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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Although Debbie Harry's popularity had decreased by the late '80s, 1989 wasn't a bad year for her at all. That year, Blondie's former lead vocalist successfully portrayed a struggling singer on the brilliant but underrated CBS crime drama Wiseguy, and demonstrated that she could still have considerable fun in the studio. Under the direction of hit producer Mike Chapman -- who had worked with Blondie, as well as with everyone from Sweet to Scandal -- Harry delivers an eclectic CD that isn't in a class with a Blondie treasure like Parallel Lines but nonetheless has a lot going for it. Much of this new wave-ish pop
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Although Debbie Harry's popularity had decreased by the late '80s, 1989 wasn't a bad year for her at all. That year, Blondie's former lead vocalist successfully portrayed a struggling singer on the brilliant but underrated CBS crime drama Wiseguy, and demonstrated that she could still have considerable fun in the studio. Under the direction of hit producer Mike Chapman -- who had worked with Blondie, as well as with everyone from Sweet to Scandal -- Harry delivers an eclectic CD that isn't in a class with a Blondie treasure like Parallel Lines but nonetheless has a lot going for it. Much of this new wave-ish pop
ock and European-flavored dance music is heartfelt, clever, and quite memorable. Everything from the charming "Brite Side" which she performed on Wiseguy to the addictive "Bike Boy" to the haunting "He Is So" makes it clear that Harry, at 43, was far from a has-been.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2005
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • UPC: 664140593824
  • Catalog Number: 5938

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Want That Man (3:43)
  2. 2 Lovelight (3:56)
  3. 3 Kiss It Better (4:19)
  4. 4 Bike Boy (2:47)
  5. 5 Get Your Way (6:13)
  6. 6 Maybe for Sure (4:30)
  7. 7 I'll Never Fall in Love (3:19)
  8. 8 Calmarie (4:42)
  9. 9 Sweet and Low (4:49)
  10. 10 He Is So (5:10)
  11. 11 Bugeye (4:06)
  12. 12 Comic Books (2:34)
  13. 13 Forced to Live (2:02)
  14. 14 Brite Side (4:34)
  15. 15 End of the Run (7:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Debbie Harry Primary Artist, Vocals
Arthur Baker Drums
Adele Bertei Background Vocals
Phillip Ashley Keyboards
Ian Astbury Background Vocals
Tom Bailey fairlight
Terry Bozzio Drums
David Bravo Keyboards
Toni C. Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Geoff Dugmore Drums
Steve Goldstein Keyboards
Dr. Bob Khozouri Keyboards
Mac Quayle Keyboards
Arif St. Michael Background Vocals
Chris Stein Guitar, Background Vocals
Biti Strauchn Background Vocals
Gary Valentine Background Vocals
Tommy Price Drums
Mike Chapman Background Vocals
Johann Brundquist Keyboards, Overdubs
Keith Primi Background Vocals
Lee Foxx Bass, Bass Guitar
Dennis Christopher Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Arthur Baker Producer
Debbie Harry Composer, Producer
Phillip Ashley Programming
Tom Bailey Producer
David Bravo Programming
Toni C. Composer, Programming, Producer
Ben Grosse Producer, Remixing
Leigh Lisowski Composer
Steve Peck Engineer
Chris Stein Arranger, Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Eric "ET" Thorngren Producer
George Tutko Engineer
Miki Zone Composer
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
Mike Chapman Producer
Doc Dougherty Engineer
Deborah Norcross Art Direction
Gary Kurfirst Management
Mike OHora Engineer
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