One word describes the CD This Is Who I Am from Heather Headley... AWESOME!
Refreshingly, this was one of those CDs I was able to just pop in and comfortably listen to from beginning to end. Every track is enjoyable and was pretty easy for me to listen to from start to finish.
Heather Headley is one of those musicians that has the ability to just win you over with her talent. The kind of artist it's really a treat to be able to listen to.
Overall This Is Who I Am is an outstanding release. What I call must have music. I give it two thumbs up and is most definitely a worthy addition to any Rock collection. Truly an outstanding Rock CD. One of those that is completely void of any wasted time, as each track is simply superb.
While this entire CD is really very good the truly standout tunes are track 9 - Four Words From A Heartbreak, track 11 - Why Should I Cry, and track 12 - If It Wasn't For Your Love.
My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [...as in "Stuck On REpeat"] is track 1 - He Is. Great track!
This Is Who I Am Release Notes:
Heather Headley originally released This Is Who I Am on October 8, 2002 on the RCA Records label.
CD Track List Follows:
1. He Is 2. Nature Of A Man 3. Fallin' For You 4. I Wish I Wasn't 5. Fulltime 6. Like Ya Use To 7. Always Been Your Girl 8. Sunday 9. Four Words From A Heartbreak 10. Sista Girl 11. Why Should I Cry 12. If It Wasn't For Your Love
This Is Who I Am Album Notes Personnel includes: Heather Headley (vocals); Chukki Starr (rap vocals); Joshua Nile, V. Jeffrey Smith (various instruments, programming); Gary Haase, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis (various instruments); Ed Baden-Powell (guitar, keyboards, bass, programming); Jeff Mironov, Frankie Romano, Professa Funk, Dallas Austin, Tomi Martin, Mike Scott, Terence Elliot, Tim Stewart (guitar); Richard Locker (cello); Shelley Woodworth (oboe); Rob Mounsey (piano); Jeremy Ruzumna (Hammond B-3 organ); James "Big Jim" Wright, Michael Norfleet, Slyvia Bennett Smith, Reed Vertelney, Kwame Kwaten (keyboards); Steve Mostyn (bass); Steve Marston (percussion); Deborah Cox, Sara Devine, Renee Neufville, Shanice, Vanessa A. Jones, Audrey Martells, Gabrielle Lauder (background vocals).
Producers include: D-Influence, Joshua Nile, The Phantom, Reed Vertelney, Sylvia Bennett.