Belinda [UK Bonus Tracks]

Belinda [UK Bonus Tracks]

by Belinda Carlisle

CD

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/18/2003
Label: Emi Import
UPC: 0766489824420
catalogNumber: 539933

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Belinda Carlisle   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Susanna Hoffs   Background Vocals
David Lindley   Guitar
Bobby Martin   Synthesizer,Saxophone
Nicky Hopkins   Synthesizer
Andy Taylor   Guitar
Laurence Juber   Guitar
Dennis Bellfield   Bass
Paula Jean Brown   Bass,Background Vocals
Charlotte Caffey   Guitar,Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Jim Cox   Synthesizer
Tom Kelly   Background Vocals
Paul Liem   Drums
Michael J. Lloyd   Synthesizer
John Rosenberg   Trumpet
John Philip Shenale   Synthesizer
Billy Steinberg   Background Vocals
Waters   Background Vocals
Claude Godette   Synthesizer
Kris Kello   Keyboards
Jane Wredin   Background Vocals
Elisa Fior   Background Vocals
Nathan Lam   Vocals

Technical Credits

Belinda Carlisle   Art Direction
William Orbit   Engineer,Remixing
John d'Andrea   String Arrangements
Gary Hellman   Engineer
Michael J. Lloyd   Arranger,Producer
John Luongo   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Remixing
Carmine Rubino   Engineer
Sid Sharp   String Director
Don Griffin   Instrumentation
Matthew Rolston   Cover Photo
Carl Grasso   Art Direction
Avante Gardener   Liner Notes

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Belinda [UK Bonus Tracks] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, the cover shot is not at all flattering (the original cover sported a leggy 60's pose), and the songs & production definitely remain a product of the mid-80's. But this is a very enjoyable disc, finally available with a solid remaster. Despite early skeptics ("Belinda Carlisle is going SOLO?") it's no wonder this album was a hit. Belinda's physical makeover was the most unexpected & breathtaking of any 80's celebrity (America LOVES a good make-over!) and "Mad About You" was a perfect summer song with a stylish video to go along with it. Although the second single (the worthy "I Feel the Magic") failed to repeat the chart success of the first, this newly fabulous California girl had already proved her point. And her biggest successes would follow. The remaster of "Belinda" sounds great, emphasizing the 60's and Motown influences while showcasing Carlisle's improved vocal skills. The clarity of the sound and the bounciness of many of the disc's songs make it hard not to bop along, even when things get a little slight. Belinda's tiny, chipper voice won't make anyone forget Freda Payne's original of "Band of Gold" (especially when Freda guest-stars on the extended mix, blowing poor Belinda away) but it's a great song that always seemed begging for an uptempo treatment. The extended version of "Mad About You" is a real treat for fans, of course. Sadly, this reissue misses a great opportunity to include the single version of "I Feel the Magic," which brought Charlotte Caffey's sprightly piano work to the forefront with Belinda's vocals. The keyboards are buried on the album version, taking away some of the song's great 60's energy. And it would've been nice to get one of Belinda's soundtrack songs from the same era added here, maybe "In My Wildest Dreams" from Mannequin or "Dancing In the City" from Burglar. Complaints aside, this is a very welcomed reissue! Good, clean summer fun. Highly recommended.