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Don't Be Cruel [VINYL]

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  • Vinyl (3 Jun. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B00KE0NLW0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,435 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Cruel Prelude
  2. Don't Be Cruel
  3. My Prerogative
  4. Roni
  5. Rock Wit'cha
  6. Every Little Step
  7. I'll Be Good To You
  8. Take It Slow
  9. All Day All Night
  10. I Really Love You Girl
  11. Cruel Reprise

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When Bobby Brown left New Edition at the peak of their fame in 1986 he was staying true to his rules of really not giving a damn and doing what felt right to him. And while his solo debut King of Stage (1986) wasn't bad, it wasn't what fans were really yearning for - Hopefully he just goes back to New Edition one fan wrote in a 1987 issue of Word Up! Magazine. Little did we all know by the time King of Stage was dying down he was already hard at work on the follow up, Don't Be Cruel, and no one was even prepared for what was coming. Don't Be Cruel immediately was a smash hit, to any naysayers this was the punch in the face, to NE fans this was a game changer, and honestly to many this was their first time even hearing him. Don't Be Cruel crafted the perfect match of amazing songwriting and the newly christened New Jack Swing sound that was flooding the streets. Bobby Brown proved why he was good to go solo as he owned each track on this album. The new 'King of R&B' was here. The albums singles: Don't Be Cruel , My Prerogative , Every Little Step & Roni all were number 1 singles. Rock Wit'cha made all other R&B ballads at the time pale in comparison. The album was one of the best selling albums of the 80's (33 to be exact). Don't Be Cruel over-exceeded what any R&B fan would expect. The albums producers L.A Reid, Babyface and Teddy Riley all did outstanding work channeling the right mix for Brown to finally take center stage. And after 20 + years this album still has a strong hold as the R&B blueprint for making hit albums.

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To be honest, what can you say? When this album hit both here in the UK and abroad it made waves. For many My Prerogative, Rock Wit'Cha, Roni and Every Little Step made you want to simply jump around. For me, Don't Be Cruel and the accompanying video made the album. Absolutely brilliant.
After listening to this CD I went out and bought Ralph T, BBD, Johnny G and various New Edition albums. If you want a trip back then buy this album. Easy listening, easy lyrics, easy.
Bobby Brown should never have faded away and in all honsety, should come back now and receive PROPER promotion.
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Arrived within specified time and well packed. For years I had this on a tape and a video (showing my age) had to upgrade to a CD and so glad I did as my tape reeled out and traumatized me. Brings me right back!!
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good album , good old days with this music,

the only thing is that the delivery company did not deliver on the day stated and I waited in all day, also cd case was damaged.
I did email but just go an automatic replay, not good, never had a trouble with any delivery's in the passed
unhappy customer due to delivery company, yodel
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Obviously it sounds like the time it comes from, but really - there's not a bad track on this album. Okay, so I grew up with it, maybe I'm biased, but I can still enjoy listening to it now in 2007. Give it a play or two, and chances are you'll agree. Anyone else noticed the artwork glitch on the cover?
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This album represented what many believed to be the start of a brilliant career. However, this album easily turned out to be his best.

'don.t be cruel' is outstanding and enjoyed two chart runs. However, the jewell in the crown is, without doubt, 'my prerogative'. It is simply awesome. In fact, there just are not any weak tracks on this.

However, this album was not followed up, with anything of a similar standard. So, enjoy his finest moments all on this one early album.
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Had this on tape when it first came out in 1988 or 9 and I just had to have it on CD. Bobby Brown at his best a must for any late 80's R&B collection.
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I chose this as I remember dancing to it when I was young, and still like the music. I cannot play cassettes tapes anymore, so wanted to replace it by a CD.
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The CD arrived quickly and in good condition. I was very pleased with the purchase. I would be happy to buy from this seller again in the future
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