Vertigo

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Fresh from her chart-topping 1997 debut Growing Pains, English-born nurse/insurance agent turned singer/songwriter Billie Myers follows up with Vertigo, another honest look into lyrical imagery and catchy pop hooks. A definite maturation from her mainstream hit "Kiss the Rain," Vertigo is a reflection of Myers' whirlwind success she endured with that single that landed her support stints with Savage Garden, Bob Dylan, and Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair as well as nonstop touring in Mexico, Brazil, and Japan. Fame was hard to digest, but Myers seems to be spiritually comfortable this time around. The first single "Am I Here Yet? Return to Sender" is pure positive pop, ...
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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Fresh from her chart-topping 1997 debut Growing Pains, English-born nurse/insurance agent turned singer/songwriter Billie Myers follows up with Vertigo, another honest look into lyrical imagery and catchy pop hooks. A definite maturation from her mainstream hit "Kiss the Rain," Vertigo is a reflection of Myers' whirlwind success she endured with that single that landed her support stints with Savage Garden, Bob Dylan, and Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair as well as nonstop touring in Mexico, Brazil, and Japan. Fame was hard to digest, but Myers seems to be spiritually comfortable this time around. The first single "Am I Here Yet? Return to Sender" is pure positive pop, layered with tiny electronic breakbeats and a soulful chorus pondering everyday outcomes: "The future/There's got to be more to this." She sizzles things up on the Latin-oriented "Roll Over Beethoven" and "A Room Full of View" showcases her signature heartfelt ballads. Myers welcomes the unknown, unafraid of seeking out what's to come. No longer consumed by the constant comparisons to Tracy Chapman and Joan Armatrading, Billie Myers is confident. The price of fame will not overshadow her effort to deliver another solid set of emotional stories and passionate songs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2000
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 601215768329
  • Catalog Number: 157683
  • Sales rank: 158,241

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billie Myers Primary Artist
Jude Cole Acoustic Guitar
Elisa Fiorillo Background Vocals
Rusty Anderson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Tommy Byrnes Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Alan Darby Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Schuyler Deale Bass
Peter Kent Violin
John "J.R." Robinson Percussion, Drums
Pete Thomas Percussion, Drums
Wendy Wright Background Vocals
David Tyson Keyboards, Background Vocals
Curtis Shaw Background Vocals
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick Cello
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Bill Cooper Engineer
Paul Lani Engineer
David Tyson Programming, Producer
Billie Myers Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You really send me Flying....

    I just listened to Billie's new CD and I found it to be very good. If you thought that her first CD was good than you must take a listen to her new one. Songs such as Am I here yet, Vertigo, and Flexible are so unique. The album is not only great to listen to, but the message behind the lyrics is so great that I think that everyone who listens to them will find them to relate to their lives in some manner. GO OUT AND BUY VERTIGO by BILLIE MYERS, it will be money well spent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Future Of Music Is An Artist Named Billie Myers

    2 1/2 years after her smash debut CD 'Growing, Pains,' Billie Myers has emerged in the year 2000 with a fresh often too realistic view of the world on her new release 'Vertigo.' Of course, the tunes are catchy the way pop music is supposed to be, but it is her passionate lyrics and delievery that gains the attention of the listener. These lyrics not only rip out of the speaker and force you into submission but they make you think and feel exactly what Billie feels, felt, and possible intended. I admit she had me hooked with her first CD and its single 'Kiss The Rain.' It was a fresh new sound developed by Billie and mega producer/writer Desmond Child. Desmond is back on 'Vertigo' with the song 'A Room Full Of View.' It is haunting not only in its beautifully crafted style but in the way Myers delievers its force. There truly isn't one weak song on the CD. All eleven tracks have their own appeal and will definatley reach out and hit the masses like a sledge hammer, hopefully. I hear in its content at least three possibly four potential singles. But that's not up to me, now is it? Thoroughly enjoyable are 'Am I Here Yet,' (the real first single). It is jazzed up with a sampling of Hot Chocolate's 'You Sexy Thing,' (that should give you a hint right there). The title track 'Vertigo,' is about a relationship, which most pop songs are, but in this case, the CD itself shows the way things really are and how they progress or decline. It is not a superficial body of work by any means. Other notable selections are 'Flexible' (James Bond fans as well as the club crowds will love this one) 'Never Let Them See You Cry' and 'Should I Call You Jesus.' Put very simply, if you want to have a meaningful releationship with your cd player pick up 'Vertigo,' by Billie Myers. It is one of the best things you could do for yourself, your sound system, and any nosey neighbors that may be passing by.

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