Silhouette in Red

Silhouette in Red is the tenth studio album by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. It was released on 11 October 1993, through Hansa Records. The album became Tyler's final collaboration with German producer Dieter Bohlen.

Silhouette in Red
Bonnie Tyler - Silhouette in Red.jpg
Studio album by
Released11 October 1993
Bonnie Tyler chronology
Angel Heart
Silhouette in Red
Free Spirit
Singles from Silhouette in Red
  1. "Sally Comes Around"
    Released: 1993
  2. "From the Bottom of My Lonely Heart"
    Released: 1993
  3. "You Are So Beautiful"
    Released: 1994
  4. "Stay"
    Released: 1994

The album was released in mainland Europe and was a commercial success. The album was certified Gold in Norway through pre-sales, one day before it was released.


Silhouette in Red was Tyler's third and final release with Hansa Records, following Bitterblue (1991) and Angel Heart (1992). Bohlen took Tyler's departure from Hansa "very personally", describing her next albums Free Spirit (1995) and All in One Voice (Its first failed to chart worldwide.) as "one of the most expensive flops in the history of EastWest Records."[2]

Writing and recordingEdit

Dieter Bohlen continued the same format as with Tyler's previous releases with Hansa, writing the majority of songs and publishing a number of them with different pseudonyms: Jennifer Blake, Steve Benson and Howard Houston.

In 2004, German producer Frank Farian published a book entitled Stupid Dieser Bohlen, in which he shared a letter he received from British musician Dave Ashby, who was based in Hamburg at the time. Ashby claimed that he was working for Warner/Chappell Music, who published Bohlen's songs on Silhouette in Red. According to Ashby, Bohlen had hired him to fix any grammatical errors in the lyrics he had written, and that he would be paid, receive royalties and that Bohlen would write a song for him. Ashby noted that Tyler was angry about the quality of the lyrics, but that he insisted that they were Bohlen's, not his own. Ashby claimed that he re-wrote most of Bohlen's text, and that both Tyler and Luis Rodríguez were pleased with the result. Bohlen then gave Ashby's promised song to Chris Norman, and refused to credit him as a songwriter.[3] Ashby's name is listed under the "thank you" message in the album's liner notes, but not under the songwriting credits.

Track listingEdit

Silhouette in Red
1."Sally Comes Around"Dieter BohlenBohlen3:41
2."Fire in My Soul"BohlenBohlen3:51
  • Bohlen
  • Werner Becker[a]
4."Send Me the Pillow"Bohlen3:31
5."From the Bottom of My Lonely Heart"BohlenBohlen3:32
6."Silhouette in Red"Bohlen
  • Bohlen
  • Becker[a]
7."I Climb Every Mountain"Bohlen
  • Bohlen
  • Rodríguez[b]
8."Bad Dreams"BohlenBohlen3:45
9."James Dean"Bohlen
  • Bohlen
  • Rodríguez[b]
10."Clouds in My Coffee"Bohlen
  • Bohlen
  • Rodríguez[b]
11."Years May Come"BohlenBohlen3:49
12."Cryin' a Little"Bohlen
  • Bohlen
  • Becker[a]
13."You Are So Beautiful"Gene Capell2:19
14."Before We Get Any Closer"
  • R.J. Scott
  • C. Stevens
15."You Won't See Me Cry"
  • Lee Morris
  • Paul Hopkins
  • Morris
  • Hopkins
  • Taff Williams
Total length:54:22


Chart (1993) Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 25
Eurocharts Top 100 ( European Top 100 Albums) [5] 54
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 28
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[7] 6
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 40
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 23


Year Single Chart Position
1993 Sally Comes Around Germany GfK Entertainment Charts 76 [10]
1993 Sally Comes Around Germany Airplay Charts 48 [11]
1993 From the Bottom of my Lonely Heart Germany Airplay Charts 86 [12]
1994 Stay - -
1994 You Are So Beautiful - -


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Norway (IFPI Norway)[13] Platinum 50,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Echo Music PrizeEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1994 [14] Bonnie Tyler International Pop/Rock Female Won

Bravo OttoEdit

Bravo Otto is a German accolade honoring excellence of performers in film, television and music.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1993 [15] Silhouette in Red Bravo 10 Best CDs of 1993 9th place


To support the album's release, Hansa Records / BMG released the Silhouette in Red Tour Book, which was a 24-page book that could be obtained at the venues of Tyler's concerts in the 1990s.


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  2. ^ Bohlen, Bonnie. Oder: Keiner singt geiler als die Tyler, p. 205.
  3. ^ Frank Farian: Stupid Dieser Bohlen, chapter 18 ISBN 3-9809531-0-6
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