SOURCE: Rhino Records

September 19, 2005 18:04 ET

Gerald Levert Finds Soulmates on "VOICES"

Collection of New and Classic Duets Available From Rhino October 4

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2005 -- A gifted singer, songwriter, producer and romance facilitator, Gerald Levert has collected an impressive string of hits that scored on the charts and helped countless others score in the bedroom. Rhino Records salutes the soul icon whose dynamic and lusty baritone brings people together with the first-ever compilation of Levert's duets. "VOICES" is available October 4 at regular physical and digital retail outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested list price of $18.98.

"VOICES" unites a trio of newly recorded tracks -- including a reunion with LeVert -- with 10 songs from the soul superstar's solo albums, his guest appearances on other artists' albums, and his work with soul supergroup LSG featuring Levert, Keith Sweat, and Johnny Gill.

"I Like It" reunites LeVert for the first time since the trio -- Levert, his brother Sean and Marc Gordon -- released its last album, "Whole Scenario," in 1997. Going back to the beginning of Levert's solo career, "VOICES" includes the singer performing the #4 Billboard single, "That's What Love Is" with Miki Howard. The collection also features Levert singing "It Hurts Too Much To Stay" with Kelly Price from 1999's #8 Pop album "G," and "My Side of the Bed" from LSG's 1997 album "Levert.Sweat.Gill."

The retrospective of Levert's greatest duets also includes his version of "Wind Beneath My Wings" performed with his father and O'Jays founder, Eddie Levert Sr., "All The Times" featuring the all-star line-up of LSG, Faith Evans, Coko and Missy Elliot, plus "Written All Over Your Face" from The Rude Boys' 1990 debut, "Rude Awakening." Along with duets with Men At Large, Teena Marie, and Yolanda Adams, "VOICES" also features the newly recorded tracks "Last Time I Saw You" with Vanessa Williams and "Storm Has Passed" with Sherena Wynn.

Levert got his start in 1985 founding the trio LeVert. The successful group recorded five #1 singles, seven Top 10 singles, and four Top 20 singles on Billboard's R&B chart. The group's last album, "Whole Scenario," was released in 1997. Levert has released nine solo albums since his 1991 solo debut "Private Line," whose title track reached #1 on Billboard's R&B chart.

GERALD LEVERT: "VOICES"
Track Listing

1.   "I Like It" with LeVert *
2.   "All The Times" LSG with Faith Evans, Coko & Missy Elliott
3.   "Storm Has Passed" introducing Sherena Wynn *
4.   "It Hurts To Much To Stay" with Kelly Price
5.   "Wind Beneath My Wings" with Eddie Levert Sr.
6.   "Written All Over Your Face" with Rude Boys
7.   "The Last Time I Saw You" with Vanessa Williams *
8.   "That's What Love Is" with Miki Howard
9.   "A Rose By Any Other Name" with Teena Marie
10.  "All I Want Is You" with Kelly Price and K-Ci
11   "I Believe I Can Fly" with Yolanda Adams
12.  "My Side Of The Bed" with LSG
13.  "So Alone" with Men At Large

*new recording
For additional information regarding "VOICES," please contact Aliya Crawford or Jacinda Chen at W&W Public Relations at (732) 469-5955 or aliya@w-wpr.com or jacinda@w-wpr.com or Jason Elzy at Rhino Media Relations at 818-238-6220 or jason.elzy@wmg.com.

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