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Undiscovered (James Morrison album)

Undiscovered is the debut album by English singer-songwriter James Morrison, released in the United Kingdom on 10 July 2006.[8] In its first week, the album sold 84,611 units in the UK. It has been certified Gold in New Zealand and Platinum in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The first single of this album—"You Give Me Something"—reached number one in New Zealand, while the next single—"Wonderful World"—was a modest success worldwide. The album sold 847,135 copies in the United Kingdom in 2006, bringing its total sales count to over 1,000,000 as of 12 March 2007.

Undiscovered
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Studio album by
Released10 July 2006
Recorded2006
Genre
Length51:07
LabelPolydor
Producer
James Morrison chronology
Undiscovered
(2006)
Songs for You, Truths for Me
(2008)
Singles from Undiscovered
  1. "You Give Me Something"
    Released: 17 July 2006
  2. "Wonderful World"
    Released: 16 October 2006
  3. "The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore"
    Released: 18 December 2006
  4. "Undiscovered"
    Released: 12 March 2007
  5. "One Last Chance"
    Released: 2 July 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
BBC Music(Mixed)[2]
Billboard(Positive)[3]
Entertainment Weekly(B)[4]
The Guardian2/5 stars[5]
PopMatters(4/10)[6]
Yahoo! Music UK6/10 stars[7]

Album informationEdit

When James Morrison was in New Zealand, and appeared on the New Zealand Idol show, the two finalists asked Morrison about the meaning behind the song "You Give Me Something", and Morrison said that it was intended to be a 'harsh love song', and the lyrics mean that the protagonist of the song does not love the person as much as she loves him, but is willing to give the relationship a try.

Morrison later promoted the album in the United States.

The song "Better Man" was played in an episode of the American television show What About Brian, and also in an episode of Grey's Anatomy. The song "You Give Me Something" appeared in an episode of Ugly Betty, an episode of Doctor Who, and a promo for FX. The song "This Boy" appeared in an episode of the CW show One Tree Hill (Series 4, Episode 17).

Track listingEdit

Standard version
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Under the Influence"
Martin Terefe4:07
2."You Give Me Something"Eg White3:33
3."Wonderful World"
  • Morrison
  • White
Terefe3:30
4."The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore"Robson4:17
5."One Last Chance"
Terefe4:47
6."Undiscovered"
  • Morrison
  • Brammer
  • Robson
Robson3:29
7."The Letter"
Terefe3:14
8."Call the Police"
  • Morrison
  • White
Terefe3:46
9."This Boy"
  • Morrison
  • Kellett
Terefe3:54
10."If the Rain Must Fall"
  • Morrison
  • Terefe
Terefe4:05
11."The Last Goodbye"
  • Morrison
  • Hogarth
  • McEwan
Terefe5:12

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[33] Platinum 70,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[34] Gold 20,000^
Europe (IFPI)[35] Platinum 1,000,000*
Germany (BVMI)[36] Gold 100,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[37] Platinum 15,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[38] Gold 35,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[39] Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[40] 5× Platinum 1,500,000^

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

ReferencesEdit

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  32. ^ "Year End 2008: UK Albums" (PDF). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  33. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  34. ^ "Danish album certifications – James Morrison – Undiscovered". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 14 March 2019. Scroll through the page-list below until year 2008 to obtain certification.
  35. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2006". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
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  40. ^ "British album certifications – James Morrison – Undiscovered". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 14 March 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Undiscovered in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.