Dance Revolution

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Barnes & Noble - Amy Barkat
This is not your mother's slumber party. The Slumber Party Girls were plucked from obscurity by Geffen Records and DIC Entertainment to create the ultimate girl band. Produced by Ron Fair Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera and Stefanie Ridel who was in Wild Orchid with Fergie, the disc ignites a Dance Revolution with its pop-friendly, R&B-infused grooves. Less risqué than all-female pop groups like the Pussycat Dolls or Making the Band alumnae Danity Kane, the Girls sing lyrics that are encouraging and often innocuous. The disc opens with "Countdown" and includes lots of references to "independence" and "haters," but traditional tween themes like loyalty and gossip ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Amy Barkat
This is not your mother's slumber party. The Slumber Party Girls were plucked from obscurity by Geffen Records and DIC Entertainment to create the ultimate girl band. Produced by Ron Fair Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera and Stefanie Ridel who was in Wild Orchid with Fergie, the disc ignites a Dance Revolution with its pop-friendly, R&B-infused grooves. Less risqué than all-female pop groups like the Pussycat Dolls or Making the Band alumnae Danity Kane, the Girls sing lyrics that are encouraging and often innocuous. The disc opens with "Countdown" and includes lots of references to "independence" and "haters," but traditional tween themes like loyalty and gossip prevail in songs like "I Got Your Back" and "Eavesdroppin' " -- and, of course, boy troubles linger throughout the disc. The single "Bubblegum" includes one hook-happy refrain "Boy / you're the one / you got me chokin' on my bubblegum" and a requisite rap featuring an inventory of bubblegum flavors, sung in rich harmonies. While parents and English teachers may cringe at the "The Texting Song" "We're so H-O-T / that you'll be saying OMG, BTW / this is all for you", young listeners are sure to text their buddies posthaste. Ever upbeat, the SPGs pay homage to "Good Times," with smooth vocals interspersed with a TLC-inspired rap. The catchiest songs, however, break out of the dance mold to incorporate rock overtones "My Life" and salsa beats "Salsa". The vocals on "Salsa" echo the styles of Gwen Stefani and J-Lo, with Spanish lyrics to help drive the point home. But these Girls aren't relying on one disc to make their name -- they host the CBS Saturday morning TV block Secret Slumber Party as well as being the house band for the show Dance Revolution. This Revolution has just begun.
All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Yet another teen pop group that was formed after a big-name producer started a search to find members, causing agents nationwide to call their young clients, telling them to fly out to L.A. as soon as possible. The producer in question in Ron Fair, the man who brought Christina Aguilera to fame, and accordingly, there's a lot on the Slumber Party Girls's debut, Dance Revolution, that very much resembles the former Mickey Mouse Clubber's records, to the extent that there is even a song on it called "Back to Basics," a Latin pop rousing closer encouraging listeners to "come join the [dance] revolution." But unlike Xtina, the Slumber Party Girls ditch sexuality and aim instead for fun, generally positive messages about friendship, boys, school, dancing, and hanging out. There is still a certain amount of sensuality in the music, as much as any club-oriented rhythm section provides, but SPG are much more kid-friendly than Ashlee Simpson or Britney Spears or most of the rest of the artists that pop radio listening youngsters may find. The album is expertly produced, moving gently between genres, presumably in an attempt to attract as large of an audience as possible, as well as to reflect the ethnic diversity of the group representing Asian, Latina, Anglo-European, and African-American cultures, from the rock of "My Life" to the salsa, complete with Spanish lyrics, of the aptly named "Salsa," but stays mostly in the super-clean dancey pop/R&B realm, with good beats and hooks. It's absolutely nothing that hasn't already been done a million times before, but for what it is, it's done pretty well. The five girls in the group, Lina, Mallory, Cassie, Karla, and Caroline, all have great voices and sound much more mature than the 15- and 16-year-olds they were when they recorded Dance Revolution, and the songs are catchy in that fun and unmemorable way, a decent nice combination for kids who are too old for something like Kidz Bop but not quite mature enough for Christina or Britney.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2006
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602517064324
  • Catalog Number: 000754402
  • Sales rank: 161,306

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Countdown (2:55)
  2. 2 The Texting Song (2:56)
  3. 3 Bubblegum (3:24)
  4. 4 Make a Wish (3:05)
  5. 5 Good Times (2:51)
  6. 6 I Got Your Back (3:29)
  7. 7 My Life (2:50)
  8. 8 Dance with Me (2:44)
  9. 9 Carousel (3:26)
  10. 10 Salsa (3:15)
  11. 11 Summer's Gone (2:57)
  12. 12 Eavesdroppin' (3:34)
  13. 13 Back to Basics (2:46)
  14. 14 The Slumber Party Girls Theme (1:12)
  15. 15 Dance Revolution Theme (2:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Slumber Party Girls Primary Artist
Charlie Bisharat Electric Violin
Luis Conte Percussion
Ron Fair Harmonica, Percussion, Keyboards, Slide Whistle, Toy Piano
Gary Grant Horn
Ron Harris Keyboards
Jerry Hey Horn
Dan Higgins Horn
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Horn
Kimberly Kelley Guitar
Tal Herzberg Bass
Anthony Mazza Guitar
Ron Harris Bass
Technical Credits
Colin Emmanuel Producer
Ron Fair Arranger, Programming, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Audio Production
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Ron Harris Producer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
John Marx Representation
Sean McNamara Executive Producer
Stefanie Ridel Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Audio Production
Andy Heyward Executive Producer
Michelle Thomas Marketing
John Easton Producer
Kimberly Kelley Producer
Tal Herzberg Producer, Digital Editing
T. Kura Composer
Jun Ishizeki Engineer
Mike Maliani Executive Producer
Moises Modesto Producer
Anthony Mazza Producer
Deb Fenstermacher Marketing
Christian Brucculeri Producer
"Angry" Mike Eleopoulos Engineer
David Brookwell Executive Producer
Drop Squad Producer
Kyle Hendricks "Rain" Producer
Jeff Norskog Management
Nicky Scapa Producer
Ashish Sheth Producer
Tyler Coomes drum programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic Slumber Party!!!!!

    the slumber party girls are great for you to chill out to, or good for parties!!! they are kid friendly and teen friendly!!!! they are great singers and role models!!! they are all beautiful and can dance good!!! you girls will fall in love with them!!!

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