Boyz II Men in 'Hitsville' with Decca


SEATTLE -- Veteran R&B outfit Boyz II Men has signed with Decca, which will on Nov. 13 release a new album, "Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA." The project was produced by "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson and also features a guest turn by Brian McKnight on an as-yet-unnamed track.

On "Hitsville," the group tackles favorites like Marvin Gaye's "Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing" and "Mercy Mercy Me," the Temptations' "Just My Imagination," Michael Jackson's "Got to Be There" and Smokey Robinson's "Tracks of My Tears."

The album also will include a cappella versions of Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky" and Boyz II Men's own "End of the Road."

"Hitsville" is the follow-up to 2006's "The Remedy," which was released exclusively in Japan and only via the band's Web site in the U.S. Boyz II Men hasn't recorded for a major label since 2002's Arista set "Full Circle."