Growing, Pains

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When Desmond Child produced an album in the 1980s and early to mid-'90s, one could expect a big, clean, glossy sound sometimes too clean and an abundance of radio-friendly pop
ock hooks. And that definitely held true in 1997, when the studio giant best known for his work with Bon Jovi produced Billie Myers' Growing, Pains. But despite its excessive slickness and commercial leanings, this is an often impressive album that has a lot of heart. The British singer's passion and soulfulness come through loud and clear on this collection of mostly pop
ock slow burners, and her vocal style a combination of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When Desmond Child produced an album in the 1980s and early to mid-'90s, one could expect a big, clean, glossy sound sometimes too clean and an abundance of radio-friendly pop
ock hooks. And that definitely held true in 1997, when the studio giant best known for his work with Bon Jovi produced Billie Myers' Growing, Pains. But despite its excessive slickness and commercial leanings, this is an often impressive album that has a lot of heart. The British singer's passion and soulfulness come through loud and clear on this collection of mostly pop
ock slow burners, and her vocal style a combination of Chrissie Hynde and Tracy Chapman with traces of Joan Armatrading and Joni Mitchell never fails to be attractive. Although the folk element associated with Chapman and Mitchell isn't that prominent, their influence definitely asserts itself in Myers' intonation and phrasing. Universal was obviously hoping that Growing, Pains would be a big seller, but gratefully, commercial considerations didn't smother or overwhelm the promising young artist, who was 27 when the CD came out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/1997
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 601215310023
  • Catalog Number: 53100
  • Sales rank: 210,958

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billie Myers Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Betty Wright Background Vocals
Arturo Sandoval Flugelhorn
Desmond Child Keyboards, Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff Percussion, Drums
Eric Bazilian Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Randy Cantor Organ
Richard Drummie Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Doug Emery Organ, Keyboards
George Hutchison Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Hugh McDonald Bass
Tom McWilliams Drums
Eddie Montilla Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Peter Vale Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Don Coffman Upright Bass
Eliot Sloan Background Vocals
Mercedes Abal Flute
Ram Chandra Sitar
Lázaro Rodriguez Electric Guitar
Jane Dobbins Background Vocals
Alison Dodds Violin
Andrea Morris Violin
Clare Raybould Violin
Catherine Browning Violin
Pete Harris Piano
Technical Credits
Desmond Child Producer
Eric Bazilian drum programming
Greg Calbi Mastering
Charles Dye Engineer
Tom McWilliams drum programming, Percussion Programming
Peter Vale Arranger, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
J.R. Swinga drum programming
Alex Marcou Engineer
Tom Der Concept
Andrew Roshberg Engineer
J.C. Ulloa Engineer
Sandie Lee Drake Art Direction
Cage Gondar Engineer
Jane Dobbins Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Peter Bale Engineer
Pete Harris Arranger, Programming, Engineer
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