Out the Box (Tonéx album)

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Out The Box
Live album by Tonéx & The Peculiar People
Released May 18, 2004
Recorded September 19, 2003
Genre R&B
Gospel
Rock
Hip hop
Length 151:48
Label Verity Records/Nureau Ink
Producer T.Bizzy
Tonéx & The Peculiar People chronology
Oak Park 92105
(2003)
Out The Box
(2004)
Ain't Remyx
(2005)

Out The Box is Gospel and R&B singer Tonéx's first live album and third major release. It was recorded Live on September 19, 2003 at The San Diego Civic Theater. The single "Work On Me" reached #3 on Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart. "Out the Box" is Certified Platinum selling well over 980,000 copies.[1]

Background[edit]

On September 19, 2003 at 2:30 P.M. in the afternoon, over 400 people were already lined up outside the San Diego Civic Theatre for the Out the Box live recording. The recording did not start until 8:00 P.M. that evening. The anticipation was high for Tonéx's first live recording. An over capacity crowd of over 3,500 people stood shrieking with applause, eagerly awaiting Tonéx to emerge from a 9-foot tall music box. From that point…it was on! Tonéx and a multicultural 40-voice choir called The Peculiar People, a seven piece band, three piece horn section, and four dancers mesmerized the audience for over three hours. They did their best to capture what happened that night. The screams you hear are real, not added. The anointing they experienced that night was real, not contrived.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1

Section 1: Hi-Energy/Dance/Rock

  1. Yolanda Adams Introduction
  2. Overture
  3. Out the Box
  4. The Trust Theory
  5. Alive (Not Dead)
  6. Alive 2

Section 2: Progressive Gospel

  1. Fundamentals
  2. Work On Me
  3. Games
  4. Endangered Species
  5. The Children's Bread
  6. Freestyle — Church Floor

Section 3: Tonéx Throwbacks

  1. Real With U (Live)
  2. Taxi Overture
  3. Taxi (Live)
  4. Personal Jesus (Live)
  5. Why? (Live)
  6. God Has Not 4Got (Live) (Piano by Kirk Franklin)
  7. To Know You Lord (Live)

Section 4: Studio A

  1. God Is Love
  2. Ain't
Disc 2

Section 5: Dance/Praise

  1. Nureau Ink
  2. Believer
  3. Todos Juntos (featuring Sheila E.)

Section 6: Prophetic Worship

  1. Your Word (featuring Morpheus)
  2. Freestyle - Throneroom
  3. The Spirit Realm
  4. Freestyle — Worship
  5. Make Me Over
  6. The Truth

Section 7: Graffiti/Hip-Hop

  1. Since Jesus Came (featuring Kirk Franklin)
  2. Out The Box (Outro)

Section 8: Studio B

  1. Syng
  2. Doesn't Really Matter (featuring Applejaxx)
  3. Thank Q
  4. Closing Interview

Personnel[edit]

Instrumentalists

  • Organ and Additional Keys: Marcus "Panda Bear" Hodges
  • Keys and Colors: Shaun Martin
  • Piano and Fender Rhodes: Dwayne Swan
  • Key Bass: Jay "Mathematics" Deal
  • Guitars: Tim Stewart
  • Bass: Chris "Worldwide" Pottinger
  • Drums: Robert "Sput" Seawright
  • CrazyHornz: Randolph Ellis III (Sax), Ray Montiro (Trumpet), Gary Smith (Trombone)
  • Featured Percussion: Sheila E. on Todos Juntos
  • Featured Piano: Kirk Franklin on God Has Not 4got

The Peculiar People

  • Sopranos: Yvette Williams, Vernice Burroughs, Myrna Elguezabal, Bianca Alverez, Bonita Bankhead, Zerina Shepherd, Eva Carmarillo, Libna Cazares, Deborah Gonzalez, Ester Ortega, Tamara Rae, Miriam Suarez, Carmen Verduzco, Brenda Zavala, Bridgette Newman
  • Tenors: Damion "D-Willy" Willis, Jason Brown, Enoch Ruiz, Jr., Josue Anguiano, Victor Duarte, Jr., Cedric Baltrip, Mike "B." Burroughs, Felipe Gutierrez III, Jacob Herrera, Josh Herrera, Richard Ramirez, Ronnie Rey, Dannie "Doe-nay" Rivera, Alfonso Rivera, Arturo San Vicente
  • Altos: Amber Carter, Giovanni Oats, Fretrice Ewell Knox, Crystal Duarte, Yesinia Calderon, Tiffany Cross, Leah Hendrix, Francesca Hiuzar, Alina Perez, Merari Torresday, Melina Rivera, Joanna Saldago, Abigail "Abby" Sotelo, Sonya Vasquez, Karina Torreseday

Dancers

  • Paul Michael Reed
  • K.J. Gonzales
  • Samath Orm
  • Erik Sarapudon

References[edit]