In This Skin [Bonus Track]

In This Skin [Bonus Track]

by Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson

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Overview

Out of all the teen pop thrushes of the late '90s/early 2000s, Jessica Simpson was perhaps the oddest. Not because she was genuinely strange -- especially compared to Christina or Pink -- but because she never seemed that comfortable with the genre. On her debut, Sweet Kisses, that awkwardness could be written off as first-time jitters, particularly because the album boasted the dynamite single "I Think I'm in Love," which is about as perfect as pop gets. On her second album, Irresistible, her awkwardness could be attributed to either the fabled sophomore slump or the fact that she was being tarted up too much, presented as a sexy tease when she's really just the sweet, curvy girl next door. Now, for her third album, In This Skin, she tones down the trashy club beats and image, staying within the contemporary dance-pop realm while inching toward the middle-of-the-road diva that she's always yearned to be. And that's the key to Simpson and her records -- apart from that brief, brilliant moment on "I Think I'm in Love," she's never seemed like she's wanted to sing pop music. She's somebody who would have been much more comfortable in an era where she could have been produced by Mitch Miller, not somebody who half-heartedly sings moderately stylish, overly calculated dance-pop. Simpson is not a bad singer, and only when she's given a show-stopping ballad in the vein of Celine Dion can she really strut her skills. The heart of In This Skin is in the mature middle of the road, while its sound is still pitched young. Simpson is still a sweet, photogenic girl with a good voice, and in her favor, as she gets further removed from her teens, she will be allowed to do more mature material -- and this CD is a tentative step in that direction. [The album was issued in a Dual Disc version with special sound, as well as Bonus Track and Bonus Track/DVD editions.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2004
Label: Columbia Europe
UPC: 5099751243991
catalogNumber: 512439

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jessica Simpson   Primary Artist
Keith Thomas   Bass,Keyboards
Franne Golde   Piano,Vocals
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Pat Buchanan   Electric Guitar
John Catchings   Cello
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Eric Kupper   Guitar,Keyboards
Victor Lawrence   Cello
Andy Marvel   Guitar
Nick Moroch   Guitar
Alison Prestwood   Bass
Jonathan Yudkin   Strings
Michael Spriggs   Acoustic Guitar
Kara DioGuardi   Background Vocals
Billy Mann   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Romeo Antonio   Guitar
Carlos Henderson   Bass
Jennifer Karr   Background Vocals
Tommy Harden   Drums
Julian Bunetta   Strings
Damon Elliott   Percussion,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Giorgio Moroder   Composer
Keith Thomas   Programming,Producer
Franne Golde   Composer,Producer
Greg Barnhill   Composer,Producer
Guy Chambers   Composer
Andy Marvel   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Rick Wake   Producer
Diane Warren   Composer
Dan Hetzel   Engineer
Jessica Simpson   Composer
Tom Whitlock   Composer
Billy Mann   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Andrew Williams   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Robbie Williams   Composer
Hooshik   Collage
Mary Maurer   Art Direction
Dave Scheuer   Engineer
Craig Young   Composer
Tom Nichols   Composer
Richie Jones   Programming,Producer
Romeo Antonio   Composer
Holly Lamar   Composer,Producer
Denise Rich   Composer
Rob Fusari   Composer,Producer
Lee Mars   Vocal Producer
Pablo Munguia   Vocal Engineer
J.D. Andrew   Engineer
Rich Balmer   Engineer
Jaime Sickora   Vocal Engineer
Neil Devor   Engineer
Christopher Rojas   Arranger,Programming,Engineer
Chris Yoakum   MIDI Tech
David Munk   Vocal Producer
Trina Harmon   Composer
Greg Fitzgerald   Composer
Kasia Livingston   Composer
Julian Bunetta   Engineer,String Arrangements
Jason Deere   Composer
Damon Elliott   Composer,Programming,Producer
John Silas Cranfield   Engineer

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