Vitamin C

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Barnes & Noble - Jon Dolan
Looking like a cross between a scene-queen from London's swingin' '60s and C-3PO, New York dance-pop diva-to-be Vitamin C seems a little chilly peering at us from the cover of her self-titled debut. But the sun-drenched alterna-teen dreams on the former Eve's Plum singer's coming-out party bubble forth with a vivacity that makes Britney Spears sound like Rammstein with a chest cold. Leading with the dancehall-tinged up-with-people pop of "Smile," VITAMIN C runs through a market-tested mix of dance-pop, hip-hop, and alt-rock hybrids that could score with Backstreet Boys and Breeders fans alike. Referencing alt-pop history, Ms. C offers a '90s revision of "I Got You" by New ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Jon Dolan
Looking like a cross between a scene-queen from London's swingin' '60s and C-3PO, New York dance-pop diva-to-be Vitamin C seems a little chilly peering at us from the cover of her self-titled debut. But the sun-drenched alterna-teen dreams on the former Eve's Plum singer's coming-out party bubble forth with a vivacity that makes Britney Spears sound like Rammstein with a chest cold. Leading with the dancehall-tinged up-with-people pop of "Smile," VITAMIN C runs through a market-tested mix of dance-pop, hip-hop, and alt-rock hybrids that could score with Backstreet Boys and Breeders fans alike. Referencing alt-pop history, Ms. C offers a '90s revision of "I Got You" by New Zealand new wavers Split Enz, while "About Last Night" co-written with Robbie Neville samples the Clash's "Magnificent Seven." But the best tune here is "Me, Myself and I," which dips into the sound and spirit of Smash Mouth's "Walkin' on the Sun" for a tasty nugget of effortless ear candy.
All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
Vitamin C is the nom de plume for singer Colleen Fitzpatrick, who fronted Eve's Plum for two very good, and overlooked, albums released by 550 Music in the mid-'90s. Here she steps out on her own for a self-titled solo debut that is every bit as engaging as those two releases and more so. The album shows a wider range stylistically from Fitzpatrick than she did with her former band, and the result is a stunning collection that mixes pop, alternative, and dance music. Jamaican dancehall diva Lady Saw guests on the single "Smile," which fuses dancehall and alt-pop to good effect on the opening track. There is no shortage of hooks on Vitamin C. "Turn Me On" is raucous pop with quiet spoken passages and a neat lyrical twist, and "Me, Myself and I" cops the vibe of War's "Lowrider." Fitzpatrick adopts a breathy delivery over electronic bursts and a hammering drumbeat on "Not that Kind of Girl." She gets funky on "Do What You Want to Do" and explores role reversal on the electro-pop of "Girls Against the Boys." And just when it seems that she can't pull one more hook from her bag of tricks, Fitzpatrick delivers the provocatively playful "About Last Night" and the nostalgic, string-laced "Graduation Friends Forever." She even takes an admirable stab at the Split Enz classic "I Got You." There's not a weak track on this stellar record.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/1999
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075596240628
  • Catalog Number: 62406
  • Sales rank: 8,896

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Smile (3:58)
  2. 2 Turn Me On (3:47)
  3. 3 Me, Myself and I (3:57)
  4. 4 Unhappy Aniversary (3:56)
  5. 5 Not That Kind of Girl (3:27)
  6. 6 Do What You Want to Do (3:21)
  7. 7 Girls Against Boys (4:16)
  8. 8 I Got You (4:01)
  9. 9 Money (3:47)
  10. 10 About Last Night (4:01)
  11. 11 Fear of Flying (3:16)
  12. 12 Graduation (Friends Forever) (8:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vitamin C Primary Artist
Garry Hughes Keyboards
Ada Dyer Background Vocals
Dan Barrett Celli
Vaneese Thomas Background Vocals
Zachary Alford Drum Loop
Sean Altman Background Vocals
Matt Goeke Celli
Jill Jaffe Viola
Fred Maher Guitar, Recorder
David Mansfield Guitar
Lloyd Puckitt Recorder
Laura Seaton Violin
Sally Shumway Viola
Mary Wooten Celli
Jonas Tauber Celli
Josh Deutsch Guitar
Gregor Kitzis Violin
Sandra Robbins Viola
Paul Woodiel Violin
Colleen Fitzpatrick Background Vocals
Martha Mooke Viola
Suzie Katayama Cello
Lady Saw Vocals
Michael Kotch Guitar
Ashley Horne Viola
Matt Mahaffey Recorder
Joel Rudin Viola
Harry Jimmy Recorder
Waymon Boone Vocals
Dan the Man Background Vocals
Max Gibbs Bass
Dave Rainger Guitar
Denise Stillwell Viola
Mary L. Rowell Violin
Ron Lawrence Viola
Mark Wood Viola
Technical Credits
Garry Hughes Programming, Producer
Ron Baldwin Executive Producer
Alan Friedman Programming
Fred Maher Producer
Vaughn Merrick Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
Lloyd Puckitt Engineer
Josh Deutsch Composer, Programming, Producer
Colleen Fitzpatrick Composer
Alli Art Direction
Matt Mahaffey Producer
Hughes Garry Producer
Harry Jimmy Arranger, Producer
Damon Elliott Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Friends Forever

    I love the song Graduation"friends forever". It made everybody at my 6th grade graduation cry because we finally realized we were going to middle school, and wouldn't see each other. The song is so good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    luver

    the song graduation makes me cry and i love the song so much!!! vitamin c is a great singer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE Vitamin C !!! :)

    I love this album! I love Graduation (Friends Forever). Me and my friends love that song! It makes us cry ! I just love that album

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW!

    VITAMIN C IS SUCH A COOL SINGER. THE OTHER DAY I SAW HER PERFORM ON TV AND SHE SINGS SO GOOD. I THINK ALL HER SONGS ARE AWESOME. I LIKE SMILE, GRADUATION, AND ME, MYSELF, AND I. THESE ARE THE COOLEST SONGS AND THEY ARE ALL SANG BY A VERY TALENTED SINGER, VITAMIN C. I THINK SHE'S THE BEST SINGER AND I HOPE SHE HAS A NEW CD SOON

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best

    The song called Graduation. it made everyone in my class cry. because we were looking back at the memories that we had.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Vitamin C rocks!

    Vitamin C's cd is so cool. I could listen to it for hours. My favorite songs are ''Me, Myself, and I'' and ''Graduation''. Sorry if that is spelled wrong. I'm a bad speller. Well, anyways write back. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Makes me cry everytime

    i love graduation to the max! every time i listened to it during the summer, i cried because i was going to move from NYC to canada!!! i still have tears every time i hear even a bit of it. this song is timeless. it's going to be played at her great-grandkids graduations!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Graduation (Friends Forever) is a wonderful song

    I graduated in the spring of 2000. A Few months before graduation, I heard the song Graduation (Friends Forever) on the radio. It is such a sweet song, I cried the first time I heard it. For those of you who know the song but not the title, the chorus goes like this, ''As we go on, we remember all the times we had together. As our lives change from whatever, we will still be friends forever.'' And that's true too. Good luck and God bless to Blacksburg High School's graduating class of 2000. You can find your old friends at classmates.com To all my good friends from BHS, especially Adam Breske, Abby Carter, Moriel Vandsburger, Lindsay McCartney, and all the others. I love you all so much and thank you so much for being a part of my life. You can reach me at olddilsey@yahoo.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Get Your Daily Dosage of Vitamin C

    This CD Rocks! The songs make you want to stop what you're doing and dance. They'll definately cheer u up. My favorite song was Smile.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's Awsome!!

    Wow!!This is agreat CD!I love Smile,Me Myself and I,and Graduation.I esppecailly like graduation because its got a cool sound to it and I think the video rocks!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    vitamin c rocks!!

    vitamin c is the best! whoever does'nt like her is crazy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cool

    This is such a cool CD! If you can get your hands on it, listen. She describes life as a teenager going through life's journeys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Delightful Song For All Graduates

    Vitamin C's 2000 smash hit, titled Graduation (Friends Forever) is THE BEST SONG OF THE YEAR! This song will be played in EVERY high school Graduation! Thanks Vitamin C for singing and writing the best song of the year!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    **GREAT**

    It's the best CD in the world and my favorite EVER, the sound is great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good songs

    I liked, the last song it reminds me of my, friends they played it at our 8th grade dance doesn't make me cry it reminds people about friends all, the times they've spent since well, K-8th well it's worth buying even though I didn't buy it, Smile is a good song too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    VITAMIN C IS THE BEST THING TO COME TO THIS PLANET

    Vitamin C is so talented and unique, and her CD shows those qualities off. This is the perfect CD for all you people who yearn for a different sound from your typical teen pop girly girls. I especially love 'Me, Myself, and I'. It's a really catchy dance tune and it really gets me moving! 'Smile' is always great on a sad day. All in all, this CD is DA BOMB! If you only buy one CD in your life, this has to be it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    your number 1 fan

    i love her whole cd it is so good exspecially smile and graduation . vitamin c is the best singer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!!

    Vitamin C is a great artist. I liked this album because it has great rhyme and it is so KEWL.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Graduation

    I love the song graduation. It makes me cry. The lines that get me are, 1. As we go on, we remember, all the times we, spent together., and 2. We've been friends since,1st grade.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good cd

    I think Vitamin C has a very positive attitude. I think her not-so-meaningless songs might inspire some teenagers in their basically humdrum life filled with boyfriends, shopping, and a lot of stuff. So, with this odd review, buy the cd!

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