Hope (Susan Boyle album)

Hope is the sixth studio album by Scottish singer Susan Boyle. It was released on 21 October 2014 in North America by Syco Music and Columbia Records.[1] The album contains renditions of classic ballads and uptempo songs themed around inspiration and hope as Boyle sees those as the "two elements we all need in our life to drive us forward and inspire us to go out and capture our dreams; they worked for me after all." Boyle furthermore said of the album, "I have really enjoyed making this album. I had a huge input in music suggestions and finally have been able to record one of my all time favourites, "Angel," originally by Sarah Mclachlan. I also am pleased to be able to sing some uptempo songs that show variation in my repertoire."[1]

Hope
Susan Boyle Hope.jpg
Studio album by
Released21 October 2014
LabelSyco, Columbia, Sony Music
ProducerCliff Masterson, Steve Anderson, Ash Howes, Ken Watts, Kennedy Aitchison
Susan Boyle chronology
Home for Christmas
(2013)
Hope
(2014)
A Wonderful World
(2016)

The album debuted at number 16 on the Billboard 200 in the United States, becoming Susan Boyle's sixth consecutive top 20 album there. The album spent 35 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Inspirational Albums chart.[2] It has sold 115,000 copies in the United States as of November 2016.[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Wish You Were Here"Roger Waters, David GilmourCliff Masterson, Steve Anderson, Ash Howes[a]3:42
2."I Can Only Imagine"Bart MillardMasterson, Anderson, Howes[a]3:34
3."Angel"Sarah McLachlanMasterson, Anderson, Howes[a]4:27
4."Abide with Me"TraditionalMasterson, Anderson2:22
5."Imagine"John LennonMasterson, Anderson, Howes[a]3:25
6."Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"TraditionalMasterson, Anderson4:06
7."Bridge over Troubled Water"Paul SimonMasterson, Anderson, Howes[a]4:53
8."The Impossible Dream (The Quest)"Mitch Leigh, Joe DarionMasterson, Anderson, Howes[a]4:00
9."Oh Happy Day"Edwin HawkinsMasterson, Anderson, Howes[a]3:26
10."You Raise Me Up" (live) (featuring Lakewood Church Choir)Rolf Løvland, Brendan GrahamKen Watts, Kennedy Aitchison3:47
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer

Charts and certificationsEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
North America[1] 21 October 2014 CD, digital download Syco Music, Columbia
Australia[13] 24 October 2014 Syco Music, Sony Music
Germany[14] 21 November 2014
United Kingdom[15] 24 November 2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "SYCO/COLUMBIA RECORDS TO RELEASE HOPE, INSPIRATIONAL SIXTH ALBUM FROM TOP SELLING INTERNATIONAL ARTIST SUSAN BOYLE". Columbia Records. 15 September 2014. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  2. ^ "AsOne Album Debuts #1 Billboard Top Inspirational Albums". The Christian Beat. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Susan Boyle – Hope". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  5. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 48, 2014". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Charts.nz – Susan Boyle – Hope". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Susan Boyle | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Susan Boyle Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  10. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart (12 January 2015)". Recorded Music New Zealand. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  11. ^ "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  12. ^ Jones, Alan (2 December 2016). "Official Charts Analysis: Little Mix hold No.1 spot with Glory Days". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Hope". iTunes. 2014.
  14. ^ "Hope". iTunes. 2014.
  15. ^ "Hope". iTunes. 2014.