Wilson Phillips (album)

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Wilson Phillips
Wilson Phillips Debut.jpeg
Studio album by Wilson Phillips
Released May 8, 1990 (1990-05-08)
Recorded July 1989 - March 1990 at Record One, Ocean Way Recording, Westlake Audio, Studio Ultimo & Lion Share Recording (Los Angeles, CA); Soundcastle (Santa Monica, CA); Music Grinder Studios (Hollywood, CA).
Genre Pop, pop rock, soft rock, adult contemporary
Length 45:56
Label SBK
Producer Glen Ballard
Wilson Phillips chronology
Wilson Phillips
Shadows and Light
(1992)Shadows and Light1992
Singles from Wilson Phillips
  1. "Hold On"
    Released: February 27, 1990
  2. "Release Me"
    Released: June 1990
  3. "Impulsive"
    Released: October 1, 1990
  4. "You're in Love"
    Released: January 30, 1991
  5. "The Dream Is Still Alive"
    Released: 1991

Wilson Phillips is the 1990 debut album by Wilson Phillips. The singles, "Hold On", "Release Me" and "You're in Love", all hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. "Impulsive" also hit number four, and the fifth single "The Dream Is Still Alive" reached the top 20. The album sold 5 million copies in the US and over 10 million worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hold On" Chynna Phillips, Glen Ballard, additional lyrics by Carnie Wilson 4:27
2. "Release Me" Wilson Phillips 4:56
3. "Impulsive" Stephen Kipner, Clif Magness 4:34
4. "Next to You (Someday I'll Be)" Darrell Brown, David Batteau, Madeline Stone 4:57
5. "You're in Love" Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard 4:51
6. "Over and Over" Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard 4:40
7. "A Reason to Believe" Tim Hardin 4:04
8. "Ooh You're Gold" Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard 4:19
9. "Eyes Like Twins" Rupert Hine, Jeanette Therese Obstoj 5:03
10. "The Dream Is Still Alive" Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard 4:05

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C[2]

Charts and sales[edit]

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990-1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[3] 52


  • Executive Producer: Charles Koppelman
  • Produced by Glen Ballard
  • Recorded and Mixed by Francis Buckley
  • Additional Recording: Glen Ballard, Tom Biener, Francis Buckley, Julie Last, Clif Magness, Gabriel Moffat and Rail Jon Rogut.
  • Second Engineers: Dan Bosworth, Rick Butz, Daryll Dobson and Bill Malina.
  • Mixed at Garden Rake Studio (Sherman Oaks, CA).
  • Mastering: Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering (Hollywood, CA).
  • Design: Mark Larson
  • Cover Photo: Timothy White
  • Inside Photo: Alberto Tallot

Associated recordings[edit]

  • Hold On [Single Edit]
  • Release me [Single Version]
  • Impulsive [Single Edit]
  • Impulsive [AC Remix]
  • Next To You (Someday I’ll Be) [Remix]
  • You’re In Love [Single Version]
  • The Dream Is Still Alive [Radio Edit]
  • The Dream Is Still Alive [AC Remix]
  • Otro Amor [Spanish Version, You’re In Love]
  • Mi Sueño Vive Aún [Spanish Version, The Dream Is Still Alive]