In Effect Mode

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
With cover art that features one of the best uberbrows in the history of music, In Effect Mode and its lead single, "Nite and Day," took Al B. Sure! from being just another smooth R&B singer to the top of the music charts. It certainly didn't hurt matters much that André Harrell and Teddy Riley helped to produce this debut album. Of course, the leadoff track helped to redefine quiet storm ballads for the new jack generation, but there are other gems on In Effect Mode as well, including "Off on Your Own Girl," where the narrator pursues the love of an uninterested lady, only to find out later that she is a lesbian. The updated, digitally enhanced cover of the classic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
With cover art that features one of the best uberbrows in the history of music, In Effect Mode and its lead single, "Nite and Day," took Al B. Sure! from being just another smooth R&B singer to the top of the music charts. It certainly didn't hurt matters much that André Harrell and Teddy Riley helped to produce this debut album. Of course, the leadoff track helped to redefine quiet storm ballads for the new jack generation, but there are other gems on In Effect Mode as well, including "Off on Your Own Girl," where the narrator pursues the love of an uninterested lady, only to find out later that she is a lesbian. The updated, digitally enhanced cover of the classic "Killing Me Softly" is also of note, if only to contrast how the tone and palette of R&B evolved over a short period of time. And "Just a Taste of Lovin'" most certainly foreshadows the new jack phenomenon that Teddy Riley was to mastermind. Most people would be well off just getting these songs on one of the many readily available greatest-hits compilations, but those looking to dig deeper will no doubt enjoy this album from start to finish.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992566223
  • Catalog Number: 25662
  • Sales rank: 29,481

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nite and Day (3:59)
  2. 2 Oooh This Love Is So (4:35)
  3. 3 Killing Me Softly (4:47)
  4. 4 Naturally Mine (4:09)
  5. 5 Rescue Me (3:55)
  6. 6 Off on Your Own (Girl) (4:06)
  7. 7 If I'm Not Your Lover (4:02)
  8. 8 Just a Taste of Lovin' (4:17)
  9. 9 Noche Y Dia (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al B. Sure! Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tabitha Brace Background Vocals
Sharon Harris Background Vocals
Teddy Riley Guitar
Terri Robinson Background Vocals
Kyle West Keyboards
Michelle Amar Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Les Davis Guitar
Toddy Auston Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Al B. Sure! Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements
André Harrell Executive Producer
Benny Medina Executive Producer
Roey Shamir Engineer, Contributor
Kyle West Arranger, Producer
Edward "DJ Eddie F" Ferrell Engineer
Calvin Lowery Artwork
Ken Collins Engineer
Toddy Auston Engineer
Michelle Boissierre translation
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow! Nite and Day

    This album was a clear mirror of the person that performed on it. I met AL in Mt. Vernon in 1991 and he really was a romantic, just as his songs illutrate. Cool, suave, seductive and a man's tool for romance. Yeah, buy this one. It is still in effect mode.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best of the best is Al B. Sure!

    I believe now and always Effect Mode was the best Album released by Al B. Sure!. Although I have enjoyed all of his releases. I am his #1 fan now & forever. I wish he would release another album soon or sometime in the future.

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