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Format: CD
Sku: 209207998
UPC: 886973548226
UPC 14: 00886973548226
Release Date: 9/5/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Hello Love... ~ Raheem DeVaughn
2. Woman ~ Raheem DeVaughn
3. Love Drug ~ Raheem DeVaughn
4. Energy - (featuring Big Boi) ~ Raheem DeVaughn
5. Friday (Shut The Club Down) ~ Raheem DeVaughn
6. Customer ~ Raheem DeVaughn
7. Mo Better - (featuring The Love Life Orchestra/Plantlife) ~ Raheem DeVaughn
8. Woman I Desire - (featuring Malik Yusef) ~ Raheem DeVaughn
9. Desire ~ Raheem DeVaughn
10. Midnight ~ Raheem DeVaughn
11. Marathon - (featuring Floetry) ~ Raheem DeVaughn
12. Butterflies ~ Raheem DeVaughn
13. She's Not You ~ Raheem DeVaughn
14. Can We Try Again? ~ Raheem DeVaughn
15. Try Again ~ Raheem DeVaughn
16. Empty ~ Raheem DeVaughn
17. Four Letter Word ~ Raheem DeVaughn
18. Text Messages ~ Raheem DeVaughn
19. Customer - (Remix, remix, featuring R. Kelly) ~ Raheem DeVaughn

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Raheem DeVaughn (background vocals); Kevin Veney (guitar); Alfredo de la F? (strings); David Moyer (tenor saxophone); Mark Batson (piano, keyboards, drum programming); Loren Hill (keyboards); Dennis Chambers (drums); Richard Shelton (drum programming); Kristal "Tytewriter" Oliver (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Jamil "Face" Johnson; Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez; R. Kelly.
Muze PNote Illustrator: Demont "Peekaso" Pinder.
Muze PNote Photographer: Sarah A. Friedman.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Jack Splash; R. Kelly.
Muze PNote Neo Soul crooner Raheem DeVaughn lists his home as "Loveland, United States" on his MySpace page, and there's little evidence on "The Love Behind the Melody" to suggest he would live anywhere else. With a light, airy voice that caresses the songs without rubbing them the wrong way, DeVaughn slinks his way through smooth, neo-classical jams as if he was born for it. "Mo Better" updates intimate '70s Philly soul with a string-dripping intro and brushes of keyboard, while "Women" sprinkles a slightly tougher beat onto the standby ode to the fairer sex. But while some of DeVaughn's contemporaries get low lyrically, he keeps it strictly class, focusing on woman's brains and strength. DeVaughn clearly paid attention to every soul disciple from Stevie to Luther to Prince, but he's got a silky voice all his own.

Producer: Bryan Michael Cox; Jack Splash; Ivan Barias; Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez; Mark Batson; Scott Spencer Storch; Carvin Haggins

Engineer: Chris Carmouche; Jamil 'Face' JOhnson; Aaron Fessel; Dru Castro; Conrad Golding; Teddy Lewis; James M. Wisner; Yas Inoue; Ivan Barias; Loren Hill; Sam Thomas

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Big Boi
Muze Guest Artist The Love Life Orchestra
Muze Guest Artist Plant Life
Muze Guest Artist Malik Yusef
Muze Guest Artist Floetry
Muze Guest Artist R. Kelly

Artist Overview

Neo-soul artist Raheem DeVaughn was raised in a musical family (his father is jazz bassist Abdul Wadud) and cut his chops as a songwriter and singer in the Washington, D.C., area. DeVaughn's mellow, soulful sound, which borrows from classic soul artists like Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, caught the ear of Jive Records, which issued his debut, THE LOVE EXPERIENCE, in 2005. The debut did well on the strength of the singles "You" and "Guess Who Loves You More," which set the stage for 2008's LOVE BEHIND THE MELODY. The single "Woman" was nominated for a Grammy (for Best Male R&B Performance) in 2008.
Artist Followers
BJ the Chicago Kid

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Solution(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Solution
Muze Music Compilations LAX(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations LAX (Clean)
Muze Music Compilations LAX (Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Thr33 Ringz
Muze Music Compilations Ugk For Life(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ugk 4 Life
Muze Music Compilations My Soul
Muze Music Compilations LAX(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Story Never Told(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Return Of 4Eva(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Then You Shoot Your Cousin
Muze Music Compilations Crash & Burn
Muze Music Compilations THEN YOU SHOOT YOUR COUSIN(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dream Deferred(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Greater Than One
Muze Music Compilations Bone Appetit
Muze Music Compilations Shaolin Vs Wu Tang(Explicit Version)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/27/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 735482
Music Label Name Label : Jive (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886971908121

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (p.69)
- "[H]e wraps his tenor around unusually sincere ballads....Music that transcends today's commercial rules." -- Grade: A-

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Devaughn,Raheem
Product attributeLabel:   Jive/silvertone Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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