Throwback, Vol. 1

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Throwback, Vol. 1
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 24, 2004 (Japan)
Recorded2004
Genre R&B, funk, soul
Length50:54
Label MSM / Koch,
Pony Canyon
Producer Boyz II Men and Johnny Wright (executive)
Boyz II Men chronology
The Best of Boyz II Men
(2003)
Throwback, Vol. 1
(2004)
Winter/Reflections
(2005)
Professional ratings
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Throwback, Vol. 1 (also known as simply Throwback) is a 2004 covers album by R&B group Boyz II Men, released by Koch Records, and featuring covers of classic R&B songs (hence the album title) from such artists as Teddy Pendergrass, The Isley Brothers and Michael Jackson. The album was their first as a trio, after founding member Michael McCary left the group due to chronic back problems.

Cover version later version of a song already established with a different earlier performer

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A rendition of Grandfather's Clock was included on the Taiwanese release as a bonus track.

My Grandfathers Clock song written in 1876 by Henry Clay Work

"Grandfather's Clock" is a song written in 1876 by Henry Clay Work, the author of "Marching Through Georgia". It is a standard of British brass bands and colliery bands, and is also popular in bluegrass music. It has also been sung by male choruses such as the Robert Shaw Chorale. The Oxford English Dictionary says the song was the origin of the term "grandfather clock" for a longcase clock. In 1905, the earliest known recording of this song was performed by Harry Macdonough and the Haydn Quartet.

Taiwan Country in East Asia

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia. Neighbouring states include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the north-east, and the Philippines to the south. The island of Taiwan has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanised population is concentrated. Taipei is the capital and largest metropolitan area. Other major cities include Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan. With 23.7 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated states, and is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations (UN).

Track listing

  1. "Let It Whip" (Dazz Band)
  2. "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green)
  3. "What You Won't Do for Love" (Bobby Caldwell, featuring MC Lyte)
  4. "Cutie Pie" (One Way)
  5. "Close the Door" (Teddy Pendergrass)
  6. "For the Love of You" (The Isley Brothers)
  7. "Sara Smile" (Hall & Oates)
  8. "Human Nature" (Michael Jackson, featuring Claudette Ortiz)
  9. "Time Will Reveal" (DeBarge)
  10. "I Miss You" (Klymaxx)
  11. "You Make Me Feel Brand New" (The Stylistics)
  12. "Grandfather's Clock" (bonus track)

It has been confirmed by one of the group members that a second CD will not be a part of The Throwback project. A Classic's CD was planned to be released later, potentially sometime in late 2007; this was later confirmed to be the Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA album, released in 2007.

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References

  1. https://www.allmusic.com/album/r700687
  2. Caramanica, Jon (2004-09-16). "Boyz II Men: Throwback : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone . Archived from the original on 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2012-06-30.