Originally Release '02 , Fourth full length studio album from R & B Quartet , includes the singles "Not Ready For Goodbye" , "Beautiful As U" & 2 cover versions : Andy Gibb's "I Just Wanna Be Your Everything" and Harry Connick Jr's " Between Us ".
After an extended leave of absence, All-4-One (best known for their Grammy-winning remake of John Michael Montgomery
's country hit "I Swear") has returned with the easy-listening sound that made them famous. Some might find the group's adult contemporary take on R&B a bit too sticky sweet, but fans can't get enough of the quartet's four-part harmonies. And it must be said that nifty songs like "Not Ready 4 Goodbye" and the a cappella "I Am Blessed" do serve to fill the R&B-boy-band gap created by Boyz II Men
's extended absence. This time around the group provides an uninspired cover of the Bee Gees
chestnut "I Just Wanna Be Your Everything," but their remake of Harry Connick Jr.
's "Between Us" is infused with just the right amount of Cajun boogie-woogie. Overall, A41
is a nice album that should bring the quartet back into the public eye. --Rebecca Levine