Stroke of Genius

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Hailed as one of the most complete R&B albums of the decade, Vibe magazine raved: "The outcome is indeed a small stroke of brilliance." And Rolling Stone described Stroke of Genius, as "the gift of a man emboldened by the depth of his passion." The disc features the smash single, "U Got That Love."
All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Stroke of Genius is separated from previous Gerald LeVert albums by its concept of painting your masterpiece with, yes, strokes of genius. Although such a slightly clever idea shouldn't be executed on a grand scale and some of the material here is underwhelming, LeVert still does ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Hailed as one of the most complete R&B albums of the decade, Vibe magazine raved: "The outcome is indeed a small stroke of brilliance." And Rolling Stone described Stroke of Genius, as "the gift of a man emboldened by the depth of his passion." The disc features the smash single, "U Got That Love."
All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Stroke of Genius is separated from previous Gerald LeVert albums by its concept of painting your masterpiece with, yes, strokes of genius. Although such a slightly clever idea shouldn't be executed on a grand scale and some of the material here is underwhelming, LeVert still does convincing pillow talk and his voice is fine.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2003
  • Label: East/West Records
  • UPC: 075596290326
  • Catalog Number: 62903
  • Sales rank: 44,486

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 1st Stroke (Intro) (0:28)
  2. 2 Knock Knock Knock (3:08)
  3. 3 Long Hot Summer (3:41)
  4. 4 Awesome (4:39)
  5. 5 Stroke of Genius (4:36)
  6. 6 (They Long to Be) Close to You - Tamia (5:21)
  7. 7 I Got a Girl (4:03)
  8. 8 U Got That Love (Call It a Night) (4:30)
  9. 9 Wear It Out (4:27)
  10. 10 Good Morning (2:48)
  11. 11 Keep It Warm (3:44)
  12. 12 Didn't We (4:36)
  13. 13 To My Grave (3:46)
  14. 14 Let It Be (3:33)
  15. 15 The Visit (Interlude) (0:22)
  16. 16 Eyes and Ears - Eddie (4:19)
  17. 17 Rest of Your Life (3:54)
  18. 18 You Got That Love Again (4:05)
  19. 19 Won't Get Up (4:25)
  20. 20 Last Stroke (Outro) (0:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gerald LeVert Primary Artist, Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals
Dunn Pearson Jr. Conductor
Alicia Edelberg Violin
Crystal Garner Viola
Regis Iandiorio Violin, Concert Master
Karen Karlsrud Violin
Eddie Levert Vocals
Sean LeVert Vocals
Eugene J. Moye Cello
Edwin Nicholas Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Sue Pray Viola
Tamia Vocals
Bruce Wang Cello
Deborah Wong Violin
Sherena Wynn Background Vocals
Sandy Strenger Violin
Paul Woodiel Violin
Louis Martin Viola
Joey Woolfalk Guitar
Gregg Swann Guitar
Belinda Whitney Violin
Ashley Horne Violin
Conway Kuo Violin
Lavontz Rap
Richard Clark Viola
Jim Burnham Violin
Yong Tae Kim Violin
Peter Krysa Violin
Damon "DJ" Parker Background Vocals
Karen Rostron Violin
Versai Sain Guitar
Andy Schaw Violin
Tim Baker Violin
Jasper Cameron Keyboards, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ian Gillan Composer
Gerald LeVert Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
Dunn Pearson Jr. Arranger
Burt Bacharach Composer
Geezer Butler Composer
Hal David Composer
Tony Iommi Composer
Butch Jones Engineer
Edwin Nicholas Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Alvin Patterson Groomer
Pete Tokar Engineer
Lili Picou Art Direction
Michael McCoy Engineer
Ivan "St. Ives" Walker Engineer
Pink Engineer
Roberto Fantauzzi Photo Production
Shawn Barber Paintings
Randy Spotts drum programming
Michael Fossenkemper Mastering
Jasper Cameron Composer, Programming, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    get it get it loving

    the whole cd is off the hook. it is so relaxing...it'll put you where you want to be.. slap your momma kind act is definitely crucial...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    He is truly a stroke of Genius

    This is truly an amazing CD from beginning to end. I would recommend it to those needing to add that extra something to their love life....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT RELEASE!!!!!

    I love the entire album. Gerald Levert just gets better with time. My two favorite songs on the album are 'U Got That Love' and the duet with Tamia,'Close to You'.

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