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8 thoughts on “ Ascension (Dont Ever Wonder) - Maxwell - Maxwells Urban Hang Suite (Cassette, Album)

  1. “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)” is the second single released from his debut album Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite. The track peaked top ten on Billboard’s R&B songs. It spent eighteen weeks.
  2. Editors’ Notes Maxwell was only 23 when his debut was released in , and it’s hard to overestimate the courage and maturity it took to create an album like Urban Hang Suite at that time. It was not yet considered cool to look to the ‘70s for R&B inspiration, and Maxwell’s album sounded unlike anything else from its era.
  3. Sep 30,  · Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite debuted at No. 38 on the Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums chart, and I can recall my surprise, at the time, that Tower Records slashed the price of the cassette .
  4. Maxwell's debut offers up a sophisticated and stylized take on late-'60s and early-'70 soul. Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and the like are subtly referenced over the course of these 11 tracks of wide-screen sensual funk with ballad sincerity, Maxwell coolly sings through highlights like "Welcome," " Til the Cops Come Knockin'," and "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder).".
  5. In the mid-’90s, as popular R&B headed further toward hip-hop, Maxwell’s impressive debut took its cues, instead, from ‘60s and ‘70s soul; Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite was loose but elegant, subdued but sensual, and ultimately known as a neo-soul classic. The Brooklyn singer’s airy falsetto beckons a lover on super-sensual quiet-storm jam “Welcome.”.
  6. Apr 02,  · Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite is significant only in that it recasts the same old same old as something monumental, and nearly pulls it off. Initially, there's a lot to like about Maxwell: On his openers, "Urban Theme" and "Welcome," the early '80s full-band R&B and jazz pop grooves are reminiscent of Maze's brightest days and Steely Dan's coolest /5().
  7. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite on Discogs.
  8. Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite is the debut album by American R&B singer Maxwell. It was released on April 2, , by Columbia Records. Maxwell recorded the album between 19at Electric Lady Studios, RPM, Sorcerer, and Chung King Studios in New York City, and CRC Studios in Chicago.

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