Journey of a Gemini

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Journey of a Gemini
Donell Jones gemini.jpg
Studio album by Donell Jones
Released June 20, 2006
Genre R&B, soul, pop
Length 63:53
Label LaFace, Jive, Sony BMG
Producer Edward "Eddie F." Ferell (exec.), Noel Absalom, Tim & Bob, Sean Garrett, Kadis & Sean, Donell Jones, Ryan Leslie, Charles Pettaway, Richard Smith, Tank, Mike City, The Underdogs
Donell Jones chronology
Life Goes On
(2002)
Journey of a Gemini
(2006)
The Best of Donell Jones
(2007)
Singles from Journey of a Gemini
  1. "Better Start Talking"
  2. "I'm Gonna Be (Radio Only)"
  3. "Ooh Na Na (Radio Only)"
  4. "Special Girl (Video Only)"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars link
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Spotlight Grooves.com 4/5 stars link
HiphopRnbSoul.com 3.5/5 stars link
Okayplayer link
Vibe 3.5/5 stars link

Journey of a Gemini is the fourth studio album by American singer Donell Jones. The album's release date was pushed back numerous times due to record label complications of the Sony BMG merger. The album had been given critical acclaim, but due to very poor promotion by his record label LaFace, sales have been lower than expected. Despite that setback, it was Jones' highest charting album on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart where it topped at number one, while entering the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Special Girl" Donell Jones, Noel Absalom, Richard Smith 4:41
2. "Better Start Talking" (featuring Jermaine Dupri) Ryan Leslie, Sean Garrett 4:12
3. "I'm Gonna Be" Tim & Bob 4:46
4. "My Apology" Jones, Absalom, Smith 4:06
5. "Spend the Night" Mike City 4:20
6. "Portrait of a Woman" Jones, Absalom, Smith, Charles Pettaway 4:33
7. "Cry" Jones, Absalom, Smith 4:02
8. "Ooh Na Na" The Underdogs 3:56
9. "Feelin' You" Tim & Bob 4:20
10. "Can't Wait" Tim & Bob 4:30
11. "Lust or Love" Mike City 3:44
12. "If U Want" (featuring Bun B) Leslie, Garrett, Kadis & Sean 4:44
13. "Cuttin' Me Off" The Underdogs, Tank 3:52
14. "Another Life" Jones, Absalom, Smith, Pettaway 3:31
15. "I'm Gonna Be (Remix)" (featuring Clipse) Tim & Bob 4:47
Samples
  • "Cry" samples "Sara Smile" by Hall & Oates
  • "Feelin' You" samples "Experience" by Daedelus
  • "Can't Wait" contains a sample from "Masquerade" by Ab.
  • "Lust or Love" contains a portion of the composition entitled "Inside My Love" by Minnie Riperton

Unreleased material[edit]

In many interviews, Donell stated that he recorded 50 songs for the album. Some of those songs started to be leaked during the Summer/Fall period of 2004 due to Mixtape DJ's receiving those songs and putting them in their mixtapes. It was speculated that the album was pushed back numerous times due to the leaking of the songs onto the internet. But Donell stated, it was mainly because of the many complications of the Sony BMG merger that happened during the Spring of 2004. Donell was a bit heated at first when he heard about the leaking on the internet but then said it was sign to his fans that he was working on a new album.

  • "U Make Me Say" (Featuring Fat Joe) – 3:59
  • "You Didn't Love Me" – 3:58
  • "Do it All" – 2:26
  • "Marry Me" – 2:32
  • "Free" – 2:01
  • "Azzville" – 3:13
  • "September Love" – 4:06
  • "Bad Girl" – 2:58
  • "Sergeant Louise" – 3:54
  • "U Make Me Say" (Heya Remix) (Featuring Ja Rule) – 3:59

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Provider Peak
position
US Billboard 200[1] Billboard 15
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[1] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Donell Jones & Song Chart History". Billboard 200 for Donell Jones. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 

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