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Format: CD
Sku: 60490146
UPC: 075678343728
UPC 14: 00075678343728
Release Date: 7/17/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. I Wanna Be Bad ~ Willa Ford
2. Did Ya' Understand That ~ Willa Ford
3. Ooh Ooh ~ Willa Ford
4. Tired ~ Willa Ford
5. Joke's On You ~ Willa Ford
6. Tender ~ Willa Ford
7. Don't You Wish ~ Willa Ford
8. Prince Charming ~ Willa Ford
9. Somebody Take The Pain Away ~ Willa Ford
10. Haunted Heart ~ Willa Ford
11. Dare ~ Willa Ford
WILLA WAS HERE, the dynamic Lava/Atlantic debut from 20-year-old Willa Ford, is as smart and sexy as the talented young singer whose name it bears. Urban-influenced dance pop tracks such as "Ooh Ohh" and "Prince Charming" reveal an artist with extraordinary confidence, not to mention an enormously soulful and strong singing voice. The brash first single, "I Wanna Be Bad," co-written with KNS, and produced by Brian & Josh - perfectly sums up Ford's tell-it-like-it-is world view. "I'm about to break all the rules," she sings, and with the irresistibility self-assured WILLA WAS HERE, it's abundantly clear that Willa Ford is going to live up to her promise.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This is a Hyper CD, which contains regular audio tracks and also provides a link to the artist's website with the help of a web browser.
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Willa Ford (vocals); Brian Kieruif (various instruments, programming); Bob Robinson (guitar, piano); Gerry Leonard, Masa Shimizu, Josh Schwartz (guitar); Tim Kelley (keyboards, bass, drums, programming); Andy Marvel, Eve Nelson (keyboards, programming); Robin Daniels (percussion); Darius, Kenny Gioia (programming); Rob Fusari, Jen Carr, Sabelle Breer (background vocals).
Muze PNote Producers include: DJ Skribble, Anthony Acid, Kenny Gioia, Rob Fusari, Andy Marvel.
Muze PNote Engineers include: Stephen George, Benjamin Jelen, Andy Marvel.
Muze PNote Personnel: Willa Ford (vocals); Bob Robinson (guitar, piano); Gerry Leonard , Masa Shimizu (guitar); Tim Kelley (keyboards, drums, programming); Eve Nelson, Andy Marvel (keyboards, programming); Michael Nigro (keyboards); Falonte Moore, Rob Fusari (programming); Darius (keyboard programming); Sheppard (drum programming); Jennifer Carr (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Eve Nelson; Sheppard; Bonzai Jim Caruso; Jim Caruso; Andy Marvel; Rob Chiarelli; Rob Fusari.
Muze PNote Recording information: 22nd Street Studios, New York, NY; Battery Studios, New York, NY; Big Baby Recording, New York, NY; Chung King, New York, NY; Dojo, Jackson, NJ; Hirsh Compound, Los Angeles, CA; Milkman Studios, NJ; ProTopia, New York, NY; Record Plant, LA, CA; Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; Soundtracks Recording Studio, New York, NY; Soundtracks, New York, NY; The DOJO, Jackson, NJ; The Hirsh Compound, LA, CA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Mark Seliger.
Muze PNote Arranger: Andy Marvel.
Muze PNote No Britney-style worries about teen sexuality for Willa Ford--she's already made that headlong leap with her first single, "I Wanna Be Bad," a self-explanatory foray into the realms of wild childhood that simultaneously titillates and stakes the singer's claim to Spears's faux-bad girl territory. The inside biker chick picture is highly likely to grace not a few teen lockers and bedrooms, too.
Muze PNote Though its fairly obvious which songs matter here--the aforementioned "I Wanna Be Bad," the sassy "Did Ya' Understand That," and the slow-burning "Tender"--the rest of WILLA WAS HERE is equally easy on the ear. Ford's debut follows the contemporary pop/R&B-based template to the letter, but the vocal arrangements, apparently mostly by the singer herself, are always engaging, particularly on the pleading, classical-inflected "Don't You Wish." There's a nice Eurythmics quote on "Somebody Take the Pain Away," while "Prince Charming" is evidence that Ford hasn't totally abandoned her adolescence yet.

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/17/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2001
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 83437
Music Label Name Label : Atlantic (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075678343728

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