Wendy Moten (album)

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Wendy Moten
Wendy Moten self titled album cover.jpg
Studio album by Wendy Moten
Released August 25, 1992
Length 43:58
Label EMI
  • Ron Fair
  • Charles Farrar
  • Ben Grosse
  • Niko Lyras
  • Troy Taylor
  • Dick Williams
Wendy Moten chronology
Wendy Moten
Time for Change
(1995)Time for Change1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]

Wendy Moten is the debut album by American R&B singer Wendy Moten, released in 1992. It features the single "Come In Out of the Rain", which, although a minor hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, was an Adult Contemporary smash, peaking at number 5. It had similar success in the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at number 8 when released in 1994.[2] A second single from the album, "So Close to Love" also charted in the UK in 1994, peaking at number 35.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

In a review for AllMusic, Steve Huey gave the album three out of five stars, saying that the album "displays a confident vocalist with a theatrical flair" and that "Moten is equally comfortable with urban R&B and smooth adult contemporary balladry, although her true affinity seems to be for the latter."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "A Matter of Fact" Robbie Nevil, Steve Dubin Homemade Productions and Nikos Lyras 3:29
2. "Nobody But You" Nikos Lyras, Dick Williams, Ernest Williamson Nikos Lyras 3:41
3. "So Close to Love" Curtiss Boone Nikos Lyras 4:43
4. "Step by Step (Gonna Make You Mine)" Troy Taylor, Charles Farrar The Characters (Troy Taylor and Charles Farrar); Ben Grosse 3:29
5. "Forever Yours" Boone Nikos Lyras 3:42
6. "Whatever It Takes" (Duet with Michael Webb) Lyras, Williamson, Wendy Moten Nikos Lyras 4:36
7. "Come In Out of the Rain" Boone, Lyras, Williamson Nikos Lyras 4:18
8. "Make This Love Last" Boone Nikos Lyras 3:50
9. "Magic Touch" Boone Nikos Lyras 4:14
10. "Wonderin'" Vini Poncia, Alfredo Scotti Nikos Lyras 3:49
11. "Once Upon a Time" Boone Nikos Lyras 4:24
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Aretha Franklin Medley (Live)"    
13. "Still In Love (Live)" Michael Gore, Carole Bayer Sager  
14. "Come In Out of the Rain (Live)" Boone, Lyras, Williamson  

Personnel and production[edit]

As adapted from the album's liner notes:

  • Track 1 – produced by Homemade Productions, with additional vocal production by Nikos Lyras. Recording Engineers: Barry Rudolph, Walter Balfour and Matt King. Mixed by Ben Grosse. Steve Dubin: drums, percussion; Tim Heintz: keyboards; Puff Johnson: background vocals
  • Tracks 2, 3 and 5-11 – arranged, produced and recorded by Nikos Lyras for Thunderbird Records; with recording assistance on track 6 by Doug Night Wine, Ben Grosse on tracks 4, 7 and 11, Matt King on tracks 8 and 10 and Walter Balfour on tracks 10 and 11. Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11 mixed by Ben Grosse. Tracks 8 and 10 mixed by Ben Grosse and Nikos Lyras. Nikos Lyras: guitars, keyboards, keyboard and rhythm programming; Ernest Williamson: keyboards and rhythm programming; Slice Tee: DJ/scratching; Dave Smith: bass; Steve Potts: drums, percussion; Pat Register, Najee: saxophone; background vocals and vocal arrangements: The Ridgeway Sisters
  • Track 4 – arranged and produced by The Characters (Troy Taylor and Charles Farrar), with additional production by Ben Grosse. Recorded and mixed by Ben Grosse. Curtis Matthewson: guitars; Luis Resto: keyboards; Troy Taylor: drums, percussion, background vocals; Couture & The Flow: background vocals


Chart Position
UK Albums Chart[2] 42