Twenty

Twenty

by Boyz II Men
     
 

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Disc one of Twenty constitutes Boyz II Men's first full-length set of original material since 2002's Full Circle, an album released just prior to the departure of bass vocalist Michael McCary. The title here isn't the only manner in which the group acknowledges its

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Disc one of Twenty constitutes Boyz II Men's first full-length set of original material since 2002's Full Circle, an album released just prior to the departure of bass vocalist Michael McCary. The title here isn't the only manner in which the group acknowledges its longevity. They work with past collaborators such as Tim & Bob, Teddy Riley, and Babyface, each of whom either produces or co-produces three tracks. Rather than attempt to compete with younger acts on the charts, they largely stick to their tried and true approach and appeal to their longtime listeners. Some of the slower songs get a little raunchy, but most of them -- highlighted by "More Than You'll Ever Know," featuring Charlie Wilson -- switch between romantic pleading and uplifting/inspirational modes. It's their most enjoyable work since 2000's Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya. On the second disc, Boyz II Men cover themselves. In some cases, the new looks at their hits are closer to re-creations than reinterpretations, with only slight variations on the vocal and instrumental arrangements. That Boyz II Men still have it, both individually and collectively, is undeniable; their group harmonies sound as easy as ever. That's what they had over most contemporary R&B acts in 1991, and that's what they have over all of them in 2011.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2011
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602527816692
catalogNumber:
2781669
Rank:
78994

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boyz II Men   Primary Artist
Michael Bivins   Rap
Darrell Crooks   Guitar
Reggie Hamilton   Bass,Double Bass
Tim Kelley   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Cameron Stone   Strings
Lisa Liu   Strings
Amy Wickman   Strings
Karen Elaine   Strings
Bob Robinson   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Babyface   Producer,Instrumentation,Composer
Boyz II Men   Producer
Dallas Austin   Composer,Producer
Michael Bivins   Composer
Reggie Hamilton   String Arrangements
Jimmy Jam   Producer,Instrumentation
Tim Kelley   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Terry Lewis   Composer,Producer
Nathan Morris   Composer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Wanya Morris   Composer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Rex Rideout   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Teddy Riley   Composer,Producer
Daryl Simmons   Composer
Shawn Stockman   Composer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Charlie Wilson   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Eric Dawkins   Composer
James Harris   Composer
Mike Donaldson   Engineer
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Wirlie Morris   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Dennis Bettis   Composer
Andy Haller   Engineer
David Weiss   Management
Alliance   Instrumentation
Bryan-Michael Cox   Composer
Matt Marrin   Engineer
Ghian Wright   Engineer
Antonio Dixon   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Julian Bunetta   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Phil Sarna   Project Accounting
Debbi Bogle   Management
Patrick "J Que" Smith   Composer
Bob Robinson   Composer,Producer
Erik "Bluetooth" Griggs   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Steffan Hughes   Marketing
Senate   Composer
Donnell Shawn Butler   Composer,Producer
Joe Mulvihill   Executive Producer,Management
Mark Siegel   Booking
Naz Idelji   Marketing
Antonio "L.A." Reid   Composer
Mitch Kenny   Engineer
Mahin Wilson   Composer
Andrew Daw   Marketing
Khris Riddick-Tynes   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Da Inernz   Producer
Jo Migano   Public Relations
Clarice Bell   Composer
Whitney Fatone   Representation
Taku Nagashima   Representation
Eric Renaker   Engineer
Geoff Richard   Engineer
Alvin Isaacs   Composer,Producer

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