Gerald Levert

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Not one to remain stagnant or rely on past successes, Gerald Levert explores his vocal abilities on this set more than he has on past efforts. Outside producer Darrell Allamby captains the CD's first three tracks and stretches Gerald's voice; Allamby has him reaching for notes and provides fresh rhythms for G's soulful delivery, making the singer more acceptable to less mature ears. Gerald produces the next ten tracks and proves more adventuresome (with his voice) than Allamby by executing "Baby U Are" in falsetto. Allamby's tracks are phat, sure winners with "Application," the stronger but slower "Callin' Me," and "Nothin to Somethin." There's quiet storm fodder galore, including a smoldering duet with Kelly Price and the hitting "Mr. Too Damn Good," written with ex-Rude Boy Joe Little.

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