- I'm Gonna Getcha Good!
- She's Just Not a Pretty Face
- Forever and for Always
- Ain't No Particular Way
- It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing
- (Wanna Get to Know You) That Good!
- C'est la Vie
- I'm Jealous
- Thank You Baby! (For Makin' Someday Come So Soon)
- Waiter! Bring Me Water!
- What a Way to Wanna Be!
- I Ain't Going Down
- I'm Not in the Mood (To Say No)!
- In My Car (I'll Be the Driver)
- When You Kiss Me
On Up!, superstar Shania Twain presents her first new material in five years to a country-pop populace that seems almost psychotically split between bluegrass 'n' roots rediscovery and bold, rock-styled productions that are "country" in name only. Only Shania Twain, it seems, can hold the two together. Fittingly, Up!'s 19 songs appear on both a "Green" CD of country arrangements and a "Red" CD with Twain's vocals dropped into pop arrangements, for those who prefer their Shania sans fiddles and banjos. The dual-disc arrangement allows Twain and her husband-producer, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, to indulge their rock tendencies and infuse the arrangements behind her soaring vocals with metal-edged guitars and hard-hitting rhythms. No matter what the style, it's futile to resist: Shania's voluptuous charms are as much aural as visual, and when Lange backs her come-hither cooings with a fierce rhythm track, it silences the argument about fiddles versus synths -- better just to melt with her. Twain prefers upbeat, positive songs, and Up! is loaded with 'em, from the groove-heavy hit single "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" to a cautionary, dramatic testimonial to self-assertiveness, "Juanita." On the ballad side, Twain is positively captivating in the urgency she brings to her vows of everlasting love in "Forever and for Always," which is most effective in the pop version that establishes an evocative ambience with the synth washes and a drum program. For even more Shania, check out the "Blue" mixes on her web site, which she describes in her liner notes as "more rhythmic with an Eastern influence." With Up!, Shania Twain offers enough lofty songs to raise the spirits of all her fans, country cosmopolitans and city slickers alike.
Performance CreditsShania Twain Primary Artist
Paul Franklin Pedal Steel Guitar
Paul Leim Drums
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Mauro Pagani Voices
Jatinder Thakur Violin
John Willis Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bouzouki,Mandolin
Jonathan Yudkin Mandolin,Violin,Cello
Michael Hart Thompson Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Ulhas Bapat Santoor
Irish Film Orchestra Strings
Cory Churko Slide Guitar,Soloist
Donnell Group Member
Diamond Duggal Bouzouki,Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Synthesizer Guitar,Coral Sitar
Rakesh Chaurasia Flute
Sunil Das Sitar
Sanjay Vyas Tabla
Simon Duggal Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,Tabla,Darbouka,Dholak
Chintoo Singh Rabab
Technical CreditsShania Twain Composer
Bob Bullock Engineer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Brian Masterson Engineer
Arthur Stead Pre-Production Arranger
Gavin Greenaway String Arrangements
Cory Churko Pro-Tools
Michel Gallone Engineering
Kevin Churko Programming,Engineer,Remixing,Construction,Copy,Numerical Editing,Engineering
Simon Duggal drum programming