A Night to Remember
Studio album by Cyndi Lauper
May 9, 1989
January 1, 1988–
February 28, 1989 at
The Hit Factory
( New York City, New York) [1 ]
Pop rock, adult contemporary [2 ]
39:53 (43:51 in Japan)
Cyndi Lauper, Lennie Petze, Phil Ramone, Eric "E.T." Thornjgren
Cyndi Lauper chronology
Singles from A Night to Remember
" I Drove All Night"
Released: April 16, 1989
" My First Night Without You"
Released: July 3, 1989
" Heading West"
Released: August 22, 1989
" A Night to Remember"
Released: October 24, 1989
Released: June 18, 1990
" Unconditional Love"
Released: February 6, 1991 (promo-only)
is the third studio album by American recording artist A Night to Remember Cyndi Lauper. According the book (Volume 3), the album sold half a million of copies in 1989 in the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture United States. [8 ]
Album information [ edit ]
The album cover artwork was taken at the intersection of
Plymouth and Pearl Streets just east of the Manhattan Bridge in New York City.
The album did not do as well as her previous albums and neither the recording industry or casual fans took much interest in the project; despite the success of the album's lead single, "I Drove All Night", which became a Top 10 hit, and at year's end, earned her a Grammy nomination.
The album sold moderately well, but could not compare to the multi platinum sales of her two previous albums. Many critics and some fans agreed that a lack of strong hits were one of the main reasons for a lukewarm response to the album. In the UK, it was her highest charting album at No.9, and became her best-selling album there.
Lauper, and music critics, have noted the various battles she was having with
Sony. The company was not keen on accepting Lauper as a songwriter and musician, as well as a singer and fashion/pop cultural icon.
The album was originally conceptualized as a project called "Kindred Spirit" and was going to be released with the track "
Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)", but when that song and the film were unsuccessful, it was repackaged. Some proof sheets of the original album artwork exist with the alternate title and track listing . Vibes
Although the album is called
A Night to Remember, Lauper jokingly prefers to call it "A Night to Forget", given the poor sales, and the problems that happened with David Wolf, her producer and boyfriend at the time, during the production of the album. [10 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Cyndi Lauper, Lennie Petze
I Drove All Night"
Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg Lauper, Petze
Lauper, Kelly, Steinberg
My First Night Without You" Lauper, Kelly, Steinberg
"Like a Cat"
Christina Amphlett, Kelly, Steinberg Lauper, Petze
Heading West" Lauper, Kelly, Steinberg
A Night to Remember" Lauper, Dusty Micale,
Franke Previte Lauper, Petze
Unconditional Love" Lauper, Kelly, Steinberg
Diane Warren, Desmond Child Lauper, Petze
"Dancing with a Stranger"
Lauper, Previte, Paul Chiten
Lauper, Eric Thorngren
I Don't Want to Be Your Friend" Warren
Phil Ramone 4:21
Unabbreviated Love" (Lauper, D. Micale, F. Previte) was recorded for the album but only appeared on the B-side of " My First Night Without You". [12 ] "
Don't Look Back" (Lauper, John Turi) was recorded for the pre-A Night To Remember album titled 'Kindred Spirit' and appeared on initial artwork (when Hole In My Heart was also included in the tracklist). It has not since been released (or leaked). "
Summer Sonic 07" live track recorded at Japan Summer Sonic Festival, either Osaka (11 August 2007) or Tokyo (12 August 2007). Tracks 13 and 14 are bonus tracks on the 2008 Japan remastered Mini-LP version (& 2013 re-issue of same).
[13 ] In 2013, the 2008 Japan remaster was reissued on
format with the same 2008 tracklisting. BSCD2 [14 ]
Accolades [ edit ]
Certifications and sales [ edit ]
Chart positions [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Australian Albums Chart
[32 ] 56
French Albums Chart
[33 ] 48
Italian Albums Chart
[25 ] 83
Japanese Albums Chart
[34 ] 83
Personnel [ edit ]
Rob Newhouse – guitar
Lennie Petze – arranger, producer
Joe Pirrera – assistant engineer
Franke Previte – background vocals
Phil Ramone – producer George Recile – triangle, frotois
Frank Simms – background vocals George Simms – background vocals
David Spinner – background vocals
Carole Steele – percussion
Billy Steinberg – arranger T.M. Stevens – bass
Eric "ET" Thorngren – arranger, producer, engineer
Richard Travali – synthesizer
John Turi – keyboards, saxophone
David Wolff – executive producer
Peter Wood – keyboards
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk – bass Stacy Drummond – art direction
Chip Simons – photography
Joe Bellia – drum machine
Tommy Mandel – keyboards Craig Vogel – engineer
External links [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ at Cyndi Lauper - A Night to Remember Discogs
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^ Christgau, Robert (June 27, 1989). "Consumer Guide". (New York) The Village Voice . Retrieved . August 11, 2013
^ Boehm, Mike (1989-05-14). "CYNDI LAUPER "A Night to Remember.. "" articles.latimes.com ( Los Angeles Times) . Retrieved . 2012-01-11
^ Parales, Jon (1989-05-14). "HOME ENTERTAINMENT/RECORDINGS; RECENT RELEASES". The New York Times . Retrieved . 2012-01-11
^ Guterman, Jimmy (15 June 1989). "Cyndi Lauper: . A Night to Remember" (Straight Arrow). Rolling Stone ISSN 0035-791X . Retrieved . 10 October 2011
^ a b Tom & Sara Pendergast, (1999). , Volume 3. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture St. James Press. ISBN 1-55862-400-7 (set) ISBN 1-55862-403-1 (v.3)
^ . p. 584 The Rough Guide to Rock . Retrieved . 2013-05-15
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^ "My First Night Without You (single)". discogs.com . Retrieved . 18 September 2014
^ "Japan remastered Mini-LP version". sonymusicshop.jp . Retrieved . 18 September 2014
^ "Blu-spec CD - A Night to Remember". sonymusicshop.jp . Retrieved . 18 September 2014
^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1989 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
^ "Canadian album certifications – Cyndi Lauper – A Night To Remember". Music Canada.
^ "French album certifications – Lauper C. – A Night To Remember" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
^ "Les Albums Or". infodisc.fr (in French). SNEP . Retrieved . 2012-01-11
^ "RIAJ > The Record > April 1996 > Page 5 > Certified Awards (February 1996)". (in Japanese) Recording Industry Association of Japan . Retrieved . 2013-08-02
^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
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^ Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2011-10-31
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^ a b "Hit Parade Italia - Gli album più venduti del 1989" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it . Retrieved . 2012-01-11
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^ "Cyndi Lauper - A Night to Remember - hitparade.ch" (ASP). Hung Medien (in German). Swiss Music Charts . Retrieved . 2012-01-11
^ "Chart Stats - Cyndi Lauper - A Night to Remember" (PHP). UK Albums Chart . Retrieved . 2012-01-11
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