Head over Heels

Head over Heels

by Paula Abdul


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Four years after the release of Spellbound, Paula Abdul returned with the sleek Head Over Heels. Head Over Heels doesn't sound all that different than her previous album; it incorporates a couple of current dance trends without ever letting the beats dominate the accessible pop melodies of the songs. Unfortunately, the songs are more well constructed than well written -- all of the arrangements hide the fact that the songs usually lack strong hooks. That weakness is accentuated by the length of the album. Approaching nearly 70 minutes, Head Over Heels spends too much time with lesser songs. Abdul remains an engaging presence, even with her limited vocal talents, and the record's best songs -- the slinky "My Love Is for Real," for instance -- are more mature and seductive than her earlier works, showing that she has the possibility to grow old gracefully.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/13/1995
Label: Emi Import
UPC: 0724384052522
catalogNumber: 840525

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paula Abdul   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ofra Haza   Vocals
Tim Miner   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Cindy Cruse   Vocals
Dallas Austin   Multi Instruments
Charlie Barnett   Percussion
Robbie J. Brown   Background Vocals
Rocky Bryant   Synthesizer,Drums
Janie Cruse   Vocals
Valerie Davis   Background Vocals
Vince Denham   Tenor Saxophone
Walt Fowler   Trumpet
Ronnie Garrett   Bass
Grant Geissman   Banjo
Lili Haydn   Violin
Howard Hersh   Keyboards
Eric Jorgensen   Trombone
Marva King   Background Vocals
Shaun LaBelle   Synthesizer,Bass
Rhett Lawrence   Synthesizer,Drums
John Leftwich   Horn
Oliver Leiber   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Electric Sitar
Iki Levy   Percussion
Peter Lord   Keyboards
Michael Patterson   Synthesizer
Paul Peterson   Electric Piano
Harihar Rao   Sitar,Tamboura
Ralph Rickert   Trumpet
John Andrew Shreiner   Keyboards
Rick Sheppard   Synthesizer,Sampling
Daryl Simmons   Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
V. Jeffrey Smith   Keyboards
Sandra St. Victor   Background Vocals
Gerri Sutyak   Cello
Andy Timmons   Guitar
Albert Wing   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Tracy Wormworth   Bass
Monalisa Young   Background Vocals
Worthy Davis   Background Vocals
Ralph Stacy   Bass,Guitar
Bryan Abrams   Background Vocals
Mark Calderon   Background Vocals
Kevin Thornton   Background Vocals
Sam Watters   Background Vocals
John Shanks   Guitar
Cha'n André   Background Vocals
Robb Boldt   Background Vocals
Bruce Deshazer   Background Vocals
Karl Messerschmidt   Tuba
Dan Savant   Trumpet
Keith Carlock   Drums
Bill Wiseman   Guitar
Tanya Smith   Background Vocals
Keith Lewis   Percussion

Technical Credits

Dallas Austin   Contributor
Leslie Brathwaite   Engineer
Howard Hersh   Producer
Marty Hornburg   Engineer
Thom "TK" Kidd   Engineer
Rhett Lawrence   Programming,Producer
Oliver Leiber   Programming
Peter Lord   Producer
Peter Moshay   Engineer
Michael Patterson   Producer
Thom Russo   Engineer
Daryl Simmons   Programming
V. Jeffrey Smith   Producer
Bobby Summerfield   Engineer
Elliot Wolff   Producer
Keith Lewis   Programming,Engineer
Calvin Harris   Engineer

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