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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2012
  • Label: Msm / Benchmark Ent
  • UPC: 885686931134
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 45,347

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, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Greg Phillinganes Piano
Bob Robinson Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
Cameron Stone Strings
Lisa Liu Strings
Amy Wickman Strings
Karen Elaine Strings
Technical Credits
Babyface Producer, Instrumentation, Composer
Dallas Austin Producer
Michael Bivins Composer
G.C. Cameron Composer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Reggie Hamilton String Arrangements
Jimmy Jam Producer, Instrumentation
Tim Kelley Producer, drum programming
Terry Lewis Composer, Producer
Nathan Morris Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Wanya Morris Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
L.A. Reid Composer
Rex Rideout Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Teddy Riley Composer, Producer
Bob Robinson Producer
Alvin Speights Producer
Shawn Stockman Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Charlie Wilson Producer, Vocal Producer
James Harris Composer
Mike Donaldson Engineer
Paul Boutin Engineer
Wirlie Morris Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
M. Wilson Composer
Dennis Bettis Composer
Andy Haller Engineer
The Alliance Instrumentation
Matt Marrin Engineer
Stephen Marsh Mastering
Ghian Wright Engineer
Antonio Dixon Producer, Instrumentation
Julian Bunetta Composer, Producer, Engineer
Phil Sarna Project Accounting
D. Austin Composer
Alex Teamer Composer
Patrick "J Que" Smith Composer
Erik "Bluetooth" Griggs Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Da Internz Producer
B.M. Cox Composer
A. Dixon Composer
M. Perry Composer
C. Wilson Composer
Donnell Shawn Butler Composer, Producer
Joe Mulvihill Executive Producer
Eric Bellinger Composer
Mitch Kenny Engineer
A.M. Cox Composer
Khris Riddick-Tynes Composer, Producer, Engineer
Eric Renaker Engineer
Geoff Richard Engineer
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