John Legend’s ‘Evolver’

John Legend’s ‘Evolver’ is his third studio album featuring Kanye West, Brandy, Estelle and Andre 3000, among other guests and released on October 28, 2008 by Good, Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Good Morning Intro (Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders) – 00:46 . 2.Green Light (André Benjamin, James Neng-Hsien Ho, Rick Nowels) – 04:44 . 3.It’S Over (Kanye West, Pharrell Williams) – 04:27 . 4.Everybody Knows (James Neng-Hsien Ho, Kawan “Kp” Prather, Terrence “Scar” Smith) – 04:35 . 5.Quickly (Dapo Torimiro) – 03:42 . 6.Cross The Line (William Adams, Kawan “Kp” Prather) – 03:22 . 7.No Other Love (Mitchum Chin) – 03:59 . 8.This Time (Kawan “Kp” Prather, Dave Tozer) – 04:23 . 9.Satisfaction (William Adams) – 04:45 . 10.Take Me Away (Shaffer Smith) – 03:03 . 11.Good Morning (Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders) – 04:01 . 12.I Love, You Love (William Adams, Mark Knopfler) – 04:35 . 13.If You’Re Out There (Marcus John Bryant, Devon “Devo” Harris, Kawan “Kp” Prather) – 04:20

Musicians : John Legend – Organ, Piano, Vocals . André 3000 – Vocals On (2) . Brandy – Vocals On (5), Vocals (Background) . Estelle – Vocals On (7), Vocals (Background) . Dave Tozer – Guitar, Keyboards . Kanye West – Vocals On (3) . Mitchum Chin – Guitar, Keyboards . Pharrell Williams – Percussion, Vocals (Background) . Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin Quee – Programming . Ann Atkinson – Bass . Drew Dembowski – Bass . Pete Donnelly – Bass . Sue Hanney – Bass . Bruce Morgenthaler – Bass . Sue Raney – Bass . Malay – Keyboards, Programming . Sharief Hobley – Guitar . Joshua “Trumpet Solo” Lopez – Guitar . Tomi Martin – Guitar . Tim Pierce – Guitar . Trevor Horn – Guitar . Dean Fraser – Horn . Jamie Muhoberac – Keyboards . Eugene “Man Man” Roberts – Keyboards, Programming, Vocoder . Stephen Tirpak – Keyboards, . Luis Jardim – Percussion . Dana Kelley – French Horn . Paul Klintworth – French Horn . James Thatcher – French Horn . Kebbi Williams – Sax (Tenor) . Chris Walden – Conductor . Larry Corbett – Celli . Victor Lawrence – Celli . Cecilia Tsan – Celli . Jennie Lorenzo – Cello . Richard L. Owens – Trombone . Jason Freeman – Trumpet . Jerry Freeman – Trumpet . Davis A. Barnett – Viola . Carole Castillo – Viola . Piotr Jandula – Viola . Alexandra Leem – Viola . Shawn Mann – Viola . Carolyn Riley – Viola . Darius Campo – Violin . Bruce Dukov – Violin . Nina Evtuhov – Violin . Lorenz Gamma – Violin . Alan Grunfeld – Violin . Neel Hammond – Violin . Olga Konopelsky – Violin . Emma Kummrow – Violin . Robert Martin – Violin . Robin Olson – Violin . Sid Page – Violin . Joel Pargman – Violin . Charles Parker – Violin . Katia Popov – Violin . Julie Rogers – Violin . Neil Samples – Violin . Marc Sazer – Violin . Igor Szwec – Violin . Gregory Teperman – Violin . Lesa Terry – Violin . Shalini Vijayan – Violin . Irina Voloshina – Violin . Tim Mcaffee Lewis – Choir Conductor . Agape Choir Of Santa Monica – Choir/Chorus . Ron Blair – Bass (Vocal) . Ian Cousineau – Bass (Vocal) . Rikk Galvin – Bass (Vocal) . Paul Harburger – Bass (Vocal) . John Meeks – Bass (Vocal) . Charles “Spud” Murphy – Bass (Vocal) . Ramon Pratt – Bass (Vocal) . Terrence “Scar” Smith – Vocals (Background) . Christopher Breaux – Vocals (Background) . Lenesha Randolph – Vocals (Background) . Rickie Byars Beckwith – Alto (Vocals) . Lynn Biehl – Alto (Vocals) . Miriam Green – Alto (Vocals) . Tracette Hillman – Alto (Vocals) . Sonia Jackson – Alto (Vocals) . Michelle Lactose – Alto (Vocals) . Jan Lebow – Alto (Vocals) . Reirani – Alto (Vocals) . Laurie Wilder – Alto (Vocals) . La Donna Bennett – Soprano (Vocal) . Windy Biealich – Soprano (Vocal) . Pam Dearing – Soprano (Vocal) . Joy Bella Heilig – Soprano (Vocal) . Marianne Lewis – Soprano (Vocal) . Sayida Peprah – Soprano (Vocal) . Elle Perrault – Soprano (Vocal) . Rev. Diana Presley – Soprano (Vocal) . Lisa Michelle Tallamentes – Soprano (Vocal) . Angel Travis – Soprano (Vocal) . Jonnie Acuna – Tenor (Vocal)

Production : Produced By Kanye West, John Legend, Shannon Sanders, Drew Ramsey, Malay, Kp, Dave Tozer, Midi Mafia, Dapo Will.I.Am, Trevor Horn, Devo Springsteen, The Neptunes, Supa Dups, Teddy Riley, Ne-Yo . Joe Bisirri – Engineer . Jeff Chestek – Engineer . Conrad Golding – Engineer . Padraic Kerin – Engineer . Anthony Kilhoffer – Engineer . Steve Macmillan – Engineer . Geno Regist – Engineer . Tim Weidner – Engineer . Dave Tozer – Engineer, . Alex Venguer – Engineer, Mixing . Mike “Hitman” Wilson – Engineer, Mixing . Malay – Engineer . David Kutch – Mastering . Kevin “Kd” Davis – Mixing . Jean-Marie Horvat – Mixing . Manny Marroquin – Mixing

Package : Chris Feldmann – Art Direction . Michelle Holme – Art Direction . Vincent Peters – Photography . Nabil Elderkin – Photography

Recorded 2007–2008.

Released On October 28, 2008 By Good, Columbia.

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BBC
One of the most talented songwriters of the moment.Although we might miss the piano solos that made songs like Ordinary People such classic show stoppers, Evolver is a colourful burst of soul. […]

PopMatters
This more electronic, less organic version of John Legend is more or less as enjoyable as the balladeer stuck behind the piano. So I guess that answers question #2, doesn’t it? […]

Los Angeles Times
Legend’s still a most conscientious loverand his rakish tricks come in the guise of a fine falsetto or piano run. But the urgency of “Evolver” is apparent on “Quickly,” where he implores “The globe is warming, my country’s warring / kiss me — like the world is quaking. – See more at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2008/10/album-review-jo.html#sthash.AzMkC88b.dpuf […]

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