Free Spirit (Bonnie Tyler album)

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Free Spirit
Bonnie Tyler - Free Spirit.jpg
Studio album by Bonnie Tyler
Released 1995 (original)
26 March 1996 (re-release)
Recorded 1995
Genre Pop rock
Length 75:02
Label EastWest
Bonnie Tyler chronology
Silhouette in Red
(1993)Silhouette in Red1993
Free Spirit
All in One Voice
(1998)All in One Voice1998
Singles from Free Spirit
  1. "Making Love Out of Nothing at All"
    Released: 1995
  2. "You're the One"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad"
    Released: 1995
  4. "Limelight"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Free Spirit is the eleventh studio album by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. It was first released in 1995 by EastWest Records in Europe, and by Atlantic Records in the United States.


Tyler's three previous albums, Bitterblue (1991), Angel Heart (1992) and Silhouette in Red (1993), were released in Europe by Hansa Records. She signed to EastWest Records in 1994 and travelled to Los Angeles to record Free Spirit.[2] Dieter Bohlen, Tyler's producer under Hansa, took her leave very personally, describing Free Spirit as "one of the most expensive flops in the history of EastWest."[3]

Release and promotion[edit]

Tyler first released the album in Europe through EastWest Records and in the United States through Atlantic Records. She recorded the Alan Parsons Project song "Limelight", which was used as an Olympic theme by ZDF, and featured on EastWest's Atlanta '96 - The Sound of Winners compilation album, in association with the 1996 Summer Olympics, which took place in Atlanta, Georgia.[4] The song appeared on a re-release of Free Spirit in March 1996.

The Free Spirit Tour began on 1 April 1996, where Tyler performed 22 shows in Germany.

Track listing[edit]

Free Spirit — Standard edition[5]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Nothing to Do with Love"
2. "You're the One"
  • Gatica
  • Franglen
3. "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" Jim Steinman 7:47
4. "Given It All"
Hill 5:44
5. "What You Got" Williams Christopher Neil 5:32
6. "Bridge over Troubled Water" Paul Simon David Foster 4:59
7. "Time Mends a Broken Heart" Lynne 3:30
8. "Driving Me Wild" Stuart Emerson Emerson 5:12
9. "Sexual Device" Emerson Emerson 4:10
10. "Make It Right Tonight" Hill Hill 5:43
11. "All Night to Know You" Emerson Emerson 5:40
12. "Forget Her" Paul Millns Neil 4:13
13. "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" Steinman
  • Steinman
  • Rinkoff[a]
14. "Sexual Device" (Vari Mix) Emerson Emerson 5:00
Total length: 75:02

Production credits[edit]

There were numerous producers involved with the Free Spirit album as well as a large production crew. Those involved with the production appear below:


Track numbers based on regular issue:

Also, Charles Vasoll served as an assistant producer for the album.

Other credits[edit]

  • Engineers - Doug Cook, Felipe Elgueta, Stuart Emerson, Simon Franglen, Humberto Gatica, Dan Gellert, Daniel Priest, Steve Rinkoff, Brian Tench
  • Assistant engineers - Scott Austin, Tony Black, Osie Bowe, James Saez, Robbes Stieglitz
  • Arrangers - Jeff Bova, David Foster, Stuart Emerson, Simon Franglen, Andy Hill, Christopher Neil, Jim Steinman
  • Mixing - Doug Cook, Stuart Emerson, Humberto Gatica, Tony Phillips
  • Mastering - Ted Jensen
  • Production coordination - Don Ketteler
  • String arrangements - Steve Pigott
  • Keyboard programming - Jeff Bova, Steve Pigott
  • Drum programming - Jimmy Bralower
  • Synclavier programming - Simon Franglen
  • Keyboards - Jeff Bova, Stuart Emerson, David Foster, Andy Hill, Steve Pigott
  • Drums - Graham Broad, Stuart Emerson, Gary Wallis
  • Piano - Simon Brooks
  • Electric piano - Paul Millns
  • Guitar - Dave "Clem" Clempson, Alan Darby, Stuart Emerson, Andy Hill, Eddie Martinez, Michael Thompson, Jeff Lynne
  • Bass guitar - Stuart Emerson
  • Bass - Andy Hill, Chucho Merchán
  • Percussion - Gary Wallis
  • Background vocals - Tawatha Agee, Glen Burtnik, Alan Carvell, Robin Clark, Lorraine Crosby, Stuart Emerson, Curtis King, Gene Miller, David Morgan, Miriam Stockley, Kasim Sulton, Chris Thompson, Fonzi Thornton, Eric Troyer, Yvonne Williams


Chart (1995) Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 43
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[8] 22
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 39


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Billboard Vol. 106, No. 49. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1994. p. 58. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  3. ^ Bohlen, p. 205.
  4. ^ Billboard Vol. 108, No. 32. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1996. p. 83. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  5. ^ "Free Spirit". (UK) Inc. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Free Spirit (New Version)". (UK) Inc. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  7. ^ " – Bonnie Tyler – Free Spirit" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  8. ^ " – Bonnie Tyler – Free Spirit". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  9. ^ " – Bonnie Tyler – Free Spirit". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.