Bell Biv DeVoe’s ‘Poison’

Bell Biv DeVoe’s ‘Poison’ is their debut studio album released March 20, 1990 by MCA Records.


Track Listing : 1.Dope! (Elliot Straite, Dr. Freeze) – 03:44 . 2.B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me)? (Darrol Durant, Roney Hooks, Paul Stewart, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee) – 04:35 . 3.Let Me Know Something?! (Darrol Durant, Roney Hooks, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee) – 04:40 . 4.Do Me! (Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie Devoe, Carl E. Bourelly) – 04:33 . 5.Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph And Johnny (Word To The Mutha)! (Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie Devoe) – 04:30 . 6.Poison (Elliot Straite, Dr. Freeze) – 04:22 . 7.Ain’T Nut’In’ Changed (Darrol Durant, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee) – 03:30 . 8.When Will I See You Smile Again? (Timmy Gatling, Paul Stewart, Alton Stewart) – 05:08 . 9.I Do Need You (Timmy Gatling, Alton Stewart) – 04:36 . 10.Poison [Extended Club Version] (Elliot Straite, D’Lavance) – 07:50

Musicians : Bell Biv Devoe – Multi Instruments, Vocals, Vocals . Ricky Bell – Vocals . Michael Bivins – Vocals . Ronnie Devoe – Vocals . Richard Wolf – Multi Instruments . Chris Floberg – Programming . Sherman Foote – Programming . Carl Bourelly – Keyboards . Howard Hirsch – Drum Programming, Keyboards . Timmy Gatling – Drum Programming, Keyboards . Jean-Paul Bourelly – Guitar . Dr. Freeze – Multi Instruments . Alton “Wokie” Stewart – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Bell Biv Devoe, Carl Bourelly, D’Lavance, Dr. Freeze, Timmy Gatling, Hiriam Hicks, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee, Alton “Wokie” Stewart . Michael Allaire – Assistant Engineer . Ken Felton – Assistant Engineer Barbara Milne – Engineer . Kurt Upper – Engineer . Jay Henry – Engineer, Mixing . Rod Hui – Engineer, Mixing . Nick Sansano – Engineer, Mixing . Jamey Staub – Engineer, Mixing . Dan Wood – Engineer, Mixing . Kirk Yano – Engineer, Mixing . Steve Hall – Mastering . Peter Arata – Remixing

Arrangements : Roney Hooks, Carl Bourelly, Hank Shocklee

Package : Bell Biv Devoe – Art Direction . Angelica Chaplin – Make-Up, Photography

Recorded 1989–1990.

Released On March 20, 1990 By Mca.

(Source Official site)

Bell Biv DeVoe


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