Sonia (album)

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Sonia
Sonia - IQ Records.jpg
Studio album by
Released7 October 1991
Recorded1991
GenrePop
Length39:40
LabelIQ Records
ProducerNigel Wright
Sonia chronology
Everybody Knows
(1990)
Sonia
(1991)
Better the Devil You Know
(1993)
Singles from Sonia
  1. "Only Fools (Never Fall in Love)"
    Released: 20 May 1991
  2. "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy"
    Released: 19 August 1991
  3. "You to Me Are Everything"
    Released: 4 November 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Sonia is the second album by British pop star Sonia, released in October 1991 on the independent label IQ. Having parted company with Stock Aitken Waterman, the album was produced by Nigel Wright and for the first time Sonia co-wrote some of the songs.

The album features the singles "Only Fools (Never Fall in Love)", "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy" and "You to Me Are Everything",[2] all of which were hits in the UK Singles Chart, while the album itself reached No.33.[3]

The album was repackaged and released as a debut album in the US in 1992, while the album was further repackaged and released in Japan, both met with little success however.[4] Following this, Sonia signed a new record deal with Arista Records when she agreed to take part in the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Only Fools (Never Fall in Love)" (Tony Hiller / Barry Upton) 3:45
  2. "You to Me Are Everything" (Denne / Gold) 3:55
  3. "Breakdown" (Johnson / Pendse) 3:44
  4. "I'm Not Gonna Play Around No More" (Sonia Evans / Stock) 4:39
  5. "Walk Away Lover" (Crosbie / Yoyo) 3:46
  6. "That Boy" (Stock) 4:08
  7. "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy" (J. R. Cobb) / Whitley) 2:56
  8. "Be My Baby" (Stock) 3:54
  9. "Used to Be My Love" (Evans / Stock) 3:45
  10. "Say Goodbye to Me" (Evans / Robertson) 3:47
  11. "Strong Without You" (Stock) 4:02

Japanese Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "You To Me An Everything" (12 Inch Version) 6:04
  2. "Only Fools (Never Fall In Love)" (Extended Club Mix) 6:23

US version[edit]

  1. "Only Fools (Never Fall in Love)" 3:45
  2. "You to Me Are Everything" 3:55
  3. "Breakdown" 3:44
  4. "I'm Not Gonna Play Around No More" 4:39
  5. "Walk Away Lover" 3:46
  6. "That Boy" 4:08
  7. "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy" (Beach Mix) 3:20
  8. "Be My Baby" 3:54
  9. "Used to Be My Love" 3:45
  10. "Say Goodbye to Me" 3:47
  11. "Strong Without You" 4:02

Personnel[edit]

  • Michael Brauer - remixing
  • Al Cobb - composer
  • Simon Cowe - producer
  • Simon Cowell - executive producer
  • Paul Cox - photography
  • Michael Denne - composer
  • Ken Gold - composer
  • Peter Hammond - mixing
  • Kelly Johnson - composer
  • Jacqueline Murphy - art direction, design
  • Adam Pendse - composer
  • Robin Sellars - engineer
  • Sonia - primary artist, guitar, vocals
  • Ray Whitley - composer
  • Nigel Wright - producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Soniaontheweb.com | Sonia single discography
  3. ^ "Sonia - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  4. ^ Soniaontheweb.com | Sonia US and Japanese editions