1995 Paula Abdul – Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels is the third studio album released by American singer Paula Abdul on June 13, 1995 under Virgin Records. The album features the singles “My Love Is for Real”, “Crazy Cool” and “Ain’t Never Gonna Give You Up”.

Tracks

1  Crazy Cool (Peter Lord; Sandra St Victor; Vernon Jeffrey Smith) 04:06
2  My Love Is For Real (Paula Abdul; Rhett Lawrence) 04:23
3  Ain’t Never Gonna Give You Up (Bryan Abrams; Elliott Wolff; Howie Tee; Kevin Thornton; Mark Calderon; Sam Watters) 03:53
4  Love Don’t Come Easy (Chan Andre; Da’Count; Eric Monsanty; Howie Hersh; Iki Levy; Paula Abdul; Robb Boldt) 04:07
5  If I Were Your Girl (Crystal Bernard; Rhett Lawrence) 03:55
6  Sexy Thoughts (Howie Hersh; Iki Levy; Robb Boldt) 04:10
7  The Choice Is Yours (Arnold Hennings; Debra Killings) 04:48
8  Ho-Down (Cab Calloway; Clarence Gaskill; Da’Count; Elliott Wolff; Howie Hersh; Irving Mills; Jesse Greer; Paula Abdul; Robb Boldt) 04:22
9  Under The Influence (Oliver Leiber; Worthy Davis) 04:29
10  I Never Knew It (Daryl Simmons) 04:27
11  Get Your Groove On (Howie Hersh; Iki Levy; Robb Boldt) 04:03
12  Missing You (Bernadette Cooper) 03:54
13  It’s All About Feeling Good (Hersh Hamel; Iki Levy; Paula Abdul; Robb Boldt) 03:46
14  Cry For Me (Tim Miner) 03:38

Media

Musicians

1 Crazy Cool

BassTracy Wormworth
DrumsRocky Bryant
GuitarOliver Leiber
KeyboardsJohn Andrew Schreiner
KeyboardsPeter Lord
KeyboardsVernon Jeffrey Smith
Background VocalsSandra St Victor
VocalsPaula Abdul


2 My Love Is For Real

Drums (programming)Rhett Lawrence
SitarHarihar Rao
SynthesizerRhett Lawrence
TambourineHarihar Rao
Background VocalsMarva King
Background VocalsValerie Davis
VocalsOfra Haza
VocalsPaula Abdul


3 Ain’t Never Gonna Give You Up

Background VocalsBryan Abrams
Background VocalsColor Me Badd
Background VocalsKevin Thornton
Background VocalsMark Calderon
Background VocalsRobbie Brown
Background VocalsSam Watters
VocalsPaula Abdul


4 Love Don’t Come Easy

GuitarBill Wiseman
KeyboardsHowie Hersh
ProgrammingEric Monsanty
ProgrammingHowie Hersh
ProgrammingIki Levy
PercussionIki Levy
Background VocalsHeidi Wanser
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsRobb Boldt
VocalsPaula Abdul


5 If I Were Your Girl

All InstrumentsRhett Lawrence
Background VocalsValerie Davis
VocalsPaula Abdul


6 Sexy Thoughts

DrumsIki Levy
KeyboardsHowie Hersh
ProgrammingHowie Hersh
ProgrammingIki Levy
ProgrammingRobb Boldt
PercussionIki Levy
Background VocalsRobb Boldt
VocalsPaula Abdul


7 The Choice Is Yours

All InstrumentsArnold Hennings
All InstrumentsDallas Austin
Background VocalsDebra Killings
VocalsPaula Abdul


8 Ho-Down

ProgrammingFred Owens
ProgrammingIki Levy
TromboneEric Jorgenson
TrumpetHowie Hersh
Background VocalsChan Andre
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsRobb Boldt
VocalsPaula Abdul


9 Under The Influence

BassShaun Labelle
DrumsOliver Leiber
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarJohn Shanks
GuitarOliver Leiber
SitarOliver Leiber
ProgrammingOliver Leiber
ProgrammingKeith Lewis
PercussionOliver Leiber
Background VocalsBruce Deshazer
Background VocalsMarvin Gunn
Background VocalsThe Wild Pair
Background VocalsWorthy Davis
VocalsPaula Abdul


10 I Never Knew It

BassRalph Stacey
BassRonnie Garrett
Drums (programming)Michael Patterson
Drums (programming)Daryl Simmons
GuitarRalph Stacey
ProgrammingDaryl Simmons
Background VocalsDaryl Simmons
Background VocalsTanya Smith
VocalsPaula Abdul


11 Get Your Groove On

BassHowie Hersh
DrumsIki Levy
KeyboardsHowie Hersh
PercussionIki Levy
Background VocalsChan Andre
Background VocalsHeidi Wanser
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsRobb Boldt
VocalsPaula Abdul


12 Missing You

DrumsRhett Lawrence
Drums (programming)Ren Klyce
SynthesizerRhett Lawrence
ProgrammingRhett Lawrence
CelloGerri Sutyak
Background VocalsMarva King
Background VocalsValerie Davis
VocalsPaula Abdul


13 It’s All About Feeling Good

BassHowie Hersh
DrumsIki Levy
KeyboardsHowie Hersh
ProgrammingHowie Hersh
ProgrammingIki Levy
PercussionIki Levy
Background VocalsHeidi Wanser
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsRobb Boldt
VocalsPaula Abdul


14 Cry For Me

BassTim Miner
DrumsKeith Carlock
GuitarAndy Timmons
KeyboardsTim Miner
PercussionCharles Barnett
Background VocalsCindy Cruse
Background VocalsJanice Cruse
Background VocalsJohn Cruse
Background VocalsTim Miner
VocalsPaula Abdul

Strings

Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Track 14)

Liner Notes

Producer – Peter Lord, Vernon Jeffrey Smith (Track 1)
Producer – Rhett Lawrence (Tracks 2, 5, 12)
Producer – Elliot Wolff (Tracks 3, 8)
Producer – Howie Hersh, Iki Levy, Robb Boldt (Track 4, 6, 11, 13)
Producer – Chan Andre, Da’ Count, Eric Monsanty (Track 4)
Producer – Arnold Hennings, Dallas Austin (Track 7)
Producer – Howie Hersh (Track 8)
Producer – Oliver Leiber, Daryl Simmons (Track 9)
Producer – Tim Miner (Track 14)
Producer (Additional) – Jon Lind (Track 1)
Producer (Executive) – Gemma Corfield
Arranged By – Rhett Lawrence (Tracks 2, 5, 12)
Arranged By – Elliot Wolff (Track 3)
Arranged By – Howie Hersh, Iki Levy, Robb Boldt (Tracks 6, 11, 13)
Arranged By – Oliver Leiber (Track 9)
Arranged By (Horn) – John Leftwich (Track 8)
Arranged By (Vocal) – Chan Andre, Robb Boldt (Tracks 4, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Arranged By (Vocal) – Elliot Wolff (Track 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Lili Haydn (Track 12)
Arranged By (Strings) – Larry Dalton (Track 14)
Conductor – Larry Dalton (Track 14)
Coordinator – Laura Grover (Tracks 2, 5, 12)
Coordinator – Ivy Skoff (Track 10)
Edited By – Charlie Paakkari, Iki Levy, Thom Russo (Track 8)
Engineer – Thom Russo (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13
Engineer – Peter Moshay, Vernon Jeffrey Smith (Track 1)
Engineer – Cal Harris Jr, Michael Becker, Rhett Lawrence (Tracks 2, 5, 12)
Engineer – Scott Blockland (Tracks 6, 13)
Engineer – Leslie Brathwaite, Michael Patterson
Engineer – Bobby Summerfield, Keith Lewis (Track 9)
Engineer – Thom Kidd (Track 10)
Engineer – Frank Salazar, Jona Lake, Mike Vasquez, Tim Kimsey (Track 14)
Engineer (Assistant) – Brian Frye, Brian Smith, Hans Gutknecht, Kenton Kelsey, Kevin Parker (Track 7)
Engineer (Assistant) – Fred Kelly, Kevin Lively (Track 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Jeff Griffin (Track 13)
Mastered By – Dan Hersch
Mixed By – Mick Guzauski (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 12, 13)
Mixed By – Marnie Riley (Track 3)
Mixed By – Keith Cohen (Tracks 6, 8, 10, 11, 13)
Mixed By – Alvin Speights, Dallas Austin (Track 7)
Mixed By – Bobby Summerfield (Track 9)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Marnie Riley (Tracks 1, 12, 13)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Matt Patatucko (Track 9)
Sampler – Rick Sheppard (Track 7)
Sound Designer (– Michael Patterson, Rick Sheppard (Track 7)
Technician – Chris Kohler (Tracks 2, 12)

Art Direction – Len Peltier
Design – Steve Gerdes
Photography – Alan Silfen, Walter Chin

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records America, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Virgin Records America, Inc.
Record Company – Virgin Enterprises Ltd.
Distributed By – EMI Music Canada
Pressed By – Disque Americ
Licensed From – MCA Records, Inc.
Produced For – The Neptune Factor, Inc.
Produced For – The Noise Club, Inc.
Produced For – Silent Partner Productions
Produced For – Artisan Productions
Recorded At – Capitol Studios
Recorded At – Larrabee Sound Studios
Recorded At – Oakshire Recorders
Recorded At – River Sound
Recorded At – Neptune Factor Studios
Recorded At – A-Pawling Studios
Recorded At – Jasmine Sound
Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Knightlight Studios
Recorded At – Dallas Sound Lab
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Westlake Studios
Recorded At – DARP Studios
Recorded At – Bosstown Recording Studios
Recorded At – The Enterprise
Recorded At – Palette Studios
Recorded At – Sony Music Studios, New York City
Recorded At – Ollywood Studios
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Recorded At – Rumbo Recorders
Recorded At – Howie & Iki’s Place
Recorded At – Encore Studios
Mixed At – Conway Studios
Mixed At – Oakshire Recorders
Mixed At – Larrabee Sound Studios
Mixed At – Encore Studios
Mixed At – DARP Studios
Mixed At – The Enterprise