Tongues and Tails

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Tongues and Tails
Studio album by Sophie B. Hawkins
Released April 21, 1992
Recorded July 1991–February 1992
Genre Adult contemporary
Length 52:23
Label Columbia
Producer Rick Chertoff,
Ralph Schuckett
Sophie B. Hawkins chronology
Tongues and Tails
(1992)
Whaler
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[3]
Q 4/5 stars (1992)
3/5 stars (1994)[4]
Robert Christgau (dud)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
Slant Magazine 5/5 stars[7]

Tongues and Tails is the first album by American singer/songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). The title is presumably derived from Act II, Scene i, Line 214 of The Taming of the Shrew, in which Petruchio asks Kate, "What, with my tongue in your tail?"

Track listing[edit]

all songs written by Sophie B. Hawkins (except "I Want You," written by Bob Dylan)

  1. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" – 5:23
  2. "California, Here I Come" – 4:38
  3. "Mysteries We Understand" – 4:40
  4. "Savior Child" – 4:45
  5. "Carry Me" – 4:36
  6. "I Want You" – 5:19
  7. "Before I Walk on Fire" – 4:58
  8. "We Are One Body" – 4:49
  9. "Listen" – 3:31
  10. "Live and Let Love" – 4:13
  11. "Don't Stop Swaying" – 5:31

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Rick Chertoff, Ralph Schuckett
  • Engineers: John Agnello, Steve Churchyard, Stewart Lerman
  • Assistant engineers: Ted Trewhella, Michael White
  • Mixing: Steve Churchyard, David Leonard
  • Mastering: George Marino
  • Art direction: Christopher Austopchuk, Nicky Lindeman
  • Paintings: Sophie B. Hawkins

Charts[edit]

Album
Year Chart Position
1992 Heatseekers 1
1992 The Billboard 200 51
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1992 "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" Billboard Hot 100 5

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