Alicia Keys MTV Unplugged Review

Live. Released 2005.  

BBC Review

If you thought Alicia couldn't get any more fabulous, you've just been proved wrong.

Matilda Egere-Cooper 2003

There's nothing like a live album to prove the depth of an artist's talent, so it was only a matter of time before the indomitable Alicia Keys stepped up to the challenge. But is she able to deliver without the whizz-kid production gloss of a studio album? Of course she is!

MTV Unplugged is the Grammy award winner's chance to flaunt brand-spanking new arrangements of her biggest hits, such as "You Dont Know My Name", "If I Ain't Got You", and the illustrious "Fallin'".

Added spice comes in the form of the Rolling Stone's "Wild Horses" - in which she duets with Maroon 5's Adam Levine - a cover of "Every Little Hurts" and a new song called "Unbreakable". Although the ballads outweigh her crunkier numbers, she unites with Common, Mos Def and Damian Marley for a hip performance of "Love It or Leave it Alone" and "Welcome to Jamrock" as the grand finale.

If you thought Alicia couldn't get any more fabulous, you've just been proved wrong.

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