Portrait (Portrait album)

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Portrait
Studio album by Portrait
Released October 12, 1992
Recorded Aire L.A., Elumba Recording, Larrabee West, One Up Studio, Trax Recording
Los Angeles, California
Genre Contemporary R&B
New Jack Swing
Length 66:31
Label Capitol
Producer Portrait
Portrait chronology
Portrait
(1992)
All That Matters
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Portrait is the debut album of the R&B group Portrait, released in 1992 on Capitol Records.[2] Several of the album's tracks are considered New Jack Swing classics.

The album reached #70 on the Billboard 200 and #16 on the R&B albums chart.


Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Michael Angelo Saulsberry, Eric Kirkland, Philip Johnson and Irving Washington III, except as noted
  1. "Commitment" 5:23
  2. "Honey Dip" 4:02*
  3. "Here We Go Again!" 4:27*
  4. "You" (Michael Angelo Saulsberry, Eric Kirkland, Philip Johnson, Irving Washington III, Suamana Brown) 4:53
  5. "Interlude: Passion" 0:53
  6. "On and On" 5:31
  7. "Precious Moments" 4:41
  8. "Down Wit Dat" 4:41
  9. "Interlude: Snap Along!" 0:07
  10. "Problems" 4:57
  11. "Feelings" 3:59
  12. "Day by Day" 5:20*
  13. "Heartache" 4:59
  14. "Yours Forever" 5:29
  15. "Interlude: Why?" (Michael Angelo Saulsberry, Eric Kirkland, Philip Johnson, Irving Washington III, Suamana Brown) 1:44
  16. "Here We Go Again! (Extended Remix)" 5:24

*Denontes a song listed as a New Jack Swing Classic.[3][4]

Personnel[edit]

  • Michael Angelo Saulsberry- Producer, writer, all instruments and Vocal Arrangement.
  • Eric Kirkland - Writer, Vocal arrangement and drum programming
  • Sekou Bunch - bass guitar
  • Irving Washington III - Writer, Vocals, Vocal arrangement
  • Phillip Johnson - Writer, Vocals
  • Thomas Organ - lead guitar, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Curtis Bushey - lead guitar
  • Ray Brown - trumpet
  • Gerald Albright - saxophone
  • Bret Bouldin - rap
  • Portrait, The Jets, Carolyn Griffey, Tiara LeMacks, Suamana Brown, Dajhi McBeth, E-Luv, M. "Bay" Botiz, Ken "Wolfie" Washington - background vocals
  • Gregg Barrett, Fil Brown, Vincent Cirilli, Jon Guggenheim, Donnell Sullivan - recording engineer
  • Dave Way, Anthony Jefferies, Donnell Sullivan, Craig Burbidge - mixing
  • Ron McMaster, Eddy Schreyer - mastering
  • Scott Folks, Joy Bailey - executive producer
  • David Roth - photography
  • Tommy Steele - art direction
  • Bill Burks - design

Singles[edit]

Three singles charted:

  • "Here We Go Again!" peaked at #1 on the R&B chart, #11 on the dance chart, and #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.[5]
  • "Day by Day" peaked at #42 on the R&B chart.
  • "Honey Dip" reached #18 on the R&B chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Album Overview on Allmusic
  3. ^ New Jack Swing Classics (See item #21 on the list)
  4. ^ Track Listing on Allmusic
  5. ^ Charts and Awards on Allmusic