Other Voices (Paul Young album)

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Other Voices
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Released4 June 1990
RecordedOctober 1988 – February 1990
Label Columbia
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Other Voices is the fourth studio album by English singer Paul Young. Released in June 1990, the album peaked at #4 on the UK Albums Chart and has been certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry for UK sales in excess of 100,000 copies. [3]


The album contains four UK singles: "Softly Whispering I Love You" (UK #21), "Heaven Can Wait" (UK #71), "Calling You" (UK #57), and a cover of the Chi-Lites' hit "Oh Girl" (UK #25, U.S. #8).

The album followed the pattern of Young's first three albums combining cover versions with original songs. However, with the songwriting partnership of Young and keyboard player Ian Kewley breaking up, this album returned to the dominance of cover versions seen on Young's debut No Parlez. However, there were three original songs composed by Young with new keyboard player Martin Page.

Track listing

  1. "Heaven Can Wait" (Paul Rutter) – 4:11
  2. "A Little Bit of Love" (Paul Rodgers, Andy Fraser, Paul Kossoff, Simon Kirke) – 3:50
  3. "Softly Whispering I Love You" (Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway) – 4:13
  4. "Together" (Paul Young, Martin Page) – 4:33
  5. "Stop on By" (Bobby Womack, Terry Thomas) – 5:21
  6. "Our Time Has Come" (Paul Young, Martin Page) – 4:38
  7. "Oh Girl" (Eugene Record) – 3:33
  8. "Right About Now" (Paul Young, Martin Page) – 5:10
  9. "It's What She Didn't Say" (Peter Wolf, Ina Wolf) – 5:02
  10. "Calling You" (Bob Telson) – 5:08




Charts and certifications

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