Things That Lovers Do
|Things That Lovers Do|
|Studio album by Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore|
|Released||February 11, 2003|
|Producer||Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, James Poyser, Daryl Simmons, Richard Jon Smith, Junius Bervine, Jamey Jaz|
|Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore chronology|
|Kenny Lattimore chronology|
|Chanté Moore chronology|
|Singles from Things That Lovers Do|
Things That Lovers Do is a cover album of classic 1970s and 1980s soul duets by husband-and-wife R&B singers Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore, released February 11, 2003. According to executive producer Antonio Reid, the album release was timed to coincide with Valentine's Day. Things is the fourth album overall for Lattimore, and fifth for Moore.
|“||With the release of this gorgeously produced album of duets from R&B singers and real-life couple Kenny Lattimore and Chanté Moore, pure romance receives its ultimate soundtrack. Two things make the collection distinct: the pair's innovative choice of songs, and the album's sequence, which follows a narrative arc of flirting, dating, sex, love, marriage, honeymoon, and the aftermath.||”|
|— Kim Hughes, Amazon.com (EDITORIAL REVIEW)|
Things That Lovers Do is largely a cover album save for the two originals, the lead single "Loveable" and the slinky title track. Both were helmed by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Though this is Lattimore's first time working with the super-producer duo, Moore has worked them on each of her previous 3 albums, giving her biggest single in 1998, "Chanté's Got A Man."
The two took an unorthodox route to promoting their album by mounting a full stage show also titled Things That Lovers Do. The play toured through Richmond, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Detroit from January 2003 through March 2003. Also starring in the play were comedian/actress Kym Whitley and actor Clifton Powell who plays a less-than-deserving fiance to Chante's character. The play was directed and staged by Tony Award-winner George Faison.
The album artwork bears a "warning" on the back stating that the CD "may cause pregnancy," making reference to the fact that Chante became pregnant with the couple's first child during the recording of the album. In the music video for the single "You Don't Have To Cry," both Lattimore and Moore appear to sing in separate shots. The end of the clip reveals that both are against an adjacent wall as the camera pans down to discover Moore's prominently showing stomach.
Shortly after the release of the album and close of the stage play, she gave birth to a son named Kenneth Lattimore Jr. at 9 pounds and 20 inches long in Los Angeles, CA. Kenneth Jr. was born on April 10, 2003, the same date as his father's birthday.
- Things That Lovers Do (4:34)
- You Don't Have To Cry (4:45) - (made popular by Rene & Angela)
- With You I'm Born Again (3:21) - (made popular by Billy Preston & Syreeta)
- Love Saw It (3:54) - (made popular by Karyn White & Babyface)
- Loveable (From Hour Head to Your Toes) (5:19)
- You're All I Need To Get By (4:16) - (made popular by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell)
- When I Said I Do (4:54) - (made popular by Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black)
- Close The Door (6:17) - (made popular by Teddy Pendergrass)
- Here We Go (4:35) - (made popular by Minnie Riperton & Peabo Bryson)
- Is It Still Good To You (4:38) - (made popular by Ashford & Simpson)
- Make It Last Forever (4:36) - (made popular by Keith Sweat & Jacci McGhee)
- Still (6:59)
NOTE: In most published discographies and music outlets, albums by Lattimore & Moore are listed among Lattimore's releases and excluded from Moore's.
- "You Don't Have To Cry"
- Allmusic review
- "Sensual Couple Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore Set to Launch Romantic Set Things That Lovers Do". Business Week. January 15, 2003.
- Kim Hughes. "Kenny Lattimore & Chante Mooré: Things That Lovers Do (Editorial Review)". Amazon.com.
- Lawrence Van Gelder (February 1, 2003). "THEATER REVIEW; A Musical Love Fest for Two". New York Times.
- "Chante Moore & Kenny Lattimore: celebrate their love with new album and play, `Things That Lovers Do' - Interview - Cover Story". Jet Magazine. February 24, 2003.
- "Chante Moore and Kenny Lattimore have a son, Kenny Jr - Celebrities". Jet Magazine. April 28, 2003.