Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Straight Up Garbage
Terrence D. Hillman | Colorado, USA | 05/31/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This CD comes off like Teddy Riley through-away's! Some of the songs sound like stuff He would use later for other artists. Need an example? Well here, "Want To Be With You," sounds like a poorly done demo version of Bobby & Whitney's, "Something In Common." The intro track sounds like a stupid version of "Missunderstanding," by Al B. Sure! Track 3 unroyally reminds of "My Fantasy" by Guy and ZAN had the nerve to bite off the KING of psychofunk, Sir George Clinton! Zan's on a mission wit' no position (no need for permission...) Then you have the janky version of "Let's Chill..." If you've heard this CD, a true NJS fan can feel this review. The best track on the whole CD is the last one, "Love Juicy," which is a quiet storm instrumental/dub version of the rap track by Wrecks-N-Effect called "Juicy." I think this was exclusive to this album and a rap version was released on 12" as a remix. I'm done with this CD. One track for an entire CD is not worth more than $.99! Some others were not so lucky as I was. This album was probably a prime example for the reason that Gene and Teddy didn't remain a company. Gene used to get the majority of the credit on the production tip, but Teddy was the one mainly on the boards and arrangements. The writings were on the wall by Gene and ZAN. I tear this album down, but William Aquart has written great material for other artists. What happenend here? Hopefully this review was helpful towards choosing to purchase this CD or not."
New jack factory...
k-wash | baltimore | 08/14/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"From the Teddy Riley "new jack swing" vault comes this failed attempt. Track 3 "Want to Be With You" is the same borrowed track from Deja's "Made to Be Together" and more recently Booby Brown and Whitney Houston's "Something in Common". They all have something in common in that the track IS THE SAME!"
Don't waste yourself!
Derek Johnson | United Kingdom | 06/13/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Firstly I must state that I have been looking for this album, on and off for the best part of a decade. Teddy named checked Zan, in his version of `New Jack Swing', and seeing that I had most things that Teddy had produced in that time, I wanted this. Finally, Amazon had it, and I copped it. Alas it wasn't worth the wait. There are numerous problems with this CD. Firstly, Zan doesn't have an even half decent voice. Secondly the production seems lazy, and predictable, and hasn't lasted the test of time. I only liked `I wanna be with you'. Brings to mind the female group `Abstrac' and the Good Girls, who looked the part, but couldn't sing. Not for big people"