Steppin' Out (Cleopatra album)

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Steppin' Out
CleoSteppinOut.jpg
Studio album by Cleopatra
Released United Kingdom 22 August 2000
United States
Japan
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre R&B, pop, soul, hip hop
Label Maverick Records
Producer Jam & Lewis, Stargate, Dallas Austin, Daryl Simmons
Cleopatra chronology
Comin' Atcha!
(1998)
Steppin' Out
(2000)
Alternative covers
Japanese edition
Japanese edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars link

Steppin' Out is the second and last album released by Cleopatra. The album was released on 22 August 2000 by Maverick Records.

The first single to be released from the album in the UK was "Come and Get Me", while in the US it was "U Got It and "Yes, This Party's Going Right" in Japan.

Cleo Higgins was the main songwriter on the album, which was also co-written with her bandmates and sisters and her mother. The album features production from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin and Stargate.

Recording and production[edit]

After the success of their debut Comin' Atcha! and gaining attention in the US, including a Top 40 entry for "Cleopatra's Theme", the girls entered the studio to start work on their then-untitled second album. The girls decided the direction of this album would be R&B and not pop like their first album. Cleo again was the main songwriter, having penned the entire first album with her sister and bandmates credited as co-writers.

Employing a variety of production teams including Cutfather & Joe, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Stargate and bass guitarist and background vocalist Debra Killings, the album was recorded across the US and UK as well as in Norway and Denmark.

Cover artwork[edit]

Award winning photography duo Markus and Indrani, best known for their work with Mariah Carey and Beyoncé, were brought in to shoot the album artwork.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Press Here to Start"
  2. "U Got It"
  3. "Take Me Now (Stop, Stop...)"
  4. "Sweat Me"
  5. "Nobody Said"
  6. "Come and Get Me"
  7. "Questions and Jealousy"
  8. "Who's Your Woman"
  9. "Bingo My Love"
  10. "Voo-Doo"
  11. "Yes, This Party's Going Right"

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "All Talk and No Action" (Japanese release)
  2. "You Can't Be in My Life" (Japanese and Canadian release)
  3. "Number One Fan" (Japanese and Canadian release)

Singles[edit]

  • "Come and Get Me" (26 June 2000)
  • "U Got It" (8 August 2000)
  • "Yes, This Party's Going Right" (27 February 2001)

Credits[edit]