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The latest George Benson album "Irreplaceable" has had a lot of false starts and stops. The album originally set for October, 2003 release was pushed to February, 2004 and now the long overdue album will be in stores May 25th. What's going on? It turns out Benson has had a change of heart concerning the album's new R&B direction. Here's what his label GRP said in February. "After a lot of soul-searching, George Benson came to the conclusion that he wanted to re-work his album and add more of the instrumental jazz that has been the hallmark of his career for so many years. While Benson embraces the new direction in which his music has been taking him, he decided that he wanted to create a record that would appeal to ALL of his fans: traditional jazz, contemporary jazz and R&B."
The album was originally a smorgasbord of Joshua P. Thompson songs. He's the chap that wrote hits for Alicia Keys, Joe, Babyface and Luther Vandross. So the end result has the album sounding more Contemporary Jazz.


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