Wendy and Lisa (album)

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Wendy and Lisa
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Studio album by Wendy & Lisa
Released August 24, 1987
Recorded 1987
Genre Pop
Length 50:36
Label Columbia (US), Virgin (UK)
Producer Wendy & Lisa and Bobby Z.
Wendy & Lisa chronology
Wendy and Lisa
(1987)
Fruit at the Bottom
(1989)
Alternative cover
European cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Wendy and Lisa is the self-titled 1987 debut album by Wendy & Lisa, formerly of Prince's band, The Revolution.

Album history[edit]

Five of the tracks on the album were co-written by Bobby Z., Wendy and Lisa's former colleague from The Revolution, who also co-produced the album with the duo. Wendy's twin sister, Susannah Melvoin (an extended Revolution member herself) co-wrote the track "Honeymoon Express".

The album, released in the United States on August 24, 1987, was not a success in the U.S., though it reached the UK Top 100 peaking at #84. The UK and European release featured different cover artwork than the U.S. release.

The album contained several singles, including "Honeymoon Express" and "Waterfall" (which was re-released two years later as "Waterfall '89"). "Sideshow" was also released as a single in the UK and Europe. The track "The Life" was re-recorded in the 1990s when it was retitled as "This Is The Life" and produced by Trevor Horn. This version was included on the number-one hit soundtrack album of the film Dangerous Minds (1995) and released as a single in Europe.

The album was reissued in the U.S. in 2006 by Wounded Bird Records, featuring four bonus tracks including "To Trip Is to Fall" which was originally a 12" B-side track. The album was reissued in the UK in 2013 by Cherry Pop Records also featuring four bonus tracks, though two of the tracks differ from the U.S. reissue.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman; except where indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Honeymoon Express"   W. Melvoin, Coleman, Susannah Melvoin, Bobby Z. 3:46
2. "Sideshow"   W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z. 4:41
3. "Waterfall"   W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z. 5:03
4. "Stay"     4:27
5. "White"     5:37
6. "Blues Away"   W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z. 4:58
7. "Song About"     4:29
8. "Chance to Grow"   W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z. 3:31
9. "The Life"     4:07
10. "Everything But You"     5:03
11. "Light"     4:54
2006 Wounded Bird reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Waterfall" (single version) W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z. 4:16
13. "Honeymoon Express" (12" version) W. Melvoin, Coleman, S. Melvoin, Z. 4:56
14. "Sideshow" (Dance Mix) W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z. 8:56
15. "To Trip Is to Fall" (full-length version) W. Melvoin, Coleman, Kris Bell 6:54
2013 Cherry Pop reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Honeymoon Express" (12" version) W. Melvoin, Coleman, S. Melvoin, Z. 4:56
13. "Sideshow" (extended version) W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z. 6:31
14. "Waterfall '89" (Alice & Sundian Seven) W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z. 4:17
15. "Waterfall" (Psychedelic Teepee Twelve) W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z. 7:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Wendy Melvoin - lead and background vocals, guitar, bass, drums and percussion, organ
  • Lisa Coleman - lead and background vocals, keyboards, piano, synth

Other performers:

References[edit]