Personnel: Cyndi Lauper (vocals); Richard Morel (guitar, keyboards, programming); William Wittman (guitar, bass synthesizer); Knox Chandler (guitar); Dave Finnell (trumpet); Craig Considine (trombone); Steve Gaborvy, Dan Kurtz (keyboards); Roger Fife (synthesizer); Sammy Merendino (drums); Martina Sorbara (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Basement Jaxx; Jeremy Wheatley.
Photographer: Kevin Trageser.
Although Cyndi Lauper has released only three albums of new material since her 1980s heyday--1992's underrated HAT FULL OF STARS, 1997's SISTERS OF AVALON, and 2004's SHINE--she has never slowed down, maintaining a near-constant presence on the concert circuit. As her retro cohorts the B-52's, Donna Summer, and Madonna all release new albums that consciously look back to their earlier hits for inspiration, Cyndi Lauper went in the opposite direction for BRING YA TO THE BRINK, releasing an album entirely unlike anything else she has previously done. Recorded in collaboration with a number of hot dance producers and mixers, BRING YA TO THE BRINK is a tough, sexy collection of sleek electronic dance songs more in keeping with modern trends in club tunes than with those girls who just wanna have fun like they did back in 1984.