Shadows and Light (Wilson Phillips album)

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Shadows and Light
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Studio album by Wilson Phillips
Released June 2, 1992
Genre Pop
Length 55:49
Label SBK
Producer Glen Ballard
Wilson Phillips chronology
Wilson Phillips
Shadows and Light
Greatest Hits
Singles from Shadows and Light
  1. "You Won't See Me Cry"
    Released: April 28, 1992
  2. "Give It Up"
    Released: July 28, 1992
  3. "Flesh and Blood"
    Released: December 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Shadows and Light is the second album by Wilson Phillips, released in 1992.


Following their best-selling debut album Wilson Phillips, the trio enlisted the production again of Glen Ballard, who had also produced their debut.

The album's songs had a big contrast with the ones on their debut. While the majority of the songs on their debut album featured upbeat songs with positive, lightweight lyrics, Shadows and Light featured darker songwriting from the trio that dealt with personal issues, such as the estrangement with their fathers ("Flesh and Blood", "All the Way from New York"), or child abuse ("Where Are You?").

The album received mixed reviews and, although peaking at #4 in the USA and being certified Platinum, it was seen as a commercial failure. Three singles were released from the album, and they had much less success than those featured on their debut. The ballad "You Won't See Me Cry" peaked at #20, the uptempo "Give It Up" peaked at #30 and the final single, the ballad "Flesh and Blood" failed to reach the top 100 altogether, peaking at #115. By the end of the year, Chynna Phillips left the band and the group disbanded for 12 years.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Hear You (Prelude)" (Carnie Wilson) – 0:53
  2. "It's Only Life" (Wilson Phillips, Bob Marlette) – 5:24
  3. "You Won't See Me Cry" (Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard) – 3:53
  4. "Give It Up" (Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard) – 4:51
  5. "This Doesn't Have to Be Love" (Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard) – 4:40
  6. "Where Are You?" (Chynna Phillips, Glen Ballard) – 5:24
  7. "Flesh and Blood" (Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard) – 5:35
  8. "Don't Take Me Down" (Wilson Phillips, Bob Marlette) – 4:43
  9. "All the Way from New York" (Chynna Phillips) – 3:37
  10. "Fueled for Houston" (Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard) – 4:15
  11. "Goodbye Carmen" (Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard) – 5:17
  12. "Alone" (Wendy Wilson) – 5:17
  13. "I Hear You (Reprise)" (Carnie Wilson) – 2:06

Charts and certifications[edit]


  • Executive producer: Charles Koppelman
  • Produced by Glen Ballard
  • Recorded, engineered and mixed by Francis Buckley
  • Additional recording by Julie Last and Ted Blaisdell
  • Assistant engineers: Jon Dickinson, Jon Fundings, Tom Biener, Peter Doell, Charlie Paakkari, Thomas Hardisti, Jusy Kirschner
  • Mastered by Chris Bellman and Bernie Grundman



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c d e f g " - Wilson Phillips - Shadows And Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Japan Chart Position". Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  • Wilson Phillips; Shadows & Light, CD liner notes. SBK Records, 1992.