Body, Mind, Soul

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Body, Mind, Soul
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Studio album by Debbie Gibson
Released January 19, 1993 (U.S.)
Recorded 1992 at Electric Blue Studios & Electric Lady Studios, [NYC]
Genre
Length 47:33
Label Atlantic
Producer Debbie Gibson, Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken, Elliott Wolff, Phil Ramone
Debbie Gibson chronology
Anything is Possible
(1990)Anything is Possible1990
Body, Mind, Soul
(1993)
Think with Your Heart
(1995)Think with Your Heart1995
Singles from Body, Mind, Soul
  1. "Losin' Myself"
    Released: January 1993
  2. "Shock Your Mama"
    Released: March 1993
  3. "How Can This Be"
    Released: 1993
  4. "Free Me"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly D[2]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[3]
Reading Eagle Unfavorable[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]

Body, Mind, Soul is the fourth album by American singer songwriter Debbie Gibson.

Released January 19th, 1993, the album failed to find favor with the record buying public and missed out on the US top 100, peaking at #109,[6] and also in the UK when it was released a few months later. However, the album was a hit in Japan, peaking at #13 on the charts.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Debbie Gibson, Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken; except where indicated

  1. "Love or Money" (4:06)
  2. "Do You Have It in Your Heart" (4:45)
  3. "Free Me" (4:27)
  4. "Shock Your Mama" (4:07)
  5. "Losin' Myself" (5:17)
  6. "How Can This Be?" (Gibson) (3:57)
  7. "When I Say No" (Gibson) (3:54)
  8. "Little Birdie" (Gibson) (3:59)
  9. "Kisses 4 One" (Gibson) (3:49)
  10. "Tear Down These Walls" (Gibson) (4:18)
  11. "Goodbye" (Gibson, Carole Bayer-Sager, Narada Michael Walden) (4:47)
  12. "Eyes of the Child" (Gibson) (2:20) (only on the Japanese release of the album AMCY-505)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1993 Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 180
1993 Japanese Albums Chart[8] 13
1993 US Billboard 200[9] 109

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[10] Gold 100,000^

Personnel[edit]

Musicians

  • Debbie Gibson - lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • Carl Sturken - keyboards, guitars, drums, "The Guys" on track 1 (tracks 1-5, 11)
  • Eric Rehl - keyboards, drums (tracks 6, 10)
  • Elliott Wolff - tracks (tracks 7-9)
  • Alan Ferrante - guitar (tracks 7-8)
  • Ira Siegel - guitar (track 10)
  • John "Noodle" Nevin - bass guitar (tracks 4, 11)
  • Bashiri Johnson - percussion (tracks 1-9)
  • Sammy Figueroa - percussion (track 10)
  • Andy Snitzel - saxophone (track 6)
  • Dave Koz - saxophone (tracks 8-9)
  • Evan Rogers - backing vocals "The Guys" on track 1 (tracks 1-5, 11)
  • Darroll Gustamachio - "The Guys" (track 1)
  • David Kutch - "The Guys" (track 1)
  • Kevin Wright - backing vocals (tracks 4, 11)
  • Robin Clark - backing vocals (track 6)
  • Michelle Cobbs - backing vocals (track 6)
  • Diva Gray - backing vocals (tracks 6, 10)
  • Jill Dell'Anzte - backing vocals (track 10)
  • Vaneese Thomas - backing vocals (track 10)

Production

  • Debbie Gibson - arranger
  • Carl Sturken - arranger (tracks 1-5, 11)
  • Evan Rogers - arranger (tracks 1-5, 11)
  • Eric Rehl - arranger (tracks 6, 10)
  • Elliott Wolff - arranger (7-9)
  • Phil Ramone - arranger (track 10)
  • Darroll Gustamachio - engineer, mixing (Visual Sound Design, Inc.) (tracks 1-6, 10-11)
  • Fred Guarino - engineer (tracks 6-10)
  • David Kutch - engineer, assistant engineer, mix engineer
  • Spyros Poulos - additional programming engineer (tracks 7-9)
  • Steve Peck - mixing (tracks 7-9)
  • Jennifer Bette - additional mix engineer (tracks 7-9)
  • Richard Travali - additional recording (tracks 4, 7-9)
  • Mark Gaide - additional recording (track 10)
  • Thomas Bricker - art direction
  • Dah Len Wee - photography
  • Diane Gibson - Management (GMI)
  • Herb "Pump" Powers - mastering (The Hit Factory DMS)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fawthrop, Peter. "Debbie Gibson - Body, Mind, Soul | Overview". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ Berger, Arion (1993-01-29). "Entertainment Weekly Review>>Body, Mind, Soul". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  3. ^ Rosenbluth, Jean (1993-02-07). "In Brief". Los Angeles Times. Timothy Ryan. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Reading Eagle Review>>Pop>>Body, Mind, Soul". Reading Eagle. 1993-01-28. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  5. ^ Eddy, Chuck (March 4, 1993). "Debbie Gibson - Body, Mind, Soul | Rolling Stone Review". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Archived from the original on October 13, 2008. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Debbie Gibson - Body, Mind, Soul | Billboard Charts". Billboard. Lynne Segall. Archived from the original on August 28, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 2017-01-20". imgur.com. Retrieved 2017-01-20. 
  8. ^ "アルバム売上ランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Billboard - Debbie Gibson Charts Lynne Segall Billboard Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Japanese album certifications – デビー・ギブソン – Body, Mind, Soul" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan.