Dreams Never Die

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Dreams Never Die
Studio album by Tiffany
Released November 21, 1993
Recorded May, June, and July, 1993
Genre Pop, pop rock, country pop
Length 52:19 (Original Release); 78:22 (2005 Re-Release)
Label MCA Records
Producer George Tobin (in association with John Duarte)
Tiffany chronology
New Inside
(1990)
Dreams Never Die
(1993)
Greatest Hits
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Dreams Never Die is the fourth regular studio album by Tiffany, released on November 21, 1993 (see 1993 in music). It represented an attempt to return to pop success three years after her last album, and five years after her last commercially successful one. It was released in various countries of Asia, but not in the United States; she had retained a greater degree of popularity in Asia than in the United States. An American release was planned but never released; it was expected to have some changes from the Asian version, because, as Tiffany said at the time, "A lot of the stuff in the Asia market is a little more pop than what I want to do here. I want to break away from the bubble gum thing... My goal is to do not hard rock, but a semi-rock sound."[2] Earlier in 1993, Tiffany (who was by then married to makeup artist Bulmaro "Junior" Garcia and had given birth to her son Elijah) gave a series of performances at the Las Vegas Hilton's casino lounge, which included songs from this album.

This album was produced by Tiffany's former manager, George Tobin, with whom she had earlier split, and who had been widely criticized for his exploitative management style, but also widely credited for achieving Tiffany's pop success. However, this business relationship soon soured; according to Tiffany, this happened when she discovered that the songs Tobin had given her to sing on this album were previously used by another Tobin act, PC Quest.[3] Tiffany and Tobin went their separate ways, with Tiffany moving to Nashville and attempting a career as a country singer; this, however, never led to any record releases, and by 2000 she was back to pop music.

In 2005, Tobin re-released Dreams Never Die through CD Baby, with previously-unreleased bonus tracks from Tiffany's early studio sessions. According to Tobin, "I've had many inquiries about the "Dreams Never Die" album, so after watching and listening to some of the talent shows that are on TV now, I decided to re-release the DND CD."[4] After some fan criticism, he commented further: "I'm not 'cashing in' at this late date, or trying to steal some success from Dust Off and Dance."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If Love is Blind" (Tim James, Steven McClintock) – 3:42
  2. "Kiss You All Over" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) – 4:40
  3. "Can't You See" (Monte Brinkley, John Duarte, James, McClintock) – 3:45
  4. "Kiss the Ground" (Ronan O'Hanlon) – 4:07
  5. "Dreams Never Die" (Duarte, Mark Paul) – 4:54
  6. "That One Blue Candle" (Danny O'Keefe, Vince Melamed) – 4:14
  7. "Almost in Love" (James, Mike Piccirillo) – 4:34
  8. "Ruthless" (Duarte, Donna Weiss) – 4:43
  9. "These Arms of Mine" (Otis Redding) – 4:20
  10. "Sam Loves Joann" (Tia Sillers, John Tirro) – 4:14
  11. "We're the Truth" (James, McClintock) – 3:52
  12. "Loneliness" (Harold Beaty) – 5:11

Bonus tracks on 2005 version[edit]

  1. "You Can't Break a Broken Heart" (Duarte, Paul) – 4:35
  2. "Lookin' Through the Windows" (Duarte, Paul) – 3:55
  3. "Are You Lonely Tonight" (Duarte, Paul) – 4:22
  4. "I Don't Know What You Got" (Duarte, Paul) – 4:30
  5. "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" (Lori Burton, Pamela Sawyer) – 4:02
  6. "Angel Baby" (Rosalie Hamlin) – 4:22

Musicians[edit]

  • John Duarte - Keyboards
  • Bret Zwier - Drums
  • Grant Geissman - Guitar
  • Kevin Dukes - Guitar
  • Keith Howland - Guitar
  • Monty Byrom - Guitar
  • Steel Guitar - Doug Livingston
  • Acoustic Guitar - Drew Nichols

Background Vocals[edit]

  • Tiffany
  • Aaron Sheppard
  • Brian Sheppard
  • Kevin Sheppard
  • Terry Wood
  • Chad Petree
  • Steve Petree

Singles[edit]

  • "If Love Is Blind" - September 1993
  • "Can't You See" - January 1994

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Lutz, Natalie. "Tiffany Changes Her Style for Third Album", Showbiz (Las Vegas), July 25–31, 1993; article title is erroneous, since it is actually discussing her fourth album.
  3. ^ Paoletta, Michael. "Tiffany Tells Stories Her Way", Billboard, August 19, 2000, p. 1
  4. ^ Tobin, George. "Tiffany: Dreams Never Die 2005 Notes", CDBaby site.
  5. ^ Tobin, George. "A Note from George Tobin", Tiffany.org fan site.