Living All Alone

Living All Alone

by Phyllis Hyman


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Coming off a successful though problematic tenure with Arista, Phyllis Hyman signed with Philadelphia International shortly after the label switched from CBS to Capitol. Like Shirley Jones' 1986 album Always in the Mood, Living All Alone typified the synth-based but still melodic mid-to-late-'80s Philly sound. The producers and writers gave her an album's worth of instant-classic singer's songs. The album's first single, the bittersweet "You Just Don't Know," typified the powerful and classy proceedings. "First Time Together" also follows the same style. While Hyman's vocals are top-notch here, fans listening to Living All Alone can't help but be struck by the sense of melancholy apparent in the sessions. That's not true of the title track, an oddly sensual song that has her trademark fire, as she does some great vocalizations and screams, and seems to live the lyrics. The poignant Thom Bell and Linda Creed gem "Old Friend" quickly became a fan favorite. Although most of Living All Alone is emotionally draining, it's one of Hyman's finest efforts.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077774642224
catalogNumber: 46422

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phyllis Hyman   Primary Artist,Background Vocals,Human Whistle
Terry Burrus   Keyboards
Audrey Wheeler   Background Vocals
Dexter Wansel   Keyboards
Mike Campbell   Guitar
Terri Wells   Background Vocals
Leroy Bell   Guitar,Percussion,Drums
Thom Bell   Synthesizer,Piano
Carla Benson   Background Vocals
Evette Benton   Background Vocals
Daryl Burgee   Percussion
Randy Cantor   Keyboards
Mayra Casales   Percussion
Joe Fusco   Guitar
Reggie Griffin   Synthesizer,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Saxophone
Casey James   Synthesizer,Percussion
Ron Jennings   Guitar
Ron Kerber   Soprano Saxophone
Johnny King   Background Vocals
Nick Martinelli   Percussion
Cindy Mizelle   Background Vocals
Alvin Moody   Bass Guitar
Sam Peake   Saxophone
Clifford Rudd   Drums
Jim Salamone   Percussion,Drums
Herb Smith   Guitar
Joseph Smithers   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Kae Williams   Bass,Piano,Keyboards
Doug Nally   Drums
Brian Castor   Trombone
Cuca Hyman   Background Vocals
Juanita Johnson   Background Vocals
Deborah Siler-Young   Background Vocals
Studio Brass   Horn
Cindy Mizell   Background Vocals
James King   Background Vocals
Steve Green   Bass
Greg Scott   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Larry Davis   Horn Arrangements
Phyllis Hyman   Producer,Contributor
Terry Burrus   Arranger,Producer
Dexter Wansel   Arranger,Producer
Thom Bell   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Cynthia Biggs   Composer
Randy Cantor   Arranger
Jane Eugene   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Reggie Griffin   Arranger,Producer,drum machine,drum programming
Leon Huff   Producer,Executive Producer
Pete Humphries   Engineer
Nick Martinelli   Arranger,Producer
Jim Salamone   Arranger
Arthur Stoppe   Engineer
Kae Williams   Contributor
Mike Tarsia   Engineer
Juanita Johnson   Producer

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