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Soulife
Soulife
Anthony Hamilton - Soulife album cover.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedJune 20, 2005 (2005-06-20)
Recorded1999-2001
Studio
Genre
Length57:14
Label
Producer
  • B.C. 3 Ent.
  • DK
  • Anthony Hamilton
  • Doug Mayhem
  • Mike City
  • Mark Sparks
  • Walter "Babi Luv" Stewart
Anthony Hamilton chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
BillboardFavorable[2]
Okayplayer83/100[3]
The San Diego Union-Tribune3.5/4 stars[4]

Soulife is the first compilation album by American singer Anthony Hamilton. It was released on June 20, 2005, by Atlantic and Rhino Records. His third album overall, the album is a collection of previously unreleased songs recorded by Hamilton. The song "Love and War", which features Macy Gray, appeared on the soundtrack to the 2001 film Baby Boy.[5]

After leaving MCA Records, which released his debut album XTC in 1996, Hamilton found a home at Soulife Records, a small Los Angeles-based independent label, where he recorded tracks between 1999 and 2001 for what was supposed to be his second studio album. Soulife went bankrupt before it could release the material, leaving the album unreleased.[5][1]

Soulife debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200 and number four on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 53,000 copies in its first week.[6]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."I Used to Love Someone"
Doug Mayhem5:51
2."I Cry"
  • Hamilton
  • Chris Deberry
  • Mark Sparks
B.C. 3 Ent.4:25
3."Clearly"
  • Hamilton
  • Sparks
Sparks4:05
4."Georgie Parker"
B.C. 3 Ent.3:55
5."Day Dreamin'"
  • Hamilton
  • Sparks
Sparks4:21
6."Ball and Chain"HamiltonHamilton3:39
7."Ol' Keeper"
  • Hamilton
  • Sparks
Sparks4:40
8."Love and War" (featuring Macy Gray)
  • Sparks
  • Hamilton
  • Erick Coomes
  • Feemster
  • Erick Walls
Sparks5:22
9."Last Night" (featuring Sunshine Anderson and Dolo Pichino)
Mike City4:11
10."Love Is So Complicated"
  • Hamilton
  • Coleman
  • Mayhem
  • Walter "Babi Luv" Stewart[a]
5:03
11."Icing on the Cake"
  • Hamilton
  • Coleman
  • Derrick Kirkland
4:49
12."Exclusively"
  • Hamilton
  • Sparks
  • Coomes
  • Jimane Nelson
  • Feemster
Sparks6:39

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer

Sample credits

Charts

Release history

Region Date Label Ref.
Germany June 20, 2005 Warner [10]
United Kingdom June 27, 2005 Rhino [11]
Canada June 28, 2005 [12]
United States [1]
Australia July 26, 2005 Warner [13]

Notes

  1. ^ Track 1
  2. ^ Tracks 10 and 11; original recording on tracks 2-5
  3. ^ Re-recording on tracks 2-5
  4. ^ Track 6
  5. ^ Tracks 10 and 11; original recording on track 7
  6. ^ Track 12; original recording on track 7
  7. ^ Track 8

References

  1. ^ a b c Kellman, Andy. "Soulife - Anthony Hamilton". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Jones, Ivory M. (July 9, 2005). "Reviews: Spotlights". Billboard. Vol. 117 no. 28. p. 69. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2020 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Anthony Hamilton: Soulife". Okayplayer. July 18, 2005. Archived from the original on February 17, 2009. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Nero, Mark Edward (July 21, 2005). "Review: Soulife". The San Diego Union-Tribune. ISSN 1063-102X – via ProQuest Archiver.
  5. ^ a b Cohen, Jonathan (May 27, 2005). "Rhino Revives Hamilton's 'Soulife'". Billboard. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ Whitmire, Margo (July 6, 2005). "Strait's 'Somewhere' Heads Right To No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "Anthony Hamilton Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  8. ^ "Anthony Hamilton Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  9. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - Year-End 2005". Billboard. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Soulife: Anthony Hamilton". Amazon (in German). Germany. Archived from the original on October 22, 2012. Retrieved 2008.
  11. ^ "Anthony Hamilton: Soulife (2005)". HMV. Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved 2008.
  12. ^ "Soulife: Anthony Hamilton". Amazon. Canada. Retrieved 2008.
  13. ^ "Hamilton, Anthony / Soulife". Sanity. Retrieved 2008.[dead link]

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