Naked and Sacred

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Naked and Sacred
Studio album by Chynna Phillips
Released November 7, 1995 (U.S.)
Genre Pop, Pop-Rock
Length 46:08
Label EMI
Producer Glen Ballard, Desmond Child, Patrick Leonard, Rick Nowels, Jeff Smith, Elliot Wolff, Billy Steinberg, Peter Lord Moreland
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Naked and Sacred is Chynna Phillips' debut (and to date only) solo album, released in November 1995 three years after her departure from the pop group Wilson Phillips. She was the only member of the group to remain on her label, EMI, after they went on an indefinite break in late 1992. It was released on November 7, 1995 in the U.S. and was a commercial failure, selling only 22,000 copies in the United States according to Chynna co-wrote 9 of the 11 tracks, featuring productions from Rick Nowels, Glen Ballard (who produced the majority of Wilson Phillips' previous work), and Desmond Child. According to Chynna, she was offered $1 million to record a solo album for EMI, and was dropped shortly after due to the album's disappointing sales.

Three singles were commercially released from the album: "Naked and Sacred", "I Live for You", (which was featured in the 1996 film Striptease starring Demi Moore), and "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me". The album track "Remember Me" was released in promo form and sent to U.S. radio in 1996, but was never commercially released and never charted. "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me", which was written by Diane Warren and later recorded as a duet by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw (featured on Hill's 1998 album Faith), was released internationally in 1996.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Naked and Sacred" - 4:13 (Rick Nowels, Chynna Phillips, Billy Steinberg)
  2. "When 2000 Comes" - 4:44 (Phillips, Peter Lord Moreland)
  3. "Remember Me" - 4:53 (Phillips, Nowels)
  4. "I Live for You" - 3:47 (Phillips, Desmond Child)
  5. "This Close" - 4:24 (Phillips, Child)
  6. "Till the End" - 4:13 (Phillips, Patrick Leonard)
  7. "Turn Around" - 4:08 (Stacey Piersa, Elliot Wolff)
  8. "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me" - 4:33 (Warren)
  9. "Follow Love Down" - 3:42 (Phillips, Glen Ballard)
  10. "Jewel in My Crown" - 4:05 (Phillips, Child)
  11. "Will You?" - 3:05 (Phillips)

Charts and sales[edit]


Naked and Sacred (1995) CD single
1. "Naked and Sacred" (Album Version) - 4:10
2. "Naked and Sacred" (David Morales Radio Mix) - 4:04
3. "Naked and Sacred" (David Morales Classic Club Mix) - 7:56
4. "Follow Love Down" - 4:32

I Live for You (1996) CD single
1. "I Live for You" 3:47
2. "Life Ain't No Dress Rehearsal" - 3:55

Remember Me (Promo Only) (1996) CD single
1. "Remember Me" (Radio Edit) - 4:02

Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me (International release, 1996) CD single
1. "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me" (Album Version) - 4:33
2. "Free This Feeling" - 4:31
3. "Unfinished Business" - 3:57

# Title Date AUS UK
1. "Naked and Sacred" 1995 15 62
2. "I Live for You" 1996 9

Production and personnel[edit]

*Tracks 1 and 3 produced by Rick Nowels; track 1 co-produced by Billy Steinberg. Track 1 recorded by Peter Lorimer, Steve MacMillan and Chris Garcia. Track 3 recorded by John Ingoldsby. Both songs mixed by Steve MacMillan. Claude Gaudette: Drum Programming, Keyboards; Charlie Clouser: Drum Programming; Chris Garcia: Loops; Charles Judge: Keyboards; Rick Nowels: Keyboards, Acoustic Guitars; Michael Landau, John Ingoldsby: Guitars; John Pierce, Paul Bushnell: Bass; Luis Conte: Percussion

*Track 2 produced by Peter Lord Moreland and V. Jeffrey Smith. Recorded by V. Jeffrey Smith and Ron Banks, with assistance by Andrew Page. Mixed by Ron Banks, with assistance by Andrew Page. Peter Lord Moreland and V. Jeffrey Smith: Keyboards, Drum Programming; T-Bone Wolk: Guitars

*Tracks 4, 5, 8 and 10 produced by Desmond Child. Tracks 4, 5 and 8 recorded by Mark Gruber. Track 10 recorded by Matt Gruber. Track 4 mixed by Michael Brauer. Tracks 5, 8 and 10 mixed by David Thoener. Lester Mendez, Jeffrey Vanston: Keyboards; Dan Warner, Toledo, Brian Adler: Guitars; Julio Fernandez: Bass; Curt Bisquera: Drums on tracks 4 and 5; Andrea Byers, Assa Drori, Dennis Molchan, Dixie Blackstone, Elizabeth Baker, Elizabeth Wilson, Eve Sprecher, Irving Geller, Jennifer Woodward, Marc Sazer, Mark Baranov, Michele Richards, Miwako Watanabe, Pip Clarke-Ling, Barbra Porter, Gerj Garabedian, Robert Peterson, Bruce Dukov, Charles Everett, John Wittenberg, Joy Lyle, Karen Jones, Maria Newman, Mario De Leon, Michelle Richards, Rachel Robinson, Sheldon Sanov, Tamara Chang: Violin; Jerry Epstein, Margot MacLaine, Marilyn Baker, Rollice Dale, Denyse Buffum, Evan Wilson, Bob Becker, Scott Haupert: Viola

*Tracks 6 and 11 produced by Patrick Leonard. Recorded by Jerry Jordan. Mixed by David Thoener and Jerry Jordan. Patrick Leonard: Keyboards; James Harrah: Guitars; Spencer Campbell: Bass; Brian MacLeod: Drums, Percussion; Luis Conte: Percussion; Strings contracted and arranged by Bill Meyers.