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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
This album marked New Edition's growth and maturity due in part to the production work of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and the addition of group newcomer Johnny Gill. The first single from the much anticipated album was "If Isn't Love." With its percussive rhythm and frigid keyboard effects, Ralph Tresvant applies his rigidly smooth tenor to this mid-tempo dance cut. The single peaked at number two and seven on the Billboard R&B and pop charts, respectively. The second single, "You're Not My Kind of Girl," has a more grueling beat. In an up-tempo style and with its appealing melody, Tresvant imparts a urgent cry on this apologetic lyric. Gill enhances the track with his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
This album marked New Edition's growth and maturity due in part to the production work of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and the addition of group newcomer Johnny Gill. The first single from the much anticipated album was "If Isn't Love." With its percussive rhythm and frigid keyboard effects, Ralph Tresvant applies his rigidly smooth tenor to this mid-tempo dance cut. The single peaked at number two and seven on the Billboard R&B and pop charts, respectively. The second single, "You're Not My Kind of Girl," has a more grueling beat. In an up-tempo style and with its appealing melody, Tresvant imparts a urgent cry on this apologetic lyric. Gill enhances the track with his amplified background vocals and lyrical sighs. The single peaked at number two on the Billboard R&B charts. "Can You Stand the Rain" came next. Unlike any ballad the group has ever embraced, it sailed up the charts to the number one spot. Primarily led by Gill and Tresvant, whose vocals mutually complement one another, Ricky Bell injects his vocal plea, and Michael Bivins has a small rap part. With an aggressive rhythm, "Crucial" resembles more of a Minneapolis sound in the vein of the Time and Alexander O'Neal. That does not negate the substance of the song. It peaked at number four. The fifth single was "N.E. Heartbreak." From the staccato cadence of the verse to the reeling-style bridge to the energized vamp, the single had much to offer. It peaked at 13. Two unreleased notables are the ballads "I'm Coming Home" and "Boys to Men." This is a outstanding album overall.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 076742220723
  • Catalog Number: 42207
  • Sales rank: 11,208

Album Credits

Performance Credits
New Edition Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Johnny Gill Vocals, Background Vocals
Ralph Tresvant Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Bivins Vocals, Background Vocals
Ronnie DeVoe Vocals, Background Vocals
Ricky Bell Vocals, Background Vocals
New Edition Track Performer
Technical Credits
Carl Smith Contributor
Johnny Gill Contributor
New Edition Producer
Ralph Tresvant Producer, Contributor
Richard Bell Contributor
Spencer Bernard Contributor
Michael Bivins Contributor, Concept
Ronnie DeVoe Contributor
Jim Demgen Contributor
David Eiland Contributor
Brian Gardner Mastering
Steve Hodge Engineer
Jimmy Jam Producer
Jellybean Johnson Producer, Contributor
Bob Johnston Contributor
Terry Lewis Producer
John Steiner Contributor
Jeff Adamoff Art Direction
Jim Demgren Contributor
Carl Smith Contributor
E. Smith Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Classic material. NE easily are music ICONs who should be in the

    Classic material. NE easily are music ICONs who should be in the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis produced this "Masterpiece!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HEARTBREAK FOR THE COMPETITION

    THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST R&B ALBUMS EVER MADE THE TOP FLIGHT PRODUCTION OF JIMMY JAM AND TERRY LEWIS MADE THIS NEW EDITION'S BIGGEST SELLING CD UPWARDS TO 3 MILLION COPIES

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