Monday, April 28, 2008

Common Finding Forever

Finding Forever is the Grammy Award Winning seventh album by Common, released on July 31, 2007 on G.O.O.D. Music/Geffen Records. Like Common's previous album, Be (2005), Finding Forever is primarily produced by Kanye West. The album debuted at the number one on the Billboard 200, selling 155,000 units in the first week, becoming Common's first chart-topper.

1 "Intro" 1:17 Derrick Hodge — —
2 "Start the Show" 3:14 Kanye West Kanye West

* Contains samples from "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" by Dorothy Ashby

3 "The People" 3:24 Kanye West Dwele (additional vocals)

* Contains samples from "Long Red" by Mountain
* Contains samples from "We Almost Lost Detroit" by Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
* Contains drum sample from "Let The Drums Speak" by Fatback Band

4 "Drivin' Me Wild" 3:42 Kanye West Lily Allen

* Contains samples from "Love Has Fallen on Me" by Rotary Connection

5 "I Want You" 4:30 will.i.am will.i.am

* Contains samples from "Feel Like Making Love" by Bob James
* Contains samples from "Baby, This Love I Have" by Minnie Ripperton

6 "Southside" 4:44 Kanye West Kanye West

* Contains samples from "If There's a Will, There's a Way" by Don Covay

7 "The Game" 3:32 Kanye West —

* Contains samples from "Tezeta" by Seyfu Yohannes
* Contains samples from "Half Good, Half Sinner" by O.C. (vocal sample)
* Contains samples from "The Corner" by Common (vocal sample)

8 "U, Black Maybe" 5:02 Kanye West Bilal

* Contains samples from "Black Maybe" by Stevie Wonder & Syreeta Wright

9 "So Far to Go" 4:27 J Dilla D'Angelo

* Utilizes the J Dilla beat "Bye"
* Contains samples from "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)" by The Isley Brothers
* Contains skit plays from "As Long as He Lies Perfectly Still" by Soft Machine

10 "Break My Heart" 3:39 Kanye West —

* Contains samples from "Someday" by George Duke

11 "Misunderstood" 4:46 Devo Springsteen Bilal

* Contains samples from "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by Nina Simone

12 "Forever Begins" 7:36 Kanye West Lonnie "Pops" Lynn

* Contains samples from "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon
* Contains samples from "She's Leaving Home" by Syreeta

13 "Play Your Cards Right"
(United Kingdom & iTunes bonus track)
3:07 Karriem Riggins Bilal

* Contains samples from "Under the Street Lamp" by Joe Bataan

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