I Wanna Be with You

I Wanna Be with You

by Mandy Moore


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Pop quiz. So, the album that you planned to be a teen pop blockbuster to rival BMG's massive success with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera flops with nary a trace. What do you do? Well, if you're 550/Epic, faced with the flailing Mandy Moore debut, you shuffle the order of the songs, remix a couple of tracks, and shoot a new, sexy glamour shot of your underage diva so she looks shockingly like Britney. A crass marketing move, to be sure, but hey, tough times call for drastic measures like that. The thing is, the revamped, puzzlingly titled I Wanna Be with You [Special Edition] (thereby giving the impression that this is an extended EP release or that there's a "regular" edition of I Wanna Be with You, which there's not) works a lot better than its predecessor. Why? Because it's trashier, flashier, gaudier, and altogether more disposable: all essential ingredients for a good teen pop album, since it should be something that is of the moment, not designed for the ages. I Wanna Be with You is definitely, almost defiantly of the moment, and while there's more than its fair share of filler (let's face it, there was a reason why the album needed to be reworked), that filler glitters here where it was simply dull on the predecessor. And, most of all, it's pretty fun, whether it's on ballads or dance numbers. Moore still isn't as good as Britney or Christina, since she just doesn't have a comparable persona or material, but with this she vaults above Jessica Simpson and maybe, just maybe, captures the bronze for female teen pop divas in 2000 (Hoku being disqualified because she is pitched at a younger crowd).

Product Details

Release Date: 05/09/2000
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646219522
catalogNumber: 62195

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mandy Moore   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Lead
Keith Thomas   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Billy Lawrence   Background Vocals
Chris Braide   Guitar
Richard Dodd   Cello
Terry Glenny   Violin
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Audrey Martells   Background Vocals
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Cindy Mizelle   Background Vocals
David Palmer   Drums
Dan Shea   Keyboards
Tom Tally   Viola
John Yoakum   Flute,Oboe
Graham Edwards   Bass
Corey Rooney   Keyboards
John Krovoza   Cello
Tiffany Arbuckle   Background Vocals
Johnny Jam   Keyboards
Eric Gorfain   Violin
Roland Hartwell   Violin
Fraser T. Smith   Guitar
Piotr Jandula   Viola
Michael Holmberg   Guitar
Marcy Vaj   Violin

Technical Credits

Keith Thomas   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming
Tony Battaglia   Producer
Michael Jay   Composer
Ernie Lake   Producer
Tony Moran   Producer
Shelly Peiken   Composer
Ken Ross   Executive Producer
Jose Sanchez   Programming
Dan Shea   Programming,Producer
Nick Trevisick   Programming,Producer
Bill Whittington   Engineer
K Thomas   Composer
Soul Solution   Producer
Corey Rooney   Programming,Producer
Bobby Guy   Producer
Roger Sommers   Engineer
Julian Peploe   Art Direction
Shaun Fisher   Composer,Producer
Jan Kask   Producer
Dan Muckala   Programming
Tiffany Arbuckle   Composer
Rich D   Composer
Johnny Jam   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Tommie Hicks   Vocal Engineer
Eric Gorfain   String Arrangements
Robb Williams   Engineer
Ken Huffnagle   Engineer
David McPherson   Executive Producer
Wade Robson   Producer
Peter Mansson   Producer,Engineer

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I Wanna Be with You 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This album has great songs on it.I can't I Wanna Be With You out of my head!!I love the Candy Remix too!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mandy Moore's I Wanna Be With You, is the greatest song she's ever sung! It lyric's are supurb!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This C.D is awesome!! We listened to this C.D everyday at camp and I feel in love w/ it. My fav song is Wanna be w/ you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mandy Moore has a very nice voice. She may be just starting out but she's on a roll. :) ''Want You Back'' ''I Wanna Be With You'' and ''Your Face'' are the best songs. ''Your Face'' is a very beautiful song. I wouldn't advise you to buy this if you have her first album. Borrow it from a friend if you have the first one, most of the songs are the same. Good album though. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this album is kinda cheesy. I guess cause shes not the one writing the words. I don't usually write bad things about people. This album repeats alot on the songs. But shes young and she probably worked hard on it. But I wouldn't recommend buying it. If you want to hear it, record it off of someone elses CD so you don't have to spend alot of money. Nothing against Mandy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD was so so.I couldn't say I liked the CD but I couldn't say I didn't either.I Wanna Be With You,Want You Back,and the Candy Remix are good but the rest aren't great.Almost all the songs on this CD are the same as her debut album So Real.I think she made a new album too fast and didn't put enough effort into it.Christina Aguleria and Jessica Simpson have been out for almost two years and they have only one album.Mandy Moore has been out only about 6 months and she's already got two
Guest More than 1 year ago
Her Candy single went sky high, but now she has done the ever sweet ''I wanna be with you.'' What an accomplishment for such a young singer. As the youngest of Christina, Britney and Jessica, she has proven that she won't be shunned because of her age. She has just as much experience, talent, and beauty. ''Everything my heart desires'' expresses that Mandy has found the man that forfills her every want and need. But that's not all. ''The way to my heart'' is also on this CD and is just incredible. Apparently a guy has found the way to Mandy's heart and she loves it! There's nothing quite as refreshing as a girl who has talent and is following her dream, but is staying true to herself. She's a refreshing example of pop with a new twist! YOU GO GIRL!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this CD id great. Mandy Moore is only 16 and she has a great voice. I think that she is the best of the ''pop princesses'' out there. The songs are all great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i expected alot more when i bought this. i was dissapointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mandy Moore is keeping up her rep for having one of the most beautiful voices in the Music biz by this Album. The title song is so sweet and I have to get this for my collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mandy Moore is great! A lot better than Britney, christina and jessica.. this cd is really worth buying Candy (rmx) is great and i wanna be with you lyrics are awesome
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mandy has really shown her singing ability and talent. Her songs I Wanna Be With You and Your Face really show what kind of voice she has. Along with that, a few other faster songs added along with some other older ones really bring out the ability of this young and uprising star.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Mandy Moore!!! She is even better than Britney Spears!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the album I wanna be with you! It touches my heart and i'm a really big fan of mandy moore. You rock Mandy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, maybe just an opinion. This album is wonderful. I especially like the song ''Want You Back.'' I rated it four stars because she sucks at remixes and some of the other songs are cheesy. Even though Britney Spears is a lot better, Mandy still has talent worth recognizing. Good luck Mandy!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'I Wanna Be With You' is Mandy's best album yet! The title track is awesome, even though the songs from her debut albums are kind of cheesy, being on this one. Overall, this CD is definetly worth buying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is just as good as the last.Your Face is probably the most beautiful song you'll ever hear!I want to Be with you is great! So is every other song!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well what do you expect? It had to have been better than Britney Spears.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This song makes me wanna be with YOU Mandy!!!!!!! All my friends and I think you are so awesome and are just dying to see you in concert...Let us KNOW!!! Anyway we love the CD! It was so touching to our hearts- it made us feel wanted! Thanks!!
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