Rhythm & Romance (The System album)

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Rhythm & Romance
Rhythm & Romance (The System).jpg
Studio album by The System
Released 1989
Recorded 1988 - 1989
Genre New jack swing, Garage house, Dance-pop, Emotio-Electro
Length 53:47
Label Atlantic
Producer David Frank, Mic Murphy
The System chronology
Don't Disturb This Groove
(1987)Don't Disturb This Groove1987
Rhythm & Romance
(1989)
ESP
(2000)ESP2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Rhythm & Romance is the fifth studio album by The System. It was released in Japan and United States under Atlantic Records in 1989. It reached the position 85 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.[2][3]

Album was influenced by the contemporary R&B sound of new jack swing and hip-hop styles. It would be the group's last album for over a decade.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm About You" (David Frank, Michael Murphy) – 4:13
  2. "Soul To Soul" (David Frank, Michael Murphy) – 5:22
  3. "Wicked" (David Frank, Michael Murphy) – 4:25
  4. "Midnight Special" (David Frank, Michael Murphy) – 3:53
  5. "I Don't Know How To Say..." (David Frank, Michael Murphy) – 4:36
  6. " I Wanna Be Your Lover" (David Frank, Michael Murphy) – 4:04
  7. "You Got Me (Where You Want Me)" (David Frank, Michael Murphy) – 4:06
  8. "Have Mercy" (David Frank, Michael Murphy) – 5:03
  9. "Face The Music" (David Frank, Michael Murphy) – 4:48
  10. "Think About It" (David Frank, Michael Murphy) – 4:51

Production[edit]

  • Bob Defrin – art direction
  • Herb Powers – mastering
  • Roy Volkmann – photography
  • Leroy Quintyn – Assistant technician (tracks 01 to 06, 08 to 10)
  • Bob Rosa – mixing (tracks 01, 02)
  • Keith Cohen – mixing (tracks 03, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12)
  • Steve Peck - mixing (track 05)
  • Ray Bardani - mixing (track 11)
  • Stephen Seltzer - mixing (tracks 07, 09); recording (tracks 01, 03, 05 to 10, 12)
  • Rob Feaster - recording (tracks 02 to 04, 10, 11)

Personnel[edit]

  • David Frank - keyboards
  • Mic Murphy - lead and backing vocals
  • Paul Pesco - guitar ("Soul to Soul")
  • Mike Campbell - guitar ("Midnight Special" and "Think About It")
  • Chep Nuñez, Cindy Mizelle, B.J. Nelson, Yogi Lee – additional backing vocals
  • Crusher Bennett, Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Cut Creator – scratching
  • Dupont, Leroy Quintyn, Robert Dukes, Mic Murphy - Science Lab Posse on "Face the Music"

[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position[2]
U.S. Billboard Top R&B Albums 85

References[edit]