A classic soundtrack to accompany a classic Black film. You could really expect nothing less of a soundtrack released on LaFace Records circa 1992. This album set the tone for so much after it and embodied the tone of R&B during this period.
“Give U My Heart” with Toni Braxton and Babyface is the obvious hit, an upbeat R&B jam by an emerging songstress and an R&B genius. The best thing about the soundtrack is that it covered a range of tempos, from the quirky romp of Grace Jones’ (!) “7 Day Weekend” to the monster ballad “End Of The Road” by Boyz II Men. A number of tracks show clear influences of the New Jack Swing era, which defined early 90s R&B.
Johnny Gill’s “There U Go” and Keith Washington’s “Tonight Is Right” were mood-setters, with their heavy saxophone and whispering background vocals indicative of the contemporary soul music of the time. PM Dawn’s “Die Without You” was clearly a standout of the album, a track that quietly made its presence felt among the album’s more popular songs.
Go cop this album. And watch the movie. Tonight.
Die Without You x PM Dawn
Love Shoulda Brought You Home x Toni Braxton