Back at One

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For the song, see Back at One (song).
Back at One
Studio album by Brian McKnight
Released September 21, 1999
Recorded Backroom Studios (Glendale, California), Darkchild Studios (Pleasantville, New Jersey), EMI Studios (Santa Monica, CA); Orchestra Recorded at Capitol Studios (Hollywood)
Genre R&B, soul
Length 51:36
Label Motown
Producer Brian McKnight (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6-13), Fred Jerkins III & "Darkchild" (Fred & Rodney produced music for track 3 & 5), Anthony Nance (Co-Produced track 7)
Brian McKnight chronology
Bethlehem
(1998)
Back at One
(1999)
Superhero
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Back at One is an album by Brian McKnight released September 21, 1999, by Motown. Certified triple platinum in the US, the album is his best-selling album with McKnight at the height of his career.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Brian McKnight, except where noted.

  1. "Last Dance" (McKnight, Brandon Barnes) – 4:45
  2. "Stay" – 4:23
  3. "Played Yourself" (Jerkins, Harvey Mason, Jr., LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jenkins, III, McKnight)– 4:16
  4. "Back at One" – 4:20
  5. "Stay Or Let It Go" (Jenkins, Mason Jr., Daniels, Jenkins III, McKnight) – 4:40
  6. "6, 8, 12" (McKnight and Barnes) – 4:07
  7. "You Could Be The One" (McKnight, Anthony Nance) – 3:23
  8. "Shall We Begin" – 3:59
  9. "Gothic Interlude" – 1:00
  10. "Can You Read My Mind" (McKnight, Barnes) – 3:57
  11. "Lonely" – 4:26
  12. "Cherish" – 4:05
  13. "Home" – 4:22

Singles[edit]

  1. Back At One - August 17, 1999
  2. Stay or Let Go - January 11, 2000
  3. 6, 8, 12 - May 2, 2000

Personnel[2][edit]

  • Anthony Nance: Synthesized Bass, Drum Programming
  • Brian McKnight: Keyboards, Electric Bass, Drum Programming, Percussion
  • "McNoche": Guitars (tracks 2, 6, 8, 12)
  • Derek "Hot Sauce" Cumming: Guitars (track 11)
  • Greg Leisz: Pedal Steel (track 6)
  • Wayne S. Rodrigues: Scratches (track 10)
  • Bill K. Meyers: Orchestral Arrangements (tracks 4 & 13)
  • Fred & Rodney Jerkins: Music Performance Credits on tracks 3 & 5
  • Harvey Mason, Jr. (credited for "additional music" on tracks 3 & 5, though his contributions are unclear)

Production[edit]

Tracks 3 and 5[edit]

  • Arranged By Brian McKnight, Lashawn Daniels, Fred & Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins
  • Vocals Produced By LaShawn Daniels; Music Produced By Fred & Rodney Jerkins
  • Engineered & Mixed By Jean-Marie Horvat

Track 7[edit]

  • Arranged By Brian McKnight
  • Produced By Brian McKnight & Anthony Nance
  • Engineered & Mixed By Chris Wood & Anthony Jeffries; assisted by Mary Ann Souza

All other tracks[edit]

  • Arranged & Produced By Brian McKnight
  • Engineered By Chris Wood, Dave Fredric, Mary-Ann Souza, Mick Guzauski, Tom Bender, Tommy Vicari, Anthony Jeffries, Jerry Christie, Dave "Hard Drive" Pensado & Dylan "3D" Dresdow

Covers[edit]

Country singer Mark Wills covered the song for his album Permanently

Mastering[edit]

  • Mastered By Herb Powers at Powers House Of Sound, New York City

References[edit]