World Outside My Window

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Stevie Wonder should feel very appreciated by neo-soul vocalist Glenn Lewis. In fact, Lewis sounds uncannily like his idol on the breakout single "Don't You Forget It" -- first included on the 2001 compilation Red Star Sounds, Vol. 1: Soul Searching. But there's more to this burgeoning Canadian lover man than his Wonder-ful tendencies. Full of lushly orchestrated ballads and slickly produced mid-tempo tracks about love the acoustic guitar-driven "Something to See", loss the syncopation- and harmony-driven plea to reunite, "Never Too Late", retribution the tale of a best friend's betrayal, "It's Not Fair", and ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Stevie Wonder should feel very appreciated by neo-soul vocalist Glenn Lewis. In fact, Lewis sounds uncannily like his idol on the breakout single "Don't You Forget It" -- first included on the 2001 compilation Red Star Sounds, Vol. 1: Soul Searching. But there's more to this burgeoning Canadian lover man than his Wonder-ful tendencies. Full of lushly orchestrated ballads and slickly produced mid-tempo tracks about love the acoustic guitar-driven "Something to See", loss the syncopation- and harmony-driven plea to reunite, "Never Too Late", retribution the tale of a best friend's betrayal, "It's Not Fair", and forgiveness the bluesy "Sorry", World Outside My Window establishes Glenn Lewis as a formidable artist in his own right.
All Music Guide - Ed Hogan
Some reviewers seemed to fixate on the fact that 'Don't You Forget It' the lead single from Glenn Lewis' album World Outside My Window recalls Stevie Wonder circa Talking Book.If Lewis were trying to surreptitiously channel Stevie,there wouldn't be a scene in the single's music video where he is spread out on the floor with his head between the LP covers of such 70s icons as Sly Stone.In fact,the track's opening chords pay sly homage to Wonder's 'Living For The City'.They totally miss the song's off the cuff wisdom and the CD's charming opener 'Simple Things' whose lyrics take pleasure in such everyday things as friends,family,a smile from a child,the scent of spring rain and being glad to be alive.Thematically,it brings to mind a similarly-named cut from Minnie Riperton's Adventures In Paradise.Other highlights are 'Something To See',a gentle acoustic duet between Lewis and guitarist Randy Bowland.,'Lonely','Dream','Never Too Late','Take You High','It's Not Fair" and 'Take Me'.Unlike some of his oversexed contemporaries whose focus doesn't extend anywhere above the belt,Glenn Lewis' vision extends beyond his bedroom window and lovers of classy R&B are happy about that.
Rolling Stone - Arion Berger
Lewis' songs are compassionate and old-fashioned, "realistic" in the Seventies style and less booty-conscious than those of possibly any other soul artist today. [*** 1/2 stars]

Lewis' songs are compassionate and old-fashioned, "realistic" in the Seventies style and less booty-conscious than those of possibly any other soul artist today. [*** 1/2 stars]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/2002
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 696998578722
  • Catalog Number: 85787
  • Sales rank: 67,501

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Simple Things - Glen Lewis (4:40)
  2. 2 Beautiful Eyes - Glen Lewis (4:06)
  3. 3 Don't You Forget It - Glen Lewis (4:08)
  4. 4 Something to See - Glen Lewis (4:58)
  5. 5 Lonely - Glen Lewis (4:01)
  6. 6 This Love - Glen Lewis (4:29)
  7. 7 One More Day - Glen Lewis (3:26)
  8. 8 Dream - Glen Lewis (3:45)
  9. 9 Is It True - Glen Lewis (3:36)
  10. 10 Never Too Late - Glen Lewis (4:10)
  11. 11 Take Me - Glen Lewis (4:40)
  12. 12 Sorry - Glen Lewis (4:54)
  13. 13 Take You High - Glen Lewis (4:11)
  14. 14 It's Not Fair - Glen Lewis (4:59)
  15. 15 Your Song (For You) - Glen Lewis (5:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Glenn Lewis Primary Artist
Larry Abramovitz Violin
Davis A. Barnett Viola
Larry Gold Cello
David Schneider English Horn, Oboe
Olga Konopelsky Violin
Emma Kummrow Violin
Igor Szwec Violin
Andre Harris Multi Instruments
Ruth Frazier Viola
Vidal Davis Multi Instruments
Glen Lewis Track Performer
Jennie Lorenzo Cello
Sandy Leem Viola
Technical Credits
Herschel Boone Producer
Larry Gold String Arrangements
Andre Harris Producer, Engineer, Associate Executive Producer
Julian Alexander Art Direction
Sherman Byers Executive Producer
Vidal Davis Producer, Engineer, Associate Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    IT'S TIME FOR A REAL ARTIST AGAIN!!

    Glen Lewis is in a word AWESOME. His voice is soothing his lyrics are real and heartfelt and he can REALLY sing!! About time we got some soul back on the charts!!! I feel like Glen is so SLEPT on...I hope that a few more of his songs are pushed before his sophomore release. I really appreciate him as an artist and I know that he will blow up like he should. He is a mix between Donnie Hathaway and Stevie Wonder!! what a treat!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Glenn Lewis is remarkable

    Ever since I've purchased Glenn Lewis's album, I just can't seem to put it down. I hardly listen to anyone else besides him because I feel that a lot of other artists don't compare to him. I get excited everytime I hear his voice. Glenn Lewis is a very talented vocalist and songwriter. Definitley purchase his album, you wont be sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Boy Is Bad!

    Wow I was so impressed with this new artist. He can sound just like Stevie Wonder yet he has his own style as well. I like him a lot and hope he's remain around for a long time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A listener

    This Cd is incredible. I can't stop listening! Go buy it today, you won't be disappointed. Very smooth, melodic, soulful and soothing sounds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What's Wrong with People?

    I read a review by Replay magazine the other day and they gave this album a 63 out of 100. But they turned around and gave a white female rapper a 91. I don't get it. Glenn did an exceptional job on this album and it is not being fully appreciated. USA Today gave it a 2 and 1/2 rating. Do this ''critics'' actually listen? Do they know good R&B music? Obviously not. What did they give Carl Thomas?, Musiq?, D'Angelo?, Mint Condition? People need to quit tripping and enjoy this jewel Mr. Lewis dropped on the world and get past the voice comparisons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Good Sounding Brother!

    Glen Lewis, Where have you been? I enjoyed the single ''Don't You Forget It'', now that the CD is out, I can't stop listening to it everyone of those songs have something to say! Much meaning, and definitely something for everyone to relate to! Looking forward to hearing your name called at the Grammy's!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    World Outside My Window

    This album epitomizes the neo-soul movement. The parallels between he and Stevie Wonder are so astounding that it'd be easy to mistake some tracks for Stevie's own. The soul/funk/r&b blend is fresh relief from the pop that has worn out our radios the past few years. Lewis brings great, genuine, inspiring lyrics and amazing vocals (the vocals on ''this love'' are mindblowing!) to accompany the polished, well-orchestrated backgrounds on the album. Any Stevie Wonder fan will be excited for the potential of things to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eric Benet, D Angelo, Maxwell, Carl Thomas LOOK OUT!!!

    Glen Lewis has the most polished debut from Philly since the imfamous BOYZ2MEN!!! He put alot of artist to shame in nu-classic soul realm. The Bar has step up for artist! Atlanta Recording Artist DaRome Bentley

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!

    Well, Lionel Rithie was recently reported to have said that most of the artists out there today(Black, of course) sound like Stevie Wonder. But as U read D'Angelos comments in Voodoo... there really is nothing wrong in young artists paying 'tribute' to their favourite artiste.. Afterall how can anyone re-write the greatness of Donny, Curtis, Marvin, Sly and of course Stevie. So of course when U hear so many of the albums today.. there are many reminisence of those timeless classics. WORLD OUTSIDE MY WINDOW is definitely no difference. It's pure STEVIE WONDER! But with a new name GLENN LEWIS. All love and respect to GLENN. A lot of people seem to be taking credit away from him. I think he has done a terrific job with this. I absolutely love, Lonely, Don't U Forget It, It's not fair, Sorry, Something to see... The album is just terrific. Thank God for these blessed souls who are bringin back real music! Soul music. ONE LOVE! LOVE41ANOTHER. Check out his Philly Brothas Boyz II Men's Upcoming album Full Circle! Unbelievable Stuff!!!!! The single Right On Time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    World Outside My Window

    Glenn Lewis brings a familiar old-school American sound to the table reminiscent of Stevie Wonder and updates it. The tracks are mostly very, very good. With funky synthesizer, catchy beats, and lush harmonies, Glenn Lewis brings the Philadelphia-based new soul revolution to exciting new heights. As we come out of the R&B era and back to soul, Lewis' genuine and inspiring lyrics are a breath of fresh air from the bubble gum lyrics and pop beats that characterize too much of the past few years' R&B. Glenn Lewis is one of the great vocalists of today and he does all the vocals and harmonies on this album. The comparisons between Lewis and Stevie are evident in the music style (including synthesizer, great drum licks, and complicated chord structures) and his vocals. Lewis' voice is often unmistakably reminiscent of Stevie's and the album sounds like a throwback to the sixties or seventies at times. This album is creative, well-produced, and features great talent. I haven't stopped listening to it and I'm sure I'll be listening for years to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEAUTIFUL

    This is music!!! Finally just soulful expressions of life/love/losses I could go on and on. Finally no booty calls and bling blingin!! Finally a true singer!! I love this CD!! It is moving and while palaying it in the car...I just wanted to drive and drive and drive. He is BLESSED!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Glenn Lewis-The Soulful Canadian

    Glenn Lewis is generally a new sound for American ears that will undoubtedly sway even the pickiest of listeners. Combining Rhythm & Blues with upbeat sounds, ''World Outside My Window'' delivers everything the R&B fan can enjoy and more. With his first single, ''Don't You Forget It'' already under his belt, Lewis' talent is beautifully orchastrated in this song reportedly about a problem his (ex-)girlfriend was facing. ''World Outside My Window'' is a must have and should not disappoint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Glenn Lewis cd is unique

    This cd is definitely unique. Each song has its own sound. You definitely can sit back and enjoy the music with this cd. Most of the songs Glenn Lewis wrote himself. He's definitely a talented man and I would highly recommend this cd to anyone. With a voice similar to Stevie Wonder, how can you go wrong? Believe me, you will not be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Glenn Lewis Is The Next Best Thing to Stevie Wonder

    First off, I must admit that the only reason I bought this CD is because I returned Jay-z's Blueprint (One very overrated CD). But don't get me wrong, I am glad that G. Lewis's CD is now in my collection. Lewis' album is HOT! With such tracks as Beautiful Eyes, Lonely (my personal fav), One More Day (very Stevie W.), and It's Not Fair (the intro sounds like Stevies' All In Love is Fair)I am sure it will be platinum in no time! If you loved Musiq Soulchild's Aijuswannaseing, Then you most def will enjoy this very successful debut.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Glen Lewis--The New Voice of Neo-classic soul

    From 99 on down to now, the world have been priviledged to have such refined artists shine through what we now call neo-classic soul. Artists such as D'Angelo, Angie Stone, Jill Scott just to name a few have blessed us with their style of smoky yet refined taste of soul bringing back flashback of old school grooves. Such can be said about Glen Lewis, a new kat setting the stage for new young talent to emerge on the scene for 2002. His vocal talents which is a mixture in my opinion from old school talent Stevie Wonder and new school Chico DeBarge gives the listener a soothing invitation into the World Outside His Window. Dealing with such topics such as betrayal(It's not Fair),forgiveness(Sorry), reaping what you sow(Lonely), and of course his first hit Don't You Forget It, which deals with a loved one dealing with pressures of the world by themselves. One may think after hearing this if Glen is really a disciple of the great Stevie Wonder. I recommend this cd to anyone due to the artistic approach into a new era of neo-classic soul that Glen is now taking us into.

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