Heartbreak (Shalamar album)

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Heartbreak
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Studio album by Shalamar
Released November 12, 1984
Recorded 1983-1984
Genre Dance-pop, new wave, boogie
Length 40:41
Label SOLAR
Producer Howard Hewett, Hawk, Bill Wolfer
Shalamar chronology
The Look
(1983)
Heartbreak
(1984)
Circumstantial Evidence
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB[2]

Heartbreak is the eighth album by American R&B group Shalamar, released in 1984 on the SOLAR label. It features a new line-up of Delisa Davis, Micki Free and Howard Hewett (Davis and Free having replaced Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley who had both left the group after the release of the previous album The Look).

Heartbreak peaked at #32 on the R&B chart and #90 on the Billboard chart. The single "Dancing in the Sheets" was included on the chart-topping soundtrack album of the film Footloose, while "Don't Get Stopped in Beverly Hills" featured on the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Amnesia"George Duke, Howard Hewett5:32
2."Dancing in the Sheets"Bill Wolfer, Dean Pitchford4:01
3."Whenever You Need Me"Delisa Davis4:53
4."Heartbreak"Fenderella, Chuck Gentry5:27
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Don't Get Stopped in Beverly Hills"Hawk, Howard Hewett, Micki Free4:24
6."My Girl Loves Me"Hawk, Howard Hewett, Micki Free4:41
7."Melody (An Erotic Affair)"Hawk, Howard Hewett, Micki Free7:08
8."Deceiver"Hawk, Howard Hewett, Micki Free4:04

Singles[edit]

  • "Dancing in the Sheets" (US Hot 100 #17, US R&B #18, UK #41)
  • "Amnesia" (US Hot 100 #73, US R&B #49, UK #61)
  • "My Girl Loves Me" (US R&B #22, UK #45)
  • "Don't Get Stopped in Beverly Hills" (US R&B #79)

Personnel[edit]

  • Delissa Davis - Keyboards, Vocals
  • George Duke - Keyboards
  • Micki Free - Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Guitar (Synthesizer), Vocals
  • Chuck Gentry - Guitar, Keyboards, Sequencing Programmer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
  • Mitch Gibson - Assistant Engineer
  • Hawk - Drum Programming, Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer
  • Howard Hewett - Vocals, Vocals (Background)
  • Joyce "Fenderella" Irby - Vocals, Vocals (Background)
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. - Guitar
  • John "J.R." Robinson - Percussion
  • Barry Sarna - Keyboards
  • Ernie Watts - Saxophone
  • David Williams - Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
  • Bill Wolfer - Keyboards, Synthesizer
  • William "Dr. Z." Zimmerman - Sequencing Programmer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Shalamar – Heartbreak". AllMusic. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Shalamar – Heartbreak". Robert Christgau. Retrieved December 27, 2014.