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Dive In is Darius Danesh's debut album, released toward the end of 2002. It was a huge success and went platinum in the UK, charting at number 6 in the UK albums chart during the competitive pre-Christmas sales. He wrote all 12 songs on the album, collaborating with a number of other producers such as The Misfits (Pete Glenister, Deni Lew) and The Matrix. Steve Lillywhite was executive producer and Darius himself produced the track "Better Than That".

Dive In
Dive In cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released2 December 2002
LabelMercury Records
ProducerThe Misfits(Pete Glenister, Deni Lew), The Matrix, Mike Hedges, Alex James, Darius Danesh
Darius Danesh chronology
Dive In
Live Twice
Singles from Dive In
  1. "Colourblind"
    Released: 29 July 2002
  2. "Rushes"
    Released: 25 November 2002
  3. "Incredible (What I Meant to Say)"
    Released: 3 March 2003
  4. "Girl in the Moon"
    Released: 9 June 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
TOTP Magazine4.0/5 stars
Smash Hits5.0/5 stars
BBC News Review(not rated) link
Yahoo! Music8.0/10 stars link


Album informationEdit

The first single "Colourblind", was released on 29 July 2002 and went straight to number 1 in the UK for two weeks and was certified Silver. The second single "Rushes", also did well, going to number 5 in the UK charts, and the third single "Incredible (What I Meant to Say)" went to number 9. The fourth and last single "Girl in the Moon" didn't do as well but still got to number 21. The album actually has 69 tracks, but after the first 12 they are all 5 seconds of silence until the last one, which is a songwriting demo of "Gotta Know Tonight", effectively making it a hidden track. This songwriting demo has lyrics and music written by Danesh, showing the song as it was first written before other producers added their production ideas to the song. The album was certified platinum in the UK for selling over 300,000 copies.

Track listingEdit

1."Colourblind"Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni LewThe Misfits(Pete Glenister, Deni Lew)3:35
2."Rushes"Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni LewThe Misfits(Pete Glenister, Deni Lew)3:43
3."Incredible (What I Meant to Say)"Darius Danesh, The MatrixThe Matrix3:37
4."Girl in the Moon"Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni LewThe Misfits(Pete Glenister, Deni Lew)4:02
5."I'm Not Buying"Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni LewThe Misfits(Pete Glenister, Deni Lew)4:21
6."Dive In"Darius Danesh, Chris Braide, Andrew FramptonMike Hedges3:37
7."Gotta Know Tonight"Darius Danesh, Chris Braide, Andrew FramptonMike Hedges4:12
8."Sliding Doors"Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni LewThe Misfits(Pete Glenister, Deni Lew)4:24
9."Simple Like the Truth"Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni LewThe Misfits(Pete Glenister, Deni Lew)3:58
10."Better Than That"Darius Danesh, Alex James, Louis ReadAlex James, Louis Read3:33
11."Mockingbird"Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni Lew, Nicky GrahamThe Misfits(Pete Glenister, Deni Lew)4:01
12."Mercury Rising"Darius Danesh, Pete GlenisterThe Misfits(Pete Glenister, Deni Lew)4:54


  • Artwork – Tom Bird
  • Executive Producer – Steve Lillywhite
  • Photography By – Norman Watson
  • Producer – The Misfits(Pete Glenister, Deni Lew), (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12)[1]


Chart Certification Sales
UK 1x Platinum[2] 300,000+


  1. ^ "- Dive In (CD, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  2. ^ "BPI Certifications". Type in "Dive In" for the title and click 'Exact match'. Retrieved 31 December 2016.