On October 8, 2002, a live concert recorded at Joe’s Pub in New York City, was released as the album “One Too Many,” and many of us got the chance to know the magic that happens when Joey McIntyre and Emanuel Kiriakou get together.
Personally, this is the one album of Joey McIntyre’s discography that I cannot stop listening to if I start doing so; meaning: I cannot select a song, I must listen to the whole thing and make a date out of it with myself and a glass of champagne (ok, more than one?)
We loved seeing Joey with Debbie Gibson, but Joey and Eman are something else; their connection, humor, besides their mind-blowing talent (of course) it’s something that – if you haven’t done it yet – you owe it to yourself, to listen to this album and make a date out of it.
Spoiler alert: There’s part where Joey says “a very particular thing”, and then he goes something like “tomorrow is going to be all over the internet,” and Eman replies, “I forgot about that.” ?
Eman’s guitar seems to have a voice of its own; the songs they perform are a perfect fit for both of them; and Eman’s voice companioning Joey’s? “exquisite”. So, once again, if you haven’t done it yet, please clean your schedule for an hour and enjoy the show.
Amidst the excitement and craziness of the NKOTB’s Mixtape Tour 2022 sale, Joey took a moment to share on his IG stories a couple of personal notes and a review of the album written by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, which you can find at AllMusic.com/OneTooMany.