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Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (album)

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me is the fifth studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the 17th overall, released in October 1994.

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1994
StudioCrescent Moon Studios, Miami
GenreDance, pop
Length46:08 (U.S., Canadian & Argentinean [1st Release] Version)
56:07 (Worldwide Version)
LabelEpic
ProducerEmilio Estefan Jr.
Clay Ostwald
Jorge Casas
Lawrence Dermer
Gloria Estefan chronology
Christmas Through Your Eyes
(1993)
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
(1994)
Abriendo Puertas
(1995)
Singles from Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
  1. "Turn the Beat Around"
    Released: September 27, 1994
  2. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"
    Released: November 21, 1994 (only U.K., Europe & Australia)
  3. "Everlasting Love"
    Released: January 3, 1995
  4. "It's Too Late"
    Released: May 9, 1995
  5. "Cherchez La Femme"
    Released: June 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly(B)[2]

Contents

ContentEdit

The album features cover versions of songs which had a special meaning to Estefan, including songs from classic artists such as Carole King, Elton John, Neil Sedaka, The Moments, Vicki Sue Robinson, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Classics IV, among others. This album has sold more than five million copies worldwide (as of 2008).

Track listingEdit

U.S., Canadian and Argentinean (1st release) edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Originally Recorded byLength
1."Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"Harry Noble, Jr.Karen Chandler3:21
2."How Can I Be Sure?"Felix Cavaliere, Edward Brigati, Jr.The Rascals3:15
3."Everlasting Love"Buzz Cason, Mac GaydenRobert Knight4:01
4."Traces"Buddy Buie, Emory Gordy, Jr., J.R. CobbThe Classics IV3:22
5."Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" (also includes "Trois Gymnopédies," a variation on a theme by Erik Satie)Fred Marsden, Gerard Marsden, Les Chadwick, Les MaguireGerry & The Pacemakers4:21
6."You've Made Me So Very Happy"Berry Gordy, Jr., Frank Wilson, Brenda Holloway, Patrice HollowayBrenda Holloway4:44
7."Turn the Beat Around"Peter Jackson, Gerald JacksonVicki Sue Robinson3:52
8."Breaking Up Is Hard to Do"Neil Sedaka, Howard GreenfieldNeil Sedaka3:13
9."Love on a Two-Way Street"Sylvia Robinson, Burt KeyesLezli Valentine4:12
10."Cherchez La Femme"August Darnell, Stony Browder, Jr.Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band4:58
11."It's Too Late"Carole King, Toni SternCarole King3:57
12."Goodnight, My Love, Pleasant Dreams"George Motola, John MarascalcoJesse Belvin2:52
International bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Originally Recorded byLength
13."Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me"Elton John, Bernie TaupinElton John6:12
Australian bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Originally Recorded byLength
14."Everlasting Love" (Alternate Mix)Buzz Cason, Mac GaydenRobert Knight3:47

PersonnelEdit

Adapted from AllMusic.[3]

  • Donna Allen – guest artist, background vocals
  • Marcelo Añez – assistant engineer
  • Randy Barlow – trumpet
  • Edwin Bonilla – percussion
  • Stony Browder – arranger
  • Cachao, Frank Cornelius – bass guitar
  • Charles Calello – arranger
  • Ed Calle – guest artist, tenor saxophone
  • Scott Canto – assistant engineer
  • Jorge Casas – arranger, bass guitar, mandocello, programming
  • Sean Chambers – assistant engineer
  • Charles Christopher, Rick Krive, Rita Quintero, Joy Francis, LaGaylia Frazier – background vocals
  • Mike Couzzi – engineer
  • Paquito D'Rivera – clarinet
  • Lawrence Dermer – arranger, fender rhodes, piano, programming, tambourine, background vocals
  • Nancy Donald – art direction
  • Emilio Estefan, Jr. – accordion, producer
  • Gloria Estefan – primary artist, background vocals
  • Hector Garrido – conductor, orchestration
  • Andy Goldman – guitar
  • Berry Gordy, Jr.
  • Mark Gruber – assistant engineer
  • Jim Hacker – trumpet
  • Lauren Hammock – French horn
  • Al Kooper – arranger
  • Sebastián Krys – assistant engineer
  • Patrice Levinson – engineer
  • Andrew Lewinter – French horn
  • Gary Lindsay, Whit Sidener – alto saxophone
  • Fred Lipsius – arranger
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Juan R. Marquez, Andy Goldman, Tim Mitchell – guitar
  • Teddy Mulet, Dana Teboe – trombone
  • Clay Ostwald – arranger, Hammond organ, piano, programming
  • Scott Perry – engineer
  • Steve Robillard – assistant engineer
  • Steve Rucker – drums
  • Eric Schilling – engineer, mixing
  • Nathaniel Seidman – arranger, programming
  • Cindy Sluka – English horn, oboe
  • Ted Stein – engineer
  • Ron Taylor – engineer
  • Alberto Tolot – photography
  • Nestor Torres – flute
  • Yvonne Yedibalian – assistant engineer

Chart positionsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[citation needed] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Platinum 100,000^
Japan (RIAJ)January 1996 Gold 100,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] 4× Platinum 400,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

AccoladesEdit

Year Award Show Award
1995 Billboard Music Award Billboard Music Video of the Year for "Everlasting Love"

Release historyEdit

Region Date
Europe October 17, 1994 (1994-10-17)
Canada October 18, 1994 (1994-10-18)
United States
Australia & New Zealand November 1, 1994 (1994-11-01)
Austria October 14, 1994 (1994-10-14)
Asia November 1, 1994 (1994-11-01)
France October 18, 1994 (1994-10-18)
Germany October 14, 1994 (1994-10-14)
Latin America November 1, 1994 (1994-11-01)
Poland October 21, 1994 (1994-10-21)
Spain October 19, 1994 (1994-10-19)
Switzerland October 17, 1994 (1994-10-17)
Japan November 3, 1994 (1994-11-03)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Gloria Estefan | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Gloria Estefan | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". Music Canada.
  14. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1991–1995". Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano.
  15. ^ "British album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Estefan, Gloria – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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