Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson

by Rita Wilson


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Rita Wilson wouldn't be the first celebrity who suddenly decided they wanted to sing and had the profile and connections to make that happen. But on her 2012 debut album, AM/FM, Wilson revealed she had a fine voice and good instincts about what to do with it. The result was an enjoyable, laid-back set of pop
ock chestnuts, but Wilson has aimed for something significantly more ambitious on her second effort. Rita Wilson finds her dipping her toes into songwriting for the first time, and she co-wrote all of the 15 tracks on the album (with some noted tunesmiths helping her out, including Dan Wilson and Richard Marx). At the same time, the production is glossier and more in tune with contemporary pop music, especially on tunes like "Girls Night In" and "Along for the Ride," which display a pumped-up "You Go Girl" spirit that wouldn't be out of place on country radio these days. Despite this, Rita Wilson feels more personal than her debut, as she sings of broken hearts and life's disappointments (both somewhat surprising sentiments from someone who has enjoyed more than her share of professional success and been in a presumably happy marriage for over 25 years) rather than interpreting the thoughts of others. Much of Rita Wilson sounds like an unlikely cross between Sheryl Crow and Shania Twain who isn't afraid to reveal her age, and if Wilson's voice isn't quite as strong as either of those artists, she's savvy enough to know where she can or can't push the notes. Rita Wilson is a rare example of an album that's meant to be an honest work of personal expression and a bid for larger commercial success at the same time, and if Wilson's ambitions for pop stardom seem unlikely, well, at first no one thought that movie she produced about a Big Fat Greek Wedding was going to be a hit, either.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/2016
Label: Sing It Loud, Llc
UPC: 0805859055528
catalogNumber: 555
Rank: 47571

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rita Wilson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Matt Rollings   Organ,Piano
Lauren Christy   Background Vocals
Ron Aniello   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Dean Dinning   Bass
Chuck Findley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Victor Indrizzo   Percussion,Drums
Richard Marx   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Bob McChesney   Trombone
Jamie Muhoberac   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Tim Pierce   Electric Guitar
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Pete Thomas   Percussion,Drums
Doug Webb   Saxophone
Dan Wilson   Acoustic Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Suzie Katayama   Conductor
Babyface   Strings
Kristian Bush   Acoustic Guitar
Brandon Bush   Keyboards
John Shanks   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Mike Viola   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Darrin McCann   Viola
Chris Chaney   Bass
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar
Jonathan Flaugher   Bass
Zac Rae   Keyboards
Jason Wade   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Tim Smith   Bass
David Levita   Guitar
Daniel Clarke   Keyboards,Vocal Harmony
Benji Shanks   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Dapo Torimiro   Strings,Drums,Electric Guitar
Songa Lee   Violin
Stephan Moccio   Piano
Tiffany Villarreal   Background Vocals
Steve Richards   Cello
Michele Richards   Violin
Jason Reeves   Piano,Background Vocals
Mikal Blue   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Joel Pargman   Violin,Concert Master
Nathan Chapman   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Shari Short   Background Vocals
Stephanie Chapman   Background Vocals
Rob McNelly   Electric Guitar
Michael Thompson   Electric Guitar
Danelle Leverett   Background Vocals
Travis McNabb   Drums
Steven Nathan   Keyboards
Eric Byers   Cello
John Sinclair   Shaker
Nir "Z" Zidkyahu   Drums
John Lindbrandt   Keyboards
Annie Bosko   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Lauren Christy   Composer
Ron Aniello   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Niko Bolas   Engineer
Darrell Brown   Composer,Producer
Richard Marx   Composer,Producer
Dan Wilson   Composer,Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Ron Jones   Horn Arrangements
Suzie Katayama   Arranger
Jon Randall   Composer
Babyface   Producer
Kristian Bush   Composer,Producer
John Shanks   Producer
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Steve Genewick   Pro-Tools
Blair Daly   Composer
Brian Porizek   Layout
Jason Wade   Composer
Kevin Harp   Engineer
Tom Tapley   Engineer
Dapo Torimiro   Programming,Additional Production
Stephan Moccio   Composer
Bryan Todd   Composer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Jessi Alexander   Composer
Jason Reeves   Composer
Mikal Blue   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Nathan Chapman   Composer,Producer
Kelly Archer   Composer
Paul Lamalfa   Engineer
Shari Short   Composer
Ann Marie Boskovich   Composer
Stephanie Chapman   Composer
Jeremy Hunter   Engineer
Chris Murguia   Engineer
Danelle Leverett   Composer
Rob Lebret   Engineer
Jesse String   Vocal Engineer
Rita Wilson   Composer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
John Rausch   Engineer
Jay Bicknell   Engineer,Piano Engineer
John Rosser   Engineer
Jillian Jacqueline   Composer
Yugomir Lonich   Composer
John Lindbrandt   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Joe Napolitana   Vocal Engineer

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