Affirmation (Beverley Knight album)

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Affirmation
Studio album by Beverley Knight
Released 28 June 2004
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 59:34
Label Parlophone
Producer Beverley Knight, Guy Chambers, Richard Flack, Chris Braide, Jimmy Hogarth, Peter-John Vettese, Ghost, DJ Munro
Beverley Knight chronology
Who I Am
(2002)
Affirmation
(2004)
Voice - The Best Of Beverley Knight
(2006)

'Affirmation' is the title of the fourth album from Beverley Knight, released in 2004 by Parlophone records.

The album was released on 28 June 2004, to much critical acclaim and is her most personal album to date. The album features three hit singles, "Come As You Are", "Not Too Late for Love" and "Keep This Fire Burning", which all entered the UK Singles Chart top 40.

Affirmation peaked at just outside the UK album chart top ten by one space at number 11. It also peaked at 83 in the Swiss Album Chart.

Affirmation was certified Silver by the BPI on Friday 2 July 2004, less than a week after the album was released.[1] By December 2004, the album had received a Gold certification.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
The Independent 3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Come As You Are" (Beverley Knight/Guy Chambers) — 3:43
  2. "Not Too Late for Love" (Beverley Knight/Chris Braide) — 4:19
  3. "First Time" (Beverley Knight/Chris Martin) — 4:42
  4. "Straight Jacket" (Beverley Knight/Peter-John Vettese/Felix Howard) — 3:26
  5. "Keep This Fire Burning" (Robyn/Remee/Lindstrom/Ekhe) — 3:53
  6. "No One Ever Loves In Vain" (Beverley Knight/Guy Chambers) — 3:32
  7. "Affirmation" (Beverley Knight/Guy Chambers) — 3:25
  8. "Supasonic" (Beverley Knight/Jimmy Hogarth) — 3:47
  9. "Tea & Sympathy" (Beverley Knight/Chris Braide) — 3:57
  10. "Below My Radar" (Beverley Knight/Peter-John Vettese/Felix Howard) — 4:47
  11. "Under The Same Sun" (Beverley Knight/Guy Chambers) — 3:43
  12. "Till I See Ya" (Beverley Knight/Peter-John Vettese/Michelle Escoffery) — 3:26
  13. "Salvador" (featuring Al Di Meola) (Beverley Knight/Dj Munro/David Nicholson) — 4:35
  14. "Remember Me" (Beverley Knight) — 3:50
  15. "Fatal Factor" [Hidden Track] (Beverley Knight/Dj Munro) — 3:42

Main personnel[edit]

  • Beverley Knight – vocals, production, backing vocals, producer, piano
  • Guy Chambers – production, arrangement, hammond, moog, Clavinet, wirlitzer, acoustic guitar
  • Chris Braide – production, Keyboards, Guitars, Backing vocals
  • Richard Flack – production, Arrangement, engineer, mixer
  • Jimmy Hogarth – production
  • Peter-John Vettese – production, programming
  • Ghost – production
  • Al Di Meola – guitar
  • DJ Munro – production

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ [2][dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r703758
  4. ^ Reviewed by Andy Gill (2004-06-25). "Album: Beverley Knight - Reviews - Music". The Independent. Retrieved 2011-11-03.