Wilson Phillips (album)

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Wilson Phillips
Studio album by Wilson Phillips
Released May 8, 1990 (1990-05-08)
Recorded July 1989-March 1990
Genre Pop, pop rock, adult contemporary
Length 45:56
Label SBK
Producer Glen Ballard
Wilson Phillips chronology
Wilson Phillips
(1990)
Shadows and Light
(1992)

Wilson Phillips is the 1990 debut album by Wilson Phillips. The singles, "Hold On", "Release Me" and "You're in Love", all hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. "Impulsive" also hit number four, and the fifth single "The Dream Is Still Alive" reached the top 20. The album sold 5 million copies in the US and over 10 million worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hold On"   Chynna Phillips, Glen Ballard, additional lyrics by Carnie Wilson 4:27
2. "Release Me"   Wilson Phillips 4:56
3. "Impulsive"   Stephen Kipner, Clif Magness 4:34
4. "Next to You (Someday I'll Be)"   Darrell Brown, David Batteau, Madeline Stone 4:57
5. "You're in Love"   Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard 4:51
6. "Over and Over"   Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard 4:40
7. "A Reason to Believe"   Tim Hardin 4:04
8. "Ooh You're Gold"   Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard 4:19
9. "Eyes Like Twins"   Rupert Hine, Jeanette Therese Obstoj 5:03
10. "The Dream Is Still Alive"   Glen Ballard, Wilson Phillips 4:05

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C[2]


Charts & sales[edit]

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990-1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[3] 52

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Executive Producer: Charles Koppelman
  • Produced By Glen Ballard
  • Engineers: Glen Ballard, Tom Biener, Francis Buckley, Julie Last, Clif Magness, Gabriel Moffat, Rail Jon Ragout
  • Second & Assistant Engineers: Dan Bosworth, Rick Butz, Daryll Dobson, Bill Malina
  • Mixing: Francis Buckley
  • Mastering: Bernie Grundman
  • Keyboards: Glen Ballard, Randy Kerber, Clif Magness
  • Organ: Bill Cuomo
  • Guitars: Basil Fung, Michael Landau, Clif Magness, Steve Lukather (solo and rhythm guitars on "A Reason to Believe", "Eyes Like Twins"), Joe Walsh (Solo slide and rhythm guitar on "Impulsive" additional guitar on "Hold On" and "A Reason to Believe")

Associated recordings[edit]

  • Impulsive [AC Remix]
  • Next To You (Someday I’ll Be) [Remix]
  • You’re In Love [Single Version]
  • The Dream Is Still Alive [AC Remix]
  • Otro Amor [Spanish Version, You’re In Love]
  • Mi Sueño Vive Aún [Spanish Version, The Dream Is Still Alive]

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