Keith has finally returned to the scene with a new label, new management and a new record. Was it worth the wait? Well, let's just say he's headed in the right direction after some misses albums.
The songs on "Hotel" are fairly good and very well-produced.
He brings back the magic of some of the most memorable music recorded in R&B history to this new live CD.
He has always been a producer's artist, so he needs direction in the studio to get a solid performance with his vocals. That's here, but there is no great single that makes her shine and really gets him back out there.
He sounds enthusiastic, but has too much help in the background, which sometimes drowns out his vocals.
Keith needs a pop hit to get back on top. Let's hope the next album delivers a hit.
Close....but no cigar.
Personnel include: Keith Sweat (vocals); Mashanda Favors Huskey, Rahbi Hines, Kristi White, Lewis Hill, Antoine Tatum, Calandra Glenn (vocals); Adam Ledgister, Dave Evans (keyboards); Andre Harris (bass instrument); Randy Hutchinson (drums). Additional personnel: Jackie McGhee, Johnny Kemp, Akon, Kut Klose, Monica, Silk, Athena Cage, Teddy Riley, Charlie Wilson (vocals).