Christy Carlson Romanoby Christy Carlson Romano
Christy Carlson Romano doesn't quite seem to fit in with such Disney-bred teen pop peers like Britney Spears and Hilary Duff. Perhaps it's because Romano started her musical career a little later than Hilary, but it's more likely because her character of Ren on Disney's Even Stevens was smarter, more sensible, and more ambitious than Lizzie McGuire -- precisely the kind of teenager who wouldn't have been into light frothy teen pop. Because of this, it's kind of disarming to hear her sing such willfully silly songs as "Let's Bounce" -- Ren would never have the patience for this on Even Stevens, so why would Romano? If you get past that disconnect, the teen pop on Christy's eponymous debut mini-LP -- consisting entirely of songs previously released on other Disney albums and soundtracks, with the exception of the new tune "Dive In" -- isn't bad at all. It's well-produced and catchy, as lightweight as early Hilary Duff tunes at their best. The older material, whether it's the self-serious ballad "Colors of the Wind" or the pulsating hi-NRG throwback "Say the Word," doesn't hold its own next to the stronger newer tunes -- "Let's Bounce" and "Anyone but Me" -- which borrow a page from Ashlee Simpson's harder-edged, guitar-heavy hit debut. As such, the mini-LP is surprisingly incoherent, but at its best, it's charmingly lightweight, even if Romano never quite erases the suspicion that she could do better than the music here. After all, Ren would have done something smarter, wouldn't have she?
- Release Date:
- Walt Disney Records
Performance CreditsChristy Carlson Romano Primary Artist
Technical CreditsAdrian Gurvitz Producer
Matthew Gerrard Composer,Producer
Danny Jacob Composer
Jay Landers Executive Producer
Cory Lerios Composer,Producer
Janis Liebhart Composer
Bob Mann Arranger
Alan Menken Composer
Tony Phillips Producer
Steve Tyrell Producer
Joe Lubin Composer
Stephen Schwartz Composer
George Gabriel Composer,Producer
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I MET Christy. She autographed this CD for me. I could listen to this CD for hours on end. It is so cool and catchy. A great CD. Also Christy is a real sweetie in person.
Christy Romano is one of the most hardest working young people in the entertainment feild today. She is constantly on the move, and she continues to amaze me with her natural talent. Her vocals on these songs are amazing, considering she did a lot of the recording of the NEW stuff while she was doing her run in what has been called THE most difficult role on Broadway. Christy will be around for a long time, much longer than the pop star "wannabees" because she has the talent and the DRIVE that will keep her going for a long, LONG, time... watch out for Christy! :)
While every girl on Disney Channel are very talented (in their own rights)- Christy is one of the only two i believe to be the real deal..Because the real deal doesn't always become an overnight sensation. The 'real deals' stick around and i believe Christy will. This CD is just great, combining all these fun songs - and while Christy may do other things with disney i believe this represents the begining of a new chapter in her career. If you want to be apart of it, Then buy this CD! :)
Christy carlson romano is sooooooooooooooo coooooooooool. i love her music. she also contributes soooo much to her society. you rock christy!
I have been waiting 4 this cd 4 like ever and it is SOOOOOOO Kool!!! Christy has this voice that towers over everyone elses in the music business. She is the best singer and the ultimate actor in the entire world!! Everyone is comparing her 2 hillary duff and that really makes me mad because for one Christy is a MUCH better singer and a better person than hillary duff is and they are almost nothing alike that i don't think that they should EVER be compared to each other. and i'm really sry 2 say this but Hillary's voice sux. Christy has an awesome voice and i hope that her real album that is to come out next year is what she is living up 2 right now which i am positive that her cd next year is going 2 ROCK!!! Christy's voice is going 2 be heard 4 a very long time!!!! GO CHRISTY!!!! :-D
Her voice was incredible. People should listen to her music. It is very inspiring and heartfelt.
Christy Carlson Romano is a wonderful singer, actress, and a beautiful person. She is kind hearted, caring, fun and deep and the songs on this album can reflect that. This is a perfect album for any music lover who wants to hear real singing.