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Experience: Jill Scott 826+ [Live, Explicit Lyrics]

Jill ScottAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)


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Three-time Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, New York Times Best-selling poet, and critically acclaimed actress are only a few titles held by Jill Scott. Before being named People Magazine’s Top TV Breakout Star of 2010 and appearing on VH1 Divas alongside Aretha Franklin, the triple threat began her career collaborating with musical icons, The Roots, Will Smith, and Common in the ... Read more in Amazon's Jill Scott Store

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  • Audio CD (November 20, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Hidden Beach
  • ASIN: B00005R5V2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,732 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Show Intro (Live)
2. A Long Walk (Live)
3. Love Rain (Live)
4. Slowly Surely (Live)
5. One is the Magic # (Live)
6. Do You Remember (Live)
7. Getting' In The Way (Live)
8. It's Love (Live)
9. The Way (Live)
10. Fatback Taffy (Live)
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Free (Prelude)
2. Gotta Get Up (Another Day) (feat. 4Hero)
3. One Time
4. Sweet Justice
5. Thickness
6. High Post Brotha (feat. Common)
7. Gimme
8. Be Ready
9. Free - Epilogue

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Anyone who's seen Jill Scott live knows she's the real deal--a down-home diva more concerned with working a melody or getting her groove on than Britney-fied glitz or Badu-style pride. So it's no surprise that the singer's warmth translates beautifully on Experience, a collection of 11 live tracks recorded at Washington D.C.'s Constitution Hall, plus 6 previously unreleased cuts. With the Headhunters-esque intro of "A Long Walk" that opens the double disc, Scott and her more-than-capable backing band, Fatback Taffy, establish a heartfelt rapport with the audience that comes through not only in their reinterpretations of the singer's tunes, but in the pauses in between. This is apparent throughout, like when Scott notices a pregnant woman in the crowd and says with a giggle, "I see that baby in that belly over there--what's that baby doing?" Or when the Philly native belts the bridge on "Love Rain," intoning the line "You broke me, but now I'm healing" in lush, redemptive timbres. As for the new studio tracks, Scott offers up a set of solid originals that should leave fans plenty satisfied till her new album drops. Tracks like "Gimme," a funk-heavy dance track, and the drum & bass-driven "Gotta Get Up," are about as infectious as they come, while "Be Ready" features Scott's voice at its most gorgeous, her rich alto punctuating the song's syncopations with grace and ease. --Sylvia W. Chan

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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best R&B record of the year 2 years and running November 20, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Jill Scott has done what very few artists in recent memory have done, even in the last 10 years: she has given us the best R&B record of the year 2 years in a row.
This disc gives you WAY more than you're paying for. At 2 discs, one of which is live (with one of the tightest groove bands I've ever heard) and the other comprised of 9 new tracks (11 if you count the embedded hidden tracks on #9), you're getting a MASSIVE amount of Jill at the top of her form for very little cost. Considering you paid more for the last uneven Maxwell record, the had-to-grow-on-you Badu "Mama's Gun" and about a dozen or so other pointless exercises in R&B today, you're not only getting a bargain, you're practically set for the next 6 months.
I know what you're thinking: "I'm really only paying for 9(11) new songs, so what am I actualy getting new?"
Oh, ye of little faith. Because she didn't hit as many cities as some artists this past year, you probably didn't get to hear her live. If you had, you'd realize how nuts a notion it is to believe that you're buying "Who Is Jill Scott?" twice. Jill revamps her debut album's tracks in such a way that there's practically a party in every track. These songs prance, slyly grin, wink and pounce all over you from all sides, and they don't skimp, either: of the 11 tracks on the live disc, 8 of them are over 6 minutes in length, with bridges, solos and silky grooves slipping in and out of the tracks throughout. It had to be one of the best shows to come down the pike in a long time, and she'll sell out from now until she retires 20 years from now if she keeps the quality of records at this level.
The CD of new stuff is also pretty darn amazing, even if there are a few "huh?" moments there.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars She's Done It Again November 20, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I have had the privelege of seeing ms. scott perform b4 her debut album dropped, first time she came back to Philly to perform after the cd had won extreme critical acclaim (with Music Soulchild), and at Radio City Music Hall. Each of those performances were different. This album gives fans the opportunity to relive their repective concert experiences with jilly. Even those who have not had the privelege to see her live get a chance to feel the energy from the live performance. The bonus cd, which features 4 new tracks, a poem (performed in philly - the one I attended :-D), and two remixes (one of Gotta Get Up and a club version of He Loves Me). Pay attention to the poem (Thickness) people. I am so happy that they decided to put this on the CD. A definite eye opening poem. "Gotta Get Up" is going to remain in my cd player for me to wake up to everyday - the perfect morning inspirational song. Only reason I didn't give this five stars is the waiting for the last track on the second cd to begin, leading me to search for the song. Note to jilly and her production team: please stop adding these blank parts. It's just plain annoying.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful experience!!! February 6, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Let me just say right off that bat that I think Jill is a great singer/poet/artist. She is very good at what she does, but Erykah Badu will always have her niche in this market. All this talk about how she robbed Erykah of her crown, blah, blah, blah is just unnecessary. They are two totally different artists. Further, Erykah is a trailblazer -- she was the first of this crop of neo soul artists to release a live set after only having released one CD. But enough about that.
I enjoyed Jill's live CD, but I think that the studio releases on the second CD are much better. Further, those live songs are being played to death, whereas I have yet to hear radio play one single from the latter. To her credit, Scott does a bit improvisation and attempts to breathe new life into the songs from her debut CD, and you do feel like you are right at one of her concerts. The live version of "He Loves Me," is interesting, but I prefer the operatic overtones of the studio version. Nonetheless, Scott gives a good performance. I especially liked her cover of "Find My Way," by a Tribe Called Quest.
The bulk of the new songs are kind of mellow and jazzy from the "Free", "Gotta Get Up," my workday anthem, "Sweet Justice" and the duet with Common. This CD also contains two hidden tracks, a reprise of "Gotta Get Up" and house remix of "He Loves Me," that I've been playing on the regular. I discovered this one night after I'd fallen asleep on the couch with this CD playing and it reached the end. After several minutes of silence, the first hidden track begins. I never really liked house music, but I am really feeling this version because it's funky.
On the whole, this set is a bargain because you are getting two CDs from a talented artist. I can't wait to hear what Ms. Scott does next.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Scott! December 9, 2001
Format:Audio CD
In the tradition of her debut Who Is Jill Scott, Jill has continued her journey of making love feel good again. She is definitely a preserver of pure R&B while innovating with the times, through the life and truth of her poetry and poetic song-writing. She exclaims on "Thickness" that she is a poet first and foremost. Like many poets, there is that balance between beauty and misunderstanding that intrigues us and disturbs us. What intrigues us about Jill is her endless passionate vocalizing, the solace of her songs, and the deep earth-like thunder of how she makes feel. What disturbs us about Jill is....well, better yet Jill is disturbing the current trend of bland pop confection splattered all over the radio, making all the cutesy manufactured R&B acts take notes about true musicianship. The feeling of any good live album is evoked here. That intimate feeling of being there, even when you're in your car or home, while Jill and the audience trade energy and excitement. Plus not to mention, be blessed with 9 new tracks from our soul mama savior, is just a journey beyond our wildest dreams. New tracks like "Thickness", "High Post Brotha" feauturing the genuine word-doctor Common, "Be Ready" and the ethereally magnificent "Sweet Justice" make you obsessively yearn for more, because Jill is a rare gem. Often compared to neo-soul contemporaries like Badu, India, and what have you, Jill has something that is her own, like the aforementioned. Jill has transcending soulful craftsmanship that is relevant to the lovers, the struggling 9 to 5er, the stressed-out college student, the sophisticated Wall Street types...everyone who has a heart that loves, pains, saddens, and elevates...Jill is representing the beauty in our laughter, love, and pain.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 11 days ago by Thomas Harold Riley
5.0 out of 5 stars JILL IS THE TRUTH
There are very few words to describe Jill's blessed gifts and talents. Her words are blessed. Her voice is blessed. Read more
Published 4 months ago by LadyKay
5.0 out of 5 stars yes fast service 2 to 3 days good service try and you're like them
great condition brand new good sound happy dealing with this company all the timevery very happy you would be too
Published 4 months ago by charles smith
5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd Time's a Charm!!!!
This is my third time buying this body of art but every time I listen to it, she reminds of why she's my favorite singer in the whole wide world :-)
Published 7 months ago by SalathiaG
5.0 out of 5 stars Jill Scott is amazingly awesome
I only bought this cd because I lost mine in a move. I missed it so dearly so I had to get it again! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Afeni81
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album Ever!
I listen to this album when I'm feeling blue and Jill immediately lifts me up. I usually dislike live albums. but this one is something special. Read more
Published 13 months ago by R. Whitted
5.0 out of 5 stars Good music
I love Jill Scott ladies grab this and have a great time with it great music. I found it on amazon for a great price. It arrived on time and im a happy girl!!!
Published 15 months ago by Keasha
5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid musical experience
Enjoyed every song. Very live. Both disc can be played to the end. Many of the song were the first rime I heard them that way.
Published 16 months ago by SophisticatedDiva
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG, Jill Scott Rocked this one out!
I am a huge music lover of REAL music & if you are too you MUST have this cd in your collection. Jilly from Philly killed this LIVE performance. Read more
Published 20 months ago by A Nu Redd
5.0 out of 5 stars Love u Ms. Scott
Anything "Jill" is gold to me. I've heard just about everything she's put out and loved it. This is no different. Second disc is my favorite.
Published 20 months ago by blkjesusekx
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