Soul music fans still miss singer and songwriter Gerald Levert. We first got to know Levert as a very young man in the group that bore his last name. And he later became a consistent force on the R&B charts as a solo artist and as part of the group LSG.
Now, more than a dozen years after Levert’s untimely passing, a full career retrospective collection is coming from Soul Music Records. The 3-CD anthology features 45 songs drawn from his nine solo albums that were released between 1991-2006, including his smash hits “Private Line,” “I’d Give Anything,” and his duet with his father, Eddie Levert, “Baby Hold On To Me.”
The disc also includes rarities, such as “When It’s Right,” previously available only as a bonus track on the Japanese version of his sophomore album, Groove On, a cover of the Rick James and Teena Marie classic “Fire and Desire,” and several remixes of other songs.
Created with mastering by Donald Cleveland, artwork by Roger Williams, and executive production by David Nathan, the collection also features an contributions by distinguished US writers and media legends Janine Coveney, Dyana Williams, and A. Scott Galloway.