Sweet Kisses

Sweet Kisses

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by Jessica Simpson

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She's the opening act for Ricky Martin. She looks like Britney Spears, sounds like Christina Aguilera, and samples John Mellencamp in "I Think I'm in Love with You." One might think Jessica Simpson is having an identity crisis, but that's hardly the case. This 19-year


She's the opening act for Ricky Martin. She looks like Britney Spears, sounds like Christina Aguilera, and samples John Mellencamp in "I Think I'm in Love with You." One might think Jessica Simpson is having an identity crisis, but that's hardly the case. This 19-year-old has more spunk and vocal prowess than any spice girl (original and knock-off varieties included), and her single "I Wanna Love You Forever" -- a grown-up ballad from the newly released SWEET KISSES album -- is already a hit sensation. Simpson's sound is akin to that of the many Gen Ys who've hit the airwaves in recent months, but she sets herself apart from the rest of the teen pack with her R&B and gospel influences and her performing skills, learned on the Christian-music circuit that started her on the road to stardom at the age of 16. Simpson's conviction and experience comes through on the ballads -- "Sweet Kisses," "My Wonderful," "Your Faith in Me," and "Where You Are," a duet with boyfriend Nick Lachey of 98° fame -- as well as the uptempo "Final Heartbreak" and "Woman in Me" (featuring Destiny's Child). While some cuts tend toward familiar synthesized terrain, Simpson at her strongest seems destined to rise from cliched girl-power symbol to enduring diva status.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
By the end of 1999, teen pop had grown into a strangely diverse genre of its own, with each act fulfilling a different need. Britney Spears was pure, trashy fun, while Christina Aguilera was flashy and talented just like Mariah Carey. The Backstreet Boys stood above the pack with their suave sophistication and irresistible melodic charm, while 'N Sync were the Stones to the Backstreet Boys' Beatles -- a little bit of the rough and tough, not quite as melodic, but almost as charming. Into the fray arrived Jessica Simpson -- unlike some of her peers, a mere finalist for the New Mickey Mouse Club instead of a full-fledged member -- with her debut Sweet Kisses, an album that positions her as the teen Celine Dion. Sure, she delves into the frothy dance-pop that's teen pop's stock-in-trade, but the heart of her album lies in adult contemporary ballads like her breakout hit "I Wanna Love You Forever," which gives her a chance to show off the richness of her voice. She doesn't over-sing, like Aguilera occasionally does, even if she has moments where she pushes the envelope slightly -- just like her idol Dion. However, there are already indications that she's developing her own voice, since she is equally capable of delivering danceable urban R&B ("Final Heartbreak," "I've Got My Eyes on You," the Destiny's Child duet"Woman in Me") as she is mature balladry ("Faith in Me," the Nick Lachey duet "Where You Are"). Like most teen-pop albums, Sweet Kisses suffers from inconsistent material, yet the filler is well-produced and performed, making the record every bit as listenable as Aguilera's fine debut. As a matter of fact, Simpson proves with this debut that she could very well be a teen popster that could easily make the transition to adult artist -- and that puts her in a rarified league with Aguilera and the Backstreets.

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Sbme Special Mkts.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jessica Simpson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Robbie Nevil   Guitar
Tim Heintz   Keyboards
Dwight Sills   Guitar
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Evan Rogers   Background Vocals
Andy Goldmark   Keyboards
Anas Allaf   Guitar
Louis Biancaniello   Keyboards
Chris Camozzi   Guitar
Graeme Coleman   Piano,Conductor
Dave Deviller   Acoustic Guitar
Sherree Ford-Payne   Background Vocals
John Mellencamp   Track Performer
Brian Newcombe   Bass
Dan Petty   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Carl Sturken   Multi Instruments
Eric Foster White   Keyboards
Sam Watters   Background Vocals
London Jones   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Destiny's Child   Background Vocals,Vocal Ad-Libs
Nick Lachey   Vocals
Jill Seifers   Background Vocals
Gordon Maxwell   Background Vocals
Jennifer Karr   Background Vocals
Tania Hancheroff   Background Vocals
Tim Hientz   Keyboards
Simon Isherwood   Conductor
Notre Dame Gospel Choir   Choir, Chorus
Beverley Staunton   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Robbie Nevil   Producer
Steve Smith   Engineer
Evan Rogers   Producer
Andy Goldmark   Producer,Engineer
Chris Apostle   Assistant Project Coordinator
Louis Biancaniello   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Graeme Coleman   String Arrangements
Dave Deviller   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Steve George   Engineer
Sean Hosein   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Iki Levy   drum programming
Hank Linderman   Engineer
Dan Shea   Producer
Carl Sturken   Producer,Instrumentation
Eric Foster White   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Martin Horenburg   Engineer
Glen Marchese   Engineer
Sam Watters   Producer
Rob Williams   Engineer
London Jones   Programming,Producer
Corey Rooney   Producer
Ron Jaramillo   Art Direction
Tim "Flash" Mariner   Engineer
Paul Wagner   Engineer
Scott Gutierrez   Engineer
Jamie Houston   Producer
Robert Scott William   Engineer
Hemberger   Engineer
Ben Holt   Engineer
Andrea Derby   Assistant Production Coordination
Michael "Wolf" Reaves   Engineer
Steven "Steve O" George   Engineer

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Sweet Kisses 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I kept on hearing so much good stuff about jessica, so i tried listening to her. When I did i couldnt keep the song on for more than a second. When i listen to her i feel like i wanna scream. Honestly, she is a good singer but her voice is just so... Preppy! Honestly try to find some good angelic singers
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow!! Jessica has done a great job!I love I Wanna Love You Forever,I Think I'm In Love With You,and Where You Are.I think she's better than Christina Aguleria!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The new album will sweep the 02 Grammy's. A must have for any fan of the deity Jessica.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My sister interviewed her and she said she is really nice!I listened to her review and she sounds really cool! She's awesome! I love her! {Next to Jewel}
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Jessica's music is an inspiration not only to kids but to older teens also, and she sets a very good example for younger and older people thru her faith in God and her sanity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica Simpson is the BOMB! So much better than Britney Spears! Great if you like cool pop songs with a lot of beat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best CD's I've ever listened to. I love the song, 'Where you are' performed by her nd her boyfriend Nick Lachey! She is awesome and I highely recommend getting his CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica is a very talented singer and I think that she is totally 1000000% good:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is jessica's best album. jessica simpson has a full-octave voice that is so much better than Britney's nasaly voice. this cd has songs you can dance to and chill to. i love the duet with Destiny's Child, "I wanna love you forever," and "I think i'm in love with you".
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica Simpson is just as good(if not better) than the other singers, and has just as good songs. If you get the CD you'll have fun listening to the songs. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's no doubt in anybody's mind that this girl has talent. However she needs to realize that she's not Mariah Carie. Her voice is incredibly unique if she would portray it that way. Brittany and Christina definately have some competition. She has incredible songs though. ''I think I'm in love with you'' is a favorite that will probably be enjoyed for a long time. What a sweet sound and an incredible combination for Jessica and Nick to do ''Where you are.'' Her first single was also a great hit! ''I wanna love you forever'' is many of her fans thoughts about this fascinating girl. There's no doubt in anybody's mind why she was immediately signed on. Keep up the good work girl, but with your own style! :0)
Guest More than 1 year ago
ok this cd is really really goood. Jessica Simpson has a great voice and her songs are awesome. i love every single one of them. i highly reccomend this cd. i listen to it like everyday and i don't get sick of her songs. She is awesome and i think the best pop star right now. buy this cd you don't know what your missing. ! !!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just listen to ''I Think I'm In Love With You'' with earphones and you will agree.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS CD ROCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica simpson is more than a britney spears and more than a christina agulera! Although christina agulera is a remarlable singer like jessica simpson and she is one of my favorite singers jessica simson can not just sing she can dance. Britney spears lip syncs alot but she has some serious moves and well almost all the boys in my class think shes hot. Me and my friends hated the outfit that she wore at the grammys!She has all the things you need to become a singer,a voice,moves,and a good relationship with her fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica Simpson is a powerhouse! A five octive range makes for some incredibly high notes. Her wide variety of songs is jammed-packed with inspirational lyrics,positive music and positive messages beautifully demonstrates how you don't have to be over the top sexy to make awesome music, and have an amazing fan base.
Guest More than 1 year ago
jessica is definitely better than britney, chrisitina, and mandy. her voice is stronger and she is more experienced. i love her voice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think she is a really great singer. Jessica has the talent to make it to the top of the billboard charts. Plus, I really love the duet
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica Simpson is one of the Best New Artists out now. She has a wonderful voice. It doesnt have the nasal sound like several out now she is like a mariah carry and celine dion put in one
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is the best! i heard it at barnes and noble.com and i had to go buy it and every single song is good!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is my favorite cd ever its so great
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey Jessica, if you ever read these reviews, I just wanna say one thing, your cds are da bomb! I wish you lots of luck in the future making great cds like this one! ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great CD, especially since it is a debut album. She has much more talent than Britney,and she uses it well. The songs just needed a little more variety.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this cd is really good. i like number 1,3,4,5,8,9, and 10.... i think 10 i dont have the cd with me now. i love number 3 and 9the best. number 8 is great too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica Simpson is the most talented new artist of the Millenium.