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I don't like this version of cooleyhighharmony
I never liked this version of this album. It has too many extra songs that just didn't sound right to me. I love the original version of C.H.H. The one with the black and white cover and it has the men in the far background walking. I have that one in cassette and i'm waiting for the CD to come in the mail.
One of the most important R&B/Soul albums of the 90's
The album that made Boyz II Men the most recognized and popular R&B band of the 90's. With the spectacular "End of the Road" that won many awards, the acapella songs "Please Don't Go" and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday", the upbeat songs like "Motown Philly" and "Little Things". This entire album produced some of the best urbanized R&B songs in the last decade.
This excellent album sold over 9 million copies since its conception, with singles like "End of the Road" that went almost double-platinum and other songs that topped the billboard charts for record times.
Boyz II Men is the best selling R&B group ever, and this album shows why. It's probably the best all-around R&B album of the 90's and can only be touched by some albums by Brian McKnight and R. Kelly.
This album is highly recommended, not only for R&B listeneres, but also to all music fans who can appreciate beautiful songs from the heart and the soul.
The absolute best Boyz II Men album!
Mixing new jack funk and smooth harmonies, cooleyhighharmony is one of the best albums to be manufactured out of r&b-period. With their nonstop promotion by Michael Bivins and incredible producing by Dallas Austin, Boyz II Men turned out an impressive debut, with every single release reaching the high rungs of the billboard charts.
From "Please Don't Go" to "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" to "Uhh Ahh" to "Motownphilly", their initial debut was already a knockout, each single reaching at least top #10 r&b. Then, by popular demand, they reincarnated this spanish version release to remixes and the inclusion of their biggest hits, "End Of The Road" and "In The Still Of The Night". This smart marketing move exceeded their expectations, with Boyz II men outselling many of their contemporaries.
Adding to the irony, there is not one filler track. Every original mix and the remixes are all first-rate new jack and smooth soul. My favorite tracks are the funky "Under Pressure" and the elegant "In The Still Of The Night". Other overlooked gems are "This Is My Heart" and "Little Things".
All in all, Boyz II Men's debut signified that they were the standard of the definitive r&b group. They would achieve even higher heights on their sophomore release, II. Nevertheless, this is the debut of a legend, and is essential for any fan of r&b, regardless of generation or genre!
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