Music Speaks Louder Than Words

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Music Speaks Louder Than Words
Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedJuly 1990

Music Speaks Louder Than Words is an album released by Epic Records in 1990.[1]


Artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Atlantic Starr, Roberta Flack, Patti LaBelle, Earth, Wind & Fire, Anne Murray and the Cover Girls featured on the album.[1][2]

The LP's songs were co-written by American and Soviet musicians and songwriters. A sum of composer royalties went towards the AFS Intercultural Exchanges programme. AFS Intercultural Exchanges is an international body based in 70 countries which places exchange students with host families.[1][2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
New York Times(favourable)[3]

Stephen Holden of the New York Times noted that "the album's songs are all slickly produced".[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Speak To My Heart" (Phoebe Snow)Todd Cerney, Sue Shifrin & David Tukhmanov4:17
2."Together" (Mickey Thomas)Paul Chiten, Diane Warren & Oleg Gazmanov4:40
3."I'm From Another Planet" (Animotion)Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Alan Roy Scott, Sergey Manukyan, Mikk Targo3:38
4."Family Of Man" (Atlantic Starr)Franne Golde, Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Sergey Manukyan, Mikk Targo4:38
5."Cold Sky" (Cyndi Lauper)Cyndi Lauper, Franke Previte, Alan Roy Scott, Igor Nikolayev5:07
6."One World" (Earth, Wind & Fire)Pamela Phillips Oland, Franke Previte, Sergey Manukyan, Mikk Targo4:20
7."Underneath One Sky" (Roberta Flack)Franne Golde, Wendy Waldman, Igor Krutoy5:00
8."Don't Stop Now" (The Cover Girls)Todd Cerney, Harold Payne & Viktor Reznikov4:41
9."I Know Your Touch" (Anne Murray)Albert Hammond, Brenda Russell, Vladimir Matetsky4:08
10."One Heart, One Mind" (Emmanuel)Gregory Abbott, Alexander Barykin4:13
11."There's Always Love" (Patti LaBelle)Michael Bolton, Desmond Child, Albert Hammond, Holly Knight, Brenda Russell, Diane Warren, Vladimir Matetsky4:30



  1. ^ a b c d Various Artists: Music Speaks Louder Than Words. Epic Records. July 1990.
  2. ^ a b Heim, Chris (August 3, 1990). "EPIC RELEASES U.S.-SOVIET SONGWRITING COLLABORATION". Chicago Tribune.
  3. ^ a b Holden, Stephen (August 15, 1990). "The Pop Life". The New York Times.