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Dallas Austin: Manchild In The Promised Land

Carol Cooper, Fanfare, 2 July 1995

1991 WAS A banner year for Dallas Austin. The Atlanta writer-producer was barely out of his teens when two records he made for Motown with then-unknown acts – ‘It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday’ by Boyz II Men and ‘Iesha’ by Another Bad Creation – became massive crossover hits, bringing fresh energy to a label whose roster had grown cold and uninspired by the end of the '80s.

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