International Affairs v2.0

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Philadelphia's Vikter Duplaix has been equally present in the contemporary R&B scene in the U.S. and the dance scene in the U.K., but he's been more visible in the latter, releasing the occasional 12" and contributing remixes and vocals to a small assortment of artists' releases. In the States, he's been more of a background figure, lending production, songwriting, and instrumentation to records by Musiq, Jaguar Wright, Erykah Badu, and King Britt. His full-length debut is just as eclectic as you'd expect, and even more so -- and that's the only thing that makes it less than phenomenal. Duplaix is clearly a jack of all trades, but he's only a master of some, too ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (1) from $17.28   
  • New (1) from $17.28   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$17.28
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(5115)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
BRAND NEW, Factory Sealed items direct from the Studios. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Quick International Airmail!

Ships from: Indian Trail, NC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Philadelphia's Vikter Duplaix has been equally present in the contemporary R&B scene in the U.S. and the dance scene in the U.K., but he's been more visible in the latter, releasing the occasional 12" and contributing remixes and vocals to a small assortment of artists' releases. In the States, he's been more of a background figure, lending production, songwriting, and instrumentation to records by Musiq, Jaguar Wright, Erykah Badu, and King Britt. His full-length debut is just as eclectic as you'd expect, and even more so -- and that's the only thing that makes it less than phenomenal. Duplaix is clearly a jack of all trades, but he's only a master of some, too anxious to show of his eclecticism. For instance, an identikit Latin track written with Bebel Gilberto sticks out like a sore thumb, and its vocal hook goes, "She's a tropical girl living in a digital world." After removing that and a couple of B-moments, there's a great 40-minute LP -- one of the better neo-soul records of 2002/2003. The tracks produced with 4hero's Marc Mac -- the exquisitely crafted "Lust for Life" and the smoldering "Looking for Love" insert Eddie Murphy joke here -- are definite high points, incorporating subtle inflections of the broken beat style pioneered by Mac's group. Most of the remainder is produced with frequent studio partner James Poyser; a good balance is struck between energetic, beat-heavy grooves "What We Want" and more laid-back fare "I Got You", while some songs were obviously conceived with baby-making in mind "Desperately". Duplaix possesses one of those smooth voices that slides down the throat like meringue; you'll either get enough after five minutes or want to listen to it all day and all night. Here's hoping International Affairs isn't the last listeners hear from him in a solo capacity. He's got too much talent to remain in the shadows. [The album was released in the U.S. in early 2003 as International Affairs v2.0, with a slightly different track listing compared to International Affairs v1.0.]
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2003
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 720616238122
  • Catalog Number: 162381

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Departure (2:07)
  2. 2 What We Want (4:35)
  3. 3 Lust for Life (4:33)
  4. 4 I Got You (4:07)
  5. 5 Looking for Love (3:54)
  6. 6 Morena (6:15)
  7. 7 Yesterday's Pain (4:26)
  8. 8 Fahmina Speaks (0:28)
  9. 9 Wherever You Are (4:25)
  10. 10 Come See Me (4:25)
  11. 11 Tropical Girl (4:01)
  12. 12 Desperately (4:56)
  13. 13 Late Night Rendezvous (5:40)
  14. 14 Looking for Love (3:37)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vikter Duplaix Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Bass
Randy Bowland Guitar
Christopher Farr Saxophone
Jef Lee Johnson Guitar
Jean Norris Vocals
Pino Palladino Electric Bass
James Poyser Organ, Synthesizer, Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Anthony Bell Keyboards
Francesco Romano Rhythm Guitar
Noura Vocals
Isaac Phillips Guitar
Jeff Bradshaw Trombone
Technical Credits
Jeff Chestek Engineer
Russell Elevado Engineer
Bebel Gilberto Composer, Creation
James Poyser Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Remixing, Atmosphere, Creation
Craig White Engineer
Tim Day Engineer
Anthony Bell Composer, Producer, Engineer, Creation
Steve Mandel Engineer
Wally Bass Engineer
Vikter Duplaix Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Remixing
Marc Mac Producer
Brad Somatik Engineer
Ryan Moys Engineer
Carlos Bedoya Engineer
Tayyib Smith Atmosphere
Chauncey Childs Executive Producer
Ian Cross Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously