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Encyclopedia > Original Sin (album)
Original Sin
Original Sin cover
Studio album by Pandora's Box
Released 1989
Recorded The Power Station, New York City
Genre Rock
Label Virgin
Producer(s) Jim Steinman
Professional reviews

Original Sin is a concept album performed by Pandora's Box and produced by Jim Steinman. Steinman wrote the majority of this album, although there are a couple of cover versions. It was the group's only album. Although a commercial flop, it is held in very high regard by Steinman fans: it attracts favourable amateur reviews on sites such as Amazon.com. A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Avatar Studios, formerly known as the Power Station, is a renowned recording studio on 48th Street in Manhattan, New York City. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Virgin Records is a British recording label founded by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... The Beach Boys Little Deuce Coupe album, one of the first concept albums In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Amazon. ...


Although the album was not a commercial success (except in South Africa), many of the songs have gone platinum with other artists. Jim Steinman is said to be very proud of the songs on this album, even though Original Sin sold very poorly in comparison with his other albums and songs.


Steinman regularly reworks previous material for a newer project, and much of Original Sin has been recycled, as listed in the table below. Some demo versions of tracks recorded by others are listed. Some tracks will also be released on The Dream Engine's debut album. The Dream Engine (sometimes abbreviated as TDE) is a music performance group created by Jim Steinman and Steven Rinkoff in 2006. ...

Contents

Track listings and cover versions


Track No. Title Main Vocalist Subsequent Cover Versions
1 The Invocation Ellen Foley
2 Original Sin (The Natives Are Restless Tonight) intro and outro by Laurie Sargent, lead vocals by all the girls, primarily Gina Taylor Taylor Dayne on the soundtrack to the 1994 movie version of The Shadow; Meat Loaf on Welcome to the Neighborhood; rewritten for Tanz der Vampire/Dance of the Vampires
3 Twentieth Century Fox Ellen Foley this is a cover version: The Doors (1967)
4 Safe Sex Gina Taylor A demo of "Safe Sex" performed by Canadian vocalist Karine Hannah has been leaked onto the internet from the period when she was working with Steinman on an ill-fated album; it is expected to appear on The Dream Engine's debut album[1]
5 Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere) Holly Sherwood Meat Loaf on Bat out of Hell II: Back Into Hell
6 Requiem Metal a sample from Verdi's Requiem Mass
7 I've Been Dreaming up a Storm Lately monologue performed by Jim Steinman re-used in an early draft of the American version of Tanz der Vampire/Dance of the Vampires
8 It's All Coming Back To Me Now Elaine Caswell Céline Dion on Falling Into You; Meat Loaf and Marion Raven on Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose
9 The Opening of the Box an extract from The Storm, from Steinman's 1981 album Bad for Good reused in the American version of Tanz der Vampire/Dance of the Vampires
10 The Want Ad monologue performed by Ellen Foley featured in Jim Steinman's musical Neverland
11 My Little Red Book Ellen Foley; written by Burt Bacharach
12 It Just Won't Quit Elaine Caswell Meat Loaf on Bat out of Hell II: Back Into Hell
13 Pray Lewd piano solo of Original Sin, It's All Coming Back... and It Just Won't Quit, performed by Steven Margoshes covered at some Dream Engine/Over the Top concerts
14 The Future Ain't What It Used to Be Gina Taylor Erika Christensen on Wuthering Heights OST; Meat Loaf and Jennifer Hudson on Bat Out of Hell III

Rory Dodd mostly contributed background vocals and his voice was barely distinguishable in the songs, unlike that of Fire Inc, where he is definitely more audible in the background. Todd Rundgren also helped out with the background vocals this time. Another Bat Out of Hell veteran who contributed with her voice was Ellen Foley. Ellen Foley (born 1951, Saint Louis, Missouri) is an American singer and actress whose range of talent and experience has spanned edgy rock, mainstream pop, standard Broadway, sitcom television, and Hollywood. ... Taylor Dayne on the cover of one of her Greatest Hits compilations Taylor Dayne (real name Leslie Wunderman), (born on March 7, 1962 in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York), is an American pop vocalist and dance artist. ... Who knows what evil lurks. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947), an American actor (stage and screen) and rock singer. ... Welcome to the Neighborhood is an album by Meat Loaf released in 1995. ... Dance of the Vampires (or Tanz der Vampire as the original German version is named) is a musical remake of a 1967 Roman Polański film called The Fearless Vampire Killers. ... The Doors were an American rock band that formed in 1965 in Los Angeles. ... The Dream Engine (sometimes abbreviated as TDE) is a music performance group created by Jim Steinman and Steven Rinkoff in 2006. ... Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere) was first performed by Pandoras Box in 1989 for a Rock movie called Streets of Fire. ... Holly Sherwood next to a Picasso painting. ... Bat out of Hell II: Back Into Hell is a studio album of singer Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday), released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... Giuseppe Verdi, by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome). ... A requiem is a Roman Catholic mass performed in commemoration of the dead, also known in Latin as the Missa pro Defunctis. ... Dance of the Vampires (or Tanz der Vampire as the original German version is named) is a musical remake of a 1967 Roman Polański film called The Fearless Vampire Killers. ... Its All Coming Back to Me Now is a power ballad written by Jim Steinman that has been recorded by Pandoras Box, Celine Dion and Meat Loaf. ... Elaine Caswell is a female singer. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion (OC, OQ) (born March 30, 1968) is a French Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter[1] and actress. ... Falling Into You is Céline Dions fourth English album and twenty first in total. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947), an American actor (stage and screen) and rock singer. ... See also Marion Ravn Marion Elise Ravn is a Norwegian singer and musician. ... Bad for Good is the debut (and currently only) album by American composer and singer Jim Steinman, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Dance of the Vampires (or Tanz der Vampire as the original German version is named) is a musical remake of a 1967 Roman Polański film called The Fearless Vampire Killers. ... Burt Bacharach (born May 12, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a Jewish-American pianist and composer. ... Bat out of Hell II: Back Into Hell is a studio album of singer Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday), released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... Erika Christensen in The Perfect Score. ... Wuthering Heights was a modern-day adaption of the classic novel. ... Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American singer and actress. ... Rory Dodd (born Port Dover, Ontario, Canada) is a rock vocalist who has performed many songs written by Jim Steinman. ... Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Bat Out of Hell is the extremely successful second album of singer Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday), released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ...

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Backing vocalists

Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Rory Dodd (born Port Dover, Ontario, Canada) is a rock vocalist who has performed many songs written by Jim Steinman. ... Holly Sherwood next to a Picasso painting. ... The Lovely Ladies (also known as The Stay Girls) is an unnamed African vocal trio featuring Tawatha Agee, Cindy Myzell, and Brenda White King. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Band

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References

  1. ^ A short clip was made available on their MySpace in August 2006: http://www.myspace.com/thedreamengine

External links

  • MusicMoz

 
 

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