Son of Albert
|Son of Albert|
|Studio album by Andrew Ridgeley|
|Released||May 22, 1990|
Andrew Ridgeley, Gary Bromham and Martyn "Max" Heyes
|Singles from Son of Albert|
Son of Albert is the debut solo album of Andrew Ridgeley. Originally released in May 1990, Ridgeley's effort was a sharp turn away from his former pop image with Wham! years earlier. Focusing more on guitars and drums, the critical reaction to Ridgeley’s attempt at a solo record was mixed. After rather unimpressive revenue sales from 'Son of Albert', Ridgeley gradually quit playing music professionally.
In addition, two singles from the album, "Red Dress" and "Shake", were released in 1990 with little success. Another song, "Mexico", was scheduled to be released as the album's third single, but was dropped for reasons unknown.
Ridgeley's album is named after himself, as the Son of Albert Ridgeley.
Entertainment Weekly praised the instrumental "verve" of the songs, but criticized for lacking conviction: "Ridgeley seems to have redefined himself as a kick-in-the-pants rock & roller, but his songs still come out sounding like manufactured pop."
All songs arranged and produced by Andrew Ridgeley and Gary Bromham, unless noted otherwise.
|1.||"Red Dress"||Bromham, Ridgeley||4:09|
|2.||"Shake"||David Austin, Ridgeley||3:29|
|3.||"The Price of Love"||Don Everly, Phil Everly||4:08|
|5.||"Hangin'"||Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers||3:21|
|6.||"Mexico"||Bromham, Cummings, Ridgeley||5:46|
|7.||"Big Machine"||Bromham, Ridgeley||4:24|
|8.||"Kiss Me"||Burns, Ridgeley||4:30|
|9.||"Baby Jane"||Cozzi, Ridgeley||5:09|
|10.||"Shake (Hardcore)"||Ridgeley, Bromham, Martyn "Max" Heyes||6:03|