Back to the World

Back to the World

by Tevin Campbell



Back to the World is where Tevin Campbell returns as a man, ready to prove that he is no longer the child prodigy of yesteryear. For the most part, he succeeds in establishing himself as a vocalist of prodigious talents and significant worth. Of course, it was clear even in his earliest recordings that he was something special -- a vocalist that could sing with a sweet, easy grace but remain soulful and not cloying in the slightest. No matter how Campbell tries to phase out that sweetness on Back to the World -- after all, one of the first steps of maturity is to shed your childhood affectations -- he retains that appealing quality, which makes the album all the more endearing. That's not to say that the uptempo cuts don't work. On the contrary -- they are state-of-the-art pieces, thanks to the talents of producers like Puffy Combs, whose "I Need You" is a highlight. But the key to the record's success is how Campbell grows and matures without sacrificing his gift for pure sweet contemporary soul. Back to the World is proof positive that the teen idol is now a man.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/1996
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624600329
catalogNumber: 46003

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tevin Campbell   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Babyface   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Anthony Bailey   Background Vocals
Keith Crouch   Percussion,Multi Instruments
Jamey Jaz   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Kipper Jones   Background Vocals
Michael Keith   Background Vocals
Tim Pierce   Guitar,Keyboards
Kevin Wyatt   Bass,Background Vocals
Total   Background Vocals
Derrick Edmondson   Multi Instruments
Rahsaan Patterson   Background Vocals
Kenny Lattimore   Background Vocals
Glenn McKinney   Guitar,Sitar
112   Background Vocals
Chuck Boom   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Lua Crofts   Background Vocals
Jimmy Keegan   Percussion,Drums
Tiara Lemacks   Background Vocals
Quinnes Parker   Background Vocals
Kim Raynor   Background Vocals
Mikelyn Roderick   Background Vocals
Marvin Scandrick   Background Vocals
Keisha Spivey   Background Vocals
Daron Jones   Background Vocals
Pam Long   Background Vocals
Naimeh Heath   Background Vocals
A-Tone   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Jubu Smith   Acoustic Guitar
John "Jubu" Smith   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Tevin Campbell   Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Christopher Bolden   drum programming
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Producer
Keith Crouch   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming
Jamey Jaz   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming,rhythm arrangement
Kipper Jones   Vocal Arrangements
Eugene Lo   Engineer
Dave Pensado   Engineer
Tim Pierce   drum programming
Doug Wilson   Engineer
Derrick Edmondson   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Rahsaan Patterson   Vocal Arrangements
Craig Porteils   Engineer
Michael Stradford   Executive Producer
Stevie J.   Producer
Chucky Thompson   Producer
Lane Craven   Engineer
Ian Boxill   Engineer
Eric Ferrell   grooming
Boom Brothers   Producer

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