Shania Twain (album)

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Shania Twain
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Studio album by Shania Twain
Released April 20, 1993
Recorded 1992–1993
Genre Country
Length 30:41
Label
Producer
Shania Twain chronology
Shania Twain
(1993)
The Woman in Me
(1995)The Woman in Me1995
Singles from Shania Twain
  1. "What Made You Say That"
    Released: March 9, 1993
  2. "Dance with the One That Brought You"
    Released: July 13, 1993
  3. "You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me"
    Released: September 7, 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Shania Twain is the self-titled debut studio album by Shania Twain, released on April 20, 1993. Although not a hit when originally released, Twain's subsequent successful albums gained her legions of fans, which generated more interest in Shania Twain causing it to be certified platinum in the US for shipments of one million copies. None of the album's songs were included in Twain's Greatest Hits album, released in 2004.

Three songs were originally recorded by other artists. "There Goes the Neighborhood" was recorded by Joe Diffie on his 1990 album A Thousand Winding Roads, "When He Leaves You" was previously a single for Donna Meade in 1989, and "You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me" was recorded by Con Hunley in 1980 and Tom Jones in 1983.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What Made You Say That"
2:58
2. "You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me"
  • Hank Beach
  • Forest Borders II
2:48
3. "Dance with the One That Brought You"
2:23
4. "Still Under the Weather" 3:06
5. "God Ain't Gonna Getcha for That"
2:44
6. "Got a Hold on Me"
  • Rachel Newman
2:14
7. "There Goes the Neighborhood"
  • Tommy Dodson
  • Bill C. Graham
  • Alan Laney
3:17
8. "Forget Me" Stephony Smith 3:21
9. "When He Leaves You"
4:21
10. "Crime of the Century"
3:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Drums: Paul Leim, Larrie Londin
  • Percussion: Terry McMillan
  • Bass: Mike Brignardello, Glenn Worf
  • Acoustic Guitar: Mark Casstevens, Allen Frank Estes, Chris Leuzinger, Billy Joe Walker, Jr., John Willis
  • Electric Guitar: Steve Gibson, Billy Joe Walker Jr., Reggie Young
  • Steel Guitar: Sonny Garrish
  • Synthesizer: Costo Davis
  • Keyboards: David Briggs, Costo Davis, Gary Prim
  • Harmonica: Terry McMillan, Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson
  • Lead Vocals: Shania Twain
  • Backing vocals: Anthony Martin, John Wesley Ryles, Ronny Scaife, Shania Twain, Cindy Richardson Walker, Dennis Wilson, Curtis Young
  • Produced by Norro Wilson and Harold Shedd
  • Engineered and mixed by Jim Cotton, Todd Culross, Graeme Smith and Joe Scaife
  • Mastered by Marty Williams

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993–2000) Peak
position
Canadian Country Albums (RPM)[4] 28
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[5] 40
Scottish Albums (OCC)[6] 64
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 113
UK Country Albums (OCC)[8] 3
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[9] 67
US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard)[10] 35

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[11] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Silver 85,692[13]
United States (RIAA)[14] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
US, Canada April 20, 1993 CD, cassette Mercury Nashville
UK, Europe May, 2000 CD Mercury Nashville
US October 14, 2016 LP vinyl[15] Mercury Nashville

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shania Twain at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Shania Twain". robertchristgau.com. Robert Christgau. 
  3. ^ McGee, David (1993-11-25). "Shania Twain: Shania Twain : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  4. ^ "RPM Country Albums for June 15, 1998". RPM. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Shania Twain – Shania Twain". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Chart Log UK 1994–2010". Dipl.-Bibl.(FH). Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Official Country Artists Albums Chart Top 20". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  9. ^ "Shania Twain Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "Shania Twain Chart History (Top Catalog Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  11. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Shania Twain – Shania Twain". Music Canada. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  12. ^ "British album certifications – Shania Twain – Shania Twain". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 13, 2017.  Enter Shania Twain in the search field and then press Enter.
  13. ^ James Hanley (July 31, 2017). "World Exclusive: Shania Twain". Music Week. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Shania Twain – Shania Twain". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 13, 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  15. ^ Shania Twain Releasing Album Catalog on Vinyl