Do I Speak for the World

Do I Speak for the World

by Gerald LevertGerald Levert


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For almost four decades, the LeVert name has been synonymous with quality, soulful R&B. Whether it's Gerald, Eddie, or Sean, the family name never fails to live up to a higher standard than most soul families. That's why Do I Speak for the World? is a nice return to form for the LeVert (the band) frontman's glory years. Too often his releases have been plagued with inconsistency and pandering to whatever fashionable R&B formula is hip at the moment. And while there are moments of faltering and filler laced in at times and the lyrical content hasn't left its safe harbor, his performances haven't been this consistently solid since 1998's Love & Consequences. The production is polished and ideal for quiet storm formats and the guest appearances that so often saturate a record like this are noticeably absent, with the only musical cameos coming from family statesman Eddie and a new generation of LeVert children, who are guaranteed to keep the LeVert name around for decades to come. An enjoyable listen and a fine return to form.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/30/2004
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678376528
catalogNumber: 83765
Rank: 90942

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerald Levert   Primary Artist,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Darrell "Delite" Allamby   Background Vocals,Various,Spoken Word
Davis A. Barnett   Viola
Butch Bonner   Guitar
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Gordon Chambers   Background Vocals
Eddie Levert   Vocals
Peter Nocella   Viola
Troy Taylor   Bass,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Diane Monroe   Violin
Rick Williams   Guitar
Tony Nicholas   Guitar,Keyboards
Olga Konopelsky   Violin
Emma Kummrow   Violin
Niles McKinney   Wurlitzer
Igor Szwec   Violin
Gregory Teperman   Violin
Mike City   Background Vocals
James Cornwell   Percussion
Chantell Jones   Background Vocals
A.G. Thomas   Background Vocals
Jennie Lorenzo   Cello,Celli
Eruc Byous   Drums
Charlene Parker   Violin
Fred "Ljai" Robertson   Background Vocals
Charlene Parker   Violin
Eric Byous   Drums
Chanell Jones   Background Vocals
Dwayne Moore   Bass Guitar
Edwin "Tony" Nicholas   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Gerald Levert   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Inspiration
Darrell "Delite" Allamby   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Gordon Chambers   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Jeff Chestek   Engineer
Larry Gold   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Troy Taylor   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming,Vocal Producer,Instrumentation
Pete Tokar   Engineer
Andre Booth   Engineer
Rick Williams   Composer
Tony Nicholas   drum programming,Sequencers
Mike City   Composer,Producer
E. Nicholas   Composer
Jason Rea   Engineer
D. Moore   Composer
Gerald Isaac   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Mark Obriski   Art Direction
Franny "Franchise" Graham   Engineer
Star Beatz   drum programming
Andros Rodriguez   Engineer
Edwin "Tony" Nicholas   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,drum programming

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