Jukebox (Human Nature album)

Jukebox is the eleventh studio album by Australian pop vocal group Human Nature released in October 2014. It contains covers from the 1950s and 1960s, with one original song, "End of Days"

Jukebox
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Studio album by
Released10 October 2014
RecordedLas Vegas, Calgary, Toronto
GenreDoo-wop, Traditional pop
LabelSony
ProducerDavid Pierce & Bob Rock
Human Nature chronology
The Christmas Album
(2013)
Jukebox
(2014)
Gimme Some Lovin': Jukebox Vol II
(2016)

Group member Andrew Tierney said of 'End of Days'; "It's really become a highlight on the record. It goes back to those soul ballads, and it's also got a contemporary edge to it because it's a new song. It's such a thrill to have our own song alongside these classics and part of our own Jukebox."[1]

BackgroundEdit

Following the success of The Christmas Album, Human Nature returned to the studio to record a new album; this time, an album of covers from the 1950s and 60's. In 1989, the first song Human Nature ever sang together was Earth Angel by The Penguins. Group member Toby Allen said; "For us…the 'Jukebox' record is kind of going back to our roots and revisiting it…that classic doo-wop stuff was what we did when we got together." He continued, "We've developed enough over the years that we can go back to the past in a confident manner."[2]

The album will be supported by a national tour in April/May 2015.

PromotionEdit

Human Nature performed Earth Angel live on Sunrise on September 1.[3]

Human Nature performed "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Runaound Sue" live on Dancing with the Stars on October 28.[4]

Human Nature released a music video for Runaround Sue on October 10 [5] and Will You Love Me Tomorrow on October 17 [6] via their VEVO account.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Will You Love Me Tomorrow"Gerry Goffin and Carole King2:47
2."Runaround Sue"Dion DiMucci and Ernie Maresca2:55
3."Under the Boardwalk"Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick3:16
4."Stand by Me"Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller3:14
5."Good Lovin'"Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick2:42
6."Unchained Melody"Alex North and Hy Zaret3:56
7."Stay"Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs3:15
8."Wonderful World"Lou Adler, Herb Alpert and Sam Cooke2:54
9."Only You (And You Alone)"Buck Ram3:37
10."Little Bitty Pretty One"Bobby Day2:33
11."I Only Have Eyes for You"Harry Warren and Al Dubin3:11
12."End of Day"Human Nature4:00
13."Twist and Shout"Phil Medley and Bert Berns2:41
14."Earth Angel"Curtis Williams, Jesse Belvin and Gaynel Hodge3:11

Critical receptionEdit

A writer from smoothfm described Jukebox as a "brilliant collection" and that Human Nature "takes a trip back to the glory days of popular music".[7] Kirsten Maree from Renowned For Sound gave the album four out of five stars. She also praised the group's vocals, saying "what I love most about Andrew, Michael, Toby and Phil is their unwavering dedication not to out-do the classics, but pay tribute to them. This kind of project in anyone else's hands may not be worth it, but with Human Nature, we have a winner."[8]

TourEdit

In October 2014, Human Nature announced a 5-date Australian tour, commencing in Perth on April 28, 2015[9] An additional Sydney show was added in November.

Date Location Venue
28 April 2015 Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
29 April 2015 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
1 May 2015 Gold Coast Jupiters Hotel and Casino
6 May 2015 Sydney State Theatre
7 May 2015 Sydney State Theatre
9 May 2015 Melbourne Hamer Hall

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10] 2

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2014) Position
Australian Albums Chart[11] 10
Chart (2015) Position
Australian Albums Chart[12] 48

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[13] 2× Platinum 140,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Human Nature's Jukebox". www.magic882.com.au. 24 October 2014. Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  2. ^ Emma Kemp (28 October 2014), Human Nature on the Jukebox with new album, au.news.yahoo.com, archived from the original on 2 November 2014, retrieved 1 November 2014
  3. ^ "Human Nature perform for Sunrise". YouTube. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Human Nature Perform live". au.tv.yahoo.com. 28 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Human Nature – 'Runaround Sue' video". YouTube. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Human Nature – 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' video". YouTube. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Human Nature Australian Tour 2015". smoothfm. October 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  8. ^ Maree, Kirsten (30 October 2014). "Album review - Human Nature "Jukebox"". renownedforsound.com. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Human Nature celebrate their 25th Anniversary with 'The Jukebox Tour'publisher= au.tv.yahoo.com". 28 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Human Nature – Jukebox". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  11. ^ "End of Year Charts – ARIA Top 100 Albums 2014". ARIA Charts. Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Albums 2015". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 December 2021.