The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2

The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2

by Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake


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Just before the release of The 20/20 Experience, the Roots' ?uestlove, who opened as a DJ for Justin Timberlake's SXSW festival appearance, announced that there would be a sequel. A little more than six months later, it was released, consisting of more recordings from Timberlake's May-June 2012 sessions with friend Timbaland, Jerome Harmon, and James Fauntleroy. The construction is similar to that of the first volume. At 74 minutes and 11 (or 12) songs, it's a little longer, and much of it has that feel-over-concision, part-improv -- just spit ballin'! -- makeup. It starts more energetically, with a frivolous and robust jam for singles night at a zoo or Rainforest Café. The funkier and more frantic "True Blood" increases the energy and humor, swapping out nature effects for fantasy howls. Its ideas are exhausted after three and a half minutes, but it continues for another six. Relatively concise, "Cabaret," a standout featuring Drake, revamps Timbaland's trademark stuttering drums and has some of Timberlake's more clever lines: "If sex is a contest, then you're coming first"; "'Cause I got you saying Jesus so much, it's like we're laying in a manger." Serving the same purpose of "Suit & Tie," "Take Back the Night" is another throwback to sophisticated disco-funk. The second half crawls at slow tempos, including a falsetto soul ballad, a jilted post-breakup number with an extended coda, a blaring kiss-off that shifts into air-horn-enhanced dub, and a squeaky-clean adult pop love song. The album was sold separately and bundled with part one as The 20/20 Experience: The Complete Experience. [A clean version of the album was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2013
Label: Rca
UPC: 0888837641920
catalogNumber: 376419
Rank: 115398

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Justin Timberlake   Primary Artist
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon   Bass,Keyboards
Benjamin Wright Orchestra   Strings
James Fauntleroy   Vocals
Daniel Jones   Keyboards
Brenda Radney   Vocals
Terry Santiel   Percussion
Benjamin Wright   Strings
Elliott Ives   Guitar

Technical Credits

Johnny Hernandez   Groomer
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon   Composer,Producer
Amedeo Minghi   Composer,Sample Source
Timbaland   Producer
Chris Godbey   Engineer
Tim Mosley   Composer
Justin Timberlake   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
James Fauntleroy   Composer
Daniel Jones   Composer,Additional Production

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