98° and Rising [Holland Bonus Tracks]

98° and Rising [Holland Bonus Tracks]

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98° and Rising [Holland Bonus Tracks]

Really, 98° is a great idea for a teen pop band: Take an attractive boy band in the vein of Take That or *NSync and have them sing Boyz II Men crossed with the Backstreet Boys. 98° followed this formula on their eponymous debut and were more or less successful. However, they've mastered the sound on their second record, 98° & Rising. Like any teen pop with chart aspirations, 98° & Rising is far from a perfect album, as it alternates sure-fire hits with filler cut from the same mold, but that should be expected. What's nice is that songs like "The Hardest Thing" and "True to Your Heart" are well-crafted radio singles, with memorable hooks and excellent production. That same production -- which makes the ballads smoove and the dance-pop infectious -- carries weaker moments of the record, but at the end of the day, it's the singles that make 98° & Rising entertaining. And for many fans, that will be quite enough indeed. [The Holland edition features two bonus tracks, "Invisible Man" and a remix of "Hardest Thing," a slightly different track order, and three bonus videos.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/1999
Label: Universal Import
UPC: 0601215665123
catalogNumber: 542038

Album Credits

Performance Credits

98°   Primary Artist,Vocals
Keith Thomas   Bass,Keyboards
Stephen Erdody   Cello
David Frank   Keyboards
James Genus   Electric Bass
Gordon Kennedy   Guitar
Brian Newcombe   Electric Bass
Patrick Tucker   Guitar
Stevie Wonder   Vocals

Technical Credits

Matthew Wilder   Producer
Steve Smith   Engineer
Steve Kipner   Producer
Keith Thomas   Producer
Paul Arnold   Engineer
Terry Bag   Engineer
Gordon Chambers   Producer
David Frank   Producer
Mick Guzauski   Producer
Mark Hammond   drum programming
Sean Hosein   Programming,Producer
Phil Kaffel   Engineer
John Kelton   Engineer
Bob Rosa   Engineer
Bill Whittington   Engineer
David Zippel   Producer
Greg Parker   Engineer
Glen Marchese   Engineer
Love to Infinity   Producer,Remixing
98°   Arranger,Producer
Gary Winger   Engineer
Chris Fogel   Engineer
Mikael Ifversen   Engineer
Jason Goldstein   Engineer
Chris Theis   Engineer
Poke & Tone   Producer
Pras   Producer
Bloodshy   Producer
Devon Biere   Producer
Matthew Marteinsson   Engineer

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