Am I the Kinda Girl?

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Am I the Kinda Girl?
Am I the Kinda Girl.jpeg
Studio album by Cathy Dennis
Released14 October 1996 (Australia)[1]
March 1997 (UK)
Genre
Length40:27
LabelPolydor
Producer
Cathy Dennis chronology
Into the Skyline
(1992)
Am I the Kinda Girl?
(1996)
The Irresistible Cathy Dennis
(2000)
Singles from Am I the Kinda Girl?
  1. "West End Pad"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Waterloo Sunset"
    Released: 1997
  3. "When Dreams Turn to Dust"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars [2]

Am I the Kinda Girl? is the third album by English singer-songwriter Cathy Dennis. It was released in October 1996 in Australia,[1] and in March 1997 in the UK. Dennis abandoned the dance-pop sound of previous releases and switched to a more traditional singer-songwriter approach. The resulting album, Am I the Kinda Girl?, was more in keeping with the Britpop sound of bands such as Blur and performers such as Stephen Duffy, and featured collaborations with Guy Chambers of The Lemon Trees and Andy Partridge of XTC.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "West End Pad" (Cathy Dennis, Mark Saunders) – 3:03
  2. "Fickle" (Guy Chambers, Dennis) – 3:15
  3. "When Dreams Turn to Dust" (Guy Chambers, Dennis) – 4:07
  4. "Stupid Fool" (Dennis, Mark Saunders) – 4:17
  5. "Am I the Kinda Girl?" (Dennis, Andy Partridge) – 3:26
  6. "Homing the Rocket" (Dennis, Mark Saunders) – 3:34
  7. "That Is Why You Love Me" (Guy Chambers, Dennis) – 3:16
  8. "Waterloo Sunset" (Ray Davies) – 3:39
  9. "Don't Take My Heaven" (Guy Chambers, Dennis) – 4:15
  10. "The Date" (Ray Davies, Dennis) – 4:35
  11. "Crazy Ones" (Dennis, Mark Saunders) – 3:00
  12. "Run Like a River" (Japanese bonus track) (Dennis, C. Braide) – 3:37
  13. "I Just Love You" (Japanese bonus track) (Dennis, F. Dunnery) – 4:46

Personnel[edit]

Personnel as per Discogs.[3][4]

  • Cathy Dennis – vocals, keyboards, harmonica on "Crazy Ones"
  • Guy Chambers – guitar, keyboards, accordion on "Stupid Fool"
  • Mark Saunders – guitar, bass, keyboards, drum programming
  • Neil Conti, Tam Johnstone – drums
  • Melvin Duffy – steel guitar on "Fickle"
  • Yolanda Charles – bass guitar on "When Dreams Turn to Dust"
  • Dave Gregory – guitar on "Am I the Kinda Girl?"
Technical
  • Mark Saunders – engineer, mixer
  • Danton Supple – engineer
  • Dave Burnham, Glenn Skinner – drum recordings
  • Mark "Spike" Stent – mixing
  • Ellen von Unwerth – cover photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996–1997) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 183
UK Albums (OCC)[6] 78

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Releases – Product Available from: 14/10/96 > Albums (from The ARIA Report No. 347)". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  2. ^ Am I the Kinda Girl? at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Am I The Kinda Girl? credits". Discogs. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Am I The Kinda Girl? credits, Japan CD". Discogs. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Response from ARIA re: Cathy Dennis ARIA chart history, received 26 June 2018". Imgur.com. Retrieved 26 June 2018. N.B. The High Point number in the NAT column represents the release's peak on the national chart.
  6. ^ "Cathy Dennis | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 8 March 2016.