A Place Called Love (Johnny Reid album)

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A Place Called Love
Studio album by Johnny Reid
Released August 31, 2010
Genre Country, soul
Length 45:23
Label EMI
Producer Brent Maher
Johnny Reid chronology
Christmas
(2009)
A Place Called Love
(2010)
Fire It Up
(2012)
Singles from A Place Called Love
  1. "Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World"
    Released: June 7, 2010 (2010-06-07)
  2. "Let's Go Higher"
    Released: September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20)
  3. "Hands of a Working Man"
    Released: January 31, 2011 (2011-01-31)
  4. "You Gave My Heart a Home"
    Released: May 30, 2011 (2011-05-30)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Ottawa Citizen Positive[2]
Winnipeg Free Press Positive[3]
Winnipeg Sun 3.5/5 stars[4]
Western Gazette 4/5 stars[5]

A Place Called Love is the sixth studio album by Canadian country music artist Johnny Reid. It was released on August 31, 2010 by EMI Records.

Singles[edit]

The first single, "Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World," peaked at number 41 on the Canadian Hot 100, Reid's highest single peak to date. The album's second single, "Let's Go Higher," peaked at number 58.[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at number 1 on the Canadian Albums Chart and stayed at number 1 for four weeks, the second longest streak for 2010, with Eminem's album Recovery being the longest staying at seven weeks at number 1.[7] The album sold 31,000 copies in its first week,[8] and has since sold 96,700 copies.[9] The album was certified double platinum by the CRIA on November 2010 with an excess of 160,000 copies.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You Gave My Heart a Home"   Brent Maher, Johnny Reid 3:14
2. "Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World"   Brent Maher, Reid 3:59
3. "That Man Is Me"   Brent Maher, Reid 3:47
4. "Hands of a Working Man"   Brent Maher, Reid 4:01
5. "Good People"   John Barlow Jarvis, Brent Maher, Reid 3:10
6. "Doesn't Get Better Than You"   Reid, Mark Selby, Tia Sillers 3:49
7. "Love Thing"   Brent Maher, Reid 3:14
8. "Out of the Blue"   Brent Maher, Brian Dean Maher, Reid 2:53
9. "Tell Me Margaret"   Reid, Mark Sanders 4:32
10. "This Is Not Goodbye"   Reid, Allen Shamblin 4:21
11. "Let's Go Higher"   Brent Maher, Reid 3:02
12. "A Place Called Love"   Brent Maher, Reid 5:21

Personnel[edit]

  • Roy Agee – trombone
  • Eddie Bayers – drums
  • Richard Bennett – bouzouki, electric guitar
  • Kevin Dailey – assistant, engineer
  • Derrik Lee – backing vocals
  • Everett Drake – backing vocals
  • Jim Drury – bagpipes
  • Dan Dugmore – pedal steel
  • Gareth Dunlop – vocal group
  • Steve Fischel – trumpet
  • Vicki Hampton – vocal group, backing vocals
  • Kyle Harris – backing vocals
  • Steve Herman – trumpet
  • John Hinchey – trombone
  • Jim Hoke – horn arrangements, baritone sax
  • John Barlow Jarvis – fender rhodes, organ, piano, vocal group
  • Sam Levine – horn arrangements, alto sax, baritone sax, tenor sax
  • Ken Love – mastering
  • Brent Maher – engineer, horn arrangements, mixing, producer, vocal group
  • Brian Maher – vocal group
  • Margaret Malandruccolo – photography
  • Brent Mason – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Antoine Moonen – graphic design
  • Gordon Mote – organ
  • The Nashville String Machine – Strings
  • Sierra Noble – vocal group
  • Steve Patrick – trumpet
  • Chris Patterson – Steel drums
  • Shandra Penix – backing vocals
  • Michael Rhodes – bass
  • Tammy Rogers – fiddle
  • Mark Selby – acoustic guitar, classical guitar, electric guitar
  • Steven Sheehan – acoustic guitar
  • Troy Taylor – backing vocals
  • Ilya Toshinsky – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele
  • D. Bergen White – string arrangements
  • Glenn Worf – bass
  • Charles Yingling – engineer, mixing
  • Nir Zidkyahu – drums, percussion, programming

Chart performance[edit]

Preceded by
Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
A Thousand Suns by Linkin Park
Americana by Roch Voisine
Canadian Albums Chart number-one album
September 18 – September 25, 2010
October 9, 2010
October 23, 2010
Succeeded by
A Thousand Suns by Linkin Park
Americana by Roch Voisine
Americana by Roch Voisine

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[10] 2× Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://allmusic.com/album/a-place-called-love-r1955561
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Willilams, Rob (2010-10-19). "REVIEW: Johnny Reid keeps focus on relationships". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  4. ^ DARRYL STERDAN, Winnipeg Sun (2010-10-20). "Johnny Reid: Hokey Night in Canada | Music | Entertainment". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  5. ^ "Johnny Reid | The Gazette". Westerngazette.ca. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  6. ^ "Johnny Reid Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ John Williams (2010-08-18). "Eminem retakes No. 1 on charts | Music | Entertainment". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  8. ^ John Williams (2010-09-08). "Johnny Reid finds 'Love' at No. 1 | Music | Entertainment". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  9. ^ John Williams (2010-10-20). "Voisine slides into No. 1 spot | Music | Entertainment". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  10. ^ a b "Canadian album certifications – Johnny Reid – A Place Called Love". Music Canada. 
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/charts/yearendcharts/2010/canadian-albums
  12. ^ http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/charts/yearendcharts/2011/canadian-albums