Released in the spring of 1986, its very bubble-gum, pseudo early Osmonds/New Edition-esque stylings failed to garner any attention. In August 1989, during the success of their second album, Hangin' Tough, Columbia Records released the New Kids on the Block track "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)" as a single, in an attempt to bring this album to the attention of the group's growing fanbase. The ploy worked, and albums sales spiked. Subsequently, the New Kids on the Block album would eventually be certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA; peaking at number 25 on the US Billboard 200.
Maurice Starr - producer and all instruments
Larkin Arnold - executive producer
Erik Nuri - executive producer
Christopher Austopchuk - art direction
Paul Arnold - engineer
Phil Greene - engineer, mixing
Caroline Greyshock - photography
Jimmy Johnson - conga
Frank Heller - engineer, mixing
Gordon Worthy - keyboards
Phaedra Butler - backing vocals and duet vocals on "Don't Give Up on Me"
Pat Costa - engineer
William Garrett - engineer
Sidney Burton - engineer, mixing
Christopher Rich - beat box