- Released: February 6, 2001
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Vibe - 3/01, p.1923.5 discs out of 5
- "...Inthe hurly-burly of today's music scene, it's getting a lot easier to appreciate the charms of this quiet man..."
This is an enhanced CD which contains multimedia computer files as well as regular audio tracks.
Personnel includes: Babyface (vocals, various instruments); Kayo (bass, bass synthesizer); L.A. Reid (drums, percussion); De Rock (percussion); Troop, After 7 (background vocals).
Producers: L.A. Reid, Babyface.
Reissue producer: Leo Sacks.
Recorded at Elumba, Galaxy Sound and M'Bila, Hollywood, California. Includes liner notes by R.J. Reynolds.
Digitally remastered by Joseph Palmaccio (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
Babyface's solo debut yielded the first number one R&B hit of the 1990s while establishing Edmonds as a major personality and performer. He wrote or co-wrote much of the material and even played several instruments. It was a combination of slick production and nicely sung sentimental tributes and heartache ballads. [The 2001 CD reissue adds historical liner notes and three bonus tracks: a "Dub L.A." version of "Tender Lover," a 12" version of "Whip Appeal," and a 12" version of "My Kinda Girl."] ~ Ron Wynn