You Could Have Been with Me

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You Could Have Been with Me
You Could Have Been with Me.jpg
Studio album by Sheena Easton
Released 21 September 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Pop rock
Length 35.05
36.10 (US)
Label EMI
Producer Christopher Neil
Sheena Easton chronology
Take My Time
(1981)
You Could Have Been with Me
(1981)
Madness, Money & Music
(1982)
Singles from You Could Have Been with Me
  1. "Just Another Broken Heart"
    Released: 1981
  2. "You Could Have Been with Me"
    Released: November 1981
  3. "A Little Tenderness"
    Released: 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

You Could Have Been with Me is Sheena Easton's second album, released in 1981 on EMI.

Background[edit]

Released in late 1981, the album peaked at #47 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums, spending a whole year on the chart, eventually certified Gold by the RIAA, and also peaked at UK #33 (Certified Silver). The biggest hit from the album was "You Could Have Been with Me" (US #15, UK #54). In the UK, the lead single, "Just Another Broken Heart" peaked at #33, while a third single "A Little Tenderness" failed to chart in early 1982. In the US, a track from her first album was included; "When He Shines", which was released as a single and peaked at #30.

You Could Have Been With Me became a Top Ten album in Japan, the use of the track "A Little Tenderness" in a television advertising campaign for Noevir Cosmetics boosting the album to a #3 peak, and also Sweden (#2) and Norway (#7).

A CD reissue in 2000 added the track "For Your Eyes Only" (US #4, UK #8), one of Easton's most successful chart singles.

On Feb 23, 2013, Edsel Records (UK) reissued Easton's "You Could Have Been with Me" & "Madness, Money and Music" in 2 compact discs packages remastered with bonus tracks.

On November 24, 2014 the album was included in an Original Album Series box set in the UK with all of her first 5 albums with EMI through Warner Music Group, who now owns the rights to all of EMI's back catalogs.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "A Little Tenderness" (Peter Vale) 3.49
  2. "(He's Got) Savoir Faire" (Phil Palmer, Peter Vale) 3.08
  3. "Just Another Broken Heart" (Peter Vale) 3.30
  4. "I'm Not Worth the Hurt" (Deborah Allen, Eddie Struzick, Rafe Van Hoy) 3.05
  5. "You Could Have Been with Me" (Lea Maalfrid) 3.48

Side Two

  1. "A Letter from Joey" (Dominic Bugatti) 3.44
  2. "Telephone Lines" (Chris Christian, Stephen Kipner) 3.23
  3. "Johnny" (Donovan McKitty) 3.33
  4. "Trouble in the Shadows" (Lea Maalfrid) 3.14
  5. "Isn't it So" (K. Floyd) 2.51

US Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "A Little Tenderness"
  2. "You Could Have Been with Me"
  3. "Just Another Broken Heart"
  4. "I'm Not Worth the Hurt"
  5. "(He's Got) Savoir Faire"

Side Two

  1. "A Letter from Joey"
  2. "Telephone Lines"
  3. "Johnny"
  4. "Trouble in The Shadows"
  5. "When He Shines" (Dominic Bugatti, Freddie Palmer) 3.56

CD Bonus tracks:

  1. "Isn't It So"
  2. "For Your Eyes Only" (Bill Conti, Michael Leeson) 3.00
  3. "No-one Ever Knows" (Peter Vale) 3.51

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