20 Years of 'I'm Your Baby Tonight'


20年前的11月六號,是咱家天后Whitney Houston個人第3張錄音室大碟『I'm Your Baby Tonight』的發行日。

20年的時間,可以改變很多事。這當中包括阿惠從青春少女變成中年貴婦、天籟嗓音變成反毒宣傳教材.......

但這一切的改變,對忠貞惠妮迷來說,都不是重點!
重點是,那個當年用生命唱歌給我們聽的阿惠,依舊用她的生命熱力,唱出每一個動人的音符,繼續感動你我!

這張專輯,我總共買了2張。1張是在網拍上,以含運費不到150元的價格購得;另1張則是在二手CD店買到全新未拆的重發版(價格好像也是150元)。下次如果唱片公司有發行XX周年紀念盤的話,我還是會再買一次。畢竟買阿惠專輯,總比讓我買菸花掉好吧...XD

回歸主題,當年這張唱片台灣地區的發行公司是BMG唱片,後來專輯重發版的側標文案如下:
流行樂史上最偉大的女唱將
惠妮休斯頓
親愛的,今夜屬於你
包括冠軍曲"I'm Your Baby Tonight"與Kenny G跨刀作品"All The Man That I Need"

以3張專輯"Whitney Houston"(85)、"Whitney"(87)、"I'm Your Baby Tonight"(90),9首冠軍曲及全球逾4000萬張的銷售紀錄,並榮獲2座葛萊美獎、12座全美音樂獎、3座時人雜誌票選獎、2座艾美獎的惠妮休斯頓於1992年底與性格巨星凱文科斯納主演電影『終極保鑣』使其鼎沸的聲譽如日中天,主題曲"I Will Always Love You"更蟬聯單曲榜冠軍14週之久,並成為其第10首冠軍曲。

1990年11月推出的第3張專輯"I'm Your Baby Tonight"由以製作巴比布朗(Bobby Brown)及派柏絲(Pebbles)而聞名的製作群L.A. Reid & Babyface為專輯製作四首歌曲,包括冠軍曲"I'm Your Baby Tonight"及Top 9柔情小品"Miracle",薩克斯風才子Kenny G特別為Whitney跨刀譜出哀怨動人的冠軍曲"All The Man That I Need";盲歌手Stevie Wonder則應邀在"We Didn't Know"助陣,相映成輝;曾創作"Greatest Love Of All"的詞曲作家Michael Masser再現靈魂藍調情趣的"After We Make Love"及Top 20的Hip-HOP熱力舞曲"My Name Is Not Susan"都在她完美無暇的詮釋下淋漓盡致的演出。


專輯曲目/詞曲創作人/單曲製作人資料如下:


曲目No.
歌名Title
詞曲創作Writer(s)
製作人Producer(s)
01
I'm Your Baby Tonight
L.A. Reid, Babyface
L.A. Reid, Babyface
02
My Name Is Not Susan
Eric Foster White
L.A. Reid, Babyface
03
All The Man That I Need
Dean Pitchford, Michael Gore
Narada Michael Walden
04
Lover For Life
Sam Dees
Narada Michael Walden
05
Anymore
L.A. Reid, Babyface
L.A. Reid, Babyface
06
Miracle
L.A. Reid, Babyface
L.A. Reid, Babyface
07
I Belong to You
Derek Bramble, Franne Gold
Narada Michael Walden
08
Who Do You Love
Luther Vandross, Hubert Eaves III
Luther Vandross
09
We Didn't Know (Duet with Stevie Wonder)
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
10
After We Make Love
Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin
Michael Masser
11
I'm Knockin
Rhett Lawrence, Benjamin Winans, Ricky Minor
Whitney Houston, Ricky Minor


Japanese Edition (Bonus Track)日本限定盤加收曲目如下:


曲目No.
歌名Title
詞曲創作Writer(s)
製作人Producer(s)
12
Takin' A Chance
Whitney Houston, Benjamin Winans, Keith Thomas
Keith Thomas, BeBe Winans
13
Higher Love
Steve Winwood, Will Jennings
Narada Michael Walden


專輯提名/得獎紀錄:
1991 Grammy Award
** Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - "I'm Your Baby Tonight"

1991 Billboard Music Award
** Top Album Artists - Female
** Top Pop Singles Artist
** Top Pop Singles Artist - Female
** Top R&B Artist (Won)
** Top R&B Album Artist (Won)
** Top R&B Album - "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (Won)
** Top R&B Singles Artist (Won)
** Top Adult Contemporary Single - "All The Man That I Need"

1991 Brit Award
** Best International Female Artist

1991 American Black Achievement Awards
** The Music Award (Won)

1992 Grammy Award
** Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - "All The Man That I Need"

1992 The CableACE Award
** Top Performance In A Musical Special Or Series
"HBO Presents Welcome Home Heroes" (Won)
** Music Special - "HBO Presents Welcome Home Heroes"

1992 The Children Diabetes Foundation Brass Ring Award (Won)

1992 American Music Award
** Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
** Favorite Soul/R&B Album - "I'm Your Baby Tonight"
** Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
** Favorite Adult Contemporary Album - "I'm Your Baby Tonight"
** Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist

1992 Soul Train Music Award
** Best Soul/R&B Album - "I'm Your Baby Tonight"
** Best Soul/R&B Single, Female - "All The Man That I Need"

1992 NAACP Image Award
** Outstanding Variety Series or Special - "Welcome Home Heroes"
** Outstanding Female Artist

1993 Grammy Award
** Best Female R&B Vocal Performance - "I Belong To You"

單曲Music Video/Live Video:
** I'm Your Baby Tonight Music Video
** My Name Is Not Susan Music Video
** All The Man That I Need Music Video
** Lover For Life South Africa Live(11/12/94)
** Anymore Welcome Home Heroes Live 1991
** Miracle Music Video
** I Belong To You Live in London 1991
** Who Do You Love Welcome Home Heroes Live 1991
** We Didn't Know Arsenio Hall Show Live 1990
** After We Make Love Video
** I'm Knockin Video
** Takin' A Chance Live in Japan 1991
** Higher Love Live in Japan 1991

Chart positions排行榜成績:


Country國家
Peak Position排名
Australian Albums Chart
10
Austrian Albums Chart
2
Canadian Albums Chart
12
German Albums Chart
3
Japanese Oricon Albums Chart
6
New Zealand Albums Chart
19
Norwegian Albums Chart
5
Swedish Albums Chart
3
Swiss Albums Chart
2
UK Albums Chart
4
U.S. Billboard 200
3
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1


Singles - Billboard (U.S.)單曲成績:
1990
All the Man That I Need

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #1
The Billboard Hot 100 #1

I'm Your Baby Tonight
Adult Contemporary #7
Hot Dance Music/Club Play #17
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #1
The Billboard Hot 100 #1

1991
All the Man That I Need

Adult Contemporary #1

I Belong to You
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #10

I'm Your Baby Tonight
Adult Contemporary #12

Miracle
Adult Contemporary #4
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #2
The Billboard Hot 100 #9

My Name Is Not Susan
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #8
The Billboard Hot 100 #20

1992
We Didn't Know

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #20

整體來說,這張專輯還蠻多好歌的。像是沒發單曲的"Lover For Life"、"Takin' A Chance",這2首我都很愛耶~

重新幫大家回顧了這張專輯,當然我也要來私推一下,在這專輯內,我最愛的Live演唱版本:
All the Man That I Need (Welcome Home Heroes Live 1991)

下次我會專文介紹一下Welcome Home Heroes演唱會,這場演唱會當年唱片公司有發行過VHS.VCD.DVD三種規格的影音碟,而我則是在網拍上買到全新未拆版的DVD。

Lover For Life (South Africa Live 1994)

這段影音有收錄在惠媽當年發行的"Whitney Houston-The Greatest Hits DVD"中,而我則是在博客來買的。


網友也很愛的版本:
All the Man That I Need (Arsenio Hall Show Live 1990)


All the Man That I Need (The Jay Leno Show Live 1990)


獻愛心我還是要再說一次....
這世上有Whitney Houston真好!!!

Comments

  1. 這張我買了3張
    一張是台版(應該是重發版的吧)
    一張是日版(為了後面那兩首歌)
    一張是美版(好像是因為IYBT編曲太一樣)

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  2. Re.大樁:
    愛惠真的不需理由,愛惠所要買的收藏,也永遠買不完咧...

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  3. 這張我也買了兩張,一張是台壓版,一張是日版只為多了兩首而買,很值得,呵呵~~

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  4. Re.Timothy:
    好久不見~
    愛惠就是要以行動支持啦!

    Ps.日版專輯總是讓人愛不釋手....

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