New Beginning

New Beginning

by SWVSWV
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Overview

As a title, New Beginning may be something of an overstatement -- after all, it is only SWV's second album. Nevertheless, the group does take a different approach on New Beginning, backing away from the New Jack grooves that dominated their debut and exploring a more direct, organic R&B vibe. They haven't left hip-hop behind, but they've added a new array of sonic textures that gives their music added depth. But the true strength of New Beginning is the vocal capabilities of SWV -- they can handle smooth soul like "Don't Waste Your Time" as easily as the funk of "Whatcha Need." There may be a couple of weak spots on the album, but the trio's considerable talents make those moments easy to forgive.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/23/1996
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078636648729
catalogNumber: 66487

Album Credits

Performance Credits

SWV   Primary Artist
Joel Campbell   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Cheryl Gamble   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bernard Grobman   Guitar
Tamara Johnson   Background Vocals
Leanne Lyons   Vocals,Background Vocals
Herb Middleton   Track Performer
Brian Alexander Morgan   Drums,Keyboards
Genard Parker   Keyboards
Erick Sermon   Rap
Dwight Watkins   Bass
Ralph Stacy   Synthesizer
Bam   Bass
Chucky Thompson   Multi Instruments
Glenn Ellis   Bass
Ishmael Butler   Rap
Anthony Burroughs   Keyboards,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Jeremy Lubbock   String Arrangements
SWV   Producer,Executive Producer
Grant Austin   Engineer
Bob Brockman   Engineer
Gordon Chambers   Vocal Arrangements
Larry Funk   Engineer
Allen Gordon   Producer
Troy Hightower   Producer
Thom "TK" Kidd   Engineer
Tammy Lucas   Vocal Arrangements
Andrea Martin   Vocal Arrangements
Herb Middleton   Producer
Brian Alexander Morgan   Producer,Engineer
Genard Parker   Engineer,drum programming
Mark Partis   Engineer
Ken Schubert   Engineer
Erick Sermon   Producer
Daryl Simmons   drum programming
Mike Anzelowitz   Engineer
Kevin Evans   Producer,Executive Producer
Chucky Thompson   Producer
Ivan Matias   Vocal Arrangements
Andy Blakelock   Engineer
Lane Craven   Engineer
Carl Brown   Vocal Arrangements
Angelo Quaglia   Engineer
Pharrell Williams   Producer
Neptunes   Vocal Arrangements
Chad Hugo   Producer
Joe Thomas   Vocal Arrangements

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New Beginning 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that this is the best swv album that has came up to date.not one have i had to change a song because all of the songs are so wonderful and great.the best song is youre the one because the really sound great on it and it shows there voices of very well.i recommend this cd to everybody all around the world.if you dont have it you need to get cracked up side your head for not having one of the best cds of the ninties 4 sho.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Cd does sound like the New Beginning. They added an array of sonic texture to their sound making it more mature. This CD is terrific. I love their voices and they can sing. This is a bangin' CD of 1996. This CD really got me as my favorite.