Growing, Pains

Growing, Pains

by Billie MyersBillie Myers


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When Desmond Child produced an album in the 1980s and early to mid-'90s, one could expect a big, clean, glossy sound (sometimes too clean) and an abundance of radio-friendly pop
ock hooks. And that definitely held true in 1997, when the studio giant (best known for his work with Bon Jovi) produced Billie Myers' Growing, Pains. But despite its excessive slickness and commercial leanings, this is an often impressive album that has a lot of heart. The British singer's passion and soulfulness come through loud and clear on this collection of mostly pop
ock slow burners, and her vocal style (a combination of Chrissie Hynde and Tracy Chapman with traces of Joan Armatrading and Joni Mitchell) never fails to be attractive. Although the folk element associated with Chapman and Mitchell isn't that prominent, their influence definitely asserts itself in Myers' intonation and phrasing. Universal was obviously hoping that Growing, Pains would be a big seller, but gratefully, commercial considerations didn't smother or overwhelm the promising young artist, who was 27 when the CD came out.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/1997
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0601215310023
catalogNumber: 53100
Rank: 111387

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billie Myers   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Betty Wright   Background Vocals
Arturo Sandoval   Flugelhorn
Desmond Child   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Percussion,Drums
Eric Bazilian   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Randy Cantor   Organ
Richard Drummie   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Doug Emery   Organ,Keyboards
George Hutchison   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Hugh McDonald   Bass
Tom McWilliams   Drums
Eddie Montilla   Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Peter Vale   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Don Coffman   Upright Bass
Eliot Sloan   Background Vocals
Mercedes Abal   Flute
Ram Chandra   Sitar
Lázaro Rodriguez   Electric Guitar
Jane Dobbins   Background Vocals
Alison Dodds   Violin
Andrea Morris   Violin
Clare Raybould   Violin
Catherine Browning   Violin
Pete Harris   Piano

Technical Credits

Desmond Child   Producer
Eric Bazilian   drum programming
Charles Dye   Engineer
Tom McWilliams   drum programming,Percussion Programming
Peter Vale   Arranger,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
J.R. Swinga   drum programming
Alex Marcou   Engineer
Tom Der   Concept
Andrew Roshberg   Engineer
J.C. Ulloa   Engineer
Sandie Lee Drake   Art Direction
Cage Gondar   Engineer
Jane Dobbins   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Peter Bale   Engineer
Pete Harris   Arranger,Programming,Engineer

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