The Love Experience

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
In the time it takes to listen to Raheem DeVaughn's The Love Experience, from start to finish, you can also cycle twice through Prince's Dirty Mind and end up somewhere in the middle of a third play of "Do It All Night." DeVaughn does it until the tape runs out. His debut is a very long album -- 70 minutes, in fact, and it would still be too lengthy without the concluding eight-minute thank-you track. So, if there's one thing DeVaughn didn't learn from his mother's record collection, it's brevity. He did, however, pick up a lot of other things from the past, most of which are far more important to have. Vocally, he's not too far from Dwele, with smooth, sweet tones that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
In the time it takes to listen to Raheem DeVaughn's The Love Experience, from start to finish, you can also cycle twice through Prince's Dirty Mind and end up somewhere in the middle of a third play of "Do It All Night." DeVaughn does it until the tape runs out. His debut is a very long album -- 70 minutes, in fact, and it would still be too lengthy without the concluding eight-minute thank-you track. So, if there's one thing DeVaughn didn't learn from his mother's record collection, it's brevity. He did, however, pick up a lot of other things from the past, most of which are far more important to have. Vocally, he's not too far from Dwele, with smooth, sweet tones that often drift into an even sweeter falsetto, though he could use a little of his peer's lyrical subtleties. His voice immediately pulls you in, so the shortcoming isn't as much of a factor as it would be with a singer of lesser skill. Most of his inspirations dwell in the '70s, favoring spare arrangements and elegant string flourishes over dramatic bombast and piercing keyboard stabs. Through numerous highlights scattered across the disc, it becomes apparent that DeVaughn is remarkably creative and talented and should be watched. One does wonder, however, if he was allowed too much creative freedom for a newcomer. His boldness also creeps into "Until," where he removes Ron Isley's voice from the Isley Brothers' "Footsteps in the Dark" ! and sings a rather heavy-handed and self-absorbed set of verses about his hardships. Perhaps he could have learned something from a song by another unrelated DeVaughn -- William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful for What You Got." And furthermore, why on earth would anyone want to toy with a perfect classic? [The Love Experience was initially released as a copy-protected CD, which may not register on some computers.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2005
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 828765372329
  • Catalog Number: 53723
  • Sales rank: 26,061

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Voice (Intro) (0:18)
  2. 2 The Love Experience (3:51)
  3. 3 Guess Who Loves You More (5:20)
  4. 4 Who (5:05)
  5. 5 Where I Stand (5:04)
  6. 6 Breathe (4:33)
  7. 7 You (5:02)
  8. 8 Sweet Tooth (4:11)
  9. 9 Ask Yourself (4:48)
  10. 10 Believe (5:12)
  11. 11 Is It Possible (4:17)
  12. 12 Catch 22 (4:42)
  13. 13 Until (5:09)
  14. 14 Cadillac (4:43)
  15. 15 Green Leaves (2:52)
  16. 16 Thank You (7:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Raheem DeVaughn Primary Artist
Larry Gold Strings
Gene Perez Bass
Kenneth Gregory Allen Guitar
W. Ellington Felton Beat Box
Mike Ciro Guitar
Tanzania Lateef Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ernie Isley Composer
Cliff C. Jones Producer, Executive Producer
J.J. Barnes Composer
Kevin Jackson Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
Greg "Frosty" Smith Engineer
Jerry Vines Producer, Executive Producer
S. White Composer
Anthony Bell Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
L. Stevens Composer
Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez Producer
Daniel Hastings Art Direction
Terry Hunter Producer
Warren Jones Producer
E. Jordan Composer
Carlos "Storm" Martinez Engineer
Teddy Davis Engineer
Yas Inoue Engineer
Raheem DeVaughn Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Kev Brown Producer
Usef Dinero Drum Arrangements
Pete Kuzma Producer, Engineer
W. Ellington Felton Composer, Producer
Ronald "P-Nutt" Frost Instrumentation
Emmai Alaquiva Producer, Engineer
Fanatic Producer
Isaac Lewis Producer
Jarrett Miles Horn Arrangements
Jermaine Miles Horn Arrangements
Kyle "K Murdock" Murdock Producer, Engineer
Demont "Peekaso" Pinder Illustrations
Supe Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Music for your body and soul

    This cd is absolutely fabulous. It is a definate must buy. I saw him in concert in Atlanta and it was a true Love Experience. Raheem - You've done well boo! Keep the music coming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lovin' It !! Raheem is sooo Hot !

    The whole CD is da Love Experience. The lyrics are Tight. This will stay up in your car just like it stays up in mine. I've played 'Guess who loves you More' like a billion times and it's never enough! This man must be Marvin Gaye's Grandson or something : ) Enjoy !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sick

    This album is simply sick. That kid from Maryland is off the hook and is about to blow up. This is a must have album for any true music lover. Simply one of the best albums released in 2005.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FINALLY!!!

    Finally this album comes out and I just can't stop putting it on repeat! Love track 10- Believe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Raheem Devaughn DELIVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My wait for this CD is finally over and more than worthwhile. Raheem Devaughn The Love Experience Is original, romantic, beautiful, smart and lush! He's a wonderful poet and soulful singer. His music and voice reminds me of Marvin Gaye-and other old school masters. I love the way he infuses his words and lends his voice to 2 classic tunes " Guess who Loves you More" and "Until" (Isley Brothers music). The Cd is extremely breathtaking and romantic. Usually when an artist talks on the CD it can be annoying BUT not when Raheem Talks. His heartfelt words made my heart flutter. The songs easily flow into one another with clarity and depth and beauty. He does make some social comments that one can easily relate to their situations. I highly advise people to purchase this Cd and listen to the Beauty of Raheem's LOve Experience. To quote Raheem "I've Experienced the love Experience!" BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!! "I second that Emotion."

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    Posted January 13, 2009

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