Cooleyhighharmony

Cooleyhighharmony
Studio album by Boyz II Men
Released February 14, 1991
Recorded May—November 1990
Genre R&B, New jack swing
Length 40:25
Language English
Label Motown
Producer Michael Bivins, Dallas Austin, The Characters
Boyz II Men chronology
Cooleyhighharmony
(1991)
Christmas Interpretations
(1993)
Singles from Cooleyhighharmony
  1. "Motownphilly"
    Released: January 1991
  2. "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday"
    Released: August 20, 1991
  3. "Uhh Ahh"
    Released: November 26, 1991
  4. "Please Don't Go"
    Released: March 17, 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Cooleyhighharmony is the 1991 debut album by Motown group Boyz II Men. Executive produced by Michael Bivins of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe, the album features the hit singles "Motownphilly" and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday", a G.C. Cameron cover from the Cooley High soundtrack.

Cooleyhighharmony first debut on the Billboard 200 at #58 but months later reached #3 on the US charts and #7 in the UK, and was reissued in 1993 with several new tracks and remixes, as well as the group's #1 US hit from the Boomerang soundtrack, "End of the Road". It primarily topped the Top R&B Albums chart for two weeks.

In October 2004, Motownphilly appeared in popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on fictional New Jack Swing radio station CSR 103.9.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Please Don't Go" – 4:26
  2. "Lonely Heart" – 3:42
  3. "This Is My Heart" – 3:26
  4. "Uhh Ahh" – 3:51
  5. "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" – 2:51
  6. "Motownphilly" – 3:55
  7. "Under Pressure" – 4:15
  8. "Sympin'" – 4:25
  9. "Little Things" – 4:04
  10. "Your Love" – 5:50

Track listing (reissue)

Cooleyhighharmony [Reissue]
Studio album by Boyz II Men
Released December 16, 1993
Recorded 1990 ~ 1993
Genre R&B, new jack swing
Length 64:23
Language English
Label Motown
Producer Michael Bivins, Dallas Austin, The Characters
Boyz II Men chronology
Cooleyhighharmony
(1991)
Christmas Interpretations
(1993)
Singles from Cooleyhighharmony
  1. "End of the Road"
    Released: July 7, 1992
  2. "In the Still of the Nite (I'll Remember)"
    Released: November 10, 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
  1. "Al Final del Camino (End of the Road)" [Spanish Version]
  2. "Please Don't Go"
  3. "Lonely Heart"
  4. "This Is My Heart"
  5. "Uhh Ahh" [Sequel Version]
  6. "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday"
  7. "In the Still of the Night (I'll Remember)"
  8. "Motownphilly" [Remix Radio Edit]
  9. "Under Pressure"
  10. "Sympin'" [Remix Radio Edit]
  11. "Little Things"
  12. "Your Love"
  13. "Motownphilly" [Original Version]
  14. "Sympin'" [Original Version]
  15. "Uhh Ahh" [Original Version]
  16. "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" [Radio Edit]
  17. "End of the Road" [LP Version]

Album information (1991 album)

Technical information

US release (CD)

Catalogue number: MOTD-6320
AAD
(P) © 1991 Motown Record Company, L.P., 6255 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Distributed by Uni Distribution Corp.

Track information

Lead and background vocals: Boyz II Men
  1. "Please Don't Go" – 4:24 BMI
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written and arranged by Nathan Morris
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Piano and percussion: Dallas Austin
  2. "Lonely Heart" – 3:39 BMI
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written and arranged by Nathan Morris
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Female voice: Nichole Williams
  3. "This Is My Heart" – 3:23 BMI
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written by Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman
    • Arranged by Dallas Austin, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Acoustic guitar: Rich Criniti of Blackeyed Susan
  4. "Uhh Ahh" – 3:49 ASCAP/BMI
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written by Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Michael Bivins
    • Arranged by Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Female voice: Nakia Keith
  5. "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" – 2:48 BMI
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written by Freddie Perren, Christine Yarian
    • Arranged by Dallas Austin, Boyz II Men
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
  6. "Motownphilly" – 3:55 ASCAP/BMI
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written by Dallas Austin, Michael Bivins, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman
    • Arranged by Michael Bivins, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Rap: Michael Bivins
  7. "Under Pressure" – 4:13 ASCAP/BMI
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written and arranged by Dallas Austin, Nathan Morris
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
  8. "Sympin'" – 4:23 ASCAP/BMI
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written and arranged by: Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, Dallas Austin
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
  9. "Little Things" – 4:01 ASCAP
    • Produced by The Characters: Troy Taylor & Charles Farrar for Character Productions, Inc.
    • Written by Troy Taylor
    • Drums, percussion, bass, acoustic piano, and keys: Troy Taylor
    • Drums by: Dallas Austin
    • Drum programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Rhythm and vocal arrangement: Troy Taylor
  10. "Your Love" – 5:50 ASCAP
    • Produced by The Characters: Troy Taylor & Charles Farrar for Character Productions, Inc.
    • Written by Troy Taylor
    • Drums, percussion, bass, acoustic piano, and keys: Troy Taylor
    • Rhythm and vocal arrangement: Troy Taylor

Production information

Executive producer(s): Michael Bivins for Biv Entertainment, Vida Sparks
Executive boss and chief administrator: Jheryl Busby
Recording location:
  • Studio 4, Philadelphia, PA
  • Soundworks Studio, New York, NY
  • Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA
Recording and miscellaneous engineers:
  • Dave Way
  • Dennis Mitchell
  • Darin Prindle
  • Chris Trevett
  • Steve Schwartzberg
  • Jim "Jiff" Hinger
  • Mark Partis
Produced by: Dallas Austin
Mixing locations:
  • Soundworks Studio, New York, NY
  • Soundtract Studio, New York, NY
  • Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA
Mastering: Chris Bellman
Mastering location: Bernie Grundman Mastering
Creative director: Michael Bivins
Art director: Stephen Meltzer
Design: Kate Wellman
Assistant designer: Elizabeth Matbeny
A&R director: Vida Sparks
Assistant: Darrale Jones
Administrative assistant: Dianne Johnson
Photography: Butch Belaire
Hair and make-up: Helene Andersson
Stylist: Agnes Baddoo

Album information (1993 album)

Technical information

US release (CD)

  • Catalogue number: 314-530231-2
  • (P) 1991 Motown Record Company, L.P., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Except tracks: 1, 7, 10, 17)
  • (P) © 1993 Motown Record Company, L.P., Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Manufactured by PolyGram and Marketed by PolyGram Latino

Track information

Lead and background vocals: Boyz II Men
  1. "Al Final del Camino (End of the Road)" [Spanish Version]
    • Mix engineer: Tony "Jiff" Peluso
  2. "Please Don't Go" – 4:24
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written and arranged by Nathan Morris
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Piano and percussion: Dallas Austin
    Published by Mike Ten Publishing (BMI)
  3. "Lonely Heart" – 3:39
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written and arranged by Nathan Morris
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Piano: Dallas Austin
    • Female voice: Nichole Williams
    Published by Mike Ten Publishing (BMI)
  4. "This Is My Heart" – 3:23
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written by Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman
    • Arranged by Dallas Austin, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Acoustic guitar: Rich Criniti of Blackeyed Susan
    Published by Mike Ten Publishing (BMI)
  5. "Uhh Ahh" [Sequel Version] – 4:13
    • Produced by Boyz II Men for Biv Entertainment
      • Co-produced by Fred Jenkins for Sunnyland Productions
    • Written by Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Michael Bivins
    • Arranged by Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Female voice: Nakia Keith
    Published by Biv Ten Publishing (ASCAP)/Mike Ten Publishing (BMI)
  6. "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" [Original Version] – 2:48
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written by Freddie Perren, Christine Yarian
    • Arranged by Dallas Austin, Boyz II Men
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    Published by Jobete Music
  7. "In the Still of the Night (I'll Remember)" – 2:51
    • Produced by Boyz II Men for Biv Entertainment
    • Written by F. Parris
    Published by Llee Corp. (BMI)
  8. "Motownphilly" [Remix Radio Edit] – 3:59
    • Produced by Camille Hinds, Steve Jervier, Paul Jervier
    • Written by Dallas Austin, Michael Bivins, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman
    • Arranged by Michael Bivins, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Rap: Michael Bivins
    Michael Bivins appears courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
    Published by Diva One Music/Biv Ten Publishing/Mike Ten Publishing (ASCAP/BMI)
  9. "Under Pressure" – 4:13
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written by Dallas Austin
    • Arranged by Dallas Austin, Nathan Morris
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    Published by Diva One Music (ASCAP)
  10. "Sympin'" [Remix Radio Edit] – 3:59
    • Produced by Rico Anderson for Biv Entertainment
    • Written by Dallas Austin, Nathahn Morris, Shawn Stockman, Michael Bivins, Wanya Morris
    • Arranged by Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, Dallas Austin
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    Published by Diva One Music/Biv Ten Publishing (BMI)
    • Rap: Michael Bivins
  11. "Little Things" – 4:01
    • Produced by The Characters: Troy Taylor & Charles Farrar for Character Productions, Inc.
    • Written by Troy Taylor
    • Drums, percussion, bass, acoustic piano, and keys: Troy Taylor
    • Drums by: Dallas Austin
    • Drum Programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Rhythm and vocal arrangement: Troy Taylor
    Published by Chrysalis Music/Kharatroy Music (ASCAP)
  12. "Your Love" – 5:50
    • Produced by The Characters: Troy Taylor & Charles Farrar for Character Productions, Inc.
    • Written by Troy Taylor
    • Drums, percussion, bass, acoustic piano, and keys: Troy Taylor
    • Rhythm and vocal arrangement: Troy Taylor
    Published by Chrysalis Music/Kharatroy Music (ASCAP)
  13. "Motownphilly" [Original Version] – 3:55
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written by Dallas Austin, Michael Bivins, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman
    • Arranged by Michael Bivins, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Rap: Michael Bivins
    Michael Bivins appears courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
    Published by Diva One Music/Biv Ten Publishing/Mike Ten Publishing (ASCAP/BMI)
  14. "Sympin'" [Original Version] – 4:23
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written by Dallas Austin, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman
    • Arranged by Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Michael Bivins
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Female voice: Nakia Keith
    Contains samples from the James Bond Theme
    Published by Biv Ten Publishing/Mike Ten Publishing (ASCAP/BMI)
  15. "Uhh Ahh" [Original Version] – 3:49
    • Produced by Dallas Austin for Diva One Productions
    • Written by Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Michael Bivins
    • Arranged by Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    • Female voice: Nakia Keith
    Published by Biv Ten Publishing/Mike Ten Publishing (ASCAP/BMI)
  16. "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" [Radio Version] – 3:06
    • Produced by Rex Salas, Boyz II Men
    • Written by Freddie Perren, Christine Yarian
    • Arranged by Dallas Austin, Boyz II Men
    • Sampling and MIDI programming: Rich Sheppard
    Published by Jobete Music
  17. "End of the Road" [LP Version] – 5:50
    • Produced by L.A. Reid, Babyface
      • Co-produced by Daryl Simmons
    • Written by L.A. Reid, Babyface, Daryl Simmons
    Published by Kear Music/Ensign Music Corp./Green Skirt Music (BMI)

Production information

  • Executive producer(s): Michael Bivins for Biv Entertainment, Vida Sparks
  • Executive producer (Track 7): Suzanne De Passe, Steve McKeever
  • Executive producer (Track 17): Antonio M. Reid, Kenneth B. Edmonds
  • Executive boss and chief administrator: Jheryl Busby

End of decade charts

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[3] 45

Charts

Chart (1991) Peak
Position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 4
Austrian Albums Chart 39
Dutch Albums Chart 40
German Albums Chart 38
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart 4
Swedish Albums Chart 35
UK Albums Chart 7
U.S. Billboard 200 3

See also

  • List of number-one R&B albums of 1991 (U.S.)

References


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