RELEASE
October 10, 2006
LABEL
LaFace
GENRES
Rhythm & Blues, Urban, Contemporary Gospel, Contemporary R&B, Gospel, Adult Contemporary R&B

Album Review

Kenny Lattimore and Chanté Moore released their last solo albums, respectively, in 2001 and 2000, but their first album as a married couple -- 2003's Things That Lovers Do -- did well enough to warrant a follow-up before either singer resumed their solo career. The first disc of Uncovered/Covered is more like an enjoyable married couples' seminar set to the kind of lush and occasionally slightly toughened productions they've fronted since the '90s. They sing about the downs as well as the ups, but they keep it elegant and romantic the whole time. There are only two covers, despite the album's title; it's not surprising that they handle L.T.D.'s "Love Ballad" much better than Sade's less expressive "No Ordinary Love." The second disc is dominated by contemporary gospel material produced by Fred Hammond, who casts his typically bright sheen over everything, including slapping/snapping basslines, humming keyboards, and jubilant, layered vocal arrangements. Lattimore sounds as good as ever through the whole program, but his long-under-recognized wife shines so well, ably approaching nearly every song at a different angle, that he's pretty much outclassed. That all said, a handful of the tracks are second rate and could've been cut to make this a very tight single-disc release. Both this and Things That Lovers Do are more than strong enough, however, to warrant a third Lattimore/Moore album, not to mention a second gospel album, even though fans of both singers must be a little antsy for secular solo albums by now. In the liner notes, the couple states, "We challenge you to look for more than a handsome/beautiful face -- more than sex appeal -- and more than money in a mate." Yes, take it from a couple that just happens to be extremely attractive and well-off. You also have to love one of the inside photos, where Lattimore appears to be glaring at the camera as if to say, "I know you're not coveting your neighbor's wife."
Andy Kellman, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Uncovered (Intro)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Love Balladhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. The Good Lifehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. I Got You Babehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. No Ordinary Lovehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Figure It Outhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Live with Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Here on Earthhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Just a Dreamhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Tonight (2 Step)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Every Time You Gohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Beautiful Distractionhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Vocal Boothhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. To Me, You're Everythinghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Rejoice (Clap You Hands)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Make Me Like the Moonhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Your Namehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. I Give You My Praisehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. I Do Love Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Mine All Minehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. No Limithttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Never Alonehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. I Just Love to Praise Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. No Limit [Remix]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncovered-covered/id194637200?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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