Fabulous (album)

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Fabulous
Studio album by Sheena Easton
Released 13 November 2000 / February 2001
Recorded London, Las Vegas
Genre HiNRG Dance, Disco
Label Universal International
Producer Ian Masterson, Terry Ronald, Tony Swain
Sheena Easton chronology
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Fabulous is an album by the Scottish singer Sheena Easton. Released November 2000, it is Easton's 16th studio album. The album charted at (UK#185) and contains HiNRG cover versions of hit songs from the 1970s and 80s, and most of them disco classics. There are also two original compositions. The first single released from the album was a remake of "Giving Up Giving In", which had originally been a hit for The Three Degrees in 1978. Easton's version was less successful, peaking at (UK#54) on the UK singles chart.

A second single was released in 2001, a cover of Donna Summer's 1982 hit "Love Is in Control" with double A-side Don't Leave Me This Way with an accompanying video that was taken from footage of Easton's album launch concert at G-A-Y nightclub in London. However, this too was unsuccessful and shelved indefinitely.

In Japan, "Fabulous" was released in February 2001 and the first single was "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" which had originally been recorded by Frankie Valli in the 1960s, though a disco version had been a hit for The Boys Town Gang in the early 1980s. The album was packaged differently from the UK version and included two bonus tracks; "I Need Your Lovin'" (a cover of the 1980 Teena Marie song) and a remix of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You".

In Australia, "Fabulous" was released 24 February 2001 and Easton was asked to perform songs from the album to close out 2001 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras ceremonies.

Remixes of the singles were produced by Joey Negro, Sleaze Sisters, Sharp Boys, Rob Searle, DJ Soma Grow and Almighty. The album was a commercial failure in the UK, though the album did enjoy mild success in dance clubs in London, Japan, and Australia. The album was only released throughout continental Europe, Japan, Australia, and Argentina.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Don't Leave Me This Way
  2. Giving Up, Giving In
  3. Love Is in Control
  4. That's What Friends Are For
  5. Never Can Say Goodbye
  6. Best of My Love
  7. On My Own - (Duet with Terry Ronald)
  8. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  9. You Never Gave Me the Chance
  10. Get Here to Me

Bonus tracks:

  1. I Need Your Lovin
  2. Can't Take My Eyes Off You- (DJ Soma Grow Sound Mix)

Production[edit]

  • Produced for Luxury Planet.
  • Mixed at Sarm West, London.
  • Mastered at Metropolis, London.
  • Recorded at The Strongroom and The Glamour Lounge, London. Except track 6 recorded at The Strongroom; Milo and The Glamour Lounge, London.
  • Vocals recorded at Larrabee North, Los Angeles. Except tracks 1, 4 through 6 at The Compound, Las Vegas.
  • Strings and Brass recorded at Whitfield Street, London.
  • Mastered By – Tim Young
  • Mixed By – Paul Wright
  • Mixed By [Assistant] – Matt Crawford (2)
  • Percussion – Steve Smith (2)
  • Producer, Arranged By [Vocals] – Terry Ronald
  • Producer, Mixed By, Keyboards, Programmed By – Ian Masterson
  • Engineer – Laurence Diana
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Chris Gardener*
  • Executive-Producer – Tony Swain
  • Programmed By [Additional] – James Sanger
  • Additional programming for Stephen Budd Management

Personnel[edit]

  • Arranged By [Strings], Arranged By [Brass], Conductor [Strings], Piano – Christopher Slaski
  • Cello – Andrew Skrimshire, Ben Lasserson, Chris Worsey, Daniel Gardner (3), Paul Watkins (3)
  • Contractor [Orchestral] – John Wilson (15)
  • Copyist – Angus Meryon
  • Double Bass – David Ayre, Tom Croxon
  • Flute – Michael O'Donnell (3), Nick Cartledge
  • Guitar – James Nisbet
  • Harp – Lucy Wakeford
  • Recorded By [Strings], Recorded By [Brass] – Mike Ross Trevor*
  • Saxophone – Howard McGill, Luke Annesley, Nigel Hitchcock
  • Trombone – Ian Moffat (2), Mark Nightingale, Richard Edwards (2)
  • Trumpet – Derek Watkins, John Barclay, Michael Lovatt*, Simon Gardner, Steve Sidwell
  • Viola – Christopher Goldscheider*, Jessamy Boyd, Rebecca Chambers, Robin Del Mar
  • Violin – Alan Brind, Andrew Haveron, Chris George, Gareth Griffiths, Harry Kerr, Helen Hathorn, Ian Belton, John Bradbury (2), Jonathan Morton, Levine Andrade, Marcus Barcham-Stevens, Matthew Scrivener, Padraic Savage, Paul Barrit*, Paul Willey, Peter Graham (5), Peter Manning, Richard George, Rita Manning, Roger Garland, Rolf Wilson, Ruth Williams, Sonya Fairbairn, Warren Ziclinski*, Yuri Zhislin
  • Management [Ian Masterson Representation] – Danny D*, Delirious Music Management Ltd., Ken Grunbaum
  • Management [Terry Ronald Representation] – Hillary Shaw, Shaw Thing Management
  • Photography By – Tessa Hallmann

Album Chart Positions 2000-2001[edit]

  1. UK Album Chart #185
  2. Japan Album Chart #85
  3. Swedish Album Chart #52
  4. Estonia Album Chart #13
  5. Spain Album Chart #12

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