Tell It to My Heart (album)

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Tell It to My Heart
Taylor Dayne – Tell It to My Heart (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Taylor Dayne
Released January 19, 1988
Recorded 1987
Studio Cove City Sound Studios, Glen Cove, New York, Platinum Island Studios, NYC, The Power Station, NYC, Quad Recording Studios, NYC, Sigma Sound Studios, NYC
Genre Disco, freestyle
Length 38:48
Label Arista
Producer Ric Wake For Bleux Productions
Taylor Dayne chronology
Tell It to My Heart
(1988)
Can't Fight Fate
(1989)
Singles from Tell It to My Heart
  1. "Tell It to My Heart"
    Released: November 6, 1987
  2. "Prove Your Love"
    Released: 1988
  3. "I'll Always Love You"
    Released: 1988
  4. "Don't Rush Me"
    Released: September 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Tell It to My Heart is the debut album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Dayne, released in 1988. It yielded four US top ten singles: "Tell It to My Heart" (#7), "Prove Your Love" (#7), "I'll Always Love You" (#3) and "Don't Rush Me" (#2), while the first two singles, "Tell It to My Heart" and "Prove Your Love", reached the UK top ten at #3 and #8 respectively. The album achieved double-platinum status in the US.

Two covers were issued for the album. The original version was photographed by Gilles Larrain and was very colorful, with Dayne resembling her appearance in the "Tell It to My Heart" music video, sporting big hair and outlandish makeup while wearing a tight black dress. The subsequent cover (which first appeared on the cover art for the single "Don't Rush Me") was photographed by Jennifer Baumann and was more subdued, showing Dayne in much more modest hair and make-up, seated against a wall while wearing a brown leather jacket and white tank top. It is likely that Arista reworked the album cover art to help cash in on Dayne's new-found success on the less-youth-oriented Adult Contemporary chart after the release of "I'll Always Love You."

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

  1. "Tell It to My Heart" (Seth Swirsky, Ernie Gold) – 3:41
  2. "In the Darkness" (Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly) – 3:17
  3. "Don't Rush Me" (Alexandra Forbes, Jeff Franzel) – 3:50
  4. "I'll Always Love You" (Jimmy George) – 4:33
  5. "Prove Your Love" (Swirsky, Arnie Roman) – 3:28
  6. "Do You Want It Right Now" (China Burton, Nick Straker) – 4:04
  7. "Carry Your Heart" (Shelly Peiken) – 4:22
  8. "Want Ads" (Gregg Perry, General Norman Johnson, Barney Perkins) – 3:00
  9. "Where Does That Boy Hang Out" (David Lasley) – 4:23
  10. "Upon The Journey's End" (Duet with Billy T. Scott) (J. Sciarrone) – 4:05

2015 remastered edition[edit]

  1. "Tell It to My Heart" (Seth Swirsky, Ernie Gold) – 3:41
  2. "In the Darkness" (Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly) – 3:17
  3. "Don't Rush Me" (Alexandra Forbes, Jeff Franzel) – 3:50
  4. "I'll Always Love You" (Jimmy George) – 4:33
  5. "Prove Your Love" (Swirsky, Arnie Roman) – 3:28
  6. "Do You Want It Right Now" (China Burton, Nick Straker) – 4:04
  7. "Carry Your Heart" (Shelly Peiken) – 4:22
  8. "Want Ads" (Gregg Perry, General Norman Johnson, Barney Perkins) – 3:00
  9. "Where Does That Boy Hang Out" (David Lasley) – 4:23
  10. "Upon The Journey's End" (Duet with Billy T. Scott) (J. Sciarrone) – 4:05

Disc one – 2015 bonus tracks

  1. "Willpower" (from the 1988 Olympics LP) – 3:50
  2. "Prove Your Love" / (Hot Single Mix) – 3:25
  3. "I'll Always Love You" / (Single Mix) – 4:19
  4. "Don't Rush Me" / (Hot Single Mix) – 3:51
  5. "Tell It to My Heart" / (Percapella Mix) – 3:22
  6. "Prove Your Love" / (Edited Remix) – 5:10
  7. "I'll Always Love You" / (Extended Version) – 6:13
  8. "Don't Rush Me" / (Rushapella) – 3:39
  9. "Tell It to My Heart" / (Instrumental) – 3:41
  10. "Don't Rush Me" / (Bonus Beats) – 3:39

Disc two – 2015 bonus tracks

  1. "Tell It to My Heart" / (Club Mix) – 6:48
  2. "Prove Your Love" / (Extended Remix) – 7:28
  3. "Don't Rush Me" / (Extended Version) – 7:19
  4. "Tell It to My Heart" / (House Of Hearts Mix) – 8:58
  5. "Prove Your Love" / (House Mix) – 7:28
  6. "Don't Rush Me" / (Continental Clubhouse Mix) – 8:42
  7. "Tell It to My Heart" / (Dub Mix) – 5:48
  8. "Prove Your Love" / (Prove Your Dub/Beats) – 8:39
  9. "Don't Rush Me" / (Dub Version) – 6:08
  10. "Tell It to My Heart" / (Dub Of Hearts Mix) – 6:51
  11. "Don't Rush Me" / (Continental Dubhouse Mix) – 5:38

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Ric Wakearranger, recording engineer (track 1)
  • Rich Tancredi – arranger
  • Bob Cadway – recording engineer, mixing engineer (tracks 1, 3–4, 7–10)
  • Clay Hutchinson – additional vocal engineering
  • Michael Hutchinson – mixing engineer (track 5)
  • Jason Corsaro – mixing engineer (tracks 2, 6)
  • Thomas Uberman Yezzi – assistant engineer
  • John Herman – assistant engineer
  • Mario Vasquez – assistant engineer
  • Dave O'Donnell – assistant engineer
  • Don Rodenback – assistant engineer
  • Gilles Larrainphotography (original 1987 cover)
  • Jennifer Baumann – photography (revamped 1988 cover)
  • Susan Tobman – styling
  • Timmothy Montgomery – hair/make-up
  • Margery Greenspan – art direction

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Position
UK Albums (OCC)[2] 27
US Billboard 200[3] 21
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tell It to My Heart at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Taylor Dayne | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Taylor Dayne – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Taylor Dayne. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Taylor Dayne – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Taylor Dayne. Retrieved April 25, 2017.