I Wanna Be with You

I Wanna Be with You

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by Mandy Moore
     
 

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Pop quiz. So, the album that you planned to be a teen pop blockbuster to rival BMG's massive success with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera flops with nary a trace. What do you do? Well, if you're 550/Epic, faced with the flailing Mandy Moore debut, you shuffle the order of the songs, remix a couple of tracks, and shoot a new, sexy glamour shot of your underage… See more details below

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Pop quiz. So, the album that you planned to be a teen pop blockbuster to rival BMG's massive success with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera flops with nary a trace. What do you do? Well, if you're 550/Epic, faced with the flailing Mandy Moore debut, you shuffle the order of the songs, remix a couple of tracks, and shoot a new, sexy glamour shot of your underage diva so she looks shockingly like Britney. A crass marketing move, to be sure, but hey, tough times call for drastic measures like that. The thing is, the revamped, puzzlingly titled I Wanna Be with You [Special Edition] (thereby giving the impression that this is an extended EP release or that there's a "regular" edition of I Wanna Be with You, which there's not) works a lot better than its predecessor. Why? Because it's trashier, flashier, gaudier, and altogether more disposable: all essential ingredients for a good teen pop album, since it should be something that is of the moment, not designed for the ages. I Wanna Be with You is definitely, almost defiantly of the moment, and while there's more than its fair share of filler (let's face it, there was a reason why the album needed to be reworked), that filler glitters here where it was simply dull on the predecessor. And, most of all, it's pretty fun, whether it's on ballads or dance numbers. Moore still isn't as good as Britney or Christina, since she just doesn't have a comparable persona or material, but with this she vaults above Jessica Simpson and maybe, just maybe, captures the bronze for female teen pop divas in 2000 (Hoku being disqualified because she is pitched at a younger crowd).

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972394725
catalogNumber:
723947

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mandy Moore   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Lead
Keith Thomas   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Billy Lawrence   Background Vocals
Chris Braide   Guitar
Richard Dodd   Cello
Terry Glenny   Violin
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Audrey Martells   Background Vocals
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Cindy Mizelle   Background Vocals
David Palmer   Drums
Dan Shea   Keyboards
Tom Tally   Viola
John Yoakum   Flute,Oboe
Graham Edwards   Bass
Corey Rooney   Keyboards
John Krovoza   Cello
Tiffany Arbuckle   Background Vocals
Johnny Jam   Keyboards
Eric Gorfain   Violin
Roland Hartwell   Violin
Fraser T. Smith   Guitar
Piotr Jandula   Viola
Michael Holmberg   Guitar
Marcy Vaj   Violin

Technical Credits

Keith Thomas   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming
Tony Battaglia   Producer
Michael Jay   Composer
Ernie Lake   Producer
Tony Moran   Producer
Shelly Peiken   Composer
Ken Ross   Executive Producer
Jose Sanchez   Programming
Dan Shea   Programming,Producer
Nick Trevisick   Programming,Producer
Bill Whittington   Engineer
K Thomas   Composer
Soul Solution   Producer
Tom Coyne   Mastering
Corey Rooney   Programming,Producer
Chris Athens   Mastering
Bobby Guy   Producer
Roger Sommers   Engineer
Julian Peploe   Art Direction
Shaun Fisher   Composer,Producer
Jan Kask   Producer
Dan Muckala   Programming
Tiffany Arbuckle   Composer
Rich D   Composer
Johnny Jam   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Digital Editing
Tommie Hicks   Vocal Engineer
Eric Gorfain   String Arrangements
Robb Williams   Engineer
Ken Huffnagle   Engineer
David McPherson   Executive Producer
Wade Robson   Producer
Peter Mansson   Producer,Engineer
Shaun Shankel   Digital Editing

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