Wendy and Lisa (album)

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Wendy and Lisa is the self-titled 1987 debut album by Wendy & Lisa, formerly of Prince's band, The Revolution.

Wendy and Lisa
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 24, 1987
Recorded1987
GenrePop
Length50:36
LabelColumbia (US), Virgin (UK)
ProducerWendy & Lisa, Bobby Z.
Wendy & Lisa chronology
Wendy and Lisa
(1987)
Fruit at the Bottom
(1989)
Alternative cover
European cover
European cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

BackgroundEdit

Five of the tracks on the album were co-written by Bobby Z., Wendy and Lisa's former colleague from The Revolution, who also co-produced the album with the duo. Wendy's twin sister, Susannah Melvoin (an extended Revolution member herself) co-wrote the track "Honeymoon Express".

The album, released in the United States on August 24, 1987, peaked at number 88 in the US[2] and at number 84 in the UK. The UK and European release features different cover artwork to the US release.

The album contains several singles, including "Honeymoon Express" and "Waterfall" (which was re-released two years later as "Waterfall '89"). In the US, the only single to hit the Billboard Hot 100 was "Waterfall" which peaked at #56 in 1987.[3] "Sideshow" was also released as a single in the UK and Europe. The track "The Life" was re-recorded in the 1990s when it was retitled as "This Is the Life" and produced by Trevor Horn. This version was included on the number-one hit soundtrack album of the film Dangerous Minds (1995) and released as a single in Europe.

The album was reissued in the US in 2006 by Wounded Bird Records, featuring four bonus tracks including "To Trip Is to Fall", which was originally a 12" B-side track. The album was reissued in the UK in 2013 by Cherry Pop Records also featuring four bonus tracks, though two of the tracks differ from the US reissue.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman; except where indicated.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Honeymoon Express"W. Melvoin, Coleman, Susannah Melvoin, Bobby Z.3:46
2."Sideshow"W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z.4:41
3."Waterfall"W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z.5:03
4."Stay" 4:27
5."White" 5:37
6."Blues Away"W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z.4:58
7."Song About" 4:29
8."Chance to Grow"W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z.3:31
9."The Life" 4:07
10."Everything But You" 5:03
11."Light" 4:54
2006 Wounded Bird reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Waterfall" (single version)W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z.4:16
13."Honeymoon Express" (12" version)W. Melvoin, Coleman, S. Melvoin, Z.4:56
14."Sideshow" (Dance Mix)W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z.8:56
15."To Trip Is to Fall" (full-length version)W. Melvoin, Coleman, Kris Bell6:54
2013 Cherry Pop reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Honeymoon Express" (12" version)W. Melvoin, Coleman, S. Melvoin, Z.4:56
13."Sideshow" (extended version)W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z.6:31
14."Waterfall '89" (Alice & Sundian Seven)W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z.4:17
15."Waterfall" (Psychedelic Teepee Twelve)W. Melvoin, Coleman, Z.7:16

PersonnelEdit

  • Wendy Melvoin – lead and background vocals, guitar, bass, drums and percussion, organ
  • Lisa Coleman – lead and background vocals, keyboards, piano, synth

Other performers:

ChartsEdit

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[4] 54
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 84
US Billboard 200[6] 88

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r21690
  2. ^ "Billboard 200: November 7, 1987". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Billboard Hot 100: November 7, 1987". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Wendy and Lisa – Wendy and Lisa" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "Wendy and Lisa Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2019.