Lovers (Babyface album)

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Lovers
Studio album by Babyface
Released October 7, 1986
September 12, 1989 (re-issue)
Recorded 1986
Genre R&B, soul, new jack swing, quiet storm
Length 39:04
Label SOLAR, Epic (re-issue)
Producer L.A. & Babyface (Antonio "L.A." Reid, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds) For Deelesongz Inc.
Babyface chronology
Lovers
(1986)
Tender Lover
(1989)

Lovers is the debut studio album from American R&B singer-songwriter and musician Babyface. It was originally released in October 1986 while he was taking a break from his band The Deele. Album charted number 28 on the Soul Album Charts. The album was reissued in 1989 under Epic Records after the success of his second album Tender Lover.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Make Me Feel Brand New" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) – 5:03
  2. "Lovers" (Darnell "Dee" Bristol, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Kevin "Kayo" Roberson) – 5:56
  3. "Chivalry" (Edmonds, Sidney Johnson) – 4:38
  4. "I Love You Babe" (Edmonds) – 4:09
  5. "Mary Mack" (Bristol, Edmonds, Roberson) – 5:28
  6. "Faithful" (Edmonds, Johnson) – 5:08
  7. "If We Try" (Tony Coates, Edmonds, Lynelle Edmonds) – 4:05
  8. "Take Your Time" (Edmonds, Reid, Daryl Simmons) – 4:37
  9. "I Love You Babe [Reprise]" (Edmonds) – 0:51
  10. "Mary Mack" [Free Style Mix] – 5:54 *
  11. "If We Try" [12" Version] – 8:36 *
  12. "Lovers" [Jazz Lover's Mix] – 6:29 *

* bonus tracks on the 2001 reissue of Lovers

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position[3]
Billboard Top R&B Albums 28

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US
R&B
1987 "I Love You Babe" 8
"Lovers" 42
"Mary Mack" 29
1988 "If We Try" 65

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Babyface: Lovers > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Babyface US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Babyface US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-21.