Beautiful Awakening

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Beautiful Awakening
Studio album by Stacie Orrico
Released August 14, 2006 (2006-08-14)
(see release history)
Recorded 2005- 2006
Genre R&B, pop
Length 47:40
Label Virgin, Roc-A-Fella
Producer Stacie Orrico (executive producer), Marcellus "Handz Down" Dawson, Dallas Austin, Dwayne Bastiany, KayGee, The Underdogs, Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney
Novel, She'kspere, Lashaunda "Babygirl" Carr, Trendsettas, Track & Field, Dent
Stacie Orrico chronology
Live in Japan
(2004)
Beautiful Awakening
(2006)
More to Life: The Best of Stacie Orrico
(2007)
Alternative cover
Japanese cover
Singles from Beautiful Awakening
  1. "I'm Not Missing You"
    Released: August 5, 2006
  2. "So Simple"
    Released: October, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Blender 1/5 stars link
Smash Hits 2/5 stars
Christianity Today 2.5/5 stars link
Billboard Favorable link

Beautiful Awakening is the third album from American CCM/pop singer Stacie Orrico. The album was released internationally on August 14, 2006. It was released in the United States on January 16, 2007 in limited quantites but was quickly pulled as her label folded into EMI.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Orrico wrote the songs for instrumental and acoustic performance: "I want to perform soul music. That is what rings true to me. And truth, honesty, and vulnerability always rise to the top."

Singles[edit]

  • "So Simple" was the second single for Europe and Asia.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "So Simple" (Stacie Orrico, Anna Slade, Tiffany Palmer, Dwayne Bastiany, Carlos Ricketts)– 3:48
  2. "I'm Not Missing You" (Orrico, Tawanna Dabney, Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney, Balewa Muhammad, Keir Gist, Esteban "Cito" Crandle) – 4:12
  3. "Dream You" (Orrico, Novel, Dallas Austin) – 3:27
  4. "Easy To Luv You" (Orrico, Stevenson, Novel, Tony Reyes) – 4:29
  5. "Save Me" (Orrico, Lashaunda Carr, Kevin "Shekspere" Briggs, Nate Butler) – 4:06
  6. "Take Me Away" (Dabney, Eric Daniels, Marcellus "Handz Down" Dawson, Johnathan Lafayette, Michael Franks, KayGee) – 3:17
  7. "Babygirl" (Orrico, Stevenson, Novel)– 3:37
  8. "Wait" (Orrico, Jasper Cameron, Novel, Tony Reyes)– 3:29
  9. "Is It Me" (Lonnie Liston Smith, Anthony Dent, Nastacia "Nazz" Kendall) – 4:01
  10. "Don't Ask Me To Stay" (Orrico, Dabney, Phil "Taj" Jackson, Joel Kipnis, Abney, KayGee, Crandle) – 4:17
  11. "I Can't Give It Up" (Orrico, Carr, Briggs, Butler) – 4:32
  12. "Beautiful Awakening" (Orrico, Brian West, Gerald Eaton) – 4:25

Japanese Edition
Released:August 14, 2006

  1. "Frustrated" – 3:53
  2. "Brush 'Em Off" (feat. Novel)" – 4:20

iTunes UK/Europe/Australia/Canada Exclusive
Released: August 30, 2006

  1. "Addictive" – 4:03

Wal-Mart Exclusive Download
Released: January 16, 2007

  1. "Tantrum" – 4:51

Sampling credits[edit]

  1. "So Simple" contains a sample from "Doo Wop (That Thing)" as performed by Lauryn Hill
  2. "Take Me Away" contains a sample from "On My Way Home to You" as performed by Michael Franks
  3. "Is It Me" contains a sample from "A Garden Of Peace" as performed by Lonnie Liston Smith and "Dead Presidents II" as performed by Jay-Z

Personnel[edit]

Terence "Tramp-Baby" Abney drums keyboards
Randy Cooke - drums
Cito Crandle - keyboards
Gerald Heyward - drums
Carlton Lynn - guitar
Graham Marsh - guitar
Tony Reyes - bass, guitar
Michael "Ese" Severson - guitar
Mike Fratantuno - bass
Rick Sheppard - MIDI
Track & Field - Fender Rhodes

Release dates[edit]

Country Date
Japan August 14, 2006
Switzerland August 24, 2006
Germany August 25, 2006
Austria
Australia August 26, 2006
United Kingdom August 28, 2006
Spain
Mexico August 29, 2006
Hong Kong
Canada December 9, 2014
United States

Production[edit]

  • Creative director: Stacie Orrico
  • Producer: Dallas Austin & Novel, Bastiany, KayGee & Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney, The Underdogs, She'kspere, Lashaunda "Babygirl" Carr, Trendsettas, Track & Field, Stacie Orrico, Dent
  • Vocal producer: Stacie Orrico, Tiffany Palmer, Carlos Ricketts
  • Engineers: Dwayne Bastiany, Anthony Dent, Rob Herrera, Carlton Lynn, Rick Sheppard, Josh Wilbur
  • Assistant engineers: Yvan Bing, Chris Jenkins, Graham Marsh
  • Sound design: Rick Sheppard
  • Instrumentation: Dwayne Bastiany, Anthony Dent
  • Mixing: Josh Wilbur, Carlton Lynn, Greg Price
  • Programming: Dwayne Bastiany, Anthony Dent
  • Mastering: Herb Powers
  • A&R: Michelle Ryang
  • Stylist: Dawn Boonyachlito

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position Sales Certification
2006 Austrian Album Chart 61  
2006 German Album Chart 51  
2006 Japanese Albums Chart 8 100,000 (100k Shipped) Gold
2006 Switzerland Albums Top 100 39  
2006 Philippine Album Chart 1 25,000 Platinum
2006 UK Albums Chart 64 10,000 (est)  
2006 The Official UK R&B Album Chart 15  
2007 Venezuela chart 7  

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/stacie-orrico-awakening-promo-cd-108102092
  2. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1055660/ask-billboard