1984 New Edition – New Edition

New Edition is the second studio album released by American quintet New Edition (Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ralph Tresvant) on July 6, 1984 in North America. It was their first album on MCA Records. It was also their first album without manager/producer Maurice Starr who would depart from the group during the making of the album after the group accused him of stealing their monetary earnings from their platinum debut.[citation needed] The album was produced by Vincent Brantley & Rick Timas, Grammy-nominated producer Michael Sembello & Richard Rudolph, Ray Parker, Jr. and Peter Bunetta and Rick Chudacoff. The album reached #6 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Irish Albums Chart, and the R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart (where it peaked for five weeks).

Tracks

1  Cool It Now (Rick Timas; Vincent Brantley) 04:35
Mr. Telephone Man (Ray Parker Jr) 03:57
3  I’m Leaving You Again (Ralph Tresvant; Ricky Bell) 04:15
4  Baby Love (Daniel Sembello; Michael Sembello; Richard Rudolph) 04:34
5  Delicious (Daniel Sembello; David Batteau) 04:33
6  My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?) (Bobby Hart; Dick Eastman) 04:11
7  Hide And Seek (Anne Dudley; Gary Bell) 03:44
Lost In Love (Russel Kramer) 04:13
9  Kinda Girls We Like (New Edition) 05:27
10  Maryann (Arno Lucas; Rick Chudacoff; Steve Goodman) 03:35

Musicians

1 Cool It Now

BassRick Timas
DrumsRick Timas
GuitarRick Timas
KeyboardsVincent Brantley


2 Mr. Telephone Man

BassRay Parker Jr
DrumsRay Parker Jr
GuitarRay Parker Jr
Electric PianoSylvester Rivers
PianoSonny Burke
SynthesizerRay Parker Jr
TambourineJack Ashford


3 I’m Leaving You Again

BassRick Timas
DrumsRick Timas
GuitarRick Timas
KeyboardsVincent Brantley


4 Baby Love

BassDaniel Sembello
Electric DrumsCarlos Vega
Drums (programming)Michael Sembello
GuitarBobby Caldwell
Electric PianoDaniel Sembello
SynthesizerRandy Waldman


5 Delicious

BassDaniel Sembello
Drums (programming)Daniel Sembello
GuitarMichael Sembello
Electric PianoDaniel Sembello
SynthesizerRandy Waldman


6 My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?)

BassRick Timas
DrumsRick Timas
GuitarRick Timas
KeyboardsVincent Brantley


7 Hide And Seek

BassRick Timas
DrumsRick Timas
GuitarRick Timas
KeyboardsVincent Brantley


8 Lost In Love

DrumsCarlos Vega
KeyboardsRandy Waldman
SynthesizerRandy Waldman


9 Kinda Girls We Like

KeyboardsDon Freeman
ProgrammingRichard James Burgess


10 Maryann

BassRick Chudacoff
DrumsPeter Bunetta
GuitarCharles Fearing
PianoBill Elliot
SynthesizerBill Elliot
SynthesizerBrad Buxer
ProgrammingBrad Buxer
SaxJerry Peterson
PercussionRick Chudacoff
PercussionArno Lucas
PercussionJoe Lala

Liner Notes

Producer – Rick Timas, Vincent Brantley (Tracks 1, 3, 6, 7)
Producer – Ray Parker Jr (Track 2)
Producer – Michael Sembello, Richard Rudolph (Tracks 4, 5, 8)
Producer – Bobby Hart (Track 6)
Producer – Richard James Burgess (Track 9)
Producer – Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff (Track 10)
Producer (Executive) – Jheryl Busby
Arranged By (Vocals) – Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell (Track 3)
Arranged By (Vocals) – New Edition (Track 9)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Arno Lucas, Leslie Smith (Track 10)
Coordinator – Jo Anne Amador (Track 10)
Engineer (Additional) – Jim Gallagher (Tracks 4, 5, 8)
Engineer (Additional) – Erik Zobler (Track 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Dan Matovina, Jay Willis (Tracks 4, 5, 8)
Engineer (Assistant) – Phil Moores (Track 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Jeff Stebbins, Rick Clifford (Track 10)
Engineer (Mixing) – Phill Brown (Track 9)
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Mixed By – Louil Silas Jr (Tracks 1, 3, 6, 7)
Mixed By – Thom Wilson (Tracks 4, 5, 8)
Mixed By – Steve Zaretsky (Track 10)
Recorded By – John Wood, Taavi Mote, Vincent Brantley (Tracks 1, 3, 6, 7)
Recorded By – Ray Parker Jr (Track 2)
Recorded By – Thom Wilson (Tracks 4, 5, 8)
Recorded By – Nick Spigel (Track 9)
Recorded By – Steve Zaretsky (Track 10)
Transcription By – David Carr (Track 9)

Art Direction – Vartan
Creative Director – Steve Manning
Photography By – Doug Rowell

Mastered At Future Disc Systems, Hollywood, CA
Mixed At Larrabee Studios, Hollywood, CA
Mixed At Conway Recording, Hollywood, CA
Mixed At Trident 2, London, England
Recorded At Conway Recording, Hollywood, CA
Recorded At Sound Castle, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded At Baby ‘O, Hollywood, CA
Recorded At EFX, Burbank, CA
Recorded At Sound Labs, Hollywood, CA
Recorded At Bossa Nova Hotel, West Los Angeles, CA
Recorded At Village Recorders, West Los Angeles, CA
Recorded At Studio Masters, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded At Ameraycan Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc
Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc