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by Five Point Plan

Organic funk, soul, and rare groove with smooth female vocals.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
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1. Solid Ground
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2. Feed Your Soul
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3. Second Time
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4. Damn
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5. Tremble
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6. Sign Your Name
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7. Rare
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8. Love Divine
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9. Why
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10. Real
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11. Take Me
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Album Notes
San Francisco's Five Point Plan creates a unique blend of groove and soul for the new millennium.

Vocalist Latrice Barnett sings Stevie Wonder-inspired melodies, "insinuating herself into your bloodstream like an old friend you've always had a crush on." (SF Weekly) Backed by the ultra-groovacious rhythm section of Tim Carter (drums), Michael Cruz (bass), David Metzner (guitar), and Jordan Glasgow (keyboards).

Five Point Plan emits medium to uptempo funk infused with sensual, turn down the lights, slow grooves. They cite the Brand New Heavies, Incognito, Jill Scott, and Jamiroquai as influences, while creating a music entirely their own. The group's sound has an unrestricted ability to flow with many styles: funk, acid jazz, hiphop, and soul, as well as the occasional foray into their own brand of organic electronica.

For their second album "Rare," Five Point Plan joined forces with producer/arranger Dave Lebolt. The bulk of the album was tracked live over a four day period and features several guests including Merl Saunders and The Turtle Island String Quartet.

Also, if you're digging Five Point Plan, be sure to check out Loveseat Congregation (also available on CD Baby), featuring Latrice Barnett and Jordan Glasgow.


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Latrice can sing!
The best cd in my collection, undoubtedly. The smooth grooves and jazzy uplifting songs fuse perfectly with sweetly sung vocals. A must have.

A pity there isn't any place locally in Australia that stocks it. Should definitely be advertised!


AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! You can't keep your feet still while listening to this!

Petrice Clinton



Sensual, sweet and sexy, if you only need one cd in your collection then this is the one!

a very refreshing twist on late night chillin'.
as a lover of good music, i must say that this is a gem. peeps....this is a must get. you'l be glad you did.

SF Weekly

...the hypnotic cadence of lead vocalist Latrice Barnett
The most blatant aspect of Five Point Plan's appeal is the hypnotic cadence of lead vocalist Latrice Barnett. Listen a few minutes longer and the unobtrusive yet delectable rhythm section becomes apparent, the whole mix spiked with undertones of electronica. Five Point Plan's new album "Rare" goes down smoothly, due in large part to Barnett's talented vocal chords, which have a Sade-with-an-edge quality.

Jason Birchmeier

"The timing couldn't have been better for the release of Five Point Plan's secon
The timing couldn't have been better for the release of Five Point Plan's second album, Rare, in 2002. The album fit right alongside the myriad other neo-soul albums flooding the market around this time, released in the wake of huge-selling albums and Grammy nominations (and wins) by Alicia Keys and India Arie. Despite the glut of neo-soul albums on the market at the time, the sudden interest in good old-fashioned soul music with a contemporary, urban edge no doubt worked in Five Point Plan's favor. And yes, the group caters to the neo-soul crowd on Rare.

"The tight arrangements and earthy playing of Five Point Plan's musicians -- Jordan Glasgow (keyboards), Tim Carter (drums, percussion), Michael Cruz (bass, background vocals), and David Metzner (guitar) -- that characterized the group's self-titled 1999 debut are still here, as are lead singer Latrice Barnett's sultry vocals. However, the group adds extra flavor to the mix, incorporating a roster of guest musicians -- most notably Merl Saunders on Hammond B-3 on "Take Me" -- who expand Five Point Plan's standard sound. These additional musicians help make Rare a much more dynamic and engaging album than the first Five Point Plan release; no two songs here sound alike. Overall, Rare finds the group moving forward, inching closer toward excellence without forsaking the attributes that made Five Point Plan such a wonderful group in the first place.

CD Baby

NEO-SOUL! Organic funk, soul, and rare groove with smooth female vocals in the style of Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, and Jamiroquai. They go from gospel-imbued jazz to drum-n-bass tinged pop, redefining and reshaping the term "neo-soul" to fit their needs. This San Francisco group has got it all goin' on and are quite popular, so catch this CD before it's in next year's Grammy awards.

Ray Lewis

Very similar sound to what the Brand New Heavies used to do, better than alot of


good sound
nice and diverse
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