Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (album)

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Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released October 1994
Studio Crescent Moon Studios, Miami
Genre Dance, pop
Length 44:46 (US version)
47:36 (Worldwide version)
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Clay Ostwald
Jorge Casas
Lawrence Dermer
Gloria Estefan chronology
Christmas Through Your Eyes
(1993)Christmas Through Your Eyes1993
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
(1994)
Abriendo Puertas
(1995)Abriendo Puertas1995
Singles from Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
  1. "Turn the Beat Around"
    Released: September 27, 1994
  2. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"
    Released: November 21, 1994 (only U.K., Europe & Australia)
  3. "Everlasting Love"
    Released: January 3, 1995
  4. "It's Too Late"
    Released: May 9, 1995
  5. "Cherchez La Femme"
    Released: June 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[2]

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me is the fifth studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the 17th overall, released in 1994.

Content[edit]

The album features cover versions of songs which had a special meaning to Estefan, including songs from classic artists such as Carole King, Elton John, Neil Sedaka, The Moments, Vicki Sue Robinson, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Classics IV, among others. this album Has sold more than five million copies worldwide (information 2008)

Track listing[edit]

US, Canadian and Argentinean (1st release) edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" Harry Noble, Jr. 3:21
2. "How Can I Be Sure" Felix Cavaliere, Edward Brigati, Jr. 3:15
3. "Everlasting Love" Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden 4:01
4. "Traces" Buddy Buie, Emory Gordy, Jr., J. R. Cobb 3:22
5. "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" (also includes "Trois Gymnopédies", a variation on a theme by Erik Satie) Fred Marsden, Gerard Marsden, Les Chadwick, Les Maguire 4:21
6. "You've Made Me So Very Happy" Berry Gordy, Jr., Frank Wilson, Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway 4:44
7. "Turn the Beat Around" Peter Jackson, Gerald Jackson 3:52
8. "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield 3:13
9. "Love on a Two-Way Street" Sylvia Robinson, Burt Keyes 4:12
10. "Cherchez La Femme" August Darnell, Stony Browder, Jr. 4:58
11. "It's Too Late" Carole King, Toni Stern 3:57
12. "Goodnight My Love" George Motola, John Marascalco 2:52
International bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me" Elton John, Bernie Taupin 6:12
Australian bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Everlasting Love" (Alternate Mix) Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden 3:47

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic.[3]

  • Donna Allen – guest artist, background vocals
  • Marcelo Añez – assistant engineer
  • Randy Barlow – trumpet
  • Edwin Bonilla – percussion
  • Stony Browder – arranger
  • Cachao – bass
  • Charles Calello – arranger
  • Ed Calle – guest artist, tenor saxophone
  • Scott Canto – assistant engineer
  • Jorge Casas – arranger, bass, mandocello, programming
  • Sean Chambers – assistant engineer
  • Charles Christopher – background vocals
  • Frank Cornelius – bass
  • Mike Couzzi – engineer
  • Paquito D'Rivera – clarinet
  • Lawrence Dermer – arranger, fender rhodes, piano, programming, tambourine, background vocals
  • Nancy Donald – art direction
  • Emilio Estefan, Jr. – accordion, producer
  • Gloria Estefan – primary artist, background vocals
  • Joy Francis – background vocals
  • LaGaylia Frazier – background vocals
  • Hector Garrido – conductor, orchestration
  • Andy Goldman – guitar
  • Berry Gordy, Jr.
  • Mark Gruber – assistant engineer
  • Jim Hacker – trumpet
  • Lauren Hammock – French horn
  • Al Kooper – arranger
  • Rick Krive – background vocals
  • Sebastián Krys – assistant engineer
  • Patrice Levinson – engineer
  • Andrew Lewinter – French horn
  • Gary Lindsay – sax (alto)
  • Fred Lipsius – arranger
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Juan R. Marquez – guitar
  • Tim Mitchell – guitar
  • Teddy Mulet – trombone
  • Clay Ostwald – arranger, organ (hammond), piano, programming
  • Scott Perry – engineer
  • Rita Quintero – background vocals
  • Steve Robillard – assistant engineer
  • Steve Rucker – drums
  • Eric Schilling – engineer, mixing
  • Nathaniel Seidman – arranger, programming
  • Whit Sidener – sax (alto)
  • Cindy Sluka – horn (English), oboe
  • Ted Stein – engineer
  • Ron Taylor – engineer
  • Dana Teboe – trombone
  • Alberto Tolot – photography
  • Nestor Torres – flute
  • Yvonne Yedibalian – assistant engineer

Charts positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[citation needed] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Platinum 100,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[citation needed] Gold 100,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] 4× Platinum 400,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Show Award
1995 Billboard Music Award Billboard Music Video of the Year for "Everlasting Love"

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Europe October 17, 1994 (1994-10-17)
Canada October 18, 1994 (1994-10-18)
United States
Australia & New Zealand November 1, 1994 (1994-11-01)
Austria October 14, 1994 (1994-10-14)
Asia November 1, 1994 (1994-11-01)
France October 18, 1994 (1994-10-18)
Germany October 14, 1994 (1994-10-14)
Latin America November 1, 1994 (1994-11-01)
Poland October 21, 1994 (1994-10-21)
Spain October 19, 1994 (1994-10-19)
Switzerland October 17, 1994 (1994-10-17)
Japan November 3, 1994 (1994-11-03)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Gloria Estefan | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Gloria Estefan | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "Gloria Estefan – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Gloria Estefan. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". Music Canada. 
  14. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1991–1995". Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano. 
  15. ^ "British album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me in the search field and then press Enter.
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Estefan, Gloria – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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