In Deep [Australia]

In Deep [Australia]

by Tina Arena

CD(Bonus Tracks / Australian Import)

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In Deep [Australia]

Tina Arena's slow-developing international career must be a source of frustration to Sony Music. Given the pop singer/songwriter's success in her native Australia, where In Deep, her second Epic album, became a number one hit upon its release in August 1997, the obvious plan is to turn her into a down-under Celine Dion. In that pursuit, this American reconfiguration has added "If I Was a River," written by Diane Warren (who wrote Dion's "Because You Loved Me") and produced by Walter Afanasieff, who also produces Dion and Mariah Carey, as well as a duet with Marc Anthony on "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You," written by James Horner and Will Jennings (who wrote Dion's "My Heart Will Go On"). The album was produced in typically gargantuan fashion by Jim Steinman, and "Lifetime" was used in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro. Actually, Arena is not the next Dion, and she doesn't need this kind of high-powered help. Her own songs, co-written with a team of others, are perfectly good contemporary pop
ock, and she sings them with passionate commitment. The six songs produced by Foreigner's Mick Jones have a harder rock edge (not surprisingly), notably a cover of Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is," but the four produced by David Tyson can rock out, too. Nevertheless, Arena is not distinctive enough a singer or songwriter to break through on her recordings alone. If she wants American success, she will have to work for it. On the one hand, the U.S. market has never been so open to female performers; on the other hand, there's a glut of them. In Deep is brimming with potential hit singles (it spawned three in Australia), but it had no commercial impact upon release in the U.S., which must be considered a disappointment after the modest American success of her Epic debut, Don't Ask, in 1996. [The Australian edition features a slightly different track order and replaces three songs from the original ("If I Was a River," "No Shame," "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You") with three different tracks ("Stay," "Welcome to My World," "Not for Sale").]

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2000
Label: Festival Records
UPC: 9399700037968
catalogNumber: 87837
Rank: 235591

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tina Arena   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lou Gramm   Vocals
Mick Jones   Guitar,Percussion,Background Vocals
Gregg Arreguin   Guitar
Robert Becker   Viola
Rev. Dave Boruff   Saxophone
Tommy Byrnes   Guitar
Darius Campo   Violin
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Schuyler Deale   Bass
Jeff Jacobs   Piano,Keyboards
Skyler Jett   Background Vocals
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Bob Mann   Guitar
Michael Markman   Violin,Concert Master
Tim Pierce   Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson   Percussion,Drums
Bruce Turgon   Background Vocals
John Scanlon   Viola
Scott Gilman   Saxophone
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar
Leland Sklar   Bass
David Tyson   Piano,Keyboards
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick   Cello
Rick Price   Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mick Jones   Producer
Tina Arena   Composer
Tom Banghart   Engineer
Jeff Jacobs   Programming
Paul Lani   Engineer
Bob Mann   String Arrangements
Pam Reswick   Composer
David Tyson   Programming,Producer
Steve Gallagher   Engineer
Steve Werfel   Composer
Ralph Carr   Executive Producer

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