Second Chance – The Perfect Package

Open it Up…and What You’ll Find is a Treasure… 


It’s finally here – The day every fan, critic, R&B head, and lover of real music has anticipated for the last 5 months – 16 years – the release of “Second Chance.” It’s been named the most highly anticipated and long awaited album of the year. The wait was well worth it.

It is definitely a must listen piece of work, as El has fully crafted a masterpiece that embodies his triumph, pain, joy and love wrapped in 13 tracks. From the first to the last song you feel El’s spirit and soul, you feel his heart beat and the essence of the man his fans have always loved, the reason why he’s respected by his peers and the artist others will get to soon experience.

The album immediately pulls you in with the up tempo hard hitting beats, intertwined with his signature harmonies in the tune “Heaven,” defining El’s richness; while his vocals embody the familiar El’esque sound yet surprising with fresh vocal approaches all at once. He gradually moves into the ballads, with “When I See you,” but the momentum never wanes. In fact, you find yourself swept up in his journey and privileged he took the time to open his bare heart. It’s a ride you don’t want to end, even as he achingly sings “The Other Side.”

“There’s nothing contrived about this album. The honesty is pure, his forthrightness is genuine and the way he has chosen to craft it in song is simply brilliant.

This album is for the smooth and sexy, the hip and chic, the mature and young, old school, new school, and everyone in-between.  El has given the official go ahead to love and put his stamp of approval on it. You will want to pick up that make believe microphone to sing along and do your own two-step. Baby making music is on deck, but be prepared to dance a little too, it’s all there. El has returned in full swagger and he certainly gets his ‘grown man on…’ It’s crystal-clear he knows his place!

He has moved into a new Light, a new Power, a new Place; a new El has emerged. He mirrors King David as he’s transitioned from boy, to man; from the church musician (minstrel) to writer (poet), to singer (psalmist) and now taking his place as a King. His path to peace is refreshing, his happiness is apparent and his cup is surely running over.

In his words…”it feels so good…”

Welcome back El!


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~ by thebookofel on November 30, 2010.

7 Responses to “Second Chance – The Perfect Package”

  1. […] to name a few. The album renders the vintage as well as the here and now El DeBarge. Click Here to read album […]

  2. I just love what they wrote on this page. Absolutely, perfect choice of words….thank you for sharing this….EL is very special and lov’d so much by his fans….blessings to this beautiful man!

  3. El’s new album was worth the wait. Love it! Love it! Buying 10 more copies as Christmas presents.

  4. Yes you put it quite beautifully how this cd captures one soul. It definetely has captured mines. EVERYTHING SINGLE SONG WAS BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED WITH A LOT OF LOVE AND TENDERNESS.

  5. Yes it’s been a long wait but worth it. I’m feeling so blessed to exhale and listen to this work of art.

  6. I agree with your post. It feels and sounds like real music. His vocals are like instruments. The sound is smooth, uplifting and definately “…grown and sexy.”

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