Peace Beyond Passion

Meshell Ndegeocello - Peace Beyond Passion
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 13 ratings
June 25, 1996 / Release Date
LP / Format
Maverick / Label / Website
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This second album of Ndegeocello’s fusion of R&B, funk, jazz, and soul is less rewarding than her first. The overall tone of the album is more mellow, despite the underlying lyrics being as equally strident as those on ‘Plantation Lullabies’. The two standout tracks are both covers, the first of Bill Wither’s ‘Who is He and What is He to You’, and the second, a version of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Inner City Blues’, entitled ‘Make Me Wanna ... read more


Comfortably settled on her own potential, she succeeds in preparing the right recipe for her second album that offers a concise version of alternative, neo-funk, gracefully balanced between spirituality and charm.

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