In This Skin

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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Unlike her blonde pop peers Britney and Christina, who've stripped closer to bare with each album, Jessica Simpson has maintained the sexy-yet-virginal image she debuted in 1999 with the saccharine Sweet Kisses. On her third disc, In This Skin, however, Simpson's lyrics have matured, thanks to her recent marriage to longtime beau Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees. Aided by Celine Dion producer Ric Wake, the Dallas native co-wrote most of the disc's 11 songs, and the resulting album is packed with sweet beats, sensual vocals, and an organic vibe not normally found in most contemporary pop recordings. Simpson's newfound confidence reverberates throughout, notably on the ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Unlike her blonde pop peers Britney and Christina, who've stripped closer to bare with each album, Jessica Simpson has maintained the sexy-yet-virginal image she debuted in 1999 with the saccharine Sweet Kisses. On her third disc, In This Skin, however, Simpson's lyrics have matured, thanks to her recent marriage to longtime beau Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees. Aided by Celine Dion producer Ric Wake, the Dallas native co-wrote most of the disc's 11 songs, and the resulting album is packed with sweet beats, sensual vocals, and an organic vibe not normally found in most contemporary pop recordings. Simpson's newfound confidence reverberates throughout, notably on the self-affirming, Mariah-reminiscent title cut, with its mix of acoustic guitars and airy harmonies, and the Diane Warren–penned "Sweetest Sin," on which Simpson's breathy vocals recall Janet Jackson. While "With You," with its staccato rap beats and subtle strings, and the hip-hop soul-flavored "Loving You" are all about bliss, Simpson maintains her balance with more bittersweet fare. The piano-driven ballad "You Don't Have to Let Go" is a poignant nod to a father letting go of his little girl when she marries, and the equally pained "Underneath" addresses the trials and triumphs of a committed relationship. With In This Skin, Simpson has successfully made the transition from sassy teen phenom to sophisticated pop star.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Out of all the teen pop thrushes of the late '90s/early 2000s, Jessica Simpson was perhaps the oddest. Not because she was genuinely strange -- especially compared to Christina or Pink -- but because she never seemed that comfortable with the genre. On her debut, Sweet Kisses, that awkwardness could be written off as first-time jitters, particularly because the album boasted the dynamite single "I Think I'm in Love," which is about as perfect as pop gets. On her second album, Irresistible, her awkwardness could be attributed to either the fabled sophomore slump or the fact that she was being tarted up too much, presented as a sexy tease when she's really just the sweet, curvy girl next door. Now, for her third album, In This Skin, she tones down the trashy club beats and image, staying within the contemporary dance-pop realm while inching toward the middle-of-the-road diva that she's always yearned to be. And that's the key to Simpson and her records -- apart from that brief, brilliant moment on "I Think I'm in Love," she's never seemed like she's wanted to sing pop music. She's somebody who would have been much more comfortable in an era where she could have been produced by Mitch Miller, not somebody who half-heartedly sings moderately stylish, overly calculated dance-pop. Simpson is not a bad singer, and only when she's given a show-stopping ballad in the vein of Celine Dion can she really strut her skills. The heart of In This Skin is in the mature middle of the road, while its sound is still pitched young. Simpson is still a sweet, photogenic girl with a good voice, and in her favor, as she gets further removed from her teens, she will be allowed to do more mature material -- and this CD is a tentative step in that direction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/28/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974790624
  • Catalog Number: 747906
  • Sales rank: 175,642

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweetest Sin (3:14)
  2. 2 With You (3:12)
  3. 3 My Way Home (3:13)
  4. 4 I Have Loved You (4:45)
  5. 5 Forbidden Fruit (3:31)
  6. 6 Everyday See You (4:18)
  7. 7 Underneath (4:02)
  8. 8 You Don't Have to Let Go (3:43)
  9. 9 Loving You (3:31)
  10. 10 In This Skin (4:18)
  11. 11 Be (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jessica Simpson Primary Artist, Vocals
Keith Thomas Bass, Keyboards
Franne Golde Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar
John Catchings Cello
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Chad Cromwell Drums
Eric Kupper Guitar, Keyboards
Victor Lawrence Cello
Andy Marvel Guitar
Nick Moroch Guitar
Alison Prestwood Bass
Jonathan Yudkin Strings
Michael Spriggs Acoustic Guitar
Kara DioGuardi Background Vocals
Billy Mann Guitar
Romeo Antonio Guitar
Carlos Henderson Bass
Jennifer Karr Background Vocals
Tommy Harden Drums
Trina Harmon Piano, Strings
Chris Goercke Acoustic Guitar
James Ginnetti Keyboards
Kasia Livingston Background Vocals
Julian Bunetta Strings
Damon Elliott Percussion, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Keith Thomas Arranger, Programming, Producer
Franne Golde Composer, Producer
Greg Barnhill Composer, Producer
Matthew Gerrard Composer
Andy Marvel Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Rick Wake Producer
Diane Warren Composer
Dan Hetzel Engineer, Digital Editing
Jessica Simpson Composer
Billy Mann Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Andrew Williams Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Hooshik Collage
Mary Maurer Art Direction
Dave Scheuer Engineer, Digital Editing
Craig Young Composer
Tom Nichols Composer
Richie Jones Programming, Producer
Romeo Antonio Composer
Holly Lamar Composer, Producer
Denise Rich Composer
Rob Fusari Composer, Producer
Lee Mars Vocal Producer
Pablo Munguia Engineer, Vocal Engineer
J.D. Andrew Engineer, Digital Editing
Rich Balmer Engineer
Jaime Sickora Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Neil Devor Engineer
Chris Yoakum Digital Editing, MIDI Tech
David Munk Vocal Producer
Trina Harmon Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Greg Fitzgerald Composer, Producer
Kasia Livingston Composer, Producer
Julian Bunetta Engineer, String Arrangements
Dave Matthews Engineer
Jason Deere Composer
Damon Elliott Composer, Programming, Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jessica Rocks!

    This album is very good. I love these songs. When I listen to them I feel good and fantasize me with my dream man. This album is totally great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    in this skin

    this cd is cool... you should really buy it. i love jessica simpson, and i think shes really hott!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a fan

    I love Jessica! We all know she's a little on the blonde side, but she is gorgeous and so talented. This is cd is great! My favorite song is "Take my breathe away" because TOP GUN is my fav movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT CD!!!

    This is an awesome CD!!! I listen to it over and over! Everyone says this CD stinks, but Jessica can really sing! At first I didn't really like it, but I listened to it over and over! Now I love it! Here are my ratings for the songs: 1. Sweetest Sin 7/10 2. With You 9.5/10 3. My Way Home 8/10 4. I Have Loved You 20/10 (This is an awesome song!!!) 5. Forbidden Fruit 6/10 6. Everyday See You 9/10 7. Underneath 9/10 8. You Don't Have to Let Go 7/10 9. Loving You 7/10 10. In This Skin 7/10 11. Be 7.5/10 Overall, this is a great album!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good CD

    I really liked this CD. My favoite song on here is With You. You should buy this CD! LOVE U!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    da best!!!

    i just love this cd......i noe u will 2!!!!! My fav song is With You!!!!!!Hope u love it!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    excellant CD

    This cd is awesome! I am older and love it! It is not just for the teen crowde, really a good cd, different and fun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jessica's album

    Jessica Simpson is so talented, and I'm not even a fan. She is no given enough credit for her vocals, which I personally luv, especially With You. And though I think she and Nick should get a room, I luv it, though its not Mariah material.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jessica sings from her soul....

    "With You" is a song every teenage girl can relate to. "Sweetest Sin" and "I have Loved You" are great songs showi ng her devotion to her husband. Some songs I had to fast forward through because the beat and lyrics didn't show Jessica's true potential. I would recommend this to any girl over 12.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    In This Skin

    i like this cd it is better than irresistible and almost as good as sweet kisses i give sweet kisses {on a scale from 1 to 100} 99.5 and in this skin 99 irresistible a 98.5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    In This Skin

    i have loved you is the best song everyday see you is the next best song sweetest sin slightly overdoing it or underdoing it not quite sure with you another good song my way home cool egyptian song forbidden fruit good song underneath a very moving song be song for her husband its good tho in this skin great song with a great message you dont have to let go great songs for jessicas daddy loving you good song similar to my way home go buy the great album 4.9 stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    In This Skin

    Jessica ´s new album is about love and between her and her husband Nick Lachey from boyband 98degrees she sings well and sounds exacly the same as Mariah carey does. this album is pretty good and better than her latest album irresisteble.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not what I expected ..

    Speaking of months before I couldn't wait for this album .. now , I am very disappointed to see that this album wasn't as the same quality of the previous album which I think is one of the best pop albums ... Not even reaching the quality of the first album ,,, Sorry Jessica , you couldn't make it ..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Third times the charm!!!!

    On this extremely well produced and well written record, Jessica expresses a side of herself that is very honest and unscripted. On her previous records she seemed to play a role of "popstar girl next door" but now steps boldly into the adult world. All of the songs on this record are expectionally good. Her voice in perfect form, Jessica seems to focus on creating an atmosphere around the arrangments...very sensual. Her passion on this record cannot be denied. Favorite songs include Sweetest Sin, and On my way home,love tribute to Nick Lasley. It's obvious that her marriage has effected the maturity of the lyrics. Finally Jessica steps out of Britney shadows!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    In This Skin

    In This Skin is Jessica´s newest album since 2001 Irresisteble and that album was awesome with pop and heavy ballads full lungpower album while this one sounds so lame there is none good song on this album they all sounds so boring maybe it´s her most personal album she has ever done because she co-writes every track on the album the first version The Sweetest sin is a Diane Warren penned song and Produced by Celine dion´s longtime producer Ric Wake it´s the only song that is nice to listen to for couples in love. Where is your voice Jessica what happened to I Wanna Love You Forever,For Your Love and the great pop songs,you should make a diffirent take next time this album suck it is worse than Mariah carey´s Charmbracelet and even Glitter sounds better,you will never top Mariah Carey or Celine with this comeback album sorry to say this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A disappointmet

    She's finally writing her own music so I thought the cd would be good like Christina Aguilera. Too many slow songs, and songs I don't like. The only good song is Sweetest Sin. All the other songs are poorly written and are pointless, I'm really not interested in hearing about sensual songs that have to do about her husband throught out the whole cd. Although she's trying to be more mature, this cd shows that she's trying too hard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD!

    This is a wonderful CD. I am amazed at the talent Jessica continually shows. Everyone can relate to her songs and that makes them so much better. She is truly amazing. For no other reason buy it for the song "I Have Loved You", it is incredible!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Review for Jessica Simpson's new album!

    I think that this artist has great potential and has a very good voice. I have been a fan for many years and I believe that her new album will be one of my favorite cd's. She deserves to have a great title for her new cd, which she has.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2010

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