Block

Block

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by New Kids on the Block
     
 

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New Kids On The Block — five now fully-grown men (Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood) who forever defined what the modern boy band would look and sound like — are back together for the very first time in nearly a decade and a half. The Block, their first album since 1994, includes the single "Summertime."

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New Kids On The Block — five now fully-grown men (Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood) who forever defined what the modern boy band would look and sound like — are back together for the very first time in nearly a decade and a half. The Block, their first album since 1994, includes the single "Summertime."

“I think history has looked upon us fondly,” says McIntyre. “I wouldn’t say we were important, but people do now see our place in pop history. We’ve read that we `begat the boy bands” like Backstreet Boys and N’Sync. And in a way, those groups have all made us more contemporary. They made us younger in a way by putting us in their generation. But hey, what about New Edition? There would be no New Kids without them. And of course, the Jackson Five begat New Edition. So I guess we were really just the first white boy band.”

Editorial Reviews

New York Daily News - Jim Farber
Several '80s references turn up, as in "Swayze," a clever reference to the movie "Dirty Dancing," and the single "Summertime," which openly courts nostalgia. But the now old kids don't have to look back to make a connection. A cut like "2 in the Morning," with its airy Marvin Gaye allusion, has the kind of melody that proves they've once again got the right stuff.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2008
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602517743137
catalogNumber:
001179202

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

New Kids on the Block   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Hakim Abdulsamad   Various
Donnie Wahlberg   Group Member
Joe Wolfe   Keyboards
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon   Various
Jordan Knight   Group Member
Danny Wood   Group Member
Emanuel Kiriakou   Keyboards
Joey McIntyre   Group Member
Pussycat Dolls   Background Vocals
Ne-Yo   Guest Appearance
RedOne   Background Vocals,Various
Adam Messinger   Various
Nasri Atweh   Background Vocals
Joaquin Bynum   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Hakim Abdulsamad   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Jimmy Iovine   Executive Producer
Teddy Riley   Audio Production
Donnie Wahlberg   Programming,Producer,Executive Producer
Timbaland   Producer,Audio Production
Perry Geyer   Engineer
Gene Grimaldi   Mastering
Julian Peploe   Art Direction
Chris Godbey   Engineer
Martin Kierszenbaum   Executive Producer
Emanuel Kiriakou   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Matty Green   Engineer
Akon   Audio Production
Zukhan Bey   drum programming
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam   Producer
Benjamin Chang   Engineer
Keith Gretlein   Engineer
Jared Paul   Management
Ne-Yo   Producer,Audio Production
Paul Orescan   Marketing
Mark "Exit" Goodchild   Engineer
Tony Terrebonne   Engineer
Jeremy Page   Engineer
RedOne   Programming,Audio Production
Lady Gaga   Composer
Janelle Lopez   Management
Adam Messinger   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer,Instrumentation
Nasri Atweh   Producer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Kristen Foster   Publicity
Adida Kavarro   Producer
Tyler Thurmond   Programming
Polow da Don   Audio Production

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