Electric Youth CD (1989)

Artist: Debbie Gibson

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Label Wea/atlantic
SKU 60149533
UPC 075678193224
UPC 14 00075678193224
Format CD
Release Date 1/24/1989
Author Debbie Gibson
Associated Artist/Work Cast, Original
Associated Artist/Work Original Cast
Artist Influence Billy Joel
Artist Influence Brenda Lee
Artist Influence Carole King
Artist Influence Elton John
Artist Influence Leo Sayer
Artist Influence Lesley Gore
Artist Influence Madonna
Artist Influence Patty Duke
Artist Influence Petula Clark
Artist Influence Shelley Fabares
Artist Influence The Jackson 5
Artist Influence The Ronettes
Artist Influence The Shangri-Las
Artist Contemporary Brenda K. Starr
Artist Contemporary Britney Spears
Artist Contemporary Celine Dion
Artist Contemporary Gloria Estefan
Artist Contemporary Heights
Artist Contemporary Kylie Minogue
Artist Contemporary Madonna
Artist Contemporary Mariah Carey
Artist Contemporary Martika
Artist Contemporary Mel & Kim
Artist Contemporary New Kids on the Block
Artist Contemporary Paula Abdul
Artist Contemporary Perfect Gentlemen
Artist Contemporary Rick Astley
Artist Contemporary Sweet Sensation
Artist Contemporary Taylor Dayne
Artist Contemporary Tiffany
Artist Follower *NSYNC
Artist Follower All Saints
Artist Follower Aly & AJ
Artist Follower Ashley Parker Angel
Artist Follower B*Witched
Artist Follower Britney Spears
Artist Follower Hilary Duff
Artist Follower Jessica Simpson
Artist Follower Mandy Moore
Artist Follower Michelle Branch
Artist Follower Vanessa Carlton
Technical Info
Producer Fred Zarr; Debbie Gibson
CatalogID 7819322
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 01/01/1989
Original Release 1989
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 58m : 17s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678193224
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Debbie Gibson (vocals, piano, keyboards, drum programming); Ira Siegel, Tommy Williams (acoustic & electric guitars); Fred Zarr (piano, keyboards, drum programming); Lou Appel (drums); Bashiri Johnson (percussion).
Recorded at Z Studio, Brooklyn, Sorcerer Sound Studio, New York and Hit Factory, New York, New York.
Following up her enormously popular debut, Out of the Blue, Debbie Gibson sought to grow from the teen fan base she had established, while not alienating those who made her a household name. The result is slickly produced teen pop, like her debut, but it's not as squeaky clean or as compulsively likable. That is not to say it's a bad album. "Lost in Your Eyes" is a pretty ballad that showcases her songwriting skills, her clear voice, and her talent on the piano. "Electric Youth" is a bouncy, frenetic song that is ridiculously sing-alongable, but at the same it is time hard to really identify with it unless you're 12 (or at least young at heart). "We Could Be Together," in which she basically tells her friends and family to go fly a kite, is practically anthemic in its joy at taking a risk on love: "I'll take this chance/I'll make this choice/I'll give up my security/for just the possibility/that we could be together/for a while." It's teen pop at its best: it makes you feel young, it makes you want to sing, it makes you want to fall in love. "Silence Speaks (A Thousand Words)" is a beautiful ballad about lack of communication that is vastly different from any of her other work, with a flute solo and lyrics that many adult songwriters can't nail. The same can be said for "No More Rhyme," a minor hit about a relationship's first hurdle. Gibson really exercised her writing chops on those songs, but much of the rest the album is only passable filler; "Who Loves Ya Baby?," "Helplessly in Love," and "Over the Wall" do little more than give her voice a reason to shine, while "Shades of the Past" is excruciatingly grating. ~ Bryan Buss
Artist Overview
Prodigious songwriting chops, a pleasant voice, and world-class chutzpah rocketed Long Island teenager Debbie Gibson from a talented unknown to a mega-star with number-one singles and albums to her credit. A fixture of 1980s MTV pop, Gibson's wholesome image and admirable talent (she not only wrote but produced much of her own work) made her a hit with teenage girls, and, as her first two albums burned up the charts, she glowed with the kind of popularity that led to her own fragrance and makeup line. However, by the time Gibson released her third album, the '90s had dawned and her core audience became distracted by grunge. Gibson continued to write and record dance-oriented pop and torchy ballads to a smaller but loyal fanbase, and enjoyed a lucrative second act as a Broadway actress and singer.
Disc 1
1 Who Loves Ya Baby?
2 Lost In Your Eyes
3 Love In Disguise
4 Helplessly In Love
5 Silence Speaks (A Thousand Words)
6 Should've Been The One
7 Electric Youth
8 No More Rhyme
9 Over The Wall
10 We Could Be Together
11 Shades Of The Past
12 We Could Be Together - (Campfire mix)
13 No More Rhyme - (Acoustic mix)

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