Alyssa (album)

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Alyssa
Studio album by Alyssa Milano
Released October 25, 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Pop, dance-pop
Length 42:26
Label Pony Canyon Inc./Canyon International/Marubeni Corporation
Producer Joey Carbone, Katz Nagasawa, Tom Milano
Alyssa Milano chronology
Look in My Heart
(1989)
Alyssa
(1989)
The Best In The World: Non-Stop Special Remix/Alyssa's Singles
(1990)
Singles from Alyssa
  1. "I Had A Dream"
    Released: October 21, 1989
  2. "Happiness"
    Released: c. 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Alyssa is Alyssa Milano's self-titled second album, released October 25, 1989. On this album she worked with most of the same producers she had worked with on the first album. It wasn't until her third studio album that she went for a different sound with different producers. The album was also released as a Picture Disc Edition.

The album peaked at #15 on the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart for a total of five weeks.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Just Wanna Be Loved" (Joey Carbone, Dennis Belfield) - 3:25
  2. "I Had A Dream" (Joey Carbone, Dennis Belfield) - 3:45
  3. "Step By Step" (Joey Carbone, Dennis Belfield) - 4:57
  4. "Can You Feel It" (Joey Carbone, Tom Milano) - 4:37
  5. "Destiny" (Joey Carbone) - 4:48
  6. "Happiness" (Joey Carbone, Tom Milano, Mark Davis) - 3:41
  7. "Give A Little Kindness" (Joey Carbone, Tom Milano) - 3:50
  8. "Be My Baby/Tell Me That You Love Me - Medley" (Jeff Barry, Phil Spector, Ellie Greenich /Joey Carbone, Tom Milano) - 4:36
  9. "Let My Love Show You" (Tom Milano, Gary Mallaber) - 3:39
  10. "We Need The Children" (Alyssa Milano, Joey Carbone, Tom Milano) - 5:08

Singles[edit]

# Title B-Side Format Date Japan
1. "I Had A Dream" "Can You Feel It" 3" CD October 21, 1989
2. "Happiness" "Give A Little Kindness" 3" CD 1989

Album credits[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Bill Purse, Joey Carbone, Tom Milano, Mark Davis, John D’Andrea - Synthesizers
  • John Goux, Teddy Castelluci - Guitar
  • Alyssa Milano, Beth Andersen, Gail Lennon, Andrea Robinson, Carmen Twillie, Donna Davidson - Background Vocals
  • Joel Peskin, David Woodford - Sax
  • Gary Mallaber - Additional Drums on “We Need The Children”
  • St. John Eudes Children's Choir - Choir (“We Need The Children”)
  • Judith Storey - Choir Director

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Joey Carbone, Katz Nagasawa, Tom Milano
  • Arrangers: Joey Carbone, Tom Milano
  • Engineers: Bill Purse (Windom Records), Eddie King (King Sound Studio), John D’Andrea (Midi Gritti Heaven Studio), Mark Davis
  • Mixing: Leslie Ann Jones (Capitol Recording Studios)
  • Drum & Synthesizer programming: Bill Purse, John D‘Andrea, Tom Milano, Mark Davis
  • Executive Producers: Harry Kaneko for Pony Canyon INC. and Sammy Masada for Marubeni Corporation
  • Pony Canyon Producer: Masa Shigeno
  • Management: Sam Kazama and Michael O’Connor
  • Agency: Ford Models Japan

Design[edit]

  • Styling: Beth Bickson & Lauren Ehrenfeld
  • Photography: Michael O’Connor
  • Hair & Makeup: Kenneth Gonzales & Johnny Hernandez
  • Wall Paintings: Geof Millar

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Japanese Oricon Albums Chart[3] 15

References[edit]