Another Level (Another Level album)

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Another Level
Another Level - Another Level - Front.jpg
Studio album by Another Level
Released 9 November 1998 (1998-11-09)
Recorded 1998
Genre R&B, Pop
Label BMG, Northwestside
Producer Jason Osborne, Fitzgerald Scott, Cutfather & Joe, Gordon Chambers, D-Moet, Billy "Bad" Ward, Dane Bowers, Wayne Williams, Linslee Campbell, Joey Elias, John Robinson, The Boilerhouse Boys, D'Influence, S.P.A, Jan Kincaid, Another Level, Stephen Emmanuel
Another Level chronology
Another Level
(1998)
Nexus
(1999)Nexus1999
Singles from Another Level
  1. "Be Alone No More"
    Released: 16 February 1998
  2. "Freak Me"
    Released: 6 July 1998
  3. "I Guess I Was a Fool"
    Released: 26 October 1998
  4. "I Want You for Myself"
    Released: 11 January 1999
  5. "Be Alone No More '99" / "Holding Back the Years"
    Released: 29 March 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Another Level is the self-titled debut album by English boy band Another Level, released on 9 November 1998 in the United Kingdom by Northwestside Records.[2] It includes the number one single "Freak Me", originally sung by Silk, as well as the singles "Be Alone No More", "Guess I Was a Fool", "I Want You for Myself" and the double A-side release "Be Alone No More '99" and "Holding Back the Years". The album peaked at number thirteen in the United Kingdom, where it was certified Platinum on 9 April 1999.[3]

Background[edit]

Another Level were originally conceived by Nick Raphael and Christian Tattersfield for their new record label project, Northwestside Records, a BMG sub-label in the United Kingdom that had also signed Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records unit in 1998. They felt there was a gap in the market for an interracial boyband. Raphael and Tattersfield asked future Epic A&R Jo Charrington to put the group together and then manage them. Charrington recruited the members by auditioning singers from the BRIT School and modelling agencies, with the band originally consisting of a fifth member, Michael Kempster, who left the band shortly after recruitment to pursue a solo career.[4] Due to Northwestside's position as an urban marketed record label, a number of R&B and hip hop stars guested on Another Level's debut album. These included Jay-Z, who appeared on "Be Alone No More", and Ghostface Killah, who appeared on the single version of "I Want You for Myself". TQ later appeared on the band's second album on the track "Summertime".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Into Another Level" Mark Baron, Dane Bowers, Bobak Kianoush, Wayne Williams Jason Osborne 1:08
2. "Freak Me" Roy Murray, Keith Sweat Fitzgerald Scott, Cutfather & Joe (co.) 4:55
3. "Rain" Gordon Chambers, D-Moet Gordon Chambers, D-Moet 4:10
4. "I Want You for Myself" Mark Baron, Dane Bowers, Bobak Kianoush, Wayne Williams, Billy "Bad" Ward, Dakari St. Aimee Billy "Bad" Ward, Cutfather & Joe (remix) 5:08
5. "I Can See You In My Mind" Mark Baron, Dane Bowers, Bobak Kianoush, Wayne Williams Dane Bowers, Wayne Williams, Linslee Campbell (add.) 2:30
6. "Guess I Was a Fool" Joey Elias, Jon-John Robinson Joey Elias, Jon-John Robinson, The Boilerhouse Boys (co.) 5:26
7. "Girl What You Wanna Do" (featuring Shola Ama) Dane Bowers, Wayne Williams, S.P.A, John Paul, Shola Ama D'Influence, S.P.A 4:22
8. "Whatever You Want" Wayne Williams Wayne Williams, Linslee Campbell (co.) 4:16
9. "Don't Cry" Kenny Tonge, Donell Jones Jan Kincaid 3:51
10. "Anytime You Need Me (Just Call Me Up)" Mark Baron, Dane Bowers, Bobak Kianoush, Wayne Williams, Stephen Emmanuel Another Level, Stephen Emmanuel 4:16
11. "Be Alone No More" (featuring Jay-Z) Steven Dubin, Andrea Martin, Ivan Matias Cutfather & Joe 3:58

Charts and certifications[edit]