In Effect Mode
|In Effect Mode|
|Studio album by Al B. Sure!|
|Released||May 3, 1988|
|Genre||New jack swing|
|Label||Warner Bros. Records
Al B. Sure!
|Al B. Sure! chronology|
In Effect Mode is the debut album by Al B. Sure!
Released on May 3, 1988 as a joint venture between Uptown Records and Warner Bros. Records, it was a huge success, having made it to #20 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart (where it remained for seven weeks). Produced with his cousin Kyle West, five singles were released from the album, all of which made it to the Billboard singles charts: "Nite and Day," "Off on Your Own (Girl)," "Rescue Me," "If I'm Not Your Lover" and "Killing Me Softly." A French-language version of "Night and Day" ("Nuit et Jour") was also recorded, but it only appeared on the 12-inch maxi-single of the original.
- "Nite and Day"- 3:59 (Sure!/West)
- "Oooh, This Love is So"- 4:35 (Sure!/West)
- "Killing Me Softly"- 4:47 (Fox/Gimbel)
- "Naturally Mine"- 4:09 (Sure!/West)
- "Rescue Me"- 3:55 (Sure!/West)
- "Off on Your Own (Girl)"- 4:06 (Sure!/West)
- "If I'm Not Your Lover"- 4:02 (Sure!/Gatling/Riley)
- "Just a Taste of Lovin'"- 4:17 (Sure!/West)
- "Noche y Dia"- 4:01 (Sure!/West)
- Les Davis, Teddy Riley: guitars
- Kyle West: keyboards, keyboard programming
- Al B. Sure!: lead and backing vocals, horn arrangements
- Michelle Amar: speech and spoken word
- Tabitha Brace, Sharon Harris, Terri Robinson: backing vocals
- Michelle Boissierre: translation (English to Spanish)
|Billboard Pop Albums||20|
|Billboard Top Soul Albums||1|
|Billboard Hot 100||US
|1988||"Nite And Day"||7||1|
|"Off on Your Own (Girl)"||45||1|
|"Killing Me Softly"||80||14|
|1989||"If I'm Not Your Lover"||-||2|
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- "Al B. Sure! US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
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