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Timeless isn't so much a case of "Hasn't he done this before?" as it is a case of "So...this must be what he does now." Unless you count the gospel half of 2006's Uncovered/Covered, one of the two albums Lattimore has recorded with wife Chanté Moore, he has not released an album of new material since 2001's Weekend. That Timeless is another set lacking in fresh material must be a point of soreness for the singer's fans, but, taken on its own, the disc is hardly worth disregarding. Lattimore's selections for covers are, once again, balanced between certified classics and pleasantly surprising picks that will always be in need of more attention, and they span decades. He does Michael Henderson and Norman Connors particularly proud on "You Are My Starship" -- tied with L.T.D.'s "Love Ballad" and Marvin Gaye's "I Want You" as the male-led mid-'70s soul ballad -- even teasing out a little more vulnerability from the original. Given Lattimore's gently soaring and unforced falsetto, Jeff Buckley's "Everybody Here Wants You" is the most inspired choice of the set, his light accents enhancing (rather than bogging down) the performance. When done live, garments will no doubt shower the stage. The set could have used another upbeat track or two -- a swagger-packed "That's the Way Love Is" is a standout -- and a couple tracks are either tentative or dry ("And I Love Her," "Ain't No Way").

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/2008
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602517752962
catalogNumber: 001150002
Rank: 70964

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny Lattimore   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Omar Hakim   Drums
Skip Anderson   Synthesizer
Jerry Barnes   Bass,Bass Guitar
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Barry J. Eastmond   Percussion,Piano,Strings,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Mark Gross   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Everette Harp   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Shedrick Mitchell   Organ
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Ralph Rolle   Drums
Ira Siegel   Guitar,Sitar
Michael White   Percussion,Drums
Michael White   Drums
Gordon Williams   Percussion
Tim Shider   Guitar,Keyboards
Eddie Cole & His Gang   Background Vocals
Belinda Whitney   Concert Master
Sherrod Barnes   Guitar,wah wah guitar
George Fontenette   Trumpet
Chris Meredith   Bass
Keith Loftis   Tenor Saxophone
Willburn "Squidley" Cole   Drums
John Smith   Acoustic Guitar
Melvin Charles Smith   Guitar
Amanda Dandy   Background Vocals
Saunders Sermons   Trombone
Tabetha Dandy   Background Vocals
Kenneth Loftis   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Tamika Peoples   Background Vocals
Jason Marshall   Baritone Saxophone
Chedrick Mitchell   Organ
Dustin Moore   Bass Guitar
John Anderson   Synthesizer
Jairus Mozee   Guitar

Technical Credits

Eddie Floyd   Composer
Elton John   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Carolyn Franklin   Composer
Van McCoy   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Jeff Buckley   Composer
Skip Anderson   Synthesizer Arrangements
Terence Trent D'Arby   Composer
Barry J. Eastmond   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,drum programming,Audio Production,String Conductor
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Gordon Williams   Arranger,Programming
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Kenny Lattimore   Arranger
Tim Shider   Arranger
Eddie Cole & His Gang   Vocal Arrangements
Hollis King   Art Direction
Michael Mauldin   Executive Producer,Direction,Management
George Fontenette   Programming,Horn Arrangements,drum programming
Anthony Rutolo   Engineer
Sachico Asano   Graphic Design
Isha Erskine   Engineer
Chandler Harrod   Engineer
Gary Gordy   Engineer

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