Think with Your Heart

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Think with Your Heart
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Studio album by Debbie Gibson
Released July 4, 1995 (U.S.)
Recorded 1993-1995 at RPM Sound Studios, Power Station, The Hit Factory, Sony Music Studios (New York City), Garage Studios (Long Island, New York), Air Studios (London)
Genre Adult Contemporary, Pop-Rock
Length 42:35
Label EMI
Producer Debbie Gibson
Debbie Gibson chronology
Body, Mind, Soul
(1993)Body, Mind, Soul1993
Think with Your Heart
(1995)
Greatest Hits
(1995)Greatest Hits1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
PeopleUnfavorable[2]

Think with Your Heart is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson. The album was somewhat unpopular in the US, only selling 25,000 copies, but was a minor success in Japan, peaking at #46 on the Japanese album charts, as well as some success in South Africa. The album was produced by Gibson herself, and largely recorded with a live orchestra and shows the maturity of Gibson as a musician.[3]

Singles[edit]

  • "For Better or Worse" (EMI Records Japan #TODP-2525), released as the first single from her album in July 1995. It was released for promotion only in the U.S. and as a commercial single in Japan.
  • "Didn't Have the Heart" is the second and last single. It was issued in the U.S. as a promotional release only and was edited in length from the album version.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Debbie Gibson, except "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" by Carole King and Gerry Goffin.

  1. "For Better or Worse" (3:24)
  2. "Didn't Have the Heart" (4:45)
  3. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" (3:26)
  4. "Dancin' in My Mind" (3:31)
  5. "Dontcha Want Me Now?" (4:19)
  6. "Can't Do It Alone" (4:27)
  7. "Think With Your Heart" (3:22)
  8. "Too Fancy" (2:11)
  9. "You Don't Have to See" (3:49)
  10. "Two Young Kids" (3:15)
  11. "Interlude/Tony's Rehearsal" (0:41)
  12. "Let's Run Away" (5:25)
  13. "Call Yourself a Lover" (3:09) (Japan Version Only)
  14. "You Know Me" (3:49) (Japan Version Only)

Personnel[edit]

Musicians

  • Debbie Gibson - lead vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Steve Rosen - keyboards, piano, Hammond B3 (tracks 2-6, 9-10, 12-14)
  • Ira Siegel - guitar, acoustic guitar (tracks 1, 3, 14)
  • John Leventhal - guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin (tracks 6, 9, 12)
  • Bob Cranshaw - bass (track 1)
  • T-Bone Wolk - bass (tracks 2-6, 8-10, 12-14)
  • Bashiri Johnson - percussion (tracks 2-4, 10, 12, 13)
  • Steve Jordan - drums (track 1)
  • Russ Kunkel - drums, percussion, congas (tracks 2-6, 8-10, 13-14)
  • Arno Hecht - baritone saxophone (tracks 5, 8, 13)
  • Richie Cannata - tenor saxophone (tracks 4-5, 8-9, 13)
  • Ozzie Melendez - trombone (tracks 5, 8, 13)
  • Alan Chez - trumpet (tracks 5, 8, 13)
  • Shelley Woodworth - oboe (track 10)
  • Gavyn Wright - violin solo (track 2)
  • May Pang - strings contractor (track 1)
  • The London Session Orchestra - strings (tracks 2-4, 6-7, 10, 12)
  • B.J. Nelson - background vocals (tracks 3, 5, 6, 9, 13)
  • Diva Gray - background vocals (tracks 3, 9, 13)
  • Fonzi Thornton - background vocals (tracks 3, 5, 6, 9, 13)
  • Michelle Cobbs - background vocals (tracks 3, 5, 6, 9, 13)
  • Robin Clark - background vocals (tracks 3, 5, 6, 9, 13)

Production

  • Nathaniel Kunkel - engineer
  • Geoff Foster - engineer
  • Niko Bolas - engineer, mixing
  • Suz Syer - assistant engineer
  • Andy Grassi - assistant engineer, assistant mixing engineer
  • Glen Marchese - assistant engineer
  • Jon Bailey - assistant engineer
  • Steve Orchard - assistant engineer
  • Rory Romano - assistant engineer
  • David Voigt - assistant engineer
  • David Kutch - assistant engineer
  • Danny Kadar - assistant engineer
  • Henry Marquez - art direction
  • LuAnn Graffeo - art direction
  • Etsuko Iseki - design
  • Alberto Tolot - photography
  • Jill Dell'Abate - production coordination
  • Brian Koppelman - executive producer
  • Dave Collins - mastering (A&M Recording Studios)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Think with Your Heart at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Think with Your Heart". Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-03. . People.com.
  3. ^ Flick, Larry (27 May 1995). Debbie Gibson puts 'Heart' into debut album on SBK. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 12–13. ISSN 0006-2510.