Private Room

Private Room

by Avant
     
 
The same issues that weighed down Avant's previous two albums, rendering them good if uneven releases, continue to run unchecked for Private Room. The sheer wealth of material -- 16 tracks in all -- couldn't possibly work to anyone's advantage, especially someone who thrives on singles. So, once again, there's a handful of excellent

Overview

The same issues that weighed down Avant's previous two albums, rendering them good if uneven releases, continue to run unchecked for Private Room. The sheer wealth of material -- 16 tracks in all -- couldn't possibly work to anyone's advantage, especially someone who thrives on singles. So, once again, there's a handful of excellent contemporary R&B songs surrounded by too much material that's either decent or middling. This being Avant's third album, it's now more than apparent that he will never outshine his primary inspiration, R. Kelly. But who could really hold that against him? Those are lofty standards to judge anyone's career to, and Private Room's success ("Read Your Mind" maintained a lasting presence on urban radio, and it crossed into the Top 25 of the Billboard pop chart) shows that Avant has hardly been another case of "one or two hits and out."

Product Details

Release Date:
12/09/2003
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0602498612002
catalogNumber:
000156712
Rank:
34923

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Avant   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Darius Brooks   Piano,Strings
David Katz   Violin
Marlou Johnston   Violin
Edward Moore   Cello
Teresa Fream   Violin
Lenore McIntyre   Violin
Stizzle   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Bumpy Johnson   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Patrick Brennan   Violin
Olivia   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Kenny Gamble   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Steve Huff   Composer,Executive Producer
Eric Payton   Executive Producer
Chris Brickley   Engineer
Avant   Composer,Executive Producer
Harold Lilly   Producer
Jun Ishizeki   Engineer
Bruce Buechner   Engineer
Stizzle   Producer,Instrumentation

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