Attitude (Troop album)

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Attitude
Studio album by Troop
Released October 13, 1989
Recorded December 1988 - August 1989
Genre R&B, pop, urban, soul, new jack swing
Length 43:13
Label Atlantic
Producer Chuckii Booker, Joyce Irby, Gerald Levert & Marc Gordon, Chris Troy & Zack Harmon , Steve Russell
Troop chronology
TROOP
(1988)
Attitude
(1989)
Deepa
(1992)
Singles from Deepa
  1. "I'm Not Souped"
    Released:
  2. "Spread My Wings"
    Released:
  3. "All I Do Is Think of You"
    Released:
  4. "That's My Attitude"
    Released:
  5. "I Will Always Love You"
    Released:


Attitude is the second album by new jack swing group Troop released by Atlantic Records on October 13, 1989.[1] The album features numerous debuts by a few well known musicians. The songs "My Music" and "I Will Always Love You" marked the debut of record producer Dallas Austin, who co-produced the songs with his mentor Joyce "Fenderella" Irby- a former member of the band Klymaxx. A then-unknown Trent Reznor appeared as one of the recording engineers on the Gerald Levert produced songs "That's My Attitude" and "For You".[2][3][4] The video version of the single "Spread My Wings" was the one of the first songs remixed by hip hop producer Clark Kent.[5]

Attitude was the highest charting album from Troop, peaking within the Top 5 on the Top R&B Albums chart and received a gold certification. It spawned the group's first two R&B hits to peak at number-one: "Spread My Wings" and the cover of the Jackson 5 song, "All I Do Is Think of You," both of which was produced by singer and producer Chuckii Booker. Attitude remains as Troop's highest selling album to date.


Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [6]

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "My Music" (Steve Russell, Joyce Irby, Dallas Austin, Allen McNeil) — 4:24
  2. "That's My Attitude" (Gerald Levert, Marc Gordon) — 4:56
  3. "I'm Not Soupped" (Steve Russell, William Z. Harmon, Christopher Troy) — 4:23
  4. "My Love" (Dallas Austin, Joyce Irby) — 3:45
  5. "Spread My Wings" (Chuckii Booker) — 5:08
  6. "All I Do Is Think of You" (Michael Lovesmith, Brian Holland) — 4:54
  7. "I Will Always Love You" (Steve Russell, Joyce Irby, Dallas Austin) — 5:06
  8. "Another Lover" (Steve Russell, Allen McNeil, Rick Walker) — 5:01
  9. "For You" (Gerald Levert, Marc Gordon) — 4:28
  10. "Soupped Mix" (Steve Russell, William Z. Harmon, Christopher Troy) — 4:37
  11. "Reprise (Spread My Wings)" (Chuckii Booker) — 2:55

Personnel[edit]

  • Keyboards and Drum programming: Dallas Austin, Joyce Irby, Zack Harmon, Christopher Troy, Chuckii Booker, Steve Russell, Marc Gordon
  • Keyboard Programming: Jim Salamone
  • Guitar: Thomas Organ, Randy Bowland
  • Drums: Derek Organ
  • Recording engineer: Alvin Speights, Mike Tarsia, Trent Reznor, Pete Tokar, Big Al Richardson, Craig Burbidge, Greg Barrett, Anthony Jeffries, Bob Siebert, D.C.
  • Mixing: Joyce Irby, Dallas Austin, Mike Tarsia, Merlin Bobb, Craig Burbidge, Jerry Solomon, Chuckii Booker, Taavi Mote
  • Executive producer: Sylvia Rhone, Merlin Bobb
  • Mastering: Dennis King
  • Photography: Jeff Katz
  • Art Direction: Bob Defrin

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[7]
US US
R&B
1989 Attitude 73 (1990) 5

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[8]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1989 "I'm Not Souped" 19
1990 "Spread My Wings" 47 1
"All I Do Is Think of You" 47 1
"That's My Attitude" 14
1991 "I Will Always Love You" 31

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