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BLACKsummers'night Import

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2009 studio album from the ground breaking modern Soul artist, his first full-length release since 2001. BLACKsummers' Night is the sensuous opening installment of the artist's monumental BLACKSUMMERS' NIGHT trilogy. The trilogy's subsequent chapters, blackSUMMERS' night and blacksummers' NIGHT, are slated for release in 2010 and 2011 respectively. This 2009 album reunites Maxwell with long-time collaborator Hod David, who serves as co-producer and co-writer of the album. Striving for an emotional authenticity and real world sound for the album, Maxwell and Hod recorded the entire album live in the studio with an A-list ensemble of elegantly sympathetic musicians.

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"If leadoff single 'Pretty Wings',is any indication [of what is to come] we'll be waiting impatiently for each and every update." -- Time Out New York, May 21-27,2009

"The Brooklyn-born singer croons a heartbreaking ode to letting go of a relationship. It's a gorgeous ballad that ushers in a long-overdue welcome return to one of R&B's most talented and original artists." -- Billboard May 30,2009

"The neo-soul star returns with "Pretty Wings",a lovely ballad that showcases his fluttery falsetto." -- People, May 25,2009
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 7, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: July 7, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Columbia
  • Run Time: 37 minutes
  • ASIN: B0028K3192
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (305 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,929 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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On this sad day, we celebrate the legacy of Michael Jackson as he is laid to rest. But on this day, we also celebrate the return of Maxwell a.k.a the keeper of the R&B flame.
What can be said about Maxwell that has NOT been said? For me (through his music) he made me believe in love and romance. He made me believe that not all young urban men are thugs (or thug wannabes). We made me believe that music can STILL inspire. It took him 8 years to return, but it has been worth the wait.
All the songs are great and intimate, but the best songs are:

Pretty Wings-love song about meeting the right person at the wrong time
Cold- rumored to be his 3rd single. This song really grooves and is very sexy.
Bad Habits- about really feeling a person to the point of addiction.
Love You- about wanting to become whatever the person you love want you to become.
Help Somebody- is one of Maxwell's first songs about helping mankind.

My last point about this album is its been a LONG time since we heard REAL instruments in music (especially in R&B). With this record, we get to hear REAL musicians....as I said earlier, we don't call Maxwell the keeper of the R&B flame for nothing.
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Maxwell is very talented and has once again put out some good music after his long hiatus. The album starts off with really strong with Bad habits, Cold, and Pretty Wings. The next two songs HELP SOMEBODY and STOP THE WORLD sort of remind me a some old Marvin Gaye songs (just not as good as his songs). They are not my favorites on the album but they are still decent songs. The last three songs are good and the album ends with the last track as an instrumental. Lyrically and the production of the album will not disappoint you at all. The only complaint i would have is that the album is too short. After 8 years i thought the album would have 12 songs at minimum. Other than that this is a very respectable effort by Maxwell.

Stand out tracks:

Bad Habits
Cold
Pretty Wings
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this is an amazing album, yes it is a little short but the quality makes it worth. Maxwell came back with the strong "Pretty Wings",a beautiful/heartbreaking ballad that deserves without a doubt grammy nominations next year.
but the cd is all good, there is no auto-tune,no songs about women as an object...it is the opposite, it is a gentleman album with songs about his life situations.
i am glad that are still a few r&b artists like him still making good songs, we need that. can't wait for the next cd.

favorites:

1 - Fistful of Tears
2 - Love You
3 - Stop the World
4 - Pretty Wings
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Maxwell Rivera, the R&B veteran 1st studio album in over 8 years, and 4th studio album (not counting Maxwell Unplugged) of his career, comes with the highly anticipated BLACKsummmers'night, an album I've been waiting for over some time myself. Maxwell has always had good voice. Even times when the lyrics aren't that good to a song he used his voice to carry a listener through a song over some nice production (a very popular formula in music). I really was never a big fan of him when I first heard him on the video "Luxury:Cococure" (I don't know about you but seeing a video of a grown man half naked in a bathtub seems to traumatize me even 11 years later). Overall he has created some classics like his previous album Now. BLACKsummers'night really has a cool laidback vibe whereas the type of atmosphere you can listen to with someone you love, or on a laid back evening, as he's always created those smooth tunes to play in your mind. The big problem that I have that this album is short, with nine tracks, just under 38 minutes total.

Some of the songs here on BLACKsummers' night are really hit or miss, mostly on the side of the better. "Bad Habits" really is a nice starter for the album, followed by the lead single "Cold" with a little upbeat. "Prettywings" and "Stoptheworld" both slows things down, for a laid back atmosphere, a style I love, and I'm sure you will too. "Helpsomebody" is cool, but it really fails to stand out, both lyrically and musically. "Loveyou" maybe has the potential to be a great song, but I'm just not seeing it here.
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This is not even in the same galaxy as "Now." I am disappointed with this new album, because it lacks a true heart at the center of the music. Yes, the production is cutting edge for the moment, but in ten years, or even five years, this will be considered one of Maxwell's weakest efforts, because the songs themselves are his least memorable. I can't hum ONE single track from this album, after many listens over several weeks now, and I was able to sing several tracks from "Now" within a day or two of hearing them, because those songs really grab you and stay in your mind. Examples: "Cold" and "Help Somebody" are buried under several layers of complex beats and fancy horn riffs. I spent more time trying to lock into the grooves, until I finally realized that the songs themselves were average at best, sounding like Lenny Kravitz repeating himself on a dull day. "Stop the World" and even the highly rated "Pretty Wings" sound like Prince on an average day. Overall, I get the feeling that this album is all about the surface production, not the writing, and that is very sad, because Maxwell's previous album, "Now," is one of the most well-written and compellingly soulful albums in modern music. The "Now" album is the opposite of this new effort: "Now" is a stripped-down album where the production is very simple and stays out of the way, showcasing a very powerful batch of songs that still stand among his strongest. "Now" is pure Maxwell, a record that no one else could have made but him alone. This new album basically sounds like a half-hearted Prince and Lenny Kravitz imitation. I don't hear the real Maxwell in this music.

Bottom line: "Now" remains a masterpiece, and still sounds timeless and soulful today.
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