Bare (Annie Lennox album)

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Bare
Studio album by Annie Lennox
Released 5 June 2003 (Europe)
10 June 2003 (North America)
Genre Pop, synthpop, soul
Length 49:23
Label RCA (UK)
J (US)
Producer Stephen Lipson
Andy Wright
Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox chronology
Medusa
(1995)
Bare
(2003)
Songs of Mass Destruction
(2007)
Singles from Bare
  1. "Pavement Cracks"
    Released: June 2003
  2. "A Thousand Beautiful Things"
    Released: March 2004
  3. "Wonderful"
    Released: June 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly 7/12 stars(B-)[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Houston Chronicle A−[6]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[7]
The New York Times positive[8]
PopMatters 4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[10]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[11]

Bare is the third studio album by Annie Lennox, released in June 2003. It peaked at number 3 in the UK and number 4 on the US Billboard 200. The album has been certified Gold in both the UK and the US and was nominated for Best Pop Album at the 46th Grammy Awards.

The album was released with a DVD which included interviews and acoustic versions of songs by Lennox. The Japanese edition of the album features a version of Lennox's earlier hit "Cold" recorded live in Toronto.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Annie Lennox. 

No. Title Length
1. "A Thousand Beautiful Things"   3:07
2. "Pavement Cracks"   5:10
3. "The Hurting Time"   7:32
4. "Honestly"   5:01
5. "Wonderful"   4:17
6. "Bitter Pill"   4:01
7. "Loneliness"   4:01
8. "The Saddest Song I've Got"   4:09
9. "Erased"   4:40
10. "Twisted"   4:12
11. "Oh God (Prayer)"   2:51
12. "Cold" (live) (Japanese bonus track) 5:32

Singles[edit]

No singles were released from the album in the UK, though "Pavement Cracks" and "Wonderful" were released as a CD maxi-single and a limited CD Single respectively in the US, while "A Thousand Beautiful Things" was released as a radio single only. No music videos were shot for the songs but all three singles were remixed extensively and all reached the No.1 position on the US Dance chart. However the live versions of "A Thousand Beautiful Things" and "Pavement Cracks" were made as music videos instead and the videos were later included on The Annie Lennox Collection DVD.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 826,000[15]

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

According to official SoundScan figures, the album had sold a total of 826,000 copies in the United States by 2007.[15]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ About.com Review
  3. ^ Allmusic Review
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  10. ^ Rolling Stone Review
  11. ^ Slant Magazine Review
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