It’s been 1o years since “Fallin'” launched the career of Alicia Keys and her then debut album Songs In A Minor. The album has sold 12 million copies worldwide and earned Alicia 5 Grammy Awards. Alicia is celebrating the anniversary with a special re-release of the album, including the first Vinyl pressing.
â€œItâ€™s incredibly surreal for me to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of songs in A minor. Looking back on the journey, Iâ€™m truly moved by my fans and friends whoâ€™ve been with me and have supported me throughout my career. This album is possibly the most precious to me, as your first album only happens once, and so songs in A minor will always hold a special place in my life thatâ€™s filled with amazing memories. Iâ€™m so proud that the songs are still being enjoyed around the world, and Iâ€™m crazy excited to share, through the 10th Anniversary Edition, songs never heard before, and even more of my debut album with you.â€ – Alicia Keys from her official website
Alicia will also have a special intimate concert, just her and piano, in New York’s Beacon Theatre on June 30. The show is called titled â€œPiano & I: A One Night Only Event With Alicia Keys,â€ and will be amazing.
Three versions of the album will be released on the 28th of June, including a vinyl ($26), the 2-cd Deluxe Edition ($12), and the Collectors Edition ($30). They are available through Alicia’s official website.
The Deluxe and Collectors Edition include the original remastered album, as well as a second cd with 6 bonus tracks. There will also be new liner notes and photos, 16 pages for the Deluxe, and 24 oversized pages for the Collectors. The Collectors Edition also has a DVD documentary about the songs and recording of Songs in A Minor.
Alicia Keys has been one of my idols and a source of inspiration since I first heard “Fallin'”. I still get chills when I hear it. I remember falling madly in love with Songs In A Minor upon first listen, and it lived in my cd player for a really long time. There are so many amazing songs, especially the latter half of the album with “The Life”, “Never Felt This Way”, “Butterflyz”, “Why Do I Feel So Sad”…. “Troubles”, “A Woman’s Worth”, “Goodbye”… really, the whole album is solid on numerous levels.
I’ve seen Alicia in concert several times including a show the Greek Theater in support of Songs In A Minor. I also saw her at the Kodak Theater two days in a room for The Diary of Alicia Keys, and again at Honda Center for As I Am.
I’ve also had the fortune of meeting Alicia twice, including a visit on the set of her music video for “No One”. She’s an amazing person. She’s got a bright presence, is extremely kind and generous, and supremely talented. Being in her presence was truly magical and a definite highlight in my life.
Her subsequent albums have been great and she’s created some beautiful songs, but Songs In A Minor is on a different level. It’s excellence, from beginning to end. A brilliant introduction to the talents of Alicia as a singer, songwriter, pianist, poet, composer, philanthropist and an inspiration to millions.