Passion, Pain & Pleasure

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Through the release of his third album, 2009's Ready, Trey Songz appeared to be an up-and-comer poised for top-tier R&B stardom. A fast succession of three Top Ten R&B singles later, that promise was fulfilled. Rather than squeeze every drop from Ready and take a break or open a clothing boutique, Trey chose to build on his momentum. The week Passion, Pain & Pleasure was released, he was on the R&B chart in six forms, whether as a lead or featured artist, and two of those slots were occupied by his own new singles. The shamelessly mindless "Bottoms Up," a thematic sequel to "Say Ahh" that features Nicki Minaj, was already in the Top Ten, and the hushed ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Through the release of his third album, 2009's Ready, Trey Songz appeared to be an up-and-comer poised for top-tier R&B stardom. A fast succession of three Top Ten R&B singles later, that promise was fulfilled. Rather than squeeze every drop from Ready and take a break or open a clothing boutique, Trey chose to build on his momentum. The week Passion, Pain & Pleasure was released, he was on the R&B chart in six forms, whether as a lead or featured artist, and two of those slots were occupied by his own new singles. The shamelessly mindless "Bottoms Up," a thematic sequel to "Say Ahh" that features Nicki Minaj, was already in the Top Ten, and the hushed Mario Winans collaboration "Can't Be Friends," one of 2010's finest ballads, had touched the Top 30. The remainder of Passion, Pain & Pleasure likewise does not stray very far from Ready. After all, only a year separates their release dates, and they are both dominated by Troy Taylor productions. The early singles highlight Passion's first half, which also features the classy pleader "Please Return My Call" and playfully libidinous bedroom ballads like "Massage" and "Love Faces." The album's back half doesn't boast an outlandish moment like "I Invented Sex," either, but it is the strongest, most varied side of a Trey Songz album, just about flawless. It smoothly shifts through several moods. The opulent slow jam "Red Lipstick" rivals anything in a similar mode produced or recorded by the-Dream. Throughout the in-heat "Doorbell," Trey rides lapping/swaying percussion with impressive agility. The sparse, chilling "Unfortunate" is the most affecting post-808s & Heartbreak song yet, wounded and spiteful without coming across as hateful. "Blind," a somber narrative, demonstrates how Trey -- who, for all his lyrical boasting, displays considerable vocal aptitude without flaunting it -- is as comfortable in front of a band as he is over a beat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2010
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678930157
  • Catalog Number: 524539
  • Sales rank: 11,394

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Here We Go Again (0:40)
  2. 2 Love Faces (4:02)
  3. 3 Massage (4:17)
  4. 4 Alone (3:31)
  5. 5 Bottoms Up - Nicki Minaj (4:02)
  6. 6 Pain (1:25)
  7. 7 Can't Be Friends (3:40)
  8. 8 Please Return My Call (3:57)
  9. 9 Made To Be Together (4:28)
  10. 10 Pleasure (1:29)
  11. 11 Red Lipstick (4:00)
  12. 12 Unusual - Drake (3:32)
  13. 13 Doorbell (3:56)
  14. 14 Passion (1:24)
  15. 15 Unfortunate (3:49)
  16. 16 Blind (4:06)
  17. 17 You Just Need Me (3:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Trey Songz Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Jean-Marie Horvat Vocals
Stan Slotter Trumpet
Troy Taylor Background Vocals, Musician
John Walsh Trumpet
Olga Konopelsky Violin
Emma Kummrow Violin
Gregory Teperman Violin
Mark Ward Cello
Johnta Austin Background Vocals
Nina Cottman Violin
Patrick "Guitarboy" Hayes Guitar
Carl Cox Jr. Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Stephen Tirpak Trombone
Frank Nitty Background Vocals
Allison Traylor Guitar
John McGee Musician
Edrick Miles Background Vocals, Musician
Jr. Charles Parker Violin
Sasha Gomez Vocals
Karen Anna Schubert French Horn
Technical Credits
Dexter Wansel Composer, Producer
Eric Hudson Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Milton James Composer
Melvin Moore Composer
Ryuichi Sakamoto Composer
Troy Taylor Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Mario Winans Composer, Producer
Johnta Austin Composer, Executive Producer
Mark B. Christensen Mastering
Greg Gigendad Burke Art Direction
Patrick "Guitarboy" Hayes Producer
Ezekiel Lewis Composer, Vocal Producer
Trey Songz Lyricist, Engineer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Dionnee Harper Marketing
Bei Maejor Producer
Steve "Rock Star" Dickey Engineer
Kane Beatz Producer
Carolyn Tracey Package Production
Tha Bizness Producer
Warren "Oak" Felder Composer
Jeremy Coleman Composer
The Track Dealer Producer
John McGee Composer, Producer
Thiago Pinto Engineer
Mykola Leontovych Composer
Tremaine Neverson Composer
Noah Shebib Composer, Producer
Edrick Miles Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Aubrey "Drake" Graham Composer
P. Wilhousky Composer
Brandon Green Composer
Dee Brown Engineer
Onika Maraj Composer
John Maultsby Composer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel Composer
Mark "the Mogul" Jackson Composer, Producer
J-MIKE Producer
Jerren "J-Kits" Spruill Producer
Romeo Taylor Producer, Engineer
Floyd Bentley Composer
Frank Brim Composer
Andrew Clifton Composer, Producer
Zach Steele Engineer
Chef Tone Lyricist
Claude Quo Forbes Composer
Tony Scales Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 9, 2012

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    love this album!!

    love this album!!

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    LOVED IT!!!!!

    I love trey songz and think that this is a great album

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

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    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted November 10, 2010

    high recommended but check it out for urself

    different strokes for different folks, me personally I love this album, trey songz is showing no signs of slowing down, check his record sales and sold out concerts.......

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  • Posted October 15, 2010

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    trey songz makes yet again another immature album

    this album seriously stinks from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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