1992 CeCe Peniston – Finally

Finally is the debut album by American singer CeCe Peniston, released on January 30, 1992 by A&M Records. Prior to the release of this album, Peniston released her debut single “Finally”, which topped the US Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play chart on October 26, 1991, peaking eventually at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number two in the UK Singles Chart. The album yielded two additional singles which achieved dance number one status in the US; “We Got a Love Thang”, co-written by Chantay Savage, and “Keep On Walkin'”, written in collaboration with Kym Sims. Both songs entered the UK Singles Chart top 10 and the Billboard Hot 100 top 20 in the US. Despite the success of the singles, the album itself climbed only to number seventy on the US Billboard 200. However, during its thirty-six weeks long presence in the chart it sold over 554,000 copies in the US. The album peaked at number ten on the UK Albums Chart. The total worldwide sales of the album surpassed 3,000,000 units. Two further tracks were released from the album which were more in the R&B field; “Inside That I Cried” charted at number ten in the US R&B chart and at number forty-two in the UK, while “Crazy Love” peaked at number thirty-one in the US and at number forty-four in the UK. The album was part of the resurgence of dance music in the United States during the mid-1990s.

Tracks

1  We Got A Love Thang (Eric Miller; Jere McAllister) 04:32
2  Finally (Elbert Lee Linnear) 04:03
Inside That I Cried (Malik Byrd; Otto D’Agnolo) 05:51
4  Lifeline (Denise Rich; George Lyter; Michael O’Hara) 04:52
5  It Should Have Been You (Darryl Thompson) 05:51
6  Keep On Walkin’ (Kym Sims; Marc Williams) 04:30
7  Crazy Love (Denise Rich; George Lyter; Michael O’Hara) 04:10
8  I See Love (Byron Drew Counts) 04:46
9  You Win, I Win, We Lose (RK Jackson; Danny Moore) 04:02
10  Virtue (RK Jackson; Danny Moore; Felipe Delgado) 04:45

Musicians

1 We Got A Love Thang

Background VocalsDonnell Rush
Background VocalsChantay Savage
VocalsCe Ce Peniston


2 Finally

Drums (programming)Felipe Delgado
KeyboardsRK Jackson
PianoEric Kupper
PercussionDavid Morales
VocalsCe Ce Peniston


3 Inside That I Cried

DrumsEd Greene
GuitarCharles Fearing
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Electric PianoRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerJohn Barnes
SynthesizerKhris Kellow
Strings (Synthesizer)Robbie Buchanan
SaxBrandon Fields
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsJackie Farris
Background VocalsPhillis Williams
Background VocalsTony Warren
VocalsCe Ce Peniston


4 Lifeline

Drums (programming)Peter Schwartz
KeyboardsPeter Schwartz
KeyboardsTerry Burrus
PercussionBashiri Johnson
VocalsCe Ce Peniston


5 It Should Have Been You

Drums (programming)Felipe Delgado
Drums (programming)RK Jackson
KeyboardsRK Jackson
VocalsCe Ce Peniston


6 Keep On Walkin’

Background VocalsChantay Savage
Background VocalsDonnell Rush
VocalsCe Ce Peniston


7 Crazy Love

KeyboardsJoey Moskovitz
KeyboardsPeter Schwartz
KeyboardsTerry Burrus
VocalsCe Ce Peniston


8 I See Love

VocalsCe Ce Peniston


9 You Win, I Win, We Lose

Drums (programming)Felipe Delgado
Drums (programming)RK Jackson
GuitarOtto D’Agnolo
GuitarGrant Geissman
KeyboardsRK Jackson
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
Background VocalsJason Blake
Background VocalsMalaika
VocalsCe Ce Peniston


10 Virtue

BassD’Mosis
Drums (programming)Felipe Delgado
KeyboardsJoey Moskovitz
KeyboardsRK Jackson
VocalsRK Jackson
VocalsCe Ce Peniston

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Hurley (Tracks 1, 6)
Producer – Felipe Delgado, RK Jackson (Tracks 2, 5, 9, 10)
Producer – Steve Lindsey (Track 3)
Producer – David Morales (Track 4)
Producer – Daniel Abraham (Track 7)
Producer – Devante Swing (Track 8)
Producer (Additional) – David Morales (Track 2)
Producer (Additional) – Rusty DAgnolo (Track 9)
Producer (Additional) – Gail King (Track 10)
Co-producer – Darryl Pearson (Track 8)
Producer (Executive) – Manny Lehman, Mark Mazzetti
Arranged By – Steve Lindsey (Track 3)
Arranged By – Darryl Pearson, Devante Swing (Track 8)
Engineer – Larry Sturm (Tracks 1, 6)
Engineer – David Sussman (Track 2)
Engineer – David Schoeber, Doug DeForest, Richard Cottrell (Track 3)
Engineer – John Poppo (Track 4)
Engineer – Tony Maserati (Track 8)
Engineer – Rusty DAgnolo (Tracks 9, 10)
Engineer (Mix) – David Sussman (Track 5)
Engineer (Recording) – Craig Marcus (Track 9)
Engineer (Remix) – David Sussman (Track 9)
Engineer (Vocals) – Rob Paustian (Track 3)
Engineer (Additional) – Patrick MacDougall, Brian Malouf (Track 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Lolly Grodner (Track 7)
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Mixed By – Steve Hurley (Tracks 1, 6)
Mixed By – Elliott Peters (Track 3)
Mixed By – David Morales (Track 4)
Mixed By – Gail King (Track 5)
Mixed By – Daniel Abraham (Track 7)
Mixed By – Brian Malouf (Track 9)
Recorded By – Steve Hurley (Tracks 1, 6)
Recorded By – Robert Anderson (Track 2)
Recorded By – Rick Van Benschoten (Track 7)
Remix – David Morales (Track 2)
Remix – Brian Malouf (Track 9)

Art Direction, Design – Len Peltier
Photography – Peggy Sirota, David Jensen

Mastered At Future Disc
Mixed At Tanglewood Recording Studios
Mixed At Encore Studios
Mixed At Axis Studios
Mixed At Electric Lady Studios
Mixed At Right Track Recording
Mixed At Chung King Studios
Recorded At Tanglewood Recording Studios
Recorded At Aztec Studios, Phoenix AZ
Recorded At The Village Recorder
Recorded At House Of Soul
Recorded At Axis Studios
Recorded At Chaton Studios
Recorded At Prime Cuts
Recorded At Chung King Studios
Recorded At D&D Studios
Recorded At Platinum Island Studios
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