Ideal (album)

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Ideal
Studio album by Ideal
Released August 24, 1999
September 21, 1999
June 6, 2000 (re-release)
Genre R&B, urban, soul, hip-hop
Length 57:27
Label Virgin
Producer Jazze Pha, Donnie Scantz, Laney Stewart, Teddy Bishop, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jon-John & Joey Elias, Joe, Bishop "Stick" Burrell, J-Dub
Ideal chronology
Ideal
(1999)
From Now On
(2004)
Singles from Ideal
  1. "Get Gone"
    Released: July 13, 1999
  2. "Creep Inn"
    Released: November 1999
  3. "Whatever"
    Released: September 11, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Ideal is the eponymous debut album by R&B group Ideal released on August 24, 1999 by Virgin Records US. The first single "Get Gone" was featured on the 1999 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 3 (U.S. series)[2][3]

The album sold 615,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan,[4] and was certified Gold by the RIAA.[5] It features the hit single "Get Gone", which reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the moderately successful third single "Whatever". Allmusic's Heather Phares called Ideal's initial effort a "heartfelt first album" which showcased the "group's smooth, sensuous vocal styling and romantic songwriting.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Standard
  • Credits adapted from standard liner notes.[6]
  1. "Intro" (M. Cotton, C. Cotton, L. Perry, P. Alexander) (1:30)
  2. "I Don't Mind" (P. Stewart, C. Thomas, T. Nkhereanye, M. Scandrick, M. Keith, D. Jones, Q. Parker) (4:05)
  3. "Things You Can't Do" (J. Austin, T. Bishop, K. Hicks, C. Wallace, C. Smith, O. Harvey, Jr.) (3:49)
  4. "Creep Inn" (J. Austin, B. Casey, B. Casey, B. Cox, M. Jackson) (4:28)
  5. "Get Down With Me" (J. Robinson, E. Jackson, M. Cotton, J. Elias) (4:16)
  6. "Get Gone" (J. Austin, K. Hicks, B. Cox) (4:35)
  7. "Ideally Yours" (M. Cotton, C. Cotton, J. Green, L. Perry) (1:37)
  8. "All About You" (M. Cotton, J. Green, L. Perry, D. Scantlebury, M. Cooper, A. Crosley, L. McCall) (4:06)
  9. "Break Your Plans" (J. Robinson, J. Elias, J. Love) (4:15)
  10. "There's No Way" (J. Austin, T. Bishop, K. Hicks) (3:15)
  11. "Jealous Skies" (J. Thomas, J. Skinner, J. Thompson) (4:39)
  12. "Never Let You Go" (M. Cotton) (4:35)
  13. "Tell Me Why" (J. Walker, M. Cotton, C. Cotton, J. Green, L. Perry) (5:15)
  14. "No More" (J. Green, L. Perry) (1:11)
  15. "Pigeon" (Skit) (0:32)
  16. "Sexy Dancer" (P. Alexander, S. Watson, J. Smith) (3:48)
  17. "Outro" (M. Cotton, C. Cotton, J. Green, L. Perry, P. Alexander) (1:11)
Re-release
  • Credits adapted from re-issue liner notes.[7]
  1. "Intro" (M. Cotton, C. Cotton, L. Perry, P. Alexander)
  2. "I Don't Mind" (P. Stewart, C. Thomas, T. Nkhereanye, M. Scandrick, M. Keith, D. Jones, Q. Parker)
  3. "Things You Can't Do"(J. Austin, T. Bishop, K. Hicks, C. Wallace, C. Smith, O. Harvey, Jr.)
  4. "Whatever [Radio Version]" (K. Gist, R.L. Huggar, E. Berkeley)
  5. "Creep Inn" (J. Austin, B. Casey, B. Casey, B. Cox, M. Jackson)
  6. "Get Down With Me" (J. Robinson, E. Jackson, M. Cotton, J. Elias)
  7. "Get Gone" (J. Austin, K. Hicks, B. Cox)
  8. "Ideally Yours" (M. Cotton, C. Cotton, J. Green, L. Perry)
  9. "All About You" (M. Cotton, J. Green, L. Perry, D. Scantlebury, M. Cooper, A. Crosley, L. McCall)
  10. "Break Your Plans" (J. Robinson, J. Elias, J. Love)
  11. "There's No Way" (J. Austin, T. Bishop, K. Hicks)
  12. "Jealous Skies" (J. Thomas, J. Skinner, J. Thompson)
  13. "Never Let You Go" (M. Cotton)
  14. "Tell Me Why" (J. Walker, M. Cotton, C. Cotton, J. Green, L. Perry)
  15. "No More" (J. Green, L. Perry)
  16. "Pigeon" (Skit)
  17. "Sexy Dancer" (P. Alexander, S. Watson, J. Smith)
  18. "Get Gone [Remix Radio Version]" (J. Austin, K. Hicks, B. Cox)
  19. "Outro" (M. Cotton, C. Cotton, J. Green, L. Perry, P. Alexander)

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.[6]

  • Keyboards and drum programming: Jazze Pha, Bryan-Michael Cox, Joe, Bishop "Stick" Burrell, PZ, Jon-John, J-Dub, Donnie Scantz, Teddy Bishop
  • Guitar: Kevin Hicks
  • Additional background vocals: Johnta Austin, Ericka "Babydoll" Jerry, Jazze Pha
  • Recording engineer: Steve Durkee, Soloman Jackson, Kevin Hicks, Sinclair Ridley, Manny Marroquin, Adam Kudzin, Dave Aaron, Kevin "KD" Davis
  • Mixing: Jazze Pha, Rick Camp, Manny Marroquin, Bishop "Stick" Burrell, Kevin "KD" Davis, Adam Kudzin
  • Mastering: Eddy Schreyer
  • Executive producer: Eric L. Brooks, Carmonique Roberts
  • Photography: Reisig & Taylor, William Hanes
  • Design: Jason Clark

Samples[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.[6]

  • "Things You Can't Do" contains a sample of "The What", as performed by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Method Man
  • "Creep Inn" contains a sample of "This Place Hotel", as performed by The Jacksons
  • "All About You" contains a sample of "Promise You Love", as performed by Con Funk Shun
  • "Sexy Dancer" contains a sample of "New Beginning", as performed by Dexter Wansel

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phares, Heather (1999-08-24). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Ideal: Ideal: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  3. ^ 57:27. "Ideal - Ideal". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  4. ^ Billboard Bits: 'Skate & Surf,' Nickelback, Ideal, Billboard.com, February 13, 2004
  5. ^ "RIAA Gold and Platinum Searchable Database". Riaa.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  6. ^ a b c Ideal - Ideal. Virgin Records America, Inc. 7243 8 47882
  7. ^ Ideal - Ideal (re-issue). Virgin Records America, Inc. 7243 8 49432