Alannah Myles (album)

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Alannah Myles
Studio album by Alannah Myles
Released March 28, 1989
Recorded McClear Place Studios, Eastern Sound, Sundown Sudios and Sounds Interchange Studios, Toronto, Canada, 1988
Genre Rock, pop rock, AOR
Length 39:19
Label Atlantic
Producer David Tyson, Christopher Ward
Alannah Myles chronology
Alannah Myles
(1989)
Rockinghorse
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Alannah Myles is the self-titled debut album by Canadian singer Alannah Myles, released on March 28, 1989. It includes the worldwide hit single "Black Velvet". The album reached number 5 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. and number 3 in the UK Albums Chart. The album cover comes from a photoshoot by Canadian photographer Deborah Samuel.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Still Got This Thing" (Christopher Ward) – 4:37
  2. "Love Is" (Ward, David Tyson) – 3:40
  3. "Black Velvet" (Ward, Tyson) – 4:47
  4. "Rock This Joint" (Ward) – 4:02
  5. "Lover of Mine" (Alannah Myles, Ward, Tyson, Kit Johnson) – 4:42
Side two
  1. "Kick Start My Heart" (Shirley Eikhard, Chris Waters, Madeline Stone, Ward) – 3:42
  2. "If You Want To" (Ward, Tyson) – 4:13
  3. "Just One Kiss" (Ward, Tyson) – 3:35
  4. "Who Loves You" (Ward, Tyson) – 3:37
  5. "Hurry Make Love" (Nancy Simmonds) – 2:16

Credits[edit]

Musicians
  • Alannah Myles - lead and backing vocals
  • Kurt Schefter - guitars
  • David Tyson - keyboards, bass, backing vocals on "Still Got This Thing", producer
  • Steve Webster - bass on all songs except for "Black Velvet"
  • Jørn Andersen - drums
  • David Wipper - acoustic guitar, mandolin
  • John Johnson - saxophone
  • Rick Waychesko - trumpet
  • Michael Sloski - percussion
  • Roberto Bartolucci - guitar overdubs on "Just One Kiss" and "Lover of Mine"
  • Scott Humphrey - keyboard programming
  • Gary Craig - drums on "Who Loves You"
  • Lisa Dalbello - backing vocals on "Just One Kiss" and "Kick Start My Heart"
  • Peter Fredette - backing vocals on "Kick Start My Heart" "Rock This Joint" and "If You Want To"
  • Dean McTaggart - backing vocals on "Kick Start My Heart" and "Rock This Joint"
  • Jackie Richardson - backing vocals on "Still Got This Thing"
  • Christopher Ward - backing vocals on "Love Is" and "Still Got This Thing", executive producer
Production
  • Pete Willis, Mike Jones - engineers
  • Kevin Doyle - engineer, mixing on "Love Is", "Black Velvet" and "Kick Start My Heart"
  • Paul Lani - mixing
  • George Marino - mastering

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales
Finnish Platinum[2] 59,694
Canada 10x Platinum (Diamond)[3] 1,000,000+
UK Gold[4] 100,000+
U.S. Platinum[5] 1,000,000+

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Kulta- ja platinalevyt". Ifpi.fi. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  3. ^ http://www.cria.ca/cert_db_search.php
  4. ^ "The Bpi". The Bpi. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  5. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-11-14.