All or Nothing (Milli Vanilli album)

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All or Nothing
All or Nothing - Milli Vanilli.jpg
Studio album by Milli Vanilli
Released November 1988
Recorded 1988
Genre Dance, pop
Length 45:08
Label Hansa, BMG
Producer Frank Farian
Milli Vanilli chronology
All or Nothing
(1988)
Girl You Know It's True
(1989)Girl You Know It's True1989
Singles from Girl You Know It's True
  1. "Girl You Know It's True"
    Released: 1988
  2. "Baby Don't Forget My Number"
    Released: 1988
  3. "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You"
    Released: 1988
  4. "All or Nothing"
    Released: 1989

All or Nothing is the debut album by dance pop duo Milli Vanilli, released only in Europe on the Hansa label in November 1988. In 1989, it was repackaged and retitled Girl You Know It's True for release in the United States on the Arista label, with several of the original album tracks replaced and/or remixed. After 1990, due to lip-synching allegations, a disclaimer sticker was added on the cover to explicitly name the singers who provided vocals on the album.

Although All or Nothing was replaced in America with Girl You Know It's True, both All or Nothing and a "best-of" compilation version of 2 X 2 are the only Milli Vanilli albums available on the American iTunes Store.

All or Nothing was included in Q magazine's 2006 list of the 50 worst albums ever made.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Can't You Feel My Love" Toby Gad, Jens Gad 3:32
2. "Boy in the Tree" T. Gad, J. Gad 3:10
3. "Money" Frank Farian, Michael Newman, Kerim Saka 4:09
4. "Dance with a Devil" Farian, P. G. Wilder, Newman, Jayne Collins 3:12
5. "I'm Gonna Miss You" Farian, Dietmar Kawohl, Phil Bishop 3:59
6. "All or Nothing" Farian, Wilder, Brad Nail 3:19
7. "Baby Don't Forget My Number" Farian, Nail 4:09
8. "Dreams to Remember" Farian, Kawohl, Mary Applegate 3:56
9. "Is It Love" T. Gad, J. Gad 3:22
10. "Ma Baker" Farian, Fred Jay, George Reyam 4:24
11. "Girl You Know It's True" (maxi version - super club mix) Bill Pettaway, Sean Spencer, Kevin Lyles, Rodney Hollaman, Ky Adeyemo 8:08
12. "Hush" Joe South 3:12
13. "Too Much Monkey Business" (maxi version) (bonus track) Farian 1:48

Personnel[edit]

  • Rob Pilatus — visual performance
  • Fab Morvan — visual performance
  • P.G. Wilder — keyboards, arrangements
  • Toby Gad — keyboards, arrangements
  • Pit Loew — keyboards, arrangements
  • Volker Barber — keyboards
  • Peter Weihe — guitars
  • Jens Gad — guitars, arrangements
  • Curt Cress — drums
  • Mel Collins — saxophone
  • D. Solera — horns
  • F. Civitareale — horns
  • F. Weyerer — horns
  • Charles Shaw — vocals, backing vocals
  • John Davis — vocals
  • Brad Howell — vocals
  • Jodie and Linda Rocco — backing vocals
  • Felicia Taylor — backing vocals
  • The Jackson Singers — backing vocals
  • Herbert Gebhard — backing vocals
  • Bimey Oberreit — backing vocals
  • Peter Rishavy — backing vocals
  • Dino Solera — horn arrangements
  • Tobias Freund — engineering
  • Bernd Berwanger — engineering
  • Norbert Janicke — engineering
  • Jens Seekamp — engineering
  • Ingrid Segieth — production coordinator
  • Frank Farian — producer

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[2] 3
Dutch Albums Chart[3] 36
German Albums Chart[4] 4
New Zealand Albums Chart[5] 1
Swedish Albums Chart[6] 29
Swiss Albums Chart[7] 5

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[8] Gold 250,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[9] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Silver 60,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

Preceded by
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinéad O'Connor
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
April 1 – May 5, 1990
Succeeded by
Soul Provider by Michael Bolton