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The Color Of Silence

by Tiffany

Reviews of this CD are stellar:"The Color of Silence is thoughtful, intelligent, unpretentious and full of grace.. Consider it Tiffany's equivalent to Alanis Morissettes landmark, 'Jagged little Pill.' One of the years best pop albums". Billboard Magazine
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2. I'm Not Sleeping
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3. Piss U Off
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4. I Will Not Breakdown
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5. Keep Walking
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6. If Only
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7. Silence
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8. All the Talking
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9. Good Enough For Me
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10. Christening
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Tiffany's "Silence" Rocks Loud & Clear!!!

"Outstanding piece of work. This is one of the best CDs I have bought in a long time. Every track is great. Talent like this is a rarity."

"A good investment for your ears!"

"Flawless"

"If there is justice, 'Silence' will succeed!"

TIFFANY BIO:

Like many successful performers, Tiffany's career began when she was very young. Born on October 2, 1971 in Norwalk, a quiet suburb in Southern California, Tiffany was performing nationwide at fairs, special events and on talent shows such as Star Search by the time she was five. Her performances were marked by an incredible presence and control that enabled her to deliver songs such as "Delta Dawn and "Stand By Your Man" with honesty and conviction.

By the time Tiffany was 13 years old, her voice and determination landed her an audience with producers George Tobin and Brad Schmidt. Soon after, she was offered a contract with MCA Records and began work on her first album-the self titled debut, Tiffany.

To promote the album to her target audience, a plan was hatched to have Tiffany perform nationwide at shopping malls. Within weeks she was singing to over 5,000 screaming fans in Salt Lake City, Utah. "Mall managers started to look at Tiffany differently after Salt Lake City. The turnouts were getting enormous," explains Schmidt. "It started out as a marketing tool and as a way to get her in front of people and it turned into a phenomenon."

Overnight, Tiffany had become a pop culture and teen icon featured in magazines, newspapers, and even on the The Tonight Show. Both "I Think We're Alone Now" and "Could've Been" were US #1 singles. "I Saw Him Standing There," which hit the Top Ten, was also included on her 1987 debut album. Tiffany even managed to dethrone the King of pop, Michael Jackson, knocking him from the number one spot on the album charts. Tiffany's trajectory to super-stardom was unprecedented: Her humble beginnings with a mall tour led to two number-one records and domestic album sales beyond the six million mark, with over 14 million records sold worldwide. Her second album, Hold An Old Friend's Hand, went double platinum and included the Top Ten hit "All This Time."

By the early 1990s, Tiffany decided to take a break. "People think I disappeared. But I took time away to be a person, not just a personality." Time away from the spotlight allowed Tiffany to mature personally and professionally. Already a gifted performer, she devoted herself to writing lyrics that would more clearly reflect her experiences, emotions and spirit. The resulting effort, the album The Color of Silence, was co-written by Tiffany and reveals a depth of artistry not often found in the world of pop music. "This album is a reflection of my life over the past ten years. A lot has changed, and people are not aware that my music represents the pains and joys I've experienced as a musician, full-time mother and successful business woman.

Reviews of Tiffany's 2001 release, The Color of Silence, were stellar:

* "The Color of Silence is thoughtful, intelligent, and full of grace. It's also inpretentious. Consider it Tiffany's equivalent to Alanis Morissettes landmark, 'Jagged little Pill.'" (Billboard, 8.2000)
* "The Color of Silence is one of the finest pop albums of 2000." (Billboard, 9.2000)
* "Super Sexy"(Spin.com 7.2000)

The Color Of Silence Review
02/17/2005 4:36 AM, AMG

If a class reunion of sorts were held for teen sensations from decades past, Tiffany might have every other guest writhing in envy thanks to The Color of Silence. The flaming red-haired pop singer has long provided the essence of embarrassing '80s musical preferences and the core of one-hit wonder teasing (though she was more of a four-hit wonder). What a surprise then that she is now a geek resurrected and reinvented. Take heed, bullies of the music world -- Tiffany was "most likely to prove us all wrong" from the very start. The Color of Silence is the Tiffany album listeners have been waiting for. It is extravagant and unbridled, spilling with good ideas molded into eclectic rock pieces and passionate pop songs and ballads. If anyone should question a Tiffany return, they need only hear "Open My Eyes," which introduces itself as a guitar-strumming ballad before exploding into one of the most flavorful and hard-edged pop choruses of 2000. She follows similar suit on "Good Enough for Me," which glistens with simple catchy charm. Intentionally or not, The Color of Silence bridges three decades of music, which is a primary factor in its appeal. Tiffany's voice itself, as immaculate and deliciously raw as it has become, is still a leak through from the '80s. Many of the femme power messages and alternative angst from the '90s scourge the album, yet every song is carried by a glossy modern 2000 production and absolutely terrific instrumentals. There are the kind of albums that sound horrible until they grow on you and you break each song down to reveal the intricacies and beauty underneath. There is a rarer kind of album which sounds great on the surface, but is not full of cliché a-b-c lyrics and arrangements either. The Color of Silence needs to be broken down but not in order to love the album, rather, to love it more. This "comeback" attempt could simply be credited with good marketing in the way it filters intelligent, poetic lyrics through the current trend in synthesized, electric pop. It is quite evident that Tiffany and her team of writers (including producer Tim Feehan) seem to have a higher goal than hitting marks on the radio station spectrum. The ballad "If Only" may be lovely and radio friendly but it is also a haunting cry for unrequited love that runs a blatant four-line course on suicidal tendency. "Piss You Off" is a track that also may not go over well with parents of young Tiffany admirers, but with all the other radiowave junk running amok, at least it has something to say. Boasting clever lyrics, it compares two lovers to hateful neighbors ("Too bad if you think I'm leaving/Who cares if you hate my dog/Maybe I'll get another/Just to piss you off") and one of the great melodies on an album filled with hooks. Tiffany reaches a targeted adult audience while keeping her lyrics toned on most of the album to appeal to all ages -- they are wholesome and deep but not baffling (There is a fine line to walk in turning self expression to pop music and at moments Tiffany has a better grasp than the Alanis Morisettes or Sarah McLachlans). The first single "I'm Not Sleeping" mixes dark melody and fun with additional vocals by rap artist Krayzie Bone. It is not a surprise that Eureka Records changed their choice in first single release (it was originally "Open My Eyes") because half the album would boast well for a single. Here is hoping that the album will do well enough to eventually release the dazzling rocker "Christening," which is downright scary when you keep in mind it was sung by the same mall girl who gave listeners "I Think We're Alone Now." Call her a mall girl now -- dare ya. ~ Peter Fawthrop, All Music Guide


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Jordi Barquero

Greatest underestimated album ever
It's just a shame this album was overlooked by almost everyone, it should have been the biggest album of its year. Flawless from the very first note to the very last second.

Jody

An amazing rock album! A triumph for Tiffany!
Music fans who think Tiffany is "stuck" in her '80s sound will be pleasantly surprised when they hear this thoroughly modern and non-contrived album. From the moment "Open My Eyes" erupts into its fantastic, explosive chorus to the spectacular guitar rifts that close the gorgeous "Flown," this CD is solid, expressive rock music through and through.

Honestly, I was a kid in the '80s and loved Tiffany's pop stuff, but with age, I outgrew her records...and when I saw this CD at Tower Records, I bought it thinking it would be amusing and nothing more. Well, I didn't know it then, but I had added a CD to my collection that has parked itself into my Top 10 albums of all time list, along with Bruce Springsteen and Kate Bush, just for reference's sake.

I urge you to pick this CD up. It is spectacular! And it got very little airplay (that's the music business, folks!), so grab this album before it disappears! You'll be glad you did.

Lyon

Flawless
since i learned that tiffany had released a new album,i just couldn't wait to hear it!! a comeback after 10 long years of silence since "new inside", my favourite of her albums. i immediately purchased it from cd universe since it was not available in my homecountry in france and that is worth the listening!! i just agree with the review : people have always an image of an artist and they don't even make the effort to take a listen to make their own idea before criticizing. people who still think of tiffany as a teenpop singer forget that every singer evolves personnally and in their career with time and should open their ears an listen to this surprising album. tiffany has gained maturity with this album : her sexy look, her music, her songwriting.what surprised me the most is the rock-oriented part of the album : it shows that we can't catalog an artist in one style of music and yet it suits her fine. as soon as i listened to the first song "open my eyes", i've been totally impressed by her vocals and this song : a slow acoustic beginning turning into a fantastic rock chorus : this song is a hit !! the rest of the album shows tiffany's versatile singing abilities : from pop-rock songs to mid tempo songs, her voice has a wide range. my fav' are "open my eyes","i will not breakdown". i recommend it : this album has a spirit. buy it, you'll be plesantly surprised!! Lionel M from FRANCE

D

If there is justice, silence will suceed
7 years after her last studio album and 10 years after the majority of the population stopped caring, Tiffany is back with a vengeance! The former teen pop princess who gained immense fame by singing smash hits like "I Think We're Alone Now" and "Could've Been" in shopping malls is now a wife, mother and full fledged 29 year old adult .

For those caught in some sort of time vortex still expecting the innocent teen decked out in acid washed jeans bopping around to her tunes in the Galleria need look no further than 'The Color Of Silence' to quelch that. 'Silence' is a 13 track set, most co-written by Tiffany, that permeates with maturity, strength and sensuality.

Had the album been released three or four years ago, it is no doubt Tiffany would be headlining the famed Lillith Fair tour. That is not to say the album is in any way dated. The songs are timeless, with very modern instrumentation. The suggestion comes from the fair amount of anger, pain, love and triumph that emanate throughout 'Silence' and how it seemlessly fits into the mold of female singer-songwriters with something to actually say.

Many have likened this work to Alanis Morissette's landmark 1995 album 'Jagged
Little Pill'. Do not let that suggest that this is a simple imitation. In fact, knowing
Tiffany's history, her songs of anger and deceit seem even more justifiable.
This is no riot grrl album though. For all of the power and raw intensity in
Tiffany's voice, there is no wailing to be heard. At even her most jaded she
seems to turn the bitterness into an 'i'm over it' attitude.

An extremely single heavy album, almost every cut grabs at you on some
level. You don't even have time to take in the acoustic strummings of the
amazing opener "Open My Eyes" before it explodes into a sizzling rock
chorus that sticks, and in the best way. The rest of the album is nothing
less than a wonderful journey that gives even the most anti-Tiffany
offender great insight that this is a still young woman who has been
through it all and is finally calling the shots.

At face value "Piss U Off" would seem to pose as the
next "You Oughta Know" but instead is a mellow,
witty and even humorous spin on a bad relationship.
Instead of finding her inner strength and leaving or
plotting revenge, she stays with the bum to drive him
mad! "I Will Not Breakdown" tells the triumph of a
woman who refuses to bow to the intense pressures
and scrutiny, (many have drawn comparisons to her
former manager/svengali George E. Tobin). With the
haunting "Betty" Tiffany sings of suicide and in the
Prince influenced rocker "Cinnamon" the subject is
addiction.


Whether it's the fun pure pop rock of "Silence", the
epitome of the Tiffany story (publicly anyway) or her
simmering, moody take on emotional abuse in the
first single "I'm Not Sleeping" the album's many
messages of life, love, anger and growth are never
heavy handed.

When she makes a man see just how valuable she
is in the sexy electronic beat of "Christening" you
don't doubt for a minute he is lucky to have her, and
when he is tossed aside because she has simply out-
grown him in the hard rocker "Butterfly" you cannot
help but think this is a definite candidate for the new
female anthem.

Perhaps her most personal effort is "If Only". A tribute to a
lost friend, it is easily one of the most heartbreakingly
beautiful ballads in recent years. A wonderful piece in
every way, it is made even more passionate by Tiffany's
vocals. Her voice is without a doubt the albums most versatile
and valuable instrument. 'Silence' shows that it is not hard
to believe she can sing anything.

Tiffany has alot of undeserved baggage with her, brought on mostly by the public. If the world can release the stigmas we have attached and take the album for what it is, a wonderfully made, extremely entertaining mature piece of work by an artist who has seen and done more than anyone has ever given her credit for, she may actually have a shot at attaining the level of stardom she so richly deserves. Stardom on her terms, for a change.


D~

J P Porada


Fantastic and original songs which show that Tiffany has got a great talent. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this CD and would highly recommend.

Paul Jenkins

a modern day tiff showing staying power
absolutely great tiffany reborn yet again...she has done to her fans exactly what she promised in the mid to late eighties...remember when she quoted...what im striving for is to have my audience grow up with me....well she has delivered that promise...keep it up tiff we love you xx

Jody

EXCELLENT rock album from 2000!
One reviewer here seems to think that this album was recorded when Tiffany was a teenager -- not true. She was in her late twenties when this amazing piece of work was recorded. With this CD, Tiffany began making music that she wanted to make, as opposed to what her hyper-controlling former producer wanted her to record. The outcome? A 13-track album bristling with raw energy, solid emotion, risks and Tiffany's vastly improved spot-on vocals.

I bought this CD just to see what Tiffany had been up to since her late-'80s years in the spotlight. What I ended up with was one of my favorite 10 albums ever! And I own more than 2,000 CDs!

If you enjoy older Sheryl Crow or Alanis Morrisette music, this CD is for you. SOLID rock/pop by a truly gifted artist. Plus, Tiffany co-wrote a lot of the songs -- and they are terrific!

Leonie Reczniarek

fantastic
Love this you can sing to it all day!Take the gamble this girl is great.

Van

Tiffany's "Silence" Rocks Loud & Clear!!!
"The Color of Silence" is one hell of a great CD! Some years back when I heard she'd released it, I wasn't able to pick it up for a while. I did hear a couple of tracks off it from a friend. Later when I tried to find it, it was out of print or unavailable. I'm SO stoked to finally own it. It's obvious why the critics loved it because every song is great! Top-notch pop/rock songwriting, those amazing confessional lyrics, catchy as hell, and of course Tiff's SUPERB voice just knocking every tune out of the park. I haven't stopped listening to it. Awesome work, Tiffany!

scott floyd

I love this album
I'm a thrash metal / punk musician, but I always had a 'thing' for Tiffany. I think this is one of the best pop albums I have ever heard. Every song is great. My favorites being the title track, Piss U Off, Butterfly, Open my Eyes, and I'm not Sleeping. Tiffany is way hoter now than she was in the 80's. She's sassy, sexy, and kicking ass. If you think this is a weak album being performed by a has-been 80's teen star, you could not be more wrong. If there was any justice in the world, Color of Silenece would be triple platinum by now.
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