Album Details

RELEASE
September 26, 2006
LABEL
Orpheus Records
GENRES
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Urban, Pop-Soul, Smooth Soul

Album Review

With Transitions, Freddie Jackson makes another label jump, this time to Fort Lee, New Jersey's Orpheus imprint. Jackson's sound is not significantly different, but then, when you have a voice like his, it doesn't have to be. Jackson is one of the great urban balladeers and uptown soul singers of the era. He has a career track of strong singles, consistent albums, and a presence that is undeniable. He is a crooner whether the tune is a string-sodden love song such as the opener, "Until the End of Time," or a finger-popping mid-tempo groover like "Hold on Me." Jackson reveals on this album the depth of yearning in the grain of his voice. It's full of dreams and possibilities, heartbreak and desire. Check "How Can I" with its flamenco guitar opening, and the shapeshifting electric guitars that underscore every line. There's the dreamy "More Than Friends," where the influential traces of Marvin Gaye, Ronald Isley, and Al Jarreau all come together in Jackson's delivery. The strutting bedroom funk of "Superman" is one of those tracks where Jackson lays his vocal deep in the cut. The final cut is a stellar, and ingenious, medley of Delaney & Bonnie's "Superstar" and "Wind Beneath My Wings" as a closer. The added bonus on this set is a DVD that includes no less than 17 videos and is, essentially, a greatest hits. From "Rock Me Tonight" and "Nice & Slow" to "You Are My Lady" and "Don't Wanna Lose Your Love," plus more. This is a nice touch for an indie, and gives Jackson fans and newcomers plenty to sink their teeth into.
Thom Jurek, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Until the End of Timehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/until-the-end-of-time/id192531498?i=192531502&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Transitionshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?i=192531505&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Hold on Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hold-on-me/id192531498?i=192531511&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. How Can Ihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/how-can-i/id192531498?i=192531514&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Can't Get My Flowhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Stay and Talk to Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stay-and-talk-to-me/id192531498?i=192531525&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. More Than Friendshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/more-than-friends/id192531498?i=192531529&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Supermanhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/superman/id192531498?i=192531536&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Tell Me About Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tell-me-about-it/id192531498?i=192531542&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Heavenhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/heaven/id192531498?i=192531546&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. What Cha'll Waiting Forhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Superstar/Wind Beneath My Wingshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/superstar-wind-beneath-my-wings/id192531498?i=192531553&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Rock Me Tonight [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. You Are My Lady [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Have You Ever Loved Somebody [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. He'll Never Love You [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Do Me Again [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. I Can Use a Little Love [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Main Course [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Love Me Down [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Tasty Love [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. All Over You [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Don't Wanna Lose Your Love [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Me & Mrs. Jones [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. You and I Got a Thang [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Nice & Slow [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. All I Ever Ask [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Rub Against You [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. Can I Touch You [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/transitions/id192531498?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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