Love Scenes (Beverley Craven album)
|Studio album by Beverley Craven|
|Beverley Craven chronology|
Craven started writing new songs for her second album while touring for the first one. Epic wanted to release a follow-up to her successful debut album Beverley Craven in 1992 to capitalize on her success. However, Craven gave birth to her first daughter, Mollie, in early 1992, and decided to postpone the album's release to take care of the baby, eventually releasing it in September 1993.
The album, like her debut, was produced by Paul Samwell-Smith. The album was written by Craven herself, except for the song Love Is The Light, which was co-written with her husband Colin Campsie, this being the only time she has collaborated on writing a song.
Some of the songs on the album had been previously heard on her live videotape Memories, released in 1992. The songs "Feels Like The First Time" and "Look No Further" had been previously released as b-sides for the singles of her debut album. The album includes a cover of ABBA's "The Winner Takes It All", that Craven recorded for a 20th anniversary ABBA tribute album which in the end was never released.
Release and reception
The album was released on vinyl, CD and MiniDisc formats. It debuted and peaked at #4 in the UK Albums Chart, but it quickly dropped and overall it was much less successful than her debut, spending 13 weeks on the chart. Three singles were released off the album, but all of them became only minor hits.
The album received mixed reviews from music critics, most of them criticising its sameness with her debut album.
All tracks composed by Beverley Craven; except where indicated
- "Love Scenes"
- "Love is The Light" (Beverley Craven, Colin Campsie)
- "Look No Further"
- "Mollie's Song"
- "In Those Days"
- "Feels Like The First Time"
- "Blind Faith"
- "Lost Without You"
- "The Winner Takes It All" (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus)
- Producer - Paul Samwell-Smith
- Engineer - Adrian Bushby (1-2, 5-7, 9-10)
- Engineer - Lolly Grodner (3-4, 8)
- Mixed by Adrian Bushby and Dieter Rubach
- Mastered by Ted Jensen (Sterling Sound, New York)
- Recorded at Mayfair Studios (London), Outside Studios (Checkendon), Abbey Road Studios (London), Hit Factory (New York)
- Design - Graham Tunna
- Photography - Kate Garner