"The Founding Fathers" of Worlds Apart ...
New Edition is an American group formed in Boston in 1982 and considered as the precursor group of all the Boys band which will break in the decade 90. Group originally composed of Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant.
The name New Edition would actually be a reference to the Jacksons 5 because one of the band members is said to be the "new edition" of this legendary group.
They stand out the year of their training during a TV hook organized in Boston and even if they do not achieve the final victory, their performance is convincing enough that the label Starr’s Streetwise Records signs them in stride.
Their first album "Candy girl" was released in 1983 and enjoyed only relative success. Conversely, he produced the single of the same name which made him a real planetary success. The reputation of the group exploded overnight.
The eponymous album which came out a year later in 1984 will experience a very different destiny in the sense that it will be a real hit across the Atlantic. In particular thanks to 2 flagship titles that are "Cool it now" and especially "Mr telephone man" which becomes the second planetary hit of the group.
A year later in 1985 the album "All for love" was released, which produced no major hits. Financial problems and tensions between members are starting to seriously shake the group.
The album "Under the blue moon" released in 1986 will do little better. Only the single "Earth angel", which is part of the soundtrack of the film Karate Kid II, will allow the group to temporarily return to success.
The business resumes from 1988 when the album "Heart reak", which will prove to be the most profitable of the group, is released. It will sell more than 4 million worldwide. And from which will be extracted mainly the top hits "If it isn’t love" and "Crucial".
It was going to be eight years before the album "Home again" was released in 1996, the flagship album which will be the highest ranked globally of all their albums released. Album mainly carried by the flagship single “Hit me off” which will have a remarkable journey in many charts worldwide. Another single "I’m still in love with you" will also fare well.
The tour that will follow the album's release will be undermined by an atmosphere so disastrous that some members of the group will come to blows. The group will not recover.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Candy girl 1983
Is this the end 1983
Pop corn love 1983
Cool it now 1984
Mr. Telephone man 1984
Lost in love 1985
Count me out 1985
A Little Bit of Love (Is All It Takes) 1986
With you all the way 1986
Earth angel 1986
Once in a lifetime groove 1986
Helplessly in love 1987
If it isn’t love 1988
You're not my kind of girl 1988
Can you stand the rain 1989
Hit me of 1996
I’m still in love with you 1996
Siempre tu 1997
1983 ... a voice and music that reminds of something ... or at least someone. Hum, hum, but who could it be ...? We are wondering...
1983 ... a nice suite in the form of Ultimate Slow which really holds water and which shows that these little kids have real talent
1983 ... the resemblance to the Jackson 5 is really striking. Even if the copy is not worth the original, the little guys are far, far from being ridiculous
1984 ... serious things begin. Toddlers have grown up. Except the voice of the singer who no longer really sticks to the face ... lolll
1984 ... normally, the Ultimate Slow is in the middle or at the end of the discography. There it is from the start. For a first try, it's pretty successful !
1985 ... they repeat a year later at the same tempo. And my faith, it's not bad all that. An obvious know-how in the matter !
1985 ... back to Dance, on a playful and festive track. A sound that fits perfectly with the times !
1986 ... this title will not necessarily be their best classified but undoubtedly one of the most successful ! Even if the group is rather at the bottom of the wave, what he continues to produce largely holds the road !
1986 ... they will have produced an impressive number of Intimist titles, it must be noted. And each time, quality guaranteed !
1986 ... 3rd large caliber Ultimate Slow. Certainly, they like to play baby "crooners" and the least we can say is that it works perfectly !
1986 ... surely one of their best titles if not the best. An enormous Dance title where they can really give the best of themselves and it goes without saying !
1987 ... another title that literally floats in the air. With them, it has become a habit and it is certainly not the last !
1988 ... the age of full maturity. We are now far from the Cadum babies of a few years ago ...
1988 ... the group is now a perfectly honed and perfectly calibrated machine. It unfolds quietly without forcing too much ...
1989 ... beautiful new Ultimate Slow. No need to force their talent in this area, they fell into it when they were very small ...
1989 ... the end of a decade that once again rhymes with Dance. Not necessarily their best title but we will largely be satisfied
1996 ... the metamorphosis ! Whether sound side, look side or visual side clip. Welcome to the 90s !
1996 ... come on, back to basics with a new Ultimate Slow to finish smoothly. An adventure which was beautiful and which will have produced titles which will have marked their time, it is undeniable
1997 ... come on, it's not quite over. Even if the level of success achieved has nothing to do with what they experienced a few years ago, what they continue to offer largely holds up !
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