Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt

by Jennifer Love Hewitt



She was doing it before Britney Spears, and she was doing it better. Teen princess Jennifer Love Hewitt attained a level of popularity based predominantly on her immensely likeable girl-next-door appeal. But before she became a household name with TV's Party of Five and as the heroine of the I Know What You did Last Summer movies, she was recording albums. This eponymous CD was her second American release, and though she poses no threat to the Celine Dions and the Lorrie Morgans of the world, her feathery light voice is more soulful than you'd imagine. The tracks on this album are all R&B-flavored pop and adult contemporary, and, though they're slickly produced, they complement Hewitt instead of overpowering her. Yes, most of the lyrics are the usual teen odes to love, loss, and longing, but there's a maturity to them as well that transcends most cookie-cutter pop. On "I Always Was Your Girl," she sings "You put your friends through hell/that's why we get along so well," obviously not capitalizing on the "nice" girl image she was on the cusp of practically owning; on "Cool With You," she pines to right a relationship so that all can be cool again; and on "It's Good to Know I'm Alive" from the House Arrest soundtrack (in which she starred) she sings with such joy and abandon, you'll want to sing along, too. Depending on your threshold for harmless, white-bread teen pop, this album could be a welcome addition to your collection because, frankly, it makes you like her even more than her image did in the first place.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/03/1996
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678293429
catalogNumber: 82934

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jennifer Love Hewitt   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Michael Sembello   Guitar,Background Vocals
Howard McCrary   Keyboards
Paul Adamy   Bass Guitar
Alex Al   Bass Guitar
Eric Bazilian   Guitar
Melvin Davis   Bass Guitar
Valerie Davis   Background Vocals
Charles Fearing   Rhythm Guitar
Doug Grigsby   Drums
Ira Siegel   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Danny Powers   Guitar
John Avarese   Synthesizer
David Flemming   Drums,Keyboards
Wayne Cohen   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Loops
Joel Kipnis   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Fran Lucci   Background Vocals
Jimmy Greco   Drums
Robert D. Palmer   Drums,wah wah guitar

Technical Credits

Michael Sembello   Programming,Producer
Howard McCrary   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Joe Alexander   Engineer
Brad Davis   Engineer
Valerie Davis   Vocal Arrangements
Skip Drinkwater   Producer
Ira Siegel   Contributor
Greg Mull   Engineer
Dick Rudolph   Producer
Billy Mann   Contributor,Vocal Arrangements,Water Effects
David Flemming   Producer,Engineer,drum programming,rhythm arrangement
Wayne Cohen   Programming,Producer,Vocal Programming
Joel Kipnis   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Elizabeth Barrett   Art Direction
Robert Mitchell   Engineer
Chris Papastephanou   Engineer
Larry Loftin   Vocal Arrangements
Peter Zizzo   Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Programming
Conner Reeves   Vocal Arrangements
Jimmy Greco   Producer,drum programming
Rich Christina   Executive Producer
Chris Roberts   Engineer
Robert D. Palmer   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming

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Jennifer Love Hewitt 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never in my life have I gotten so much into music as when I listened to Jennifer sing. She has got such a beautiful voice. Every one of the tracks are so catchy that you can sing them for hours. Talk about talented. She does it all.