Now is the third studio album by American R&B singer Maxwell. It was released on August 14, 2001, by Columbia Records. Following the lukewarm commercial performance of his 1998 record Embrya, Maxwell pursued a different direction while recording Now, abandoning the conceptual style of his previous albums.
Album · 2014 · 11 Songs. Following the ambitious Embryo, Maxwell goes back to R&B basics on his third record, Now, which is full of soulful grooves, rich arrangements, and knee-weakening seduction jams. His sensual voice is as smooth as ever, and backed by classy, timeless orchestration: See the gentle swoon of W/As My Girl, a slow-burning plea to Maxwell’s flame. The mellow Lifetime is a gorgeous love song, while a moving cover of Kate Bush’s This Woman’s Work is carried by his luxurious falsetto.
This album has an average beat per minute of 113 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 100/138 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Now. Album starts at BPM, ends at 104BPM (+104), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Maxwell.
Maxwell has announced that his new album NIGHT is out in 2019 via Columbia. Maxwell said of the song in a statement: "Shame is a modern love song. Not just romantic love, but love for self and others.
Maxwell - Now (2001). R&B 10 months ago. Download. 1. Maxwell - Get to Know Ya (Uncut). 2. Maxwell - Lifetime (Uncut). 3. Maxwell - W As My Girl. 4. Maxwell - Changed (Uncut). 5. Maxwell - NoOne (Uncut). 6. Maxwell - For Lovers Only (Uncut). 7. Maxwell - Temporary Nite (Uncut). 8. Maxwell - Silently (Uncut). 9. Maxwell - Symptom Unknown (Uncut). 10. Maxwell - This Woman's Work (Uncut). 11. Maxwell - Now At The Party. More songs by Maxwell
Maxwell is a gifted record-maker, which isn't necessarily the same thing as a gifted songwriter. He has a nice, sweet voice, a healthy love for classic soul from Marvin to Prince, an appealing arty streak largely missing from contemporary R&B, and he can arrange his self-recorded productions quite alluringly, balancing the guitars, synths, drum machines, and horns nimbly, often coming up with fresh songs. That's not to say that Now is a bad record - it's hard to call anything that sounds this good a bad album - but it's held back by Maxwell's emphasis on sound over song.
Release Date: Aug 14, 2001 Record label: Sony Genre(s): Pop, R&B. 72 Music Critic Score How the Music Critic Score works. Now - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics.
|2||Get To Know Ya||4:18|
|4||Was My Girl||3:11|
|5||Now At The Party||5:25|
|9||This Woman's Work||4:00|
|11||For Lovers Only||3:59|
- Bass – Hod David, Michael Neal, Stuart Matthewman
- Co-producer – Stuart Matthewman
- Drums [Live] – Michael Bland
- Guitar – Hod David, Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson, Stuart Matthewman
- Keyboards – Etienne Stadwijk, Frederico Pena*, Hod David, Stuart Matthewman
- Percussion – Bashiri Johnson
- Producer – Musze
- Saxophone – Andre Roberson
- Steel Guitar [Pedal] – Bruce Bouton
- Trombone – Clark Gayton
- Trumpet – Steven Bernstein
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|C 67136||Maxwell||Now (LP, Album)||Columbia||C 67136||US||2001|
|2-497454||Maxwell||Now (CD, Album)||Columbia||2-497454||Brazil||2001|
|CK 67136||Maxwell||Now (CD, Album)||Columbia||CK 67136||US||2001|
|CK 67136||Maxwell||Now (CD, Album)||Columbia||CK 67136||Canada||2001|
|497454 2||Maxwell||Now (CD, Album)||Columbia||497454 2||Hong Kong||2001|