After My Time

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Noel Gourdin's debut album has been several years in the making, at least if you track back to the Kay Gee-produced "Family Reunion," a song featured in the 2004 movie The Cookout. "The River," a gorgeous and spiritual '60s throwback, became his first official single in 2007 and found early support from Steve Harvey, who spun it on his Morning Show. Once After My Time was released in July of the following year, the song had been on the R&B/hip-hop chart for several months, never threatening to reach the top but holding steady for an apparent eternity, much like a couple Anthony Hamilton singles. That is likely a good indication of Gourdin's future status -- not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Noel Gourdin's debut album has been several years in the making, at least if you track back to the Kay Gee-produced "Family Reunion," a song featured in the 2004 movie The Cookout. "The River," a gorgeous and spiritual '60s throwback, became his first official single in 2007 and found early support from Steve Harvey, who spun it on his Morning Show. Once After My Time was released in July of the following year, the song had been on the R&B/hip-hop chart for several months, never threatening to reach the top but holding steady for an apparent eternity, much like a couple Anthony Hamilton singles. That is likely a good indication of Gourdin's future status -- not superstar-level, yet not without a set of enduring (if not blockbuster) hits and a very devoted fan base. While Gourdin's not quite as classicist as Hamilton -- his voice is flexible enough to allow the possibility of making albums that fill any number of R&B pigeonholes -- he can be roughly slotted into the John Legend/Chrisette Michele/Raheem DeVaughn camp, where modern sounds mix it up with classic inspirations. He's definitely tapping more directly into the 30-and-over crowd with "The River" and sincerely humbled ballads like "Sorry" (which slows and softens Ronnie Foster's "Mystic Brew," aka the backbone of A Tribe Called Quest's "Electric Relaxation") and "Make the Most" (which owes most of its production to Michael Henderson and Jean Carn's "Valentine Love"). Even the productions that are synth-spiked or more hip-hop-oriented -- "Open," "Better Man" -- don't register as flagrant attempts to top the pop chart; yet, at the same time, they add a necessary dimension and another level of appeal to Gourdin's debut.
Vibe
Gourdin turns out music that is a hybrid of East Coast and Down South soul, nothing like the high-energy gymnastic sounds the current crop of R&B stars creates.
USA Today
Gourdin’s heartfelt ode to family, is just a taste of the soul that flows through this sumptuous debut. [3 out of 4 stars]

Gourdin’s heartfelt ode to family, is just a taste of the soul that flows through this sumptuous debut. [3 out of 4 stars]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2008
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 828768064528
  • Catalog Number: 806452
  • Sales rank: 51,221

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 One Love (3:35)
  2. 2 Better Man (3:47)
  3. 3 The River (3:32)
  4. 4 Open (3:43)
  5. 5 Hurts Like Hell (3:56)
  6. 6 Led You On (3:19)
  7. 7 Reach (3:28)
  8. 8 I Fell (3:57)
  9. 9 P.Y.T. (3:19)
  10. 10 Sorry (3:32)
  11. 11 Summertime (4:01)
  12. 12 Too Late (3:44)
  13. 13 Make the Most (4:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Noel Gourdin Primary Artist
Salaam Remi Bass, Drums, fender rhodes
Raphael Saadiq Bass, Guitar
Charles Jones Keyboards
Robert Ozuna Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Minnie Riperton Composer
Ronnie Foster Composer
Nick Ashford Composer
Cliff Lighty Composer
Darren Lighty Composer
Salaam Remi Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Raphael Saadiq Composer, Producer
Edward "DJ Eddie F" Ferrell Composer
Karl Heilbron Engineer
David Kutch Mastering
Raeford Gerald Composer
Andre Harris Composer, Producer
Balewa Muhammad Composer, Producer
Vidal Davis Composer, Producer
Denise Trorman Art Direction
Dave Hyman Engineer
Courtney Adams Marketing
Pierre Medor Composer, Vocal Producer
Keir Gist Composer
Ezekiel Lewis Composer
Robert Ozuna Composer
Candice Nelson Composer
Charles "Biscuits" Brungardt Engineer
Rico Love Composer
Dernst Emile Composer
Eddie "Shyboogs" Timmons Engineer
Adam Miele Engineer
Antwoine "T-Wiz" Collins Composer
Noel Gourdin Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Anesha Birchett Composer
Antwann Frost Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Brian Seals Composer
Franklin Emmanuel Socorro Engineer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Luv, Luv, Luv It

    I really love this CD. Old school, new school, a new experience. Has a little bit for everyone. Helps to reflect on the various aspects of life and relationships.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    After My Time

    I love this cd! It's Sexy and really easy to listen too. He really poured his heart out. The Cd reminded me of when I lived in VA. I can't wait to hear more from Noel.

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