Breathless (Kenny G album)

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Breathless
Studio album by Kenny G
Released October 20, 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Smooth jazz
Length 69:57 (U.S. release)
75:12 (all other releases)
Label Arista
Producer Kenny G
Walter Afanasieff
David Foster
Dan Shea
Kenny G chronology
Montage
(1990)
Breathless
(1992)
Miracles: The Holiday Album
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly D[2]

Breathless is the sixth studio album by saxophonist Kenny G. Once Arista Records released it in 1992, it reached number 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and number 2 on the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts despite negative reviews from critics.[3] The track "Forever in Love" won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition at the 1994 ceremony[4] and reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album has been certified Diamond for shipments of over 12 million copies in the US[5] making it one of the best-selling albums in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Joy of Life" (Kenny G) - 4:23
  2. "Forever in Love" (Kenny G) - 5:01
  3. "In the Rain" (Kenny G) - 5:03
  4. "Sentimental" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 6:38
  5. "By the Time This Night Is Over" (with Peabo Bryson) (Michael Bolton/Diane Warren/Andy Goldmark) - 4:50
  6. "End of the Night" (Kenny G) - 5:25
  7. "Alone" (Kenny G) - 5:28
  8. "Morning" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 5:17
  9. "Even if My Heart Would Break" (with Aaron Neville) (Franne Golde/Adrian Gurvitz) - 5:01
  10. "G-Bop" (Dan Shea/Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 4:09
  11. "Sister Rose" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 6:16
  12. "A Year Ago" (Kenny G) - 5:18
  13. "Homeland" (Kenny G) - 4:36
  14. "Jasmine Flower Shop" (Chinese Traditional) - 4:42 (not available on the U.S. version of the album)
  15. "The Wedding Song" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 3:25
  16. "Natural Ride" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 5:17 (Brazil) (not available on the U.S. version of the album)

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1993 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[6] 15

Singles[edit]

Information taken from this source.[7]

Year Title Chart Positions
US Adult Contemporary US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks US Hot 100 US Top 40 Mainstream US Rhythmic Top 40
1992 "Forever in Love"/"Joy Of Life" #1 #73 #18 #18 #33
1993 "By the Time This Night is Over" #1 #37 #25 #29
1993 "Sentimental" #27 #72
1994 "Even if My Heart Would Break" #28

Samples[edit]

Sample from Kenny G's "The Joy of Life". From the album Breathless.

Sample from Kenny G's "End of The Night". From the album Breathless.

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References[edit]

Preceded by
Are You Gonna Go My Way
by Lenny Kravitz
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
May 16–22, 1993
Succeeded by
Pocket Full of Kryptonite by Spin Doctors