Retro (Regine Velasquez album)

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Retro
Studio album by Regine Velasquez
Released 1996
Recorded 1995—1996
(Dragon Recording Studio, Hong Kong)
Genre Pop, dance, adult contemporary
Length 1:00:49
Language English
Producer Alex Chan (executive)
Chito Ilagan
Regine Velasquez (associate)
Regine Velasquez chronology
My Love Emotion
(1995)
Retro
(1996)
Love Was Born On Christmas Day
(1996)
Singles from Retro
  1. "Fly"
  2. "I Just Don't Wanna Be Lonely"
  3. "Bluer Than Blue"
  4. "You Were There"
  5. "Zoom"
  6. "I Can't Help It (Duet with Remus Choy)"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Retro is the eighth studio album of Filipino singer-actress Regine Velasquez, released in 1996 through Polycosmic Records Inc., under MCA-Phil in the Philippines[2] and through Mercury Records under PolyGram Records as pan-Asian studio album.[3]

The album contains covers from the 1970s and 1980s such as Andy Gibb's "I Can't Help It", a duet with Remus Choy of Grasshopper, Melissa Manchester's "Through the Eyes of Love" and Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is". Velasquez also did an acoustic version of Orleans's "Dance With Me" which is a duet with her mother, Teresita Velasquez. Even though the majority of the songs recorded are covers, two songs ("Nothing Left for Me" and the lyrics to "Fly") pertain original content throughout the entire album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist(s) Length
1. "Prologue (Sound of Silence)"   Paul Simon Simon & Garfunkel 0:37
2. "Hot Stuff (House Mix)"   Donna Summer 4:05
3. "I Can't Help It" (Duet with Remus Choy) Barry Gibb Andy Gibb and Olivia Newton-John 4:35
4. "Nothing Left For Me"  
  3:35
5. "Shake Your Groove Thing"  
Peaches & Herb 5:25
6. "Looking Through the Eyes of Love"  
Melissa Manchester 4:37
7. "Zoom"  
Fat Larry's Band 4:50
8. "I Want to Know What Love Is"   Mick Jones Foreigner 4:26
9. "Fly"  
  7:40
10. "Dance With Me" (Duet with Mommy V.)
Orleans 3:03
11. "You Were There"   Phil Buckle Southern Sons 4:30
12. "Superstar"   Delaney & Bonnie 5:50
13. "I Just Don't Want to Be Lonely"  
Ronnie Dyson 4:10
14. "Bluer Than Blue"  
Michael Johnson 3:00
15. "Epilogue (Sound Of Silence)"   Paul Simon Simon & Garfunkel 0:35
Total length:
1:00:49
Notes
  • "Fly" contains samples from "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire.
  • "Mommy V." is a stage name for Teresita Velasquez (Regine's mother).
  • "Bluer Than Blue" is not included on early pressings of the album.
  • "Sound of Silence" (Prologue/Epilogue), "Looking Through the Eyes of Love" and "I Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" are originally titled "The Sounds of Silence", "Through the Eyes of Love" and "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" from their original artists, respectively.

Album credits[edit]

Production
  • Ronnie Ng – arranger (tracks 1 & 15)
  • Beta Soul – arranger (track 2)
  • Don Manalang – arranger (tracks 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13 & 14)
  • Jeffrey Felix – arranger (tracks 5, 7, 8, 13 & 14)
  • Jerry Joanino – arranger (tracks 6 & 10)
  • Simon Chan – arranger (track 9)
  • Dindo Aldecoa – arranger (tracks 10 & 12)

See also[edit]

Regine Velasquez discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Album Review, "[1]", AllMusic.com, Retrieved 2011-08-05
  2. ^ Polycosmic MCA
  3. ^ Mercury PolyGram