Only Human (Dina Carroll album)

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Only Human
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Studio album by
Released1996
GenreSoul, R&B
Length57:14
LabelMercury 534 096-2
ProducerNigel Lowis, Rich Low, David Morales, Ren Swan
Dina Carroll chronology
So Close
(1993)
Only Human
(1996)
The Very Best Of
(2001)

Only Human is the second album by British soul/dance singer Dina Carroll, released in 1996 on the Mercury label.[1]

Overview[edit]

The album includes "The Perfect Year", a track which had been a top 5 single in the UK Singles Chart in 1993, during the long chart run of Carroll's debut album So Close, on which it had not been included. "Escaping" reached No. 3 in the UK, Carroll's joint highest charting single (along with "Don't Be a Stranger"). The follow up double A-sided single "Only Human/Run to You" was less successful, peaking at number 33.

While not matching the sales figures of So Close, Only Human peaked at No. 2 on the UK Albums Chart, the same as its predecessor.

Reception[edit]

Vikki Tobak of Vibe wrote "After establishing herself with her 1993 debut album So Close, Dina Carroll continues to display her own brand of poignant soul with an unconventional sophomore effort".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Dina Carroll and Nigel Lowis unless stated.

  1. "Escaping"(Margaret Urlich, Nigel Lowis, B. Blue, R. Smith) 4:45
  2. "Only Human" (V. Wells, M. Riley) 5:15
  3. "Give Me the Right" 5:24
  4. "World Come Between Us" 3:44
  5. "Love Will Always Bring You Back to Me" 4:17
  6. "I Didn't Mean to Hurt You" (B. Thiele, M. Roy) 6:24
  7. "Living for the Weekend" (Dina Carroll, Nigel Lowis, David Morales) 3:30
  8. "Mind Body & Soul" 4:32
  9. "Run to You" 5:03
  10. "Do You Think I'm in Love" 4:06
  11. "I Don't Want to Talk About It" (Danny Whitten) 5:28
  12. "The Perfect Year" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, Christopher Hampton) 3:46

Singles[edit]

1993 – "The Perfect Year" (UK #5)
1996 – "Escaping" (UK #3)
1996 – "Only Human/Run to You" (UK #33)

Credits[edit]

Arranged By [Horns] – Nick Ingman (tracks: 3 4 6)
Arranged By [Strings] – Nick Ingman (tracks: 2 3 4 5 6 12)
Artwork By – Area
Backing Vocals – Dina Carroll (tracks: 2, 3, 6 to 10, 12), Ivor Reid (tracks: 6 8), Lance Ellington (tracks: 1 4 5), Marc Reid (tracks: 6 8), Miriam Stockley (tracks: 1 4 5)
Conductor [Horns] – Nick Ingman (tracks: 3 6)
Conductor [Strings] – Nick Ingman (tracks: 2 3 5 6 12)
Engineer – Ren Swan (tracks: 3 6 8 11 12), Rich Lowe (tracks: 1, 2 to 5, 7 to 10)
Engineer [Assistant] – Andrew Godwin (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10), Tim Wills (tracks: 1, 3 to 8, 10 to 12)
Guitar – Hugh Burns (tracks: 1 5), Nigel Lowis (tracks: 3 4 9 10)
Keyboards – Graham Plato (tracks: 3 9 10), Nigel Lowis (tracks: 1 2 4 5 7 8)
Leader [Strings] – Gavin Wright (tracks: 2 3 5 6 12)
Mixed By – Bob Clearmountain (tracks: 1 5), Nigel Lowis (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8 to 12), Ren Swan (tracks: 3 4 9 10), Rich Lowe (tracks: 8 12)
Photography – Simon Fowler
Piano [Grand Piano] – Peter Oxendale (tracks: 5 11 12)
Producer – Nigel Lowis
Programmed By – Graham Plato (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10, 11)
Saxophone – Jimmy Gallagher (tracks: 3 6)
Strings – London Session Orchestra (tracks: 2 3 5 6 12)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dina Carroll — Only Human
  2. ^ Tobak, Vikki. "DINA CARROLL 'ONLY HUMAN'". Vibe (June-Jule 1997): 169. Retrieved 20 January 2019.