Back II da Basics

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Ginuwine's initial impact was also his greatest. Rather than gradually spin out with albums that steadily diminish creatively and commercially, he has put together a series of releases strong enough to maintain his presence on radio. Back II da Basics, his fifth album in ten years, offers roughly the same mixture of romantic subject matter heard before, but it shows him growing out of club tracks and further into lush ballads and gentle mid-tempo material. Without the club tracks, Back II da Basics would be an even better, bolder, more mature release. Even "Secrets," the best of the upbeat tracks, is nearly ruined by producer Jazze Pha's intrusive vocals, which rub against...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Ginuwine's initial impact was also his greatest. Rather than gradually spin out with albums that steadily diminish creatively and commercially, he has put together a series of releases strong enough to maintain his presence on radio. Back II da Basics, his fifth album in ten years, offers roughly the same mixture of romantic subject matter heard before, but it shows him growing out of club tracks and further into lush ballads and gentle mid-tempo material. Without the club tracks, Back II da Basics would be an even better, bolder, more mature release. Even "Secrets," the best of the upbeat tracks, is nearly ruined by producer Jazze Pha's intrusive vocals, which rub against Ginuwine's voice in the same way that Bobby Byrd would be a bad match for Ronald Isley. On the other side, Ginuwine has never done anything as understated or idyllic as "Want U to Be," which glides by with shades of Michael Jackson's "I Can't Help It" -- much more so than Fabolous' "I Can't Help It"-sampling hit "Baby." On the heartbroken "Glaze in My Eye," he falls into a starry production from Trackmasters' Poke and Tone with a perfectly measured grace and humility not heard on either Ginuwine...The Bachelor or 100% Ginuwine. This proves that he doesn't need to be bumptious -- as with "Pony" or "In Those Jeans" -- to be a force.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2005
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 827969345528
  • Catalog Number: 93455
  • Sales rank: 182,783

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (2:51)
  2. 2 Oh Girl (3:54)
  3. 3 Secrets (3:29)
  4. 4 When We Make Love (3:55)
  5. 5 Want U to Be (4:20)
  6. 6 The Club (3:54)
  7. 7 Interlude (2:24)
  8. 8 She's Like (4:07)
  9. 9 Betta Half (4:07)
  10. 10 Glaze in My Eyes (3:14)
  11. 11 I'm in Love (4:04)
  12. 12 Far Away (4:13)
  13. 13 Take a Chance (4:15)
  14. 14 Back 2 da Basics (3:42)
  15. 15 Thank You's (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ginuwine Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Charles Pettaway Bass, Guitar
Johnta Austin Background Vocals
Jadakiss Rap
Ced Keys International Keyboards
Knight Rap
Keith Harris Organ, Bass, Guitar
Technical Credits
S. Barnes Composer
J.C. Olivier Composer
J.C. Phillips Composer
Jerry Vines Executive Producer
Tone Producer
Ginuwine Executive Producer
Jazze Pha Producer, Audio Production
Poke Producer
Poke & Tone Audio Production
Captain Curt Producer
David Kutch Mastering
Charles Pettaway Producer
Alice Butts Art Direction
A. West Composer
Troy Oliver Producer
Alvin West Producer
Robin Hannibal Groomer
Richard "Younglord" Frierson Producer
E.J. III Dixon Composer
K. Harris Composer
John J. Moore Wardrobe Design
James Porte Engineer
Cedric Solomon Producer
Nico Solis Engineer
Nathaniel "Danjahandz" Hills Producer
Corey Stocker Engineer
Brass N Blues Producer
Ivan Corraliza Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Clarence Emanual Contributor
Ill Factor Producer
Keith Harris Producer, Engineer
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