ManMade

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
One sign of a great album is when its last track is as stimulating as its first track. "Body Rock" ends Lorenzo Ferguson's second album for the Foreign Exchange label with eight minutes of heavenly, faultlessly crafted quiet storm. Thirty-eight minutes earlier, at the beginning, there's the deeply contrasting "The Train," a blissful machine-soul jam where Ferguson displays mastery of the synthetic and the organic. Those highlights feature two of Sy Smith's sweetest and best vocal performances, and they surround a high quantity of strong songs. Make that stronger songs: while ManMade has much in common with 2010's fine SunStorm, this particular set of relaxed and mature ...
See more details below
CD
$12.02
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$12.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $9.19   
  • New (4) from $10.07   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
One sign of a great album is when its last track is as stimulating as its first track. "Body Rock" ends Lorenzo Ferguson's second album for the Foreign Exchange label with eight minutes of heavenly, faultlessly crafted quiet storm. Thirty-eight minutes earlier, at the beginning, there's the deeply contrasting "The Train," a blissful machine-soul jam where Ferguson displays mastery of the synthetic and the organic. Those highlights feature two of Sy Smith's sweetest and best vocal performances, and they surround a high quantity of strong songs. Make that stronger songs: while ManMade has much in common with 2010's fine SunStorm, this particular set of relaxed and mature R&B is a little more complex and nuanced, yet the instant appeal remains. As with Ferguson's previous album, the moods here are predominantly romantic and relentlessly positive, even when it briefly confronts the pressures expressed by Phonte in "Out in the World." ManMade features some of the same collaborators, including not just Smith and frequent background and foreground presence Phonte, but also Carlitta Durand and Eric Roberson, the latter of whom leads the sophisticated twilight funk of "We Are on the Move." Whether the leads are supplied by labelmate Jeanne Jolly, the higher profile Anthony David, up-and-comers Gwen Bunn and 1-O.A.K., or underexposed veterans like Choklate and Carmen Rodgers, the album maintains an easy elegance and never derails. For all the help he receives, this is Ferguson's show. On each track, he's credited with either "all instruments" or "all other instruments," which means that he played everything but some flute, horns, and percussion. ManMade is a complete work -- his best creation yet.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2013
  • Label: Hbd Label Group
  • UPC: 616892122647
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 27,952

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Train (4:30)
  2. 2 Count To Five - Gwen Bunn (3:49)
  3. 3 New In Town (Happy) (3:55)
  4. 4 Making Time - Choklate (3:19)
  5. 5 Tell Me Something New - Jeanne Jolly (3:28)
  6. 6 ManMade (4:07)
  7. 7 We Are On The Move (5:44)
  8. 8 Show Me The Way - Carmen Rodgers (3:22)
  9. 9 For Tina (1:54)
  10. 10 Out In The World - Choklate (4:06)
  11. 11 Body Rock (8:22)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Zo! Primary Artist
Sy Smith Vocals, Background Vocals
Claudia Hayden Flute
Tim Smith Flute
Brevan Hampden Percussion, Conga, Timbales
Albert Strong IV Trumpet
Anthony David Vocals
Phonte Vocals, Background Vocals, Rap
Carlitta Durand Vocals, Background Vocals
1-O.A.K. Vocals, Background Vocals
Carmen Rodgers Background Vocals
Choklate Vocals, Background Vocals
Jeanne Jolly Vocals
Andrew Kleindienst Trombone
Gwen Bunn Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Grant Nicholas Vocal Engineer
Phonte Producer, Engineer
Zo! Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Chris Boerner Mastering
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