- A Night to Remember (album)
Infobox Album |
Name = A Night to Remember
Type = studio
Released = May 1989
Recorded = 1988
Genre = Pop
Length = 39:53 (43:51 in Japan)
Cyndi Lauper, Lennie Petzeand Phil Ramone
Last album = "True Colors"
This album = "A Night to Remember"
Next album = "
The Best Remixes"
"A Night to Remember" is popular 1980s icon and singer
Cyndi Lauper's third album(as well as a song on the album).
The album did not do as well as her previous albums, selling 500,000 copies in U.S.. Lauper toned down both her girlish sound and her friendly punklook for the album, which was released in 1989 when
grungerock music was becoming popular; it sold moderately well, receiving gold certification in US and many other countries, like UK, France, Brazil and Japan, but could not compare to the huge sales of her first two albums.
Lauper, and music critics, have noted the various battles she was having with
Sony. The company was not keen on accepting Lauper as a songwriterand musician, as well as a singer and fashion and pop cultural icon.
The album was originally conceptualized as a project called "Kindred Spirit" and was going to be released with the track "
Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)", but when that song (and the film " Vibes") were unsuccessful it was repackaged. Some proof sheets of the original album artwork exist with the alternate title and track listing.
#"Intro" – 0:27
#"I Drove All Night" (Kelly,
Billy Steinberg) – 4:11
#"Primitive" (Tom Kelly, Lauper, Steinberg) – 3:48
My First Night Without You" (Kelly, Lauper, Steinberg) – 3:01
#"Like a Cat" (Amphlett, Kelly, Steinberg) – 3:25
Heading West" (Kelly, Lauper, Steinberg) – 3:55
#"A Night to Remember" (Lauper, D. Micale,
Franke Previte) – 3:43
#"Unconditional Love" (Kelly, Lauper, Steinberg) – 3:56
#"Insecurious" (Child, Lauper,
Diane Warren) – 3:30
#"Dancing With a Stranger" (Chiten, Lauper, Previte) – 4:12
#"I Don't Want to Be Your Friend" (Warren) – 4:22
#"Kindred Spirit" (Lauper) – 1:16
Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)" (Richard Orange) – 4:05 (does not appear on US release)
*Unreleased track: "Unabbreviated Love" (Lauper, Micale, Previte) appeared on b-side of "My First Night Without You"
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