Prime of My Life

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Prime of My Life
Hyman prime.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 11, 1991
LabelPhiladelphia Int'l / Zoo Entertainment / BMG
ProducerNick Martinelli, Kenneth Gamble, Terry Burruss, Roland Chambers, Marti Sharron, Gene McDanields
Phyllis Hyman chronology
Living All Alone
Prime of My Life
I Refuse to Be Lonely
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Prime of My Life is the eighth album by American soul singer-songwriter Phyllis Hyman.

It was released by Philadelphia International Records on June 11, 1991 and featured Hyman's only pop hit "Don't Wanna Change the World", which peaked at #1 on the US Billboard R&B chart and #68 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both the album and single were RIAA certified gold on September 24, 1992. The album charted at #10 on the Billboard R&B chart and #117 on the Billboard 200.[2]

Prime of My Life was the final studio album released during Hyman's lifetime, before she committed suicide four years later.

Track listing[edit]

1."When You Get Right Down To It"Nick Martinelli, Reginald HinesNick Martinelli4:20
2."I Found Love"Jonathan Rosen, Karen MannoNick Martinelli4:25
3."Don’t Wanna Change The World"Jonathan Rosen, Karen Manno, David DarlingtonNick Martinelli5:21
4."Prime Of My Life"Preston Glass, Alan GlassNick Martinelli5:12
5."When I Give My Love (This Time)"Kenneth Gamble, Roland ChambersKenneth Gamble, Roland Chambers7:03
6."I Can’t Take It Anymore"Nick Martinelli, Reginald HinesNick Martinelli4:20
7."Walk Away"Marti Sharron, Kenny HirschMarti Sharron4:26
8."Living In Confusion"Kenneth Gamble, Terry Burrus, Phyllis HymanKenneth Gamble, Terry Burrus7:06
9."Meet Me On The Moon"Gene McDanields, Carrie ThompsonGene McDanields6:42
10."Whatever Happened To Our Love"Kenneth Gamble, Terry BurrusKenneth Gamble, Terry Burrus4:07
Total length:53:00



  • Arranger: Terry Burrus, Dave Darlington, Charlie Ernst, Kenny Gamble, Doug Grigsby, Reginald Hines, The Kerber Brothers, Karen Manno, Gene Page, Kenny Pollack, Jonathan Rosen, Dexter Wansel.
  • Rhythm Arrangements: Dave Darlington, Charlie Ernst, Doug Grigsby, Kenny Pollack, Reginald Hines, Manny Lopez.
  • Vocal Arrangement: Karen Manno.
  • String Arrangements: The Kerber Brothers, Gene Page.
  • Horn Arrangements: The Kerber Brothers.


  1. ^ "Prime of My Life Phyllis Hyman". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-07-26.
  2. ^ "Prime of My Life - Phyllis Hyman". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-05.

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