Allure: Linnie, Lalisha, Akissa, Alia (vocals).
Additional personnel: Nature, Nas, LL Cool J, Raekwon (rap vocals); Rich Nice (spoken vocals); Dave Atkinson (piano); Walter Afanasieff, Darrell "Delite" Alamby (keyboards, drum programming); Mark C. Rooney (keyboards, drums, programming); Gordon Chambers (keyboards, background vocals); George Pearson, Timothy "Tyme" Riley (keyboards); Poke, Tone (programming); 112 (background vocals).
Producers include: Poke, Tone, Mariah Carey, Walter Afansieff, Mark C. Rooney.
Engineers include: Rich Travali, John Wydrycs, Franklin Grant.
Recorded at The Hit Factory, Chung King, Soundtrack Studios, Crave Studios and Right Track Studios, New York, New York; Conway Recording Studio, Hollywood, California.
This debut by an all-female R&B quartet with four-part harmonies reminiscent of En Vogue is the first album on Mariah Carey's Crave Records. Like Carey, Allure's crossover success can be attributed to its blend of R&B with hip-hop beats, and to an album that includes both hot dance tracks and smooth ballads. The album gets an added boost from production by the Track Masters (Poke and Tone) and guest appearances by L.L. Cool J, Nas and Raekwon.
The lead-off single, "Head Over Heels," lays Allure's vocals over the MC Shan classic "The Bridge." Popular samples abound, giving the music an instant appeal. "Anything You Want" uses the O'Jays' "Cry Together" for its background, and "No Question" builds on Mtume's "Juicy Fruit." Paying further tribute to the old school, Allure teams up with 112 for a remake of Lisa Lisa's "All Cried Out."