Intimacy: Album III [Deluxe Edition]

Intimacy: Album III [Deluxe Edition]

by KemKem
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All the subtle variations on Kem's sound -- his exceptionally smooth adult contemporary R&B, modern quiet storm that has earned the singer two gold-selling albums -- add up to a set that doesn't sound like a mere rehash of his past successes. While Intimacy features his familiar gentle, less-is-more touch throughout, it's more forwardly sensual -- skillfully so, without being too brash or overt for his audience -- and upfront all-around, from the romantic material to the odes to mothers and inner peace. On Kemistry and Album II, there was often a slight distance to Kem's voice, both sonically and lyrically, but there is no such air of mystery here. His voice is clear over the sparse arrangements, and his words are more direct than before. That said, the biggest surprise is "Golden Days," in which Jill Scott, the first vocal guest on a Kem album, rants and preaches for over a minute. [The deluxe edition adds a DVD that features acoustic performances.]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/2010
Label: Motown
UPC: 0602527441573
catalogNumber: 001454310
Rank: 42573

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kem   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Rayse Biggs   Trumpet
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Ray Fuller   Guitar
David McMurray   Flute,Saxophone
Alvin Score   Violin
Beatriz Staples   Violin
Joseph Striplin   Violin
Turner   Bass
David Van De Pitte   Conductor
Ron Otis   Drums
Robert Bergman   Cello
Maurissa Rose   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jill Scott   Vocals
Quentin Baxter   Guitar
Marlon Curry   Percussion
Marlon "Wild Bill" Curry   Percussion
Robert Thurman   Cello
Brian O'Neal   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Ed Gooch   Trombone,Flugelhorn
Marie Paul-Parcells   Violin
Linda Sneeden Smith   Violin
Gregory Staples   Violin
Craig Rifel   Double Bass
Carole Gatwood   Cello
Aubrey Fuller   Guitar

Technical Credits

Richard Becker   Engineer
Eric Morgeson   Engineer
David Rideau   Engineer
Rex Rideout   Producer
David Van De Pitte   String Arrangements
Todd Fairall   Engineer
Jill Scott   Composer
Kem   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Adam Blackstone   Producer
Carlos Gunn   Engineer
Toya Hankins   Producer
Melanie Rutherford   Composer
Tip Wyman   Engineer
Jazreel Santos   Engineer
Nem Perez   Art Direction
Erica D. Hayes   Director
Steve King   Engineer

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