Another Level (Another Level album)

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Another Level
Another Level - Another Level - Front.jpg
Studio album by Another Level
Released9 November 1998 (1998-11-09)
Recorded1998
GenreR&B, Pop
LabelBMG, Northwestside
ProducerJason 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)
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
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Into Another Level"Mark Baron, Dane Bowers, Bobak Kianoush, Wayne WilliamsJason Osborne1:08
2."Freak Me"Roy Murray, Keith SweatFitzgerald Scott, Cutfather & Joe (co.)4:55
3."Rain"Gordon Chambers, D-MoetGordon Chambers, D-Moet4:10
4."I Want You for Myself"Mark Baron, Dane Bowers, Bobak Kianoush, Wayne Williams, Billy "Bad" Ward, Dakari St. AimeeBilly "Bad" Ward, Cutfather & Joe (remix)5:08
5."I Can See You In My Mind"Mark Baron, Dane Bowers, Bobak Kianoush, Wayne WilliamsDane Bowers, Wayne Williams, Linslee Campbell (add.)2:30
6."Guess I Was a Fool"Joey Elias, Jon-John RobinsonJoey 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 AmaD'Influence, S.P.A4:22
8."Whatever You Want"Wayne WilliamsWayne Williams, Linslee Campbell (co.)4:16
9."Don't Cry"Kenny Tonge, Donell JonesJan Kincaid3:51
10."Anytime You Need Me (Just Call Me Up)"Mark Baron, Dane Bowers, Bobak Kianoush, Wayne Williams, Stephen EmmanuelAnother Level, Stephen Emmanuel4:16
11."Be Alone No More" (featuring Jay-Z)Steven Dubin, Andrea Martin, Ivan MatiasCutfather & Joe3:58

Charts and certifications[edit]