1991 The Triplets – Thicker Than Water

The Triplets are a Rock Pop trio that crossed over musical boundaries from the U.S through Latin America. Composed of the triplets Diana, Sylvia, and Vicky Villegas (all born April 18th) of an American mother and a Mexican father, the group recorded in both English and Spanish. They first gained recognition after winning the MTV Basement Contest in 1986 for the song “Boys”, and were awarded a contract with Elektra Records and released their first EP “Break The Silence”

Musical awards and Nominations: Grammy Nomination best new Latin Pop group (1993) “Algo Mas Que Amor”; American Music Nomination, best new group, (1991) “Thicker Than Water”; New York Music Award best new group (1991) “Thicker Than Water”; The Desy Award, best new Latin group, (1991) “Fuerza del Parentesco”

They scored a hit single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1991 with “You Don’t Have to Go Home Tonight” as well as on the Adult Contemporary Chart with “Sunrise”. They released a VHS tape in 1991 as well. Subsequent hits followed on the Billboard Latin charts. On September 9, 2015 the band announced they were reuniting and releasing a new CD entitled “Independence Road.” The album will be released in August 2016 with Sylvia and Vicky performing and Diana writing songs.

Tracks

1  Dancing In The Shadows (Diana Villegas; Sylvia Villegas; Vicky Villegas) 4:27
2  Light A Candle (Diana Villegas; Sylvia Villegas; Vicky Villegas) 3:52
3  You Don’t Have To Go Home Tonight (Diana Villegas; Sylvia Villegas; Vicky Villegas; Dan Navarro; Eric Lowen) 4:00
4  So Hard (Diana Villegas; Sylvia Villegas; Vicky Villegas; Steve Tarshis) 3:55
5  The Sunrise (Diana Villegas; Sylvia Villegas; Vicky Villegas; Martin Page) 4:32
6  Blood Is Thicker Than Water (Diana Villegas; Sylvia Villegas; Vicky Villegas) 5:07
7  Spanish Surrender (Diana Villegas; Sylvia Villegas; Vicky Villegas) 4:22
8  If I Could Only Make You Love Me (C Deaver; Dan Navarro; Eric Lowen) 4:49
9  Where Were You When I Needed You (PF Sloan; Steve Barri) 3:45
10  Reminds Me Of You (Diana Villegas; Sylvia Villegas; Vicky Villegas) 4:06
11  Pyramids Of Pleasure (Diana Villegas; Sylvia Villegas; Vicky Villegas; Jeff Myers) 5:15

Media

Musicians

VocalsVicky Villegas
VocalsDiana Villegas
VocalsSylvia Villegas

Other Musicians

1 Dancing In The Shadows

BassFred Washington
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
GuitarSteve Tarshis
PercussionMike Fisher


2 Light A Candle

BassFred Washington
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Tarshis
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
PercussionMike Fisher


3 You Don’t Have To Go Home Tonight

BassJerry Watts
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsJim Lang


4 So Hard

BassJeffrey Myers
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarSteve Tarshis
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
KeyboardsJim Lang
PercussionMike Fisher


5 The Sunrise

BassJim Lang
Drums (programming)Mike Baird
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsJim Lang


6 Blood Is Thicker Than Water

BassFred Washington
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsJim Lang
AccordionJim Lang
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


7 Spanish Surrender

BassFred Washington
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarSteve Tarshis
PercussionMike Fisher


8 If I Could Only Make You Love Me

BassJim Lang
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsJim Lang
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


9 Where Were You When I Needed You

BassFred Washington
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsJim Lang
PercussionMike Fisher


10 Reminds Me Of You

BassFred Washington
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarSteve Tarshis
KeyboardsRandy Kerber


11 Pyramids Of Pleasure

BassJim Lang
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsJim Lang
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Barri, Tony Peluso
Producer (Executive) – Steve Allen, Tom Vickers
Arranged By – Diana Villegas, Sylvia Villegas, Vicky Villegas (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11)
Arranged By – Steve Tarshis (Track 4)
Arranged By – Martin Page (Track 5)
Arranged By – Jim Lang (Tracks 6, 8, 9, 11)
Arranged By – Tony Peluso (Tracks 8, 9)
Arranged By – Gary Wade (Track 10)
Engineer (Additional) – Jim Lang, Keith Blake
Engineer (Assistant) – Chris Morris, Darin Prindle, Fred Kelly Jr, Greg Loskin, John Schneider, Rich Markowitz, Tracy Chisholm
Mixed By – Tony Peluso

Art Direction – Sheryl Lutz-Brown

Phonographic Copyright (p) – PolyGram Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – PolyGram Records, Inc.
Licensed To – Phonogram Ltd. (London)
Made By – PDO, UK – 10151491
Produced For – Starsong Productions
Recorded At – Soundcastle
Recorded At – Entourage Studios
Recorded At – Garden Rake Studio
Recorded At – The Enterprise
Recorded At – Knobworld