Breathless (Kenny G album)

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Breathless
Kenny G-Breathless (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Kenny G
Released October 20, 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Smooth jazz
Length 69:57 (U.S. release)
Label Arista
Producer Kenny G
Walter Afanasieff
David Foster
Dan Shea
Kenny G chronology
Montage
(1990)
Breathless
(1992)
Miracles: The Holiday Album
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly D[2]

Breathless is the sixth studio album by saxophonist Kenny G, released in 1992 on Arista Records. It reached number 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and number 2 on the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts despite negative reviews from critics.[3] The track "Forever in Love" won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition at the 1994 ceremony[4] and reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album has been certified Diamond for shipments of over 12 million copies in the US,[5] making it one of the top 100th best-selling albums in the United States.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Kenny G.

No. Title Length
1. "The Joy of Life"   4:23
2. "Forever in Love"   5:01
3. "In the Rain"   5:03
4. "Sentimental" (Composed by Kenny G / Walter Afanasieff) 6:38
5. "By the Time This Night Is Over (with Peabo Bryson)" (Composed by Michael Bolton / Diane Warren / Andy Goldmark) 4:50
6. "End of the Night"   5:25
7. "Alone"   5:28
8. "Morning" (Composed by Kenny G / Walter Afanasieff) 5:17
9. "Even if My Heart Would Break" (with Aaron Neville)" (Composed by Franne Golde / Adrian Gurvitz) 5:01
10. "G-Bop" (Composed by Dan Shea / Kenny G /Walter Afanasieff) 4:09
11. "Sister Rose" (Composed by Kenny G / Walter Afanasieff) 6:16
12. "A Year Ago"   5:18
13. "Homeland"   4:36
14. "Natural Ride" (Composed by Kenny G / Walter Afanasieff)) 5:17
15. "The Wedding Song" (Composed by Kenny G / Walter Afanasieff) 3:25

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1993 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
1993 UK Albums Chart[7] 4
1993 US Billboard 200 2

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[8] 15

Singles[edit]

Information taken from this source.[9]

Year Title Chart Positions
US Adult Contemporary US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks US Hot 100 US Top 40 Mainstream US Rhythmic Top 40
1992 "Forever in Love"/"Joy Of Life" #1 #73 #18 #18 #33
1993 "By the Time This Night is Over" #1 #37 #25 #29
1993 "Sentimental" #27 #72
1994 "Even if My Heart Would Break" #28

Samples[edit]

Sample from Kenny G's "The Joy of Life". From the album Breathless.

Sample from Kenny G's "End of The Night". From the album Breathless.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Are You Gonna Go My Way
by Lenny Kravitz
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
May 16–22, 1993
Succeeded by
Pocket Full of Kryptonite by Spin Doctors