This is whitney houston's sophomore album released in 1987,this debuted on the BB200 @ #1 ,this monster album spawned four #1 singles,this album has sold 9 million in the US and 20 million WW.
Track listing 1-"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (Merrill, Rubicam) – 4:52 2-"Just the Lonely Talking Again" (Dees) – 5:34 3-"Love Will Save the Day" (Toni C.) – 5:25 4-"Didn't We Almost Have It All" (Jennings, Masser) – 5:07 5-"So Emotional" (Kelly, Steinberg) – 4:37 6-"Where You Are" (Calabrese, Humes, Humes) – 4:11 7-"Love Is a Contact Sport" (Glass) – 4:19 8-"You're Still My Man" (Goffin, Masser) – 4:18 9-"For the Love of You" (Isley, Isley, Isley, Isley) – 5:33 10-"Where Do Broken Hearts Go" (Jackson, Wildhorn) – 4:38 11-"I Know Him So Well" (Andersson, Rice, Ulvaeus) – 4:30 Performed by Whitney Houston & Cissy Houston
Post by BLACK SUMMER. on May 15, 2009 13:12:30 GMT -5
The singles are all good, although I'm not a major fan of "Didn't We Almost Have It All". I think that's more of a vocal showcase than anything else. Some of the album cuts are really good too. "Just The Lonely Talking Again" is one of the few dabbles she's taken in genuine quiet storm balladry. Her cover of "For The Love Of You" is probably my all-time favorite cover of that song. "Love Is A Contact Sport" is incredibly corny, but it's a catchy guilty pleasure. There's a handful of pretty awful filler though, just like on most of her albums. Whitney has never put out an album that I think was great from beginning to end.
Post by NO WIRE HANGERS! on May 15, 2009 16:19:02 GMT -5
The only track I really don't care for on here is "Just The Lonely Talking Again," although I prefer Barbra Streisand's cover of "I Know Him So Well." And I could be in the majority, but I also prefer the video remix of "So Emotional," which was just an edit of the Shep Pettibone 12" remix, to the original. (Although both are superior to the David Morales mix from the US release of her Greatest Hits album. Actually a LOT of those remixes were s**t, but some were FIYAH, including "It's Not Right But It's Ok.")
This album nearly irreparably damaged her career. Worst thing you want to do is appease the pop mainstream at the expense of your original fan-base, and that is what happened with this album, given the singles that were released from it.
The end result: At the mention of her name at the 1988 Soul Train Awards, she was booed, rather mercilessly. Even Billboard wrote an article about that night.
If it hadn't been for L.A. and Babyface producing her 3rd album, I'm Your Baby Tonight (1990), she would have lost her R&B fan-base for good; and if they went, the pop fans would surely have followed soon thereafter. L.A. and 'Face saved her career.
I was shocked when I saw this album debut straight at #1 on Billboard 200 Albums chart. It's just incredible in 80's. As much as I agree this album sounds too white for her original fanbase, the single choices are all good. Just love the single version of Love Will Save The Day.
The most celebrated and important female artist of the last half-century. The world has been "hung up" on her since she announced to Dick Clark in 1984 that she wanted to rule the world. And RULE it she has...
Post by divasummer on Sept 7, 2016 19:12:17 GMT -5
I love this album. I'm a huge Whitney fan but I didn't become a mega fan until her "I'm Your Baby Tonight" era. I did have this tape though. I remember being mostly into the singles back then. I also liked "Just The Lonely Talking Again" because it was played some on the radio back then. Then when getting more into her 3 years later I started loving "Your Still My Man and Where You Are". I just started to appreciate "For The Love Of You" in the last 7-8 years. It's very big with the Whitney fans. I haven't ever gone back to "Love Is A Contact Sport" much so I guess that would be the low point for me....
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