Allow Us to Be Frank

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...Allow Us to Be Frank
Studio album by Westlife
Released 8 November 2004 (2004-11-08)
(see Release history)
Recorded 2004;
Rokstone Studios
(London),
Genre Big band
Length 39:21
Language English
Label Sony BMG, RCA
Producer Steve Mac
Westlife chronology
Turnaround
(2003)
...Allow Us to Be Frank
(2004)
Face To Face
(2005)
Singles from ...Allow Us to Be Frank
  1. "Smile"
    Released: 4 November 2004
  2. "Fly Me to the Moon"
    Released: 20 December 2004
  3. "Ain't That a Kick in the Head"
    Released: 6 January 2005

...Allow Us To Be Frank, a Rat Pack tribute album, was the fifth studio album by Irish boyband Westlife and the first album since the departure of Bryan McFadden. It was released on 8 November 2004, and peaked at number two in Ireland and number three in the United Kingdom. ...Allow Us To Be Frank was number twenty-four on the 2004 year-end album charts. The album features songs made popular by Frank Sinatra such as "The Way You Look Tonight", "Come Fly With Me", "Moon River", "Summer Wind" and "That's Life". It also includes the Nat "King" Cole song, "When I Fall in Love". It was recorded with a 60-piece orchestra at Phoenix Studios in Wembley, Middlesex.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Entertainment.ie 2/5 stars[1]
MTV Asia 4/10 stars[2]
RTE.ie 4/5 stars[3]
Rovi 2/5 stars[4]
Stylus Magazine F[5]

Singles[edit]

"Smile" was released as the album's first single on 4 November 2004. The physical single features the video, and B-sides "White Christmas" and "When I Fall In Love".[6] "Fly Me To The Moon" was released as the album's second single on 20 December 2004. The single was only released digitally, featuring the video, as well as an exclusive B-side, "Beyond The Sea", which does not feature on the album. "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" was released as the album's third and final single on 6 January 2005. The physical single features the video, as well B-side "Moon River".[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ain't That a Kick in the Head"   Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen 2:27
2. "Fly Me to the Moon"   Bart Howard 2:31
3. "Smile"   Charles Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner 2:50
4. "Let There Be Love"   Ian Grant, Lionel Rand 2:45
5. "The Way You Look Tonight" (with Joanne Hindley) Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields 4:07
6. "Come Fly with Me"   Cahn, Van Heusen 3:15
7. "Mack the Knife"   Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill 3:10
8. "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"   George Cory, Douglas Cross 2:59
9. "Summer Wind"   Hans Bradtke, Henry Mayer, Johnny Mercer 2:58
10. "Clementine"   Woody Harris, Percy Montrose 3:19
11. "When I Fall in Love"   Edward Heyman, Victor Young 3:09
12. "Moon River"   Mercer, Henry Mancini 2:40
13. "That's Life"   Kelly Gordon, Dean Kay 3:13
Japanese Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Westlife-only version) Kern, Fields 3:45
15. "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" (video) Cahn, Van Heusen 2:30

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Europe 8 November 2004
Philippines 13 November 2004
Taiwan 3 December 2004
Japan 24 November 2004

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004–05) Peak
position
Belgium (Flanders) Ultratop 50 albums[8] 25
Denmark Album Top 40[9] 15
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[10] 6
Germany Top 100 Albums[11] 30
Ireland Top 100[12] 2
Japanese Albums Chart[13] 67
Netherlands Album Top 100[14] 32
Sweden Top 60 Albums[15] 5
Switzerland Albums Top 100[16] 75
United Kingdom Top 100[17] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United Kingdom Platinum

The Number Ones Tour 2005[edit]

Main article: The Number Ones Tour

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lynch, Andrew. "Westlife - Allow Us To Be Frank". Entertainment.ie. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  2. ^ MTV Asia review
  3. ^ "Westlife - Allow Us To Be Frank". RTÉ Ten. 22 November 2004. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  4. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "Listen to Allow Us to Be Frank by Westlife". AllRovi. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  6. ^ "㈜한터정보시스템 ▒". Hanteo.com. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  7. ^ "Westlife Ain't That A Kick In The Head Sweden 5" CD SINGLE (334605)". Eil.com. 2005-08-22. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  8. ^ "ultratop.be – Westlife – Allow Us To Be Frank". www.ultratop.be (in Dutch). ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "danishcharts.com – Westlife – Allow Us To Be Frank". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Billboard - Google Books. Books.google.ca. 2004-11-27. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  11. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Westlife / Longplay" (in German). Media Control GfK International. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Irish Music Charts Archive: Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 11 November 2004". GFK Chart-Track. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "ウエストライフのCDアルバムランキング │オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  14. ^ "dutchcharts.nl – Westlife – Allow Us To Be Frank". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "swedishcharts.com – Westlife – Allow Us To Be Frank". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Westlife – Allow Us To Be Frank – swisscharts.com |". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Chart Stats – Westlife – Allow Us To Be Frank". ChartStats.com. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 

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