”Unplugged” only in the sense that he’s disconnected from most of his star interpreters, producer-impresario Kenny ”Babyface” Edmonds enlists a huge posse of personality-free studio singers and musicians for two pointless exercises: re-creating hits he crafted for the likes of Boyz II Men and Whitney Houston, and revisiting his own mawkish solo efforts. Even two A-list guest spots on MTV Unplugged NYC 1997 — Eric Clapton’s tastefully bland solo on ”Change the World” and Stevie Wonder’s windy vocal gymnastics on ”How Come, How Long” — do little to rescue this bludgeoningly arranged (and very, very electric) set. C
MTV Unplugged NYC 1997 ''Unplugged'' only in the sense that he's disconnected from most of his star interpreters, producer-impresario Kenny ''Babyface'' Edmonds enlists a...MTV Unplugged NYC 1997R&B ''Unplugged'' only in the sense that he's disconnected from most of his star interpreters, producer-impresario Kenny ''Babyface'' Edmonds enlists a...1997-11-28
'FACE OFF: "Babyface" Edmunds offers bland arrangements
Genre: R&B; Lead Performers: Kenneth Babyface Edmonds, Various Artists
Posted January 17 2015 — 11:46 AM EST
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