Twenty

Twenty

by Boyz II Men

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Overview

Twenty

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: 10/22/2012
Label: Msm / Benchmark Ent
UPC: 0885686931134
catalogNumber: 2
Rank: 1493

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
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
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
Alliance   Instrumentation
Bryan-Michael Cox   Composer
Matt Marrin   Engineer
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
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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