Head over Heels

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Four years after the release of Spellbound, Paula Abdul returned with the sleek Head Over Heels. Head Over Heels doesn't sound all that different than her previous album; it incorporates a couple of current dance trends without ever letting the beats dominate the accessible pop melodies of the songs. Unfortunately, the songs are more well constructed than well written -- all of the arrangements hide the fact that the songs usually lack strong hooks. That weakness is accentuated by the length of the album. Approaching nearly 70 minutes, Head Over Heels spends too much time with lesser songs. Abdul remains an engaging presence, even with her limited vocal talents,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Four years after the release of Spellbound, Paula Abdul returned with the sleek Head Over Heels. Head Over Heels doesn't sound all that different than her previous album; it incorporates a couple of current dance trends without ever letting the beats dominate the accessible pop melodies of the songs. Unfortunately, the songs are more well constructed than well written -- all of the arrangements hide the fact that the songs usually lack strong hooks. That weakness is accentuated by the length of the album. Approaching nearly 70 minutes, Head Over Heels spends too much time with lesser songs. Abdul remains an engaging presence, even with her limited vocal talents, and the record's best songs -- the slinky "My Love Is for Real," for instance -- are more mature and seductive than her earlier works, showing that she has the possibility to grow old gracefully.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/1995
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724384052546
  • Catalog Number: 40525

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paula Abdul Primary Artist, Vocals
Ofra Haza Vocals
Tim Miner Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Cindy Cruse Vocals
Dallas Austin Multi Instruments
Charlie Barnett Percussion
Robbie J. Brown Background Vocals
Rocky Bryant Synthesizer, Drums
Janie Cruse Vocals
Valerie Davis Background Vocals
Vince Denham Tenor Saxophone
Walt Fowler Trumpet
Ronnie Garrett Bass
Grant Geissman Banjo
Lili Haydn Violin
Howard Hersh Keyboards
Eric Jorgensen Trombone
Marva King Background Vocals
Shaun LaBelle Synthesizer, Bass
Rhett Lawrence Synthesizer, Drums
John Leftwich Horn
Oliver Leiber Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Electric Sitar
Iki Levy Percussion
Peter Lord Keyboards
Michael Patterson Synthesizer
Paul Peterson Electric Piano
Harihar Rao Sitar, Tamboura
Ralph Rickert Trumpet
John Andrew Shreiner Keyboards
Rick Sheppard Synthesizer, Sampling
Daryl Simmons Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
V. Jeffrey Smith Keyboards
Sandra St. Victor Background Vocals
Gerri Sutyak Cello
Andy Timmons Guitar
Albert Wing Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Tracy Wormworth Bass
Monalisa Young Background Vocals
Worthy Davis Background Vocals
Ralph Stacy Bass, Guitar
Bryan Abrams Background Vocals
Mark Calderon Background Vocals
Kevin Thornton Background Vocals
Sam Watters Background Vocals
John Shanks Guitar
Cha'n André Background Vocals
Robb Boldt Background Vocals
Bruce Deshazer Background Vocals
Karl Messerschmidt Tuba
Dan Savant Trumpet
Keith Carlock Drums
Bill Wiseman Guitar
Tanya Smith Background Vocals
Keith Lewis Percussion
Technical Credits
Dallas Austin Contributor
Leslie Brathwaite Engineer
Howard Hersh Producer
Marty Hornburg Engineer
Thom "TK" Kidd Engineer
Rhett Lawrence Programming, Producer
Oliver Leiber Programming
Peter Lord Producer
Peter Moshay Engineer
Michael Patterson Producer
Thom Russo Engineer
Daryl Simmons Programming
V. Jeffrey Smith Producer
Bobby Summerfield Engineer
Elliot Wolff Producer
Calvin Harris Engineer
Keith Lewis Programming, Engineer
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