtis Mayfield (tracks 6, 10)
Wayne Jackson (rap lyricist?) (tracks 3, 7)
mixer:
Ken Kessie (tracks 1–13)
producer:
Foster & McElroy (tracks 4, 8, 11)
Denzil Foster (tracks 1–13)
Thomas McElroy (tracks 1–13)
recording engineer:
Steve Counter (tracks 1–13)
solo saxophone:
Jeffrey McCormick (track 5)
spoken vocals [rap]:
Wayne Jackson (rap lyricist?) (track 3)
writer:
Denzil Foster (tracks 1–5, 7–8, 11–13)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 9)
Paul McCartney (track 9)
Thomas McElroy (tracks 1–5, 7–8, 11–13)
publisher:
EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (tracks 1–5, 7–8, 11–13)
Rubber Band Music (track 1)
Songs of Universal, Inc. (tracks 3, 11)
Maclen Music Ltd. (1965 –) (track 9)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1975 –) (tracks 6, 10)
Irving Music (BMI) (1992 –) (tracks 1–5, 7–8, 11–13)
Two Tuff Enuff Publishing (1992 –) (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7–8, 11–13)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Fantasy Studios (Berkeley) in Berkeley, California, United States (tracks 1–13)
samples:
The Payback by James Brown (track 2)
arrangements:
cover recording of:
Hooked on Your Love (track 10)
Yesterday (track 9)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Boy Is a Bottom (track 2)
DNA (track 9)
Scrambled Eggs (track 9)
Yes Today (track 9)
later translated versions:
Ayer (track 9)
Blosndee (track 9)
Ddoe Mor Bell (track 9)
Dyddiau Fu (track 9)
Eilinen (track 9)
Gestern noch (Yesterday) (track 9)
Ieri a lei (track 9)
Je croyais (Yesterday) (track 9)
Lamppu lantussa (track 4)
Vakardiena (Latvian version of “Yesterday”) (track 9)
Wees niet bang (track 4)
recording of:
Desire (track 5)
Free Your Mind (track 4)
Hip Hop Lover (track 3)
Thanks / Prayer (track 13)
This Is Your Life (track 1)
What Is Love (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
The Beatles Concerto: 1st Movement: Maestoso - Allegro moderato (She Loves You / Eleanor Rigby / Yesterday / All My Loving / Hey Jude) (track 9)