Shania Twain (album)
Shania Twain is the self-titled debut studio album by Shania Twain, released on April 20, 1993 by Polygram and Mercury Records. The album achieved little to moderate commercial success worldwide when first released, but following the significant success of Twain's subsequent studio albums, an increased interest in Shania Twain developed, leading it to be certified platinum in the United States for shipments of one million copies. None of the album's songs were included in Twain's Greatest Hits album, released in 2004.
|Studio album by|
|Released||April 20, 1993|
|Shania Twain chronology|
|Singles from Shania Twain|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Three songs were originally recorded by other artists. "There Goes the Neighborhood" was recorded by Joe Diffie on his 1990 album A Thousand Winding Roads, "When He Leaves You" was previously a single for Donna Meade in 1989, and "You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me" was recorded by Con Hunley in 1980 and Tom Jones in 1983. In her 2011 autobiography, From This Moment On, Twain expressed displeasure with her debut studio album, revealing that she had very little creative control and expressed frustration over being unable to showcase her songwriting ability.
|1.||"What Made You Say That"||2:58|
|2.||"You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me"||2:48|
|3.||"Dance with the One That Brought You"||2:23|
|4.||"Still Under the Weather"||3:06|
|5.||"God Ain't Gonna Getcha for That"||2:44|
|6.||"Got a Hold on Me"||2:14|
|7.||"There Goes the Neighborhood"||3:17|
|8.||"Forget Me"||Stephony Smith||3:21|
|9.||"When He Leaves You"||4:21|
|10.||"Crime of the Century"||3:29|
- Drums: Paul Leim, Larrie Londin
- Percussion: Terry McMillan
- Bass: Mike Brignardello, Glenn Worf
- Acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens, Allen Frank Estes, Chris Leuzinger, Billy Joe Walker Jr., John Willis
- Electric guitar: Steve Gibson, Billy Joe Walker Jr., Reggie Young
- Steel guitar: Sonny Garrish
- Synthesizer: Costo Davis
- Keyboards: David Briggs, Costo Davis, Gary Prim
- Harmonica: Terry McMillan, Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson
- Lead Vocals: Shania Twain
- Backing vocals: Anthony Martin, John Wesley Ryles, Ronny Scaife, Shania Twain, Cindy Richardson Walker, Dennis Wilson, Curtis Young
- Produced by Norro Wilson and Harold Shedd
- Engineered and mixed by Jim Cotton, Todd Culross, Graeme Smith and Joe Scaife
- Mastered by Marty Williams
|Canadian Country Albums (RPM)||28|
|Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)||40|
|Scottish Albums (OCC)||64|
|UK Albums (OCC)||113|
|UK Country Albums (OCC)||3|
|US Top Country Albums (Billboard)||67|
|US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard)||35|
|Canada (Music Canada)||2× Platinum||200,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||85,692|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
|US, Canada||April 20, 1993||CD, cassette||Mercury Nashville|
|UK, Europe||May, 2000||CD||Mercury Nashville|
|US||October 14, 2016||LP vinyl||Mercury Nashville|
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