Evolution

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Evolution is supposed to capture Boyz II Men in full maturity, but it sounds surprisingly similar to their blockbuster II. Like that album, Evolution relies on ballads, downplaying the group's dance-pop side. There are still several up-tempo numbers on the record, but it's clear that the group and their producers were more concerned with smooth ballads like "4 Seasons of Loneliness" and "A Song for Mama," which they deliver with typical grace. However, Boyz II Men's signature sound is beginning to sound like a formula, especially since the group fails to offer any new twists on their trademark hip-hop doo wop. There's enough strong material on Evolution to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Evolution is supposed to capture Boyz II Men in full maturity, but it sounds surprisingly similar to their blockbuster II. Like that album, Evolution relies on ballads, downplaying the group's dance-pop side. There are still several up-tempo numbers on the record, but it's clear that the group and their producers were more concerned with smooth ballads like "4 Seasons of Loneliness" and "A Song for Mama," which they deliver with typical grace. However, Boyz II Men's signature sound is beginning to sound like a formula, especially since the group fails to offer any new twists on their trademark hip-hop doo wop. There's enough strong material on Evolution to satisfy Boyz II Men's large fan base, but they will truly need to evolve on their fourth album in order to stay viable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/1997
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 731453081925
  • Catalog Number: 530819
  • Sales rank: 57,771

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Boyz II Men Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Babyface Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Sitar
Michael Thompson Guitar
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Nathan East Bass
Reggie Griffin Guitar
Sonny Lallerstedt Guitar
Scott Meeder Drums
Greg Phillinganes Piano
John Smith Guitar
Jackie Street Bass
John Carrozza Piano
Jamar Jones Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Babyface Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Boyz II Men Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Jeremy Lubbock String Arrangements
Louis Alfred III Engineer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Producer
Keith Crouch Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Jim Hinger Engineer
Steve Hodge Engineer
Jimmy Jam Arranger, Producer
John Kurlander Engineer
Terry Lewis Arranger, Producer
Manny Marroquin Engineer
Michael McCary Contributor
Nathan Morris Contributor
Wanya Morris Contributor
Michael Patterson Engineer
Shawn Stockman Producer
Dave Dillbeck Engineer
Stevie J. Producer
Paul Boutin Engineer
Randy Walker Programming
Vida Sparks Executive Producer
Michael Long Engineer
Joseph Alexander Engineer
Durrell Bottoms Producer
Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence Producer
Jamar Jones Producer
Michael "Wolf" Reaves Engineer
Johnny Lee Art Direction
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i love BOYS II MEN DEEPLY

    ALL THE SONGS OF BOYS II MEN ARE SO CHARMING!

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    Posted July 1, 2009

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