Prime of My Life

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Prime of My Life
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Studio album by Phyllis Hyman
Released June 11, 1991
Recorded 1986-1991
Label Philadelphia Int'l / Zoo Entertainment / BMG
Producer Nick 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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "When You Get Right Down To It"   Nick Martinelli, Reginald Hines Nick Martinelli 4:20
2. "I Found Love"   Jonathan Rosen, Karen Manno Nick Martinelli 4:25
3. "Don’t Wanna Change The World"   Jonathan Rosen, Karen Manno, David Darlington Nick Martinelli 5:21
4. "Prime Of My Life"   Preston Glass, Alan Glass Nick Martinelli 5:12
5. "When I Give My Love (This Time)"   Kenneth Gamble, Roland Chambers Kenneth Gamble, Roland Chambers 7:03
6. "I Can’t Take It Anymore"   Nick Martinelli, Reginald Hines Nick Martinelli 4:20
7. "Walk Away"   Marti Sharron, Kenny Hirsch Marti Sharron 4:26
8. "Living In Confusion"   Kenneth Gamble, Terry Burrus, Phyllis Hyman Kenneth Gamble, Terry Burrus 7:06
9. "Meet Me On The Moon"   Gene McDanields, Carrie Thompson Gene McDanields 6:42
10. "Whatever Happened To Our Love"   Kenneth Gamble, Terry Burrus Kenneth Gamble, Terry Burrus 4:07
Total length:



  • 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.