”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 November 28 1997 — 12:00 AM EST
- Miley Cyrus cameos as a skateboarding heartthrob on 'Stone Quackers'
- The first two episodes of Amazon's 'The Man in the High Castle' will stream on EW this Friday
- Miguel: How Prince, sex and late-nights in L.A. inspired his killer new album
- Britney Spears recreates 'Oops' cover with kids
- USA Women win soccer's World Cup: Celebs on Twitter say...
- 'Penny Dreadful' showrunner's postmortem on season finale: 'I’m just very proud of it'
- Kate Hudson gets patriotic, belts out the national anthem on Instagram
- 'Back to the Future' turns 30: See the cast, then and now
- 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': 6 EW exclusive photos
- Comic-Con 2015 preview: 10 panels we can't wait to see
- 'Seinfeld' faves: Where are they now?
- 14 high school movies that defined their year
- Rumer & Khloé, Usher, Cara Delevingne & More!