Amanda Marshall (album)

Amanda Marshall is the 1995 debut album by Canadian singer Amanda Marshall. The album peaked at number four on the RPM Albums Chart and has also been certified Diamond by the CRIA with over 1,000,000 copies sold in Canada, making it Marshall's best-selling album of her career.[2] In the United States, the album charted at number 156 on the Billboard 200. It was particularly successful in Norway, where it reached number one and received a Platinum certification.[3]

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 17, 1995
GenrePop, soft rock, neo-soul
Length49:30
LabelSony Music/Epic
ProducerDavid Tyson
Amanda Marshall chronology
Amanda Marshall
(1995)
Tuesday's Child
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Seven songs from the album were released as singles: "Let It Rain", "Birmingham", "Fall from Grace", "Beautiful Goodbye", "Dark Horse", "Sitting on Top of the World", and "Trust Me (This Is Love)". "Birmingham" is Marshall's highest-charting song in Canada, peaking at number three. "Fall from Grace", "Dark Horse", and "Sitting on Top of the World" all reached the top five. "Let It Rain" is her most successful international hit, reaching number three in Norway and the top 30 in Australia and New Zealand;[4] it was certified Gold in Norway.[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Let It Rain" (Kristen Hall) – 4:33
  2. "Birmingham" (Dean McTaggart, David Tyson, Gerald O'Brien) – 5:21
  3. "Fall from Grace" (Marc Jordan, Kim Bullard) – 4:20
  4. "Dark Horse" (Amanda Marshall, David Tyson, Dean McTaggart) – 5:37
  5. "Beautiful Goodbye" (David Tyson, Chistopher Ward) – 5:17
  6. "Sitting on Top of the World" (Amanda Marshall) – 4:19
  7. "Last Exit to Eden" (Dean McTaggart, David Tyson) – 5:24
  8. "Trust Me (This is Love)" (Dean McTaggart, David Tyson) – 4:59
  9. "Let's Get Lost" (Amanda Marshall, Christopher Ward) – 4:14
  10. "Promises" (John Capek, Marc Jordan) – 5:22

PersonnelEdit

  • Amanda Marshall – vocals, background vocals
  • Kenny Aronoff – drums, percussion
  • Leland Sklar – bass guitar
  • Tommy Byrnes – electric guitars
  • David Wipper – acoustic guitars, mandolin
  • Bob Mann – acoustic guitar
  • Diana DeWitt – background vocals
  • David Tyson – background vocals
  • Tom "T-Bone" Wolk – accordion
  • Peter Kent – violin
  • Erica Duke-Kirkpatrick – cello
  • Louis Taylor – soprano saxophone
  • David Tyson – keyboards, programming

ChartsEdit

Chart (1995–1997) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 15
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 41
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[7] 4
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[8] 14
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 36
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[10] 17
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[11] 1
Scottish Albums (OCC)[12] 78
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 25
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 42
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 47
US Billboard 200[16] 156

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[17] Diamond 1,000,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[3] Platinum 50,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ CRIA searchable database Archived August 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine search Amanda Marshall in the artist field for certifications
  3. ^ a b c "IFPI Norsk platebransje Trofeer 1993–2011" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Amanda Marshall – Let It Rain (song)". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Amanda Marshall – Amanda Marshall". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Amanda Marshall – Amanda Marshall" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 8283". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Amanda Marshall – Amanda Marshall" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Amanda Marshall – Amanda Marshall". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Charts.nz – Amanda Marshall – Amanda Marshall". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Amanda Marshall – Amanda Marshall". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Amanda Marshall – Amanda Marshall". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Amanda Marshall – Amanda Marshall". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  16. ^ "Amanda Marshall Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  17. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Amanda Marshall – Amanda Marshall". Music Canada. Retrieved October 18, 2018.