Journey of a Gemini

Journey of a Gemini

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by Donell Jones
     
 

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Following a protracted bout with label issues and some time spent cleaning up his lifestyle, Donell Jones finally released his fourth album -- four full years after his most successful album, Life Goes On, which fell only two spots short of reaching the very top of the Billboard album chart. While Journey of a Gemini doesn't quite maintain theSee more details below

Overview

Following a protracted bout with label issues and some time spent cleaning up his lifestyle, Donell Jones finally released his fourth album -- four full years after his most successful album, Life Goes On, which fell only two spots short of reaching the very top of the Billboard album chart. While Journey of a Gemini doesn't quite maintain the steady level of consistency that his first three albums carried, it's nonetheless a satisfying addition to his catalog. Known to produce most of his own material, Jones takes a surprising direction by handing the duties over to the likes of Tim & Bob (who, unsurprisingly, shine the brightest), the Underdogs, Mike City, and Ryan Leslie for a significant chunk of the album. Since the album's not as ballad-heavy, Jones is less prone to oversinging, and several excellent midtempo tracks -- "Better Start Talking," "I'm Gonna Be," "Spend the Night," "Feelin' You," "Lust or Love" -- should function equally well in clubs and living rooms. Just to show that he hasn't turned into a total square, there are plenty of nasty bedroom come-ons.

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Editorial Reviews

Billboard - Clover Hope
"Gemini" delivers Jones' much-needed brand of soothing R&B, which may not give him superstar status but is always in good taste.
Boston Globe - Ken Capobianco
After a four-year hiatus, Jones has returned with a sleek, solid affair that focuses on his strengths and avoids most of the cliches that plague the modern soul genre.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2006
Label:
La Face
UPC:
0828765213820
catalogNumber:
52138

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Donell Jones   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jermaine Dupri   Rap
Tim Kelley   Bass,Keyboards
Lloyd Oby   Trombone
Abdul Ra'oof   Trumpet
Bob Robinson   Keyboards
Robin Brown   Choir, Chorus
Eric Dawkins   Background Vocals
Charles Pettaway   Bass,Guitar
Cassandra Lucas   Background Vocals
Omar Phillips   Percussion
Chantell Jones   Background Vocals
Clipse   Rap
Bun B   Rap
Tank   Musician
Durrell Babbs   Background Vocals
Katrina Humes   Background Vocals
Underdogs   Musician

Technical Credits

Minnie Riperton   Composer
Daryl Hall   Composer
Jermaine Dupri   Composer
Tim Kelley   Composer,drum programming
John Oates   Composer
Bob Robinson   Composer
Richard Rudolph   Composer
Damon Thomas   Composer
Leon Ware   Composer
Richard Jon Smith   Producer
Eric Dawkins   Composer
Donell Jones   Composer,Producer
Charles McCrorey   Engineer
Chris Athens   Mastering
Blake Eiseman   Engineer
Carlton Lynn   Engineer
Charles Pettaway   Composer,Producer
Jessie Stewart   Engineer
Mike City   Composer
Harvey Mason   Composer
Denise Trorman   Art Direction
Tank   Producer,Audio Production
S. Garrett   Composer
Rich Balmer   Engineer
Jay Kadis   Producer
Ryan Leslie   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Daniel Betancourt   Engineer
Antonio Dixon   Composer
Sean Tallman   Engineer
Sean Garrett   Composer,Producer
Franny "Franchise" Graham   Engineer
Alec Newell   Engineer
Dave "Natural Love" Russell   Engineer
Noel Absalom   Producer
Noel Chris   Producer
Anthony Myers   Engineer
Sean Pallman   Engineer
Underdogs   Producer

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