Eyes of a Stranger (album)

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Eyes of a Stranger
Eyesofastrange.jpg
Studio album by The Deele
Released 1987
Recorded 1986-1987 at Galaxy Sound Studios, Silverlake Studios and Studio Masters, Hollywood, California
Genre R&B, disco, funk
Length 37:49
Label SOLAR Records
Producer L.A. Reid & Babyface For Deelesongz Inc
The Deele chronology
Material Thangz
(1985)
Eyes of a Stranger
(1987)
Invitation to Love
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Eyes of a Stranger is an album released by the R&B band The Deele in 1987.[2]

The third album released by the Deele, it became the band's most commercially successful album, on the strength of what is perhaps the group's best-known hit, the R&B top 5 and pop top ten single, "Two Occasions," along with the R&B top ten follow-up, "Shoot 'Em Up Movies."[3] It was shortly after the release of this album that primary group songwriters Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and L.A. Reid left the band to pursue production work.[2]

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Two Occasions (Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Darnell "Dee" Bristol, Sid Johnson) - 4:17
  2. Shoot 'Em up Movies (Kenny Nolan[5]) - 4:20
  3. Let No One Separate Us (Darnell "Dee" Bristol, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds) - 4:15
  4. Eyes of a Stranger (Daryl Simmons,[6] Carlos "Satin" Greene) - 4:52
  5. Can-U-Dance (Carlos "Satin" Greene, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Dwain Mitchell[7]) - 4:34
  6. She Wanted (Darnell "Dee" Bristol, Kevin "Kayo" Roberson, Antonio "L.A." Reid) - 4:40
  7. Hip Chic (Carlos "Satin" Greene, Les Collier,[8] Darnell "Dee" Bristol, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Kevin "Kayo" Roberson) - 4:15
  8. So Many Thangz (Darnell "Dee" Bristol, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, D. Simmons) - 5:18
  9. Eyes of a Stranger (Reprise) (Carlos "Satin" Greene, Simmons) - 1:18

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Certification
U.S. Billboard 200[9] 54 Gold
U.S. Top R&B Albums[9] 5

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[10]
US
Pop
US
R&B
1987 "Can-U-Dance" - 48
"Two Occasions" 10 (1988) 4
1988 "Shoot Em Up Movies" - 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. The Deele: Eyes Of A Stranger > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Allmusic". allmusic (((Eyes of a Stranger > Overview))). 
  3. ^ "Billboard". Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - The Deele (Singles). Retrieved 1988.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Billboard". Billboard.com - Biography - The Deele. 
  5. ^ "Shoot 'Em Up Movies Lyrics". mtv.com. 
  6. ^ The Deele- Eyes of a Stranger images @Discogs.com Retrieved 3-15-2010
  7. ^ Entry for "D. Mitchel" @Discogs.com Retrieved 7-23-2010.
  8. ^ Songwriting information for "Hip Chic" @faqs.org Retrieved 7-23-2010.
  9. ^ a b "Billboard". Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - The Deele (Albums). Retrieved 1988.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ "The Deele US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 

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