The Reel Me

The Reel Me

by Jennifer Lopez

CD

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Overview

The title of The Reel Me is another of J-Lo's intentionally baffling misleading titles, but unlike the bewildering This Is Me... Then -- a title perfectly suited for a compilation, but released as a new album -- this is a little easier to figure out. The Reel Me collects all of Lopez's music videos, from On the 6 to This Is Me, interspersed with interviews with the diva as she reminiscences about her life and career (these interviews are inaccurately called commentaries on the DVD menus and publicity stickers; there is no audio commentary on this DVD). If this were a straight-up DVD, this title wouldn't be quite so confusing, but since it was released in the era of multiple repackagings, this is available as a DVD with a bonus EP (packaged in a keepcase) and a EP with a bonus DVD (packaged in a digipak). In either format the EP is forgettable, filled with passable remixes of singles from the This Is Me that all fall short of being interesting, but the DVD is excellent, containing all of Lopez's videos and including a good 5.1 mix as well. While the interviews are all promo puff pieces, they can be amusing, and are fun to watch once. But the real reason to get this is for that collection of videos, which were among the best of the dance-pop renaissance of the early 2000s. They'll likely be repackaged again, but any repackage will likely use this as the standard to beat.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2003
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969076729
catalogNumber: 90767

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jennifer Lopez   Primary Artist,Vocals
Omar Hakim   Drums
Rene Toledo   Guitar
Marc Anthony   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Billy Lawrence   Background Vocals
Larry Gold   Conductor
LL Cool J   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Verdine White   Bass
Poke   Group Member
Corey Rooney   Background Vocals
Shelene Thomas   Background Vocals
Kendall D. Nesbitt   Keyboards
Ja Rule   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jadakiss   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Tone   Group Member
Caddillac Tah   Vocals,Guest Appearance
B Money   scratching
Styles   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Natasha Ramos   Background Vocals
Styles P   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Rick James   Composer
Bag   Producer
Ian Green   Programming,Engineer
Maria Christensen   Composer
John Barry   Composer
Paul Oakenfold   Remixing
R. Kelly   Arranger
Samuel Barnes   Composer
Thom Bell   Composer
Jeff Chestek   Engineer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Composer,Producer
Linda Creed   Composer
Denzil Foster   Composer
DJ Ron G.   Composer,Producer
Michael Garvin   Composer
Larry Gold   String Arrangements
John Hill   Sound Crew
Paul Hunter   Video Director
William Jeffrey   Composer
Jon Kaplan   Engineer
Jay King   Composer
Greg Lawson   Composer
Thomas McElroy   Composer
L. Parker   Composer
Dan Shea   Composer,Programming,Producer
Bruce Swedien   Engineer
Rick Wake   Producer
Mario Winans   Producer
Rodney Jerkins   Composer,Producer
Aleandro Baldi   Composer
Peter Wade   Sound Crew
Albert Watson   Cover Photo
David LaChapelle   Video Director
Poke   Producer
Corey Rooney   Composer,Producer
Herb Ritts   Video Director
Julian Peploe   Art Direction
Irv Gotti   Composer
Trackmasters   Remixing
Steve Standard   Composer
Phil Temple   Composer
Anders "Bag" Bagge   Composer
Marco Falagiani   Composer
Javier López   Composer
Richie Jones   Producer
Ignacio Ballesteros   Composer
Giancarlo Bigazzi   Composer
Jeffrey Atkins   Composer
Fat Joe   Composer
LaShawn Daniels   Composer
Jean Claude "Poke" Olivier   Composer
Troy Oliver   Composer,Producer,drum programming
G.Ron   Producer
Trell   Producer
Tone   Producer
Andy Gallas   Programming,Engineer
Amille Harris   Composer
Ian Mereness   Engineer
Jeremy Monroe   Composer
Arnthor   Producer
Ignorants   Remixing
David McPherson   Producer
Fred "Uncle Freddie" Jerkins   Composer
Jim Gable   Director,Video Director
Damon Sharpe   Composer
Christina Milian   Composer
Dave Meyers   Video Director
Arnthor Birgisson   Composer
Francis Lawrence   Video Director
Caleb Shreve   Sound Crew
Davy Deluge   Composer,Programming
Curtis Richardson   Composer
Peter Wade Keusch   Engineer
Meiert Avis   Video Director
Kevin Bray   Video Director
Seismic Crew   Producer,Remixing
Cris Judd   Composer,Video Director
Paul Hunter   Video Director
Mike Fisher   Engineer
Makeba Riddick   Composer
Georgette Franklin   Composer

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The Reel Me 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is great! The DVD was awesome, and the CD was good, too. My favorite songs were "Jenny From the Block(Remix)" and "I'm Glad(Remix)". The remix for "Jenny From the Block" made a lot more catchy, with no rap, despite the fact that it is sooooo long.