III of A Kind
3. How Can I
Is In The Air
Isang Ngiti Mo Lang
1998 - Acoustic Underground
III of A Kind, The Album
album is about the musical journey of III of A Kind as it grows into its unique singing style. It could
also be called a crossover album as the group acknowledges its
roots by singing a capella and heads towards the strains of pop,
R & B and funk-flavored dance.
III of A Kind realized its dream with the help of able producer
Aji Manalo. numeorus demos were made and presented, brainstorming
sessions lasted for hours at the digital project studio where
the group and its producer harnessed their creative energy.
album project developed as friends and peers of III of A Kind contributed their talent and expertise. Songs
by Ryan Cayabyan, Jungee Marcelo, Ernani Cuenco, Onie Almario
and members Gelo Francisco and Annie Nepomuceno made their way
to the album. Arrangers Marc Lopez, Bong Adela, Zebedee Zuniga,
Vic Oria and Yoyong Nalasa helped put the grooves together. Needless
to say, almost all fastfood delivery franchises sustained the
album in production.
III of A Kind wanted to make a souvenir for the audiences who
have seen them perform live. Thus several a capella cuts, originally
meant for live performances by the trio, are presented as such.
This is because amidst the boogying and shimmying in their get-down-to-the-groove
shows, their a capella rendition of "Paalam Na," originally
by Rachel Alejandro, is still the group's most requested song.
The group remakes the Cayabyab classic "How Can I"
in a more 90's style a capella.
group apparently inspired songwriter Jungee Marcelo to write
the pop tune "Isang Ngiti Mo Lang." "Love is in
the Air" was a demo produced by Aji Manalo in Boston, penned
by colleague Onie Almario. And, during provincial sojourns, waiting
time was not wasted as "Pag-usapan" and "Tibok"
were born. "Nahan" and "Brasil" are favorites
since the group's early days, thus grounding the repertoire of
the album III of A Kind.