Tag: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis

HISTORY by Michael Jackson

This album was released in July 1995, on Epic Records. This was a double album, with one disc containing a bunch of Michael’s previous hits, and then one disc containing 15 newly recorded songs. Of the new songs, Michael wrote or co-wrote all but two, which were covers, and once again he produced most of…

JOHNNY GILL – JOHNNY GILL (1990)

Before joining New Edition for their 1988 album HEARTBREAK, Johnny had already been a solo singer, and had released an album called Johnny Gill on Atlantic Records in 1983. In 1990 he released his 2nd solo album, also called Johnny Gill, on Motown Records which, with his new popularity, was a much bigger success. Gill…

RALPH TRESVANT – RALPH TRESVANT

    From the moment New Edition debuted with the Jackson Five-inspired CANDY GIRL, primary lead singer Ralph Tresvant was being compared to Michael Jackson. I think many expected him to eventually be the solo star from that group. Ironically, he ended being the last to release a solo album, which he finally did with…

NEW EDITION – ONE LOVE

  In 2004 New Edition was once more a quintet, as Bobby Brown was out again, and they had left MCA Records and signed with Sean Combs’ Badboy Records. The result of which is this album ONE LOVE. The first single released from this album was HOT 2NIGHT, a mid-temp track where Ralph, Johnny, Ricky,…

NEW EDITION – HOME AGAIN

In 1996, 8 years after their last album, New Edition finally reunited (after a string of successful solo projects…which I’ll get to later) for this album, HOME AGAIN. Bobby Brown rejoined the group, making them a sextet for the first (& so far, last) time. Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis were brought back to produce…

NEW EDITION – HEARTBREAK

Released in 1988, this album was the first to feature Johnny Gill, who had joined the group to replace Bobby Brown as secondary lead singer, and was primarily produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who help the group foster a more mature sound, while maintaining the smooth R&B/Pop harmonies that originally launched them to…