No Holding Back

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No Holding Back
Studio album by Wayne Wonder
Released March 4, 2003
Genre R&B, dancehall
Label VP
Producer Steven Marsden, Joel Chin, Von Wayne Charles, Donovan "Vendetta" Bennett, Collin "Bulbie" York, Lynford "Fatta" Marshall, Tony "CD" Kelly, Craig "Leftside" Parks, Matthew "Esco" Thompson, O. McNaught & O. Rennalls, Troyton Rami, Dwayne "Deenucka" Johnson, Donovan Germain
Wayne Wonder chronology
Schizophrenic
(2001)
No Holding Back
(2003)
You Me And She
(2003)

No Holding Back is a studio album by Jamaican reggae fusion singer Wayne Wonder. It was released on March 4, 2003, by VP Records.[1] The single "No Letting Go" helped make it Wonder's most successful album.

Critical reception[edit]

In a positive review, Vibe magazine's Rob Kenner gave No Holding Back a four-out-of-five disc rating and called it "the right record at the right time" because of its mixture of innovative dancehall and decent R&B-pop songs.[2] William Ruhlmann of AllMusic gave it four out of five stars and said that the reggae-inflected contemporary R&B album is generally in the same vein as "No Letting Go", which shows that "the only thing on Wonder's mind is love, and if he has nothing new to say about it, he nevertheless keeps things moving along nicely."[3] In his consumer guide for The Village Voice, Robert Christgau was less enthusiastic and graded the album as a "dud",[4] indicating "a bad record whose details rarely merit further thought."[5]

Track listing[edit]

Track listing
Title Songwriter(s) Performers Samples
"Intro" V. W. Charles Wayne Wonder
"No Letting Go" V. W. Charles
S. Marsden
Wayne Wonder
"Bounce Along" V. W. Charles
S. Marsden
P. Edmund
Wayne Wonder
Dwayne "Deenucka" Johnson (chorus)
"Friend Like Me" V. W. Charles
P. Edmund
Wanye Wonder
"Nobody But Me" V. W. Charles
P. Edmund
Wayne Wonder
"Glad You Came My Way" V. W. Charles
S. Marsden
Wayne Wonder
"Crazy Feeling" V. W. Charles
D. Bennett
O. Brian
Wayne Wonder (chorus and bridge)
Elephant Man (1st and 2nd verse)
"Definitely" V. W. Charles
P. Yubah
C. York
Wayne Wonder
"Just Another Day" V. W. Charles
A. Kelly
S. Marsden
Wayne Wonder
"Close Your Eyes" V. W. Charles
D. Bennett
Daseka
Wayne Wonder
"My Kinda Lady" V. W. Charles
M. Gregory
A. Kelly
Wayne Wonder
"The Mood Is Right" V. W. Charles
C. Parks
Wayne Wonder
"Slowly But Surely" V. W. Charles
O. Renalls
Wayne Wonder
"Perfect Proposal" V. W. Charles
A. Kelly
S. Marsden
Wayne Wonder
"Enemies" V. W. Charles
D. Thompson
T. Rami
Wayne Wonder
Supriz (chorus)
"Metal And Steel" V. W. Charles
D. Johnson
Wayne Wonder
Demo Delgado
Showki Ru
"Saddest Day" V. W. Charles
C. Browne
W. Johnson
Wayne Wonder

Personnel[edit]

Contributors
Producers
Producers Steven Marsden, Joel Chin, Von Wayne Charles, Donovan "Vendetta" Bennett, Collin "Bulby" York, Lynford "Fatta" Marshall, Tony "CD" Kelly, Craig "Lef Side" Parks, Mathew "Esco" Thompson, O. McNaught & O. Rennalls, Troyton Rami, Dwayne "Deenucka" Johnso, Donovan Germain
Executive Producers Christopher Chin, Joel Chin
Performers
Lead vocals and rapping Wayne Wonder, Elephant Man, Supriz, Demo Delgado, Showki Ru
Background vocals Dwayne "Deenucka" Johnson
Guitar Dalton Browne
Percussion Paul "Teetimus" Edmund (drums)
Synthesizer Steven "Lenky" Marsden (keyboard)
Technicians
Engineers Joel Chin, Fitzroy "Wizard" Blake, Tony Kelly, Michael MacDonald, A. "Rookie" Tyrell, Collin "Bulbie" York
Assistant Engineers Backra, Dwayne "Deenucka" Johnson, Michael MacDonald, Richard "12" Brown, Denise "Bandit" Shields, Kevin Evil, Baddable
Mastering Joel Chin, Chris Scott
Mixing Joel Chin, Tony Kelly, Michael MacDonald, Troyton Rami, Claude "Weakhand" Reynolds, A. "Rookie" Tyrell, Collin "Bulbie" York
Mixing Assistant Claude "Weakhand" Reynolds
Art Direction, Design Kiku Yamaguchi
Photography William Richards

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
The Billboard 200[6] 29
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 10
Top Reggae Albums (Billboard)[6] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music Future CD Releases". Jam!. Archived from the original on May 31, 2014. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kenner, Rob (April 2003). "Revolutions". Vibe (New York): 174. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "No Holding Back - Wayne Wonder". AllMusic. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (April 27, 2004). "Consumer Guide: We Got a Lot". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Key to Icons". Robert Christgau. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Wayne Wonder - Albums". 

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