Being Somebody

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Being Somebody
Studio album by Liberty X
Released 18 October 2003
Recorded September 2002 – August 2003, London, England
Genre Pop, dance, R&B
Length 62:36
Label V2
Producer Richard X, Lucas Secon, Mike Peden, Marius DeVries, Steve Kipner, David Frank, Mark Hill, Chris Porter, Stuart Reid, Niraj Chag, Grant Black, Ronnie Wilson, Goldust, Shep Soloman, Magnus Fiennes, Reza Safinia, Tony Lundon, Alex McLeod, TheBigPockets
Liberty X chronology
Thinking It Over
(2002)
Being Somebody
(2003)
X
(2005)
Singles from Being Somebody
  1. "Being Nobody"
    Released: 24 March 2003
  2. "Jumpin"
    Released: 12 October 2003
  3. "Everybody Cries"
    Released: 12 January 2004
  4. "Fresh"
    Released: 14 April 2004
Alternative cover
Japanese album cover

Being Somebody is the second studio album by English-Irish pop vocal group Liberty X. It was released on 3 November 2003 via V2 Records. The album was released a year-and-a-half after their debut release, Thinking It Over. The album peaked at number 12 on the UK Albums Chart, selling around 75,000 copies in its first week of release.

Background[edit]

The band returned to the studio shortly after the release of their debut effort, Thinking It Over, and began by recording a collaboration with producer Richard X – a mash-up of classic tracks "Being Boiled" and "Ain't Nobody", entitled "Being Nobody". As well as being released to promote the band's new album, it also served as the lead single from Richard X Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1. For their second studio effort, the band teamed up with producers Lucas Secon and Mike Peden, as well as allowing band member Tony Lundon to produce three tracks, one of which he solely wrote. "Being Nobody" was released as the album's lead single on 24 March 2003. "Jumpin", a track produced and co-written by Secon, was released as the album's second single over six months later, on 12 October 2003.

The album was released in Japan a week later on 18 October. The Japanese edition of the album features an alternative, white picture cover, and includes three additional tracks – "Just a Little", as the track remained previously unreleased in Japan, brand new Japanese exclusive track "Willing to Try" and "Fresh", a collaboration with Kool & The Gang, recorded for their compilation album, The Hits: Reloaded. "Everybody Cries" was released as the album's third single on 12 January 2004. "Fresh" was later released as a single on 14 April 2004, exclusively in France, Germany and Spain, while "I'll Be Remembering" was planned as the equivalent single release in the United Kingdom, however, by this time, the band's record contract with V2 Records had been terminated, and the single's release was cancelled, leaving "Fresh" as an internationally exclusive single.

The Japanese version of Being Somebody also uses an alternative version of the track "Whatcha Doin' Tonight", which also carries a slightly different title, "(Tell Me) What You're Doing Tonight". This version was originally recorded during the recording sessions for Thinking It Over. Four songs that failed to make the final cut of Being Somebody, "Bump & Grind", "Get Away", "Press Rewind" and "Wilder", were leaked to YouTube in April 2010. These tracks were also reportedly being considered for inclusion on the band's third V2 project, before they were dropped from the label. Several additional tracks from the album sessions were also released as B-sides: "Enemy", "Sunshine", "It Helps" and "Shake It".

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro (Being Somebody)"   Tony Lundon, Jessica Taylor, Lucas Secon, Maryanne Morgan Lucas Secon 0:20
2. "Jumpin"   Mike Peden, Lucie Silvas, Charlie Russell Mike Peden 3:39
3. "Being Nobody" (Richard X vs. Liberty X) Phil Oakey, Ian Marsh, Martyn Ware, David Wolinski Richard X 3:40
4. "Everybody Cries"   Hannah Robinson, Pascal Gabriel Marius DeVries 4:57
5. "Watcha Doin' Tonight"   Jessica Taylor, Tony Lundon, Lucas Secon, Maryanne Morgan Lucas Secon 3:18
6. "The Poet"   Steve Kipner, David Frank, Pam Sheyne Steve Kipner, David Frank 3:45
7. "I'll Be Remembering"   Tony Lundon, Jessica Taylor, Lucas Secon, Maryanne Morgan Lucas Secon 4:15
8. "The Last Goodbye"   Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Jessica Taylor, Kelli Young, Michelle Heaton, Mark Hill Mark Hill 4:07
9. "Let Go"   Kevin Simm, Tony Lundon, Kelli Young, Michael Migisha, Chris Porter, Abdul Bello, Stuart Reid Michael "Fingaz" Mugisha, Abdul "Skillz" Bello, Chris Porter, Stuart Reid 3:13
10. "Forever"   Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Jessica Taylor, Kelli Young, Michelle Heaton, Niraj Chag Niraj Chag 4:42
11. "Close Your Eyes"   Kevin Simm, Tony Lundon, Grant Black, Ronnie Wilson, Wayne Hernandez Grant Black, Ronnie Wilson 3:10
12. "I Just Wanna"   Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Michael Harwood, Nick Keynes, Jon O'Mahony, Lucie Silvas Goldust 3:55
13. "Impossible"   Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Jessica Taylor, Kelli Young, Michelle Heaton, Shep Soloman, David Shorten Shep Soloman, Magnus Fiennes 3:55
14. "Take Me Home"   Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Michael Harwood, Nick Keynes, Jon O'Mahony, Lucie Silvas Goldust 4:16
15. "Story of My Life"   Tony Lundon, Kelli Young, Reza Safinia, Connor Reeves Reza Safinia 3:36
16. "Maybe"   Tony Lundon Tony Lundon 4:23
17. "Where Do We Go From Here?"   Michelle Heaton, Jessica Taylor, Alex McLeod, Bandawe, Sintim Alex McLeod 4:22

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Regions Dates Format(s) Label(s)
Japan 18 October 2003 CD V2 Records
Ireland 31 October 2003
United Kingdom 3 November 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Being Somebody (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  2. ^ http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=OQ8EAAAAMBAJ&lr=&rview=1. Retrieved 18 August 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "French Charts > Liberty X" (in French). lescharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Irish Charts > Liberty X". irish-charts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "UK Charts > Liberty X". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Liberty X – Being Somebody". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Being Somebody in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search