Retro (Regine Velasquez album)

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Retro
Regine retro album.jpg
Studio album by Regine Velasquez
Released1996
Recorded1995—1996
StudioDragon Recording Studio, Hong Kong
GenrePop, dance, adult contemporary
Length1:00:49
LanguageEnglish
LabelPolycosmic Records
MCA-Phil
Mercury Records
PolyGram Records
ProducerAlex Chan (executive)
Chito Ilagan
Regine Velasquez (associate)
Regine Velasquez chronology
My Love Emotion
(1995)
Retro
(1996)
'Love Was Born On Christmas Day'
(1996)
Singles from Retro
  1. "Fly"
  2. "I Just Don't Wanna Be Lonely"
  3. "Bluer Than Blue"
  4. "You Were There"
  5. "Zoom"
  6. "I Can't Help It (Duet with Remus Choy)"
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Retro is the eighth studio album of Filipino singer-actress Regine Velasquez, released in 1996 through Polycosmic Records Inc., under MCA-Phil in the Philippines[2] and through Mercury Records under PolyGram Records as pan-Asian studio album.[3]

The album contains new arrangements of songs from the 1970s and 1980s such as Andy Gibb's "I Can't Help It", a duet with Remus Choy of Grasshopper, Melissa Manchester's "Through the Eyes of Love" and Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is". Velasquez also did an acoustic version of Orleans's "Dance With Me" as a duet with her mother, Teresita Velasquez. Although most of the songs are remakes there are two songs ("Nothing Left for Me" and the lyrics to "Fly") with original content.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist(s)Length
1."Prologue (Sound of Silence)"Paul SimonSimon & Garfunkel0:37
2."Hot Stuff (House Mix)"Donna Summer4:05
3."I Can't Help It" (Duet with Remus Choy)Barry GibbAndy Gibb and Olivia Newton-John4:35
4."Nothing Left For Me"
 3:35
5."Shake Your Groove Thing"
Peaches & Herb5:25
6."Looking Through the Eyes of Love"
Melissa Manchester4:37
7."Zoom"
Fat Larry's Band4:50
8."I Want to Know What Love Is"Mick JonesForeigner4:26
9."Fly"
 7:40
10."Dance With Me" (Duet with Mommy V.)
Orleans3:03
11."You Were There"Phil BuckleSouthern Sons4:30
12."Superstar"Delaney & Bonnie5:50
13."I Just Don't Want to Be Lonely"
Ronnie Dyson4:10
14."Bluer Than Blue"
Michael Johnson3:00
15."Epilogue (Sound Of Silence)"Paul SimonSimon & Garfunkel0:35
Total length:1:00:49
Notes
  • "Fly" contains samples from "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire.
  • "Mommy V." is a stage name for Teresita Velasquez (Regine's mother).
  • "Bluer Than Blue" is not included on early pressings of the album.
  • "Sound of Silence" (Prologue/Epilogue), "Looking Through the Eyes of Love" and "I Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" are originally titled "The Sounds of Silence", "Through the Eyes of Love" and "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" from their original artists, respectively.

Personnel[edit]

Production
  • Ronnie Ng – arranger (tracks 1 & 15)
  • Beta Soul – arranger (track 2)
  • Don Manalang – arranger (tracks 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13 & 14)
  • Jeffrey Felix – arranger (tracks 5, 7, 8, 13 & 14)
  • Jerry Joanino – arranger (tracks 6 & 10)
  • Simon Chan – arranger (track 9)
  • Dindo Aldecoa – arranger (tracks 10 & 12)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Album Review, "[1]", AllMusic.com, Retrieved 2011-08-05
  2. ^ Polycosmic MCA
  3. ^ Mercury PolyGram