|Gerald Levert Finds Soulmates on 'Voices|
|Written by Robert ID1924|
|Thursday, 22 September 2005 07:58|
A gifted singer, songwriter, producer and romance facilitator, Gerald Levert has collected an impressive string of hits that scored on the charts and helped countless others score in the bedroom. Rhino Records salutes the soul icon whose dynamic and lusty baritone brings people together with the first-ever compilation of Levert’s duets. ‘VOICES’ is available October 4 at regular physical and digital retail outlets.
VOICES brings together a trio of newly recorded tracks – including a reunion with LeVert –with 10 songs from the soul superstar’s solo albums, his guest appearances on other artist’s albums and his work with soul super group LSG – featuring Levert, Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill.
“I Like It” reunites LeVert for the first time since the trio – Levert, his brother Sean and Marc Gordon - released its last album, Whole Scenario, in 1997. Going back to the beginning of Levert’s solo career, VOICES includes the singer performing the number four Billboard single, “That’s What Love Is” with Miki Howard. The collection also features Levert singing “It Hurts Too Much To Stay” with Kelly Price from 1999’s number eight pop album, G and “My Side of the Bed” from LSG’s 1997 album Levert.Sweat.Gill.
The retrospective of Levert’s greatest duets also includes his version of “Wind Beneath My Wings” performed with his father and O’Jays founder, Eddie Levert Sr., “All The Times” featuring the all-star line-up of LSG, hip-hop and R&B’s Faith Evans, Coko and hip-hop’s Missy Elliot plus “Written All Over Your Face” from The Rude Boy’s 1990 debut, Rude Awakening. Along with duets with Men At Large, Teena Marie and Yolanda Adams, VOICES also features the newly recorded tracks – “Last Time I Saw You” with Vanessa Williams and “Storm Has Passed” with Sherena Wynn.
Levert got his start in 1985 founding the trio LeVert. The successful group recorded five number one singles, seven Top 10 singles and four Top 20 singles on the Billboard R&B chart. The group’s last album, Whole Scenario was released in 1997. Levert has released nine solo albums since his 1991 solo debut Private Line, whose title track reached number one on Billboard’s R&B chart.
Listening Party Links:GERALD LEVERT: VOICES
1. “I Like It” with LeVert *
2. “All The Times” LSG with Faith Evans, Coko and Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott
3. “Storm Has Passed” with Sherena Wynn *
4. “It Hurts To Much To Say” with Kelly Price
5. “Wind Beneath My Wings” with Eddie LeVert Sr.
6. “Written All Over Your Face” with Rude Boys
7. “The Last Time I Saw You” with Vanessa Williams *
8. “That’s What Love Is” with Miki Howard
9. “A Rose By Any Other Name” with Teena Marie
10. “All I Want Is You” with Kelly Price and K-Ci
11 “I Believe I Can Fly” with Yolanda Adams
12. “My Side Of The Bed” with LSG
13. “So Alone” with Men At Large
Order on line at www.rhino.com