In Deep [Australia]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Tina Arena's slow-developing international career must be a source of frustration to Sony Music. Given the pop singer/songwriter's success in her native Australia, where In Deep, her second Epic album, became a number one hit upon its release in August 1997, the obvious plan is to turn her into a down-under Celine Dion. In that pursuit, this American reconfiguration has added "If I Was a River," written by Diane Warren who wrote Dion's "Because You Loved Me" and produced by Walter Afanasieff, who also produces Dion and Mariah Carey, as well as a duet with Marc Anthony on "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You," written by James Horner and Will Jennings who wrote ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Tina Arena's slow-developing international career must be a source of frustration to Sony Music. Given the pop singer/songwriter's success in her native Australia, where In Deep, her second Epic album, became a number one hit upon its release in August 1997, the obvious plan is to turn her into a down-under Celine Dion. In that pursuit, this American reconfiguration has added "If I Was a River," written by Diane Warren who wrote Dion's "Because You Loved Me" and produced by Walter Afanasieff, who also produces Dion and Mariah Carey, as well as a duet with Marc Anthony on "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You," written by James Horner and Will Jennings who wrote Dion's "My Heart Will Go On". The album was produced in typically gargantuan fashion by Jim Steinman, and "Lifetime" was used in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro. Actually, Arena is not the next Dion, and she doesn't need this kind of high-powered help. Her own songs, co-written with a team of others, are perfectly good contemporary pop
ock, and she sings them with passionate commitment. The six songs produced by Foreigner's Mick Jones have a harder rock edge not surprisingly, notably a cover of Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is," but the four produced by David Tyson can rock out, too. Nevertheless, Arena is not distinctive enough a singer or songwriter to break through on her recordings alone. If she wants American success, she will have to work for it. On the one hand, the U.S. market has never been so open to female performers; on the other hand, there's a glut of them. In Deep is brimming with potential hit singles it spawned three in Australia, but it had no commercial impact upon release in the U.S., which must be considered a disappointment after the modest American success of her Epic debut, Don't Ask, in 1996. [The Australian edition features a slightly different track order and replaces three songs from the original "If I Was a River," "No Shame," "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" with three different tracks "Stay," "Welcome to My World," "Not for Sale".]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/1999
  • Label: Sbme Import
  • EAN: 9399700058796
  • Catalog Number: 487837

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Burn (4:23)
  2. 2 If I Didn't Love You (4:36)
  3. 3 Sixteen Years (5:06)
  4. 4 In Command (5:06)
  5. 5 Not for Sale (3:55)
  6. 6 Unsung Hero (4:36)
  7. 7 I Want to Live With You (4:53)
  8. 8 Welcome to My World (4:47)
  9. 9 I Want to Know What Love Is (5:34)
  10. 10 Flashback (4:23)
  11. 11 Now I Can Dance (5:54)
  12. 12 Stay (10:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tina Arena Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Lou Gramm Vocals
Mick Jones Guitar, Percussion, Background Vocals
Gregg Arreguin Guitar
Robert Becker Viola
Rev. Dave Boruff Saxophone
Tommy Byrnes Guitar
Darius Campo Violin
Lenny Castro Percussion
Schuyler Deale Bass
Jeff Jacobs Piano, Keyboards
Skyler Jett Background Vocals
Armen Ksadjikian Cello
Bob Mann Guitar
Michael Markman Violin, Concert Master
Tim Pierce Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson Percussion, Drums
Bruce Turgon Background Vocals
John Scanlon Viola
Scott Gilman Saxophone
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar
Leland Sklar Bass
David Tyson Piano, Keyboards
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick Cello
Rick Price Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Mick Jones Producer
Tina Arena Composer
Tom Banghart Engineer
Jeff Jacobs Programming
Paul Lani Engineer
Bob Mann String Arrangements
Pam Reswick Composer
Doug Sax Mastering
David Tyson Programming, Producer
Steve Gallagher Engineer
Steve Werfel Composer
Ralph Carr Executive Producer
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