Evolver

~ Release group by John Legend

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Evolver (deluxe edition) CD + DVD-Video 16 + 11 G.O.O.D. Music (Getting Out Our Dreams), Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint) SICP-2072/3 4547366041491
Evolver CD 15 G.O.O.D. Music (Getting Out Our Dreams) 88697387452 886973874523
Evolver CD 13 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), G.O.O.D. Music (Getting Out Our Dreams), Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88697 13740 2 0886971374025
Evolver CD 15 886974039525
Evolver Digital Media 16 G.O.O.D. Music (Getting Out Our Dreams), Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available)
Evolver (Tour Edition) CD + DVD-Video 18 + 2 G.O.O.D. Music (Getting Out Our Dreams) SICP-2180/1

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Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/112610 [info]
Wikidata: Q2155624 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Evolver (John Legend album) [info]
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As the owner of possibly the sexiest voice in music, John Legend has got it going on. Now releasing his third album shows that he's lost none of the magic that gave his debut, Get Lifted, such crossover appeal.

Here in the UK, we've now got a special soft spot for John thanks to him signing Estelle and transforming her into a superstar. She returns the favour by lending her vocals to the reggae tinged 'No Other Love'. Being John Legend, it's not hard to attract guest stars, but we're impressed that Evolver manages to avoid overcomplicating with so many 'featurings' that the main artist is relegated to second place. The other chosen two are Andre 3000, throwing a futuristic spanner into the unusually upbeat Green Light and a vocoded Kanye helping him ditch his lady in We're Over. Impressive.

Confirming his position as an elegant ladies' man, the dreamy Good Morning leaves us feeling that we couldn't turn down any request made by this man. His seductive qualities are further cemented as he tries to turn his best friend into his lover in Cross The Line, begging her to stop, ''dancing 'round the moment''.

It's not all love and ladies though - a fierce Obama campaigner, the album ends on an epic note with If You're Out There. Originally performed at a Democratic convention, John rallies his listeners to change the future and, ''stand up and say it loud''.

Although we might miss the piano solos that made songs like Ordinary People such classic show stoppers, Evolver is a colourful burst of soul. Packed with incredible melodies and exquisite arrangements it's yet another step to further confirm Legend as one of the most talented songwriters of the moment.