Face2Face Studio album by Released September 11, 2001 Recorded 2000–2001 Genre R&B, hip hop, neo soul Length 58: 58 Label Nu America, Arista Producer L.A. Reid (exec.), Babyface, Mike City, The Neptunes, Megahertz, Tim & Bob, Heavy D, Buckwild, Anthony Nance, Brion James Babyface chronology
is the fifth studio album from Face2Face R&B singer, Babyface. It was his first album in five years after 1996's . It was also his first album released on Arista Records, which reunited him with his former songwriting and production partner The Day L.A. Reid who was the president of Arista at the time of the album's release.
 Face2Face was a radical departure from his previous works, as the balladeer was focused on more uptempo songs. The album was also different due to Babyface working with outside producers on roughly half of the album. Producers on the album included Tim & Bob, Heavy D, The Neptunes, Diggin' in the Crates producer Buckwild, Brian McKnight's associate producer Anthony Nance and Dan Reed Network member Brion James.
Reviews of the album were mixed, as critics and fans didn't know what to make of Babyface's new musical direction.
 Face2Face is notable for being one of a few albums released on the same day as the September 11 attacks. It was released alongside other recordings such as  Slayer's , God Hates Us All Jay-Z's , Dream Theater's The Blueprint Live Scenes From New York, Mariah Carey's , Glitter Fabolous's & Ghetto Fabolous Nickelback's . Silver Side Up
Track listing [ edit ]
"Outside In/Inside Out" (
Mike City, Kenneth Edmonds) – 3:16 "
There She Goes" (Kenneth Edmonds, Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams) – 4:31 "
What If" (Kenneth Edmonds) – 4:07 "Stressed Out" (Kenneth Edmonds, Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams) – 3:35
"Baby's Mama" (featuring
Snoop Dogg) (Calvin Broadus, Kenneth Edmonds, Dorsey Wesley, Damon Thomas) – 3:55 "How Can U Be Down" (Kenneth Edmonds) – 4:41
"Work It Out" (Kenneth Edmonds, Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson) – 4:11
"I Keep Callin'" (Kenneth Edmonds,
Heavy D, Brion James, Anthony Nance) – 4:29 "With Him" (Kenneth Edmonds) – 4:45
"Wish U Was My Girl" (
Jason Edmonds, Kenneth Edmonds) – 4:02 "U Should Know" (Jason Edmonds, Kenneth Edmonds) – 3:52
"Don't Take It So Personal" (Kenneth Edmonds, Brion James, Anthony Nance) – 3:43
"Still in Love With U" (Jason Edmonds, Kenneth Edmonds) – 4:00
"Lover and Friend" (Anthony "Buckwild" Best, Jason Edmonds, Kenneth Edmonds) – 5:51
Personnel [ edit ]
Keyboard Programming: Babyface, The Neptunes, Mike City, Megahertz, Heavy D, Anthony Nance, Brion James, Tim Kelley
Drum Programming: Tim Kelley, Anthony Nance, Buckwild, The Neptunes, Mike City
Acoustic Guitar: Babyface
Electric Guitar: Babyface, Bob Robinson, Brion James
Wurlitzer and Fender Rhodes: Wayne Lindsey
Hammind B-3 Organ: Bob Robinson
Background vocals: Babyface, Mike City, Pharrell Williams, Latrelle Simmons
Paul Boutin, Brian Garten Mixing: Jean Marie Horvat, Josean Posey, Edward Quesada, Derek Carlson
Executive Producer: Antonio "L.A." Reid A&R Direction: Pete Farmer
A&R Coordination: Pamela Grant &
DeMonica Santiago-Plummer Photography: Christian Lantry,
Sante D'Orazio Art Direction, Design: Gravillis, Inc.
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