Voices Carry

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Voices Carry
Studio album by 'Til Tuesday
Released 1985
Recorded R.P.M. Sound Studios, New York, NY
Genre Rock, new wave
Length 41:52
Label Epic
Producer Mike Thorne
'Til Tuesday chronology
Voices Carry
(1985)
Welcome Home
(1986)
Singles from Voices Carry
  1. "Voices Carry"
    Released: March 1985
  2. "Looking Over My Shoulder"
    Released: 1985
  3. "Love in a Vacuum"
    Released: 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]

Voices Carry is the first studio album by the American band 'Til Tuesday, released in 1985.

'Til Tuesday's debut single was the album's title track, which went to #8 on the Billboard singles chart and remains the band's best-known song. The title song was originally sung by a woman to a woman, but due to record company pressure for less controversial lyrics it was changed to be sung to a man.[3] The "Voices Carry" video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist and was played heavily on MTV. It depicts a boyfriend trying to convert Aimee Mann to his upper-class lifestyle; she finally lashes out at him during a concert at Carnegie Hall, standing up from her seat in the audience and belting the lyrics ("He said, shut up! He said, shut up! Oh God, can't you keep it down?...") as she removes her cap to reveal her signature spiky, rat-tailed hair.

Except for one short establishing shot of the exterior of New York City's Carnegie Hall, the video was shot completely on-location in Boston, MA. The Strand Theater in Dorchester's Upham's Corner doubled for the interior of Carnegie Hall during the video's final crane shot.

The album's second and third singles were "Love in a Vacuum" and "Looking over My Shoulder"; the latter peaked at No. 61 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Aimee Mann, all music composed by 'Til Tuesday.

No. Title Length
1. "Love in a Vacuum"   3:34
2. "Looking Over My Shoulder"   4:15
3. "I Could Get Used to This"   3:02
4. "No More Crying"   4:18
5. "Voices Carry"   4:20
6. "Winning the War"   4:03
7. "You Know the Rest"   4:26
8. "Maybe Monday"   3:40
9. "Are You Serious?"   3:15
10. "Don't Watch Me Bleed"   3:26
11. "Sleep"   3:40

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Mike Thorne
  • Executive Producer: Dick Wingate
  • Engineered By Domenic Maita
  • Mixed By Harvey Goldberg; assisted by Moira Marquis
  • Studio Assistants: Mike Krowiak & Jeff Lippay
  • Mastered By Jack Skinner

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1985 The Billboard 200 19

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1985 "Voices Carry" Mainstream Rock Tracks 14
1985 "Voices Carry" The Billboard Hot 100 8
1985 "Looking Over My Shoulder" The Billboard Hot 100 61

Legacy[edit]

The popular Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, which is known for naming each episode after an 80s hit song or album, named a two-part episode after this album.[citation needed]

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