Innocent Eyes (Delta Goodrem album)


Innocent Eyes (Delta Goodrem album)

Infobox Album
Name = Innocent Eyes
Type = studio
Artist = Delta Goodrem


Released = Start date|2003|3|21 (Australia)
End date|2003|06|30 (UK)
Recorded = 2002-2003
Genre = AC, piano pop, pop, pop rock,
Length = 56:06
Label = Epic
Producer = Gary Barlow, John Fields, Matthew Gerrard, Delta Goodrem, Eliot Kennedy, David Nicholas, Rick Wake
Reviews = * "The Guardian" Rating|3|5 [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,11712,985601,00.html link]
Last album =
This album = "Innocent Eyes" (2003)
Next album = "Mistaken Identity" (2004)Singles
Name = Innocent Eyes
Type = studio
single 1 = Born to Try
single 1 date = November 8, 2002
single 2 = Lost Without You
single 2 date = February 28, 2003
single 3 = Innocent Eyes
single 3 date = June 6, 2003
single 4 = Not Me, Not I
single 4 date = September 12, 2003
single 5 = Predictable
single 5 date = November 28, 2003
single 6 = Throw It Away
single 6 date = 2004

"Innocent Eyes" is the first album by Australian singer Delta Goodrem, released in Australia on March 21, 2003 (see 2003 in music) by Epic Records. The album is a collection of piano-based pop and ballad tracks. Goodrem co-wrote most of the material, excluding "Throw It Away", "Lost Without You" and "Butterfly". It features two solely self-penned songs, "In My Own Time" and "Will You Fall for Me". "Innocent Eyes" debuted at number-one on the Australian Albums Chart making it her first number-one album [http://www.australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Delta+Goodrem&titel=Innocent+Eyes&cat=a "Australian chart peak"] . "Australian-charts.com". Retrieved June 25 2007.] and all-together selling 4 million copies worldwide [http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,21242782-662,00.html "Delta's secret video on net"] . "Herald Sun". Retrieved July 5 2007.] [ [http://www.us-deltagoodrem.com/blog/2008/03/press-release-australian-superstar-delta-goodrem-lands-on-us-shores/ Delta Goodrem - Official US Website » Blog Archive » PRESS RELEASE: Australian Superstar Delta Goodrem Lands On US Shores… ] ] (over a million being in Australia [http://www.deltagoodrem.com/newsEvents/home.do?newsId=20030829000501 "Delta Goodrem Hits The Million Mark With "Innocent Eyes"!"] . "Deltagoodrem.com.au". Retrieved July 2 2007.] ). The album produced Goodrem five number-one singles with "Born to Try", Lost Without You, "Innocent Eyes", "Not Me, Not I" and "Predictable", giving her the record for becoming the first ever artist to have five number-one singles from a debut album. [http://www.deltagoodrem.com/biography/home.do "Innocent Eyes - Biography"] . "Deltagoodrem.com.au". Retrieved July 5 2007.]

Content and lawsuit

Goodrem worked with a range of producers and songwriters, including the True North production and songwriting team Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Ric Wake (Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey), Kara DioGuardi (Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne), Matthew Gerrard (Mandy Moore, BB Mak), Vince Pizzinga (Midnight Oil, Danielle Spencer), David Nicholas (INXS, Elton John, George), The Rembrandts and Mark Holden. The album uses mostly live instruments as opposed to most pop acts who's backing music is created through the use of mainly synthesizers. Goodrem stated that "I wanted to make an album that reflected me at this time in my life", "Every song takes me to a place where I can remember what happened". She also stated "The album is almost like a diary I have been keeping over the last two years", "Every track has a meaning behind it that's personal to me. I have been looking forward to this day for a long time and I just hope that everyone likes the music as much as I loved making it".

In 2004, Goodrem had been accused of owing thousands of dollars to songwriter Mark Holden. Holden wanted to clear up the terms of his contract with Goodrem and her record label Sony and requested all consultancy fees owed to him under the agreement [http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/goodrem%20.owes%20idol%20judge%20money. "Goodrem owes idol judge money"] . "Contactmusic.com". Retrieved July 1 2007.] . She also faced legal action that same year with her former music producers Trevor Carter and Paul Higgins. They sued Goodrem and her parents over unpaid royalties and for the right to release a 13-track album recorded with Goodrem in 2000.

Chart performance and promotion

"Born to Try" was the first song off the album, released in Australia on November 8, 2002. At the time of the song's release, Goodrem was performing the song on the Australian soap opera "Neighbours", as singer Nina Tucker. The song debuted on the Australian Singles Chart on November 18, 2002 at number three. On its second week the song jumped to number two and was accredited platinum by ARIA [http://www.deltagoodrem.com/newsEvents/home.do?newsId=20021127150641 "Delta Climbs The Chart"] . "Deltagoodrem.com.au". Retrieved July 6 2007.] , by its third week the song had knocked "The Ketchup Song" by Las Ketchup off the top spot and became Goodrem's first number-one single [http://www.deltagoodrem.com/newsEvents/home.do?newsId=20021202174549 "Delta Is #1"] . "Deltagoodrem.com.au". Retrieved July 6 2007.] . The song eventually went to certify triple platinum [http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-accreditations-singles-2003.htm "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2003 Singles"] . ARIA Charts". Retrieved July 6 2007.] , become the fourth highest selling single in Australia for 2003 [http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-100-singles-2003.htm "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2003"] . ARIA Charts". Retrieved July 6 2007.] and won three ARIA Awards for "Breakthrough Artist - Single", "Highest Selling Single" and "Single of the Year" [http://www.ariaawards.com.au/history-by-artist.php?letter=D&artist=Delta%20Goodrem "Delta Goodrem - ARIA Awards data"] . ARIA Awards". Retrieved July 6 2007.] . "Born to Try" also went number-one in New Zealand [http://acharts.us/song/969 "Born to Try @ acharts"] . "acharts.com". Retrieved July 7 2007.] , top ten in the UK and top twenty in Ireland and The Netherlands [http://top40-charts.com/songs/full.php?sid=5559&sort=chartid "Born to Try @ top40-charts"] . "top40-charts.com". Retrieved July 7 2007.] . "Lost Without You" was the second song release from the album, released to radio on February 14, 2003 and became the most added song to radio for that week [http://www.deltagoodrem.com/newsEvents/home.do?newsId=20030219182604 "Delta Dominates Aussie Radio"] . "Deltagoodrem.com.au". Retrieved July 7 2007.] . It was released as a CD single on January 28, 2003 in Australia. The song gave Goodrem her second number-one single in Australia on March 10, 2003 debuting at number-one [http://www.deltagoodrem.com/newsEvents/home.do?newsId=20030311101352 "Delta Goodrem Debuts At #1"] . "Deltagoodrem.com.au". Retrieved July 7 2007.] . The song eventually went to certify double platinum, become the seventh highest selling single in Australia for 2003 and was nominated for one ARIA Award for "Highest Selling Single" but lost to herself with "Born to Try". "Lost Without You" also went top ten in New Zealand, Spain and the UK [http://acharts.us/song/1124 "Lost Without You @ acharts"] . "acharts.com". Retrieved July 7 2007.] .

The album debuted at number-one on the Australian ARIA Albums Charts on March 31, 2003 with sales of over 70,000 copies, accrediting platinum [cite web|url=http://www.deltagoodrem.com/newsEvents/home.do?newsId=20030331170338|title=Delta Goodrem Debuts At #1|work=deltagoodrem.com|accessmonthday=April 18|accessyear=2007] knocking Norah Jones's album "Come Away with Me" off the top spot. The album went to spend twenty-nine weeks at number-one breaking John Farnham's record with "Whispering Jack" (1986) which spent twenty-five weeks at number-one [http://www.netglimse.com/celebs/pages/delta_goodrem/index.shtml "Delta Goodrem Detailed Biography "] . "netglimse.com". Retrieved July 7 2007.] . "Innocent Eyes" was then tied with Neil Diamond's album "Hot August Night" (1972) for spending the most weeks at number-one in Australian history. Its accreditation reached to fourteen times platinum [http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-accreditations-albums-2003.htm "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2003 Albums"] . ARIA Charts". Retrieved July 7 2007 ] , the album became the highest selling album in Australia for 2003 [http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-100-albums-2003.htm "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Albums 2003"] . ARIA Charts". Retrieved July 6 2007.] , spent eighty-seven weeks in the top one hundred and won six ARIA Awards for "Highest Selling Album", "Best Female Artist", "Breakthrough Artist - Album", "Best Pop Release" and Channel [V] 's "Oz Artist of the Year". In 2004 the album also won the award for "Highest Selling Album" again. The album went to sell over million copies in Australia. In the UK, the album debut in the charts at number two [http://acharts.us/uk_albums_top_75/2003/28 "Issue Date: Saturday July 12th, 2003"] . "acharts.us". Retrieved July 7 2007.] being held off the top spot by Beyonce's album "Dangerously in Love" (2003). It spent thirty-one weeks in the top seventy-five [http://acharts.us/album/15011 "Innocent Eyes @ acharts"] . "acharts.us". Retrieved July 7 2007.] , became the eighteenth highest selling album for 2003 [http://www.bpi.co.uk/pdf/BestSellingAlbums01-05.pdf "UK Best Selling Albums 2001-2005"] . "BPI". Retrieved July 7 2007.] and was certified double platinum selling 600,000 copies around the UK [http://www.bpi.co.uk/platinum/platinumright.asp?rq=search_plat&r_id=31311 Certifications 2003] . "BPI". Retrieved July 7 2007.] .

On April 17, 2003 it was announced that the third song released from the album was "Innocent Eyes" which was released as a CD single on June 6, 2003. The song debuted on Australian Singles Chart the charts at number two on June 16, 2003 and was accredited gold [http://www.deltagoodrem.com/newsEvents/home.do?newsId=20030617152408 "Innocent Eyes Goes Gold"] . "Deltagoodrem.com.au". Retrieved July 7 2007.] . After three weeks in the charts it moved one spot up the charts and became Goodrem's third number-one hit single in Australia. The song went to certify platinum by ARIA, become the eighteenth highest selling single in Australia for 2003 and was nominated for one ARIA Award for "Highest Selling Single" but again lost to herself with "Born to Try". "Innocent Eyes" also went top ten in the UK [http://acharts.us/song/1267 "Innocent Eyes @ acharts"] . "acharts.com". Retrieved July 7 2007.] and went top twenty in New Zealand. "Not Me, Not I" was the fourth song released from the album and was released in Australia on September 12, 2003. The music video for the song was directed by Michael Spiccia and was filmed in August 2003, Goodrem was determined to film the music video and to have it completed before she started her second round of chemotherapy because she says the song is her favourite track from the album [http://www.deltagoodrem.com/newsEvents/home.do?newsId=20030818183016 "New Video For Delta"] . "Deltagoodrem.com.au". Retrieved July 7 2007.] . The song made its debut on the Australian Singles Chart at number two and on its second week it went up one spot to number-one, making the single Goodrem's fourth number-one single, breaking Kylie Minogue's record of having the most songs released from an album to reach number-one. "Predictable" was the fifth song released from the album and was released as a double A-side with her version of the John Lennon Christmas song "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)". It saw the release to radio on November 25, 2003 and topped the airplay charts [http://www.deltagoodrem.com/newsEvents/home.do?newsId=20030829000298 "Delta's New Single Instore"] . "Deltagoodrem.com.au". Retrieved July 9 2007.] and when it saw its physical release it became her fifth number-one single. "Throw It Away" was the sixth and final song from the album and was an only UK digital download.fact|date=June 2008 On December 23, 2003 it was announced that the one millionth copy of the album had been released to retail, the disc was specially marked by Sony and the buyer would receive a plaque commemorating the milestone [http://www.deltagoodrem.com/newsEvents/home.do?newsId=20030829000367 "Delta Hits One Million"] . "Deltagoodrem.com.au". Retrieved July 7 2007.] .

Track listing

Standard edition
#"Born to Try" (Goodrem, Audius Mtawarira) — 4:13
#"Innocent Eyes" (Goodrem, Vince Pizzinga) — 3:53
#"Not Me, Not I" (Goodrem, Kara DioGuardi, Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Jarrad Rogers) — 4:25
#"Throw It Away" (Barlow, Kennedy, Cathy Dennis) — 3:52
#"Lost Without You" (Gerrard, Bridget Benenate) — 4:10
#"Predictable" (Goodrem, DioGuardi, Rogers) — 3:40
#"Butterfly" (Barlow, Kennedy, Tim Woodcock) — 4:00
#"In My Own Time" (Goodrem) — 4:06
#"My Big Mistake" (Goodrem, Barlow, Kennedy, Woodcock) — 3:44
#"This Is Not Me" (Goodrem, Pizzinga) — 4:29
#"Running Away" (Goodrem, Barlow, Kennedy, Woodcock) — 3:21
#"A Year Ago Today" (Goodrem, Mark Holden, Paul Wiltshire) — 4:13
#"Longer" (Goodrem, Barlow, Kennedy, Woodcock) — 3:53
#"Will You Fall for Me" (Goodrem) — 3:59

;Deluxe edition DVD
#"Born to Try" (music video)
#"Lost Without You" (music video)
#"Born to Try" (live)
#"Born to Try" (behind the scenes)
#"Lost Without You" (behind the scenes)
#Delta in London (behind the scenes)

Personnel

*Delta Goodrem — vocals, piano, keyboards
*Mark Russell — production coordination
*Mark Fields — arranger, keyboards, producer, engineer, string arrangements, bass, guitar
*Matthew Gerrard — arranger, programming, producer, instrumentation
*Gary Barlow — keyboards, programming, producer
*Eliot Kennedy — producer, guitar
*David Nicholas — producer, vocal engineer
*Rick Wake — producer
*Daniel Denholm — conductor, string arrangements
*Mike Ruekberg — guitar (baritone)
*Steve MacKay — guitar
*Mark Punch — guitar
*Phil Solem — guitar
*Craig Myers — guitar
*Jeremy Meek — bass guitar
*Chris Cameron — string arrangements
*Vince Pizzinga — cello arrangement
*Ameena Khawaja— cello
*Richard Sanford — piano
*David Falzone — piano
*Matt Mahaffey — keyboards, noise
*Billy Hawn — percussion
*Dorian Crozier — drums
*Cathy Dennis — vocals (background)
*Ami Richardson — vocals (background)
*Bob Cadway — engineer
*Chong Lim — vocal engineer
*Jim Annunziatto — assistant engineer
*Michael Brauer— mixing
*Greg Calbi — mastering
*Robbie Adams — assistant
*Sam Story — assistant
*Blair Simmons — assistant

References

succession box
before = "Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones
title = Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
years = March 31 - May 11 2003
May 26 - June 15 2003
June 30 - July 13 2003
August 4 - August 24 2003
September 1 - October 5 2003
October 20 - December 14 2003
January 12 - January 25 2004
after = "St. Anger" by Metallica



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