Album II

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Kem is as out of place with 2005's Album II as he was with his debut, 2003's Kemistry. Via word of mouth and some radio play, he has managed to find his way in with the adult crowd, who helped put Kemistry into the Top 20 of the R&B chart. His kind of R&B is kicked-back with sparse arrangements made elegantly rich with starlit keyboards, subtle guitar flicks, and feminine vocals. Understated but assured, his vocals exhibit a lot of range despite almost always remaining at the volume of a bedroom whisper. So he's really out place in the early 2000s, not stylistically disparate from what you'd hear late at night on a soul station in the late '70s or early '80s. On ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Kem is as out of place with 2005's Album II as he was with his debut, 2003's Kemistry. Via word of mouth and some radio play, he has managed to find his way in with the adult crowd, who helped put Kemistry into the Top 20 of the R&B chart. His kind of R&B is kicked-back with sparse arrangements made elegantly rich with starlit keyboards, subtle guitar flicks, and feminine vocals. Understated but assured, his vocals exhibit a lot of range despite almost always remaining at the volume of a bedroom whisper. So he's really out place in the early 2000s, not stylistically disparate from what you'd hear late at night on a soul station in the late '70s or early '80s. On Album II, there's no stab taken at finding a younger or different audience. You could slip any of these songs between Heatwave's "Star of a Story" and George Benson's "Give Me the Night" without fear of disrupting the tone or mood. Stevie Wonder's guest harmonica on "You Might Win" keeps the connections to Motown and grown folks' music, but Rod Temperton -- the songwriter behind the two older songs mentioned above, not to mention heaps of other classics -- would be the ultimate dream collaborator for Kem. The two would suit each other perfectly.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2005
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602498802069
  • Catalog Number: 000423202
  • Sales rank: 10,215

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Find Your Way (Back in My Life) (4:34)
  2. 2 Heaven (6:23)
  3. 3 Into You (5:04)
  4. 4 I Can't Stop Loving You (5:25)
  5. 5 Without You (4:10)
  6. 6 Set You Free (4:28)
  7. 7 I'm in Love (4:34)
  8. 8 True Love (4:27)
  9. 9 Each Other (3:46)
  10. 10 You Might Win (3:48)
  11. 11 I Get Lifted (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kem Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
David McMurray Saxophone
Al Turner Bass
Stevie Wonder Harmonica
Fred Robinson Bass
Ron Otis Drums
Reggie McTaw Guitar
Quentin Baxter Guitar
Marlon Curry Percussion
Brian O'Neal Synthesizer, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey Composer
Richard Finch Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Eric Morgeson Engineer
Kem Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Cybelle Codish Cover Photo
Carlos Gunn Engineer, Audio Production, Vocal Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An amazing experience

    KEM's music is both soothing and uplifting. If there's anyone out there that wants the absolute perfect romantic music...this album is it. Every song is as good as the last one. If you get a chance to see him in concert...he's one artist that is just as amazing in person as he is on CD. Album II is even better than the first one. Please work on another one!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Soul stirring

    Kem is so pure, so mello, and soul stirring. His voice is so soothing and melotic. I enjoyed every cut. This CD always puts me in a good mood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must Have!!!!

    I could not wait for this CD to drop. I fell in love with the single "I Can't Stop Loving You" and am pleased that every song is just as good or better. Kem is an awesome singer, songwriter, and composer. I am in awe of his talent and can't wait to see him live.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DOING IT HIS WAY

    SMOOTH AND EXCITING, I LIKE THE "OUT OF THE BOX" EXPERIENCE. THIS CD WILL TAKE THE UGLY OUT OF THE WORSE DAY, AWSOME. THANKS KEM.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Chicken soup for the true music lover's soul!!!!

    Great job, Kem. This album is the truth. Every song sooths the mind, body, and soul. This is a true masterpiece. Well done my brotha!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Digging on Kem

    Kem is so amazing. He makes you feel what he is singing about. You get deep in the music. He is best artist I've heard in along time. He understand what music should be. But he's better in concert.

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