Blue on Blue (Leigh Nash album)

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Blue on Blue
Studio album by Leigh Nash
Released August 15, 2006 (USA)
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Pop, adult alternative
Length 44:08
Label One Son Records
Producer Pierre Marchand
Leigh Nash chronology
Blue on Blue
(2006)
Wishing for This
(2006)
Singles from Blue on Blue
  1. "My Idea of Heaven"
    Released: July 2006 (U.S.)
  2. "Ocean Size Love"
    Released: 2007 (U.S.)
  3. "Blue Sky"
    Released: May 2007 (Japan)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
E! Online B− link
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars link
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars

Blue on Blue is Leigh Nash's debut solo album. Nash began working on the album a year after Sixpence None the Richer disbanded. Produced by Pierre Marchand who is famous for his collaborations with Sarah McLachlan, the album consists of pop songs.

The track "My Idea of Heaven" was released to US radio on the 14 July 2006. A video was also made for to accompany the song. Other than that, a remixing competition was held on her official website in order to promote the lead single. The winning remix was made by Greg'DarkJedi', a French producer. The track "Ocean Size Love" seems to be the second single, however; it has been promo release only.

Critical and commercial response[edit]

The album met mostly positive reviews upon release. It was received very well by Christian music reviewers. Nash's vocals, lyrics and music direction were lauded. Blue on Blue was criticized mainly because of the songs not being as immediately appealing as the ones released by Sixpence None the Richer. Collaborators on this album are Sixpence bandmate Matt Slocum, and the songwriting/production team of Rick Nowels and Billy Steinberg.

Commercially, the album has not performed well. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that the album remains unknown among the masses due to the lack of promotion and airplay. So far, it managed to reach #25 in the Billboard Top Heatseekers charts; however, the bonus track "Blue Sky" had reached #5 in Japanese pop music Chart due to its frequent airplay and the advertisement of "Toyota Prius" in Japan in 2007.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Along the Wall" (Pierre Marchand, Leigh Nash) - 4:30
  2. "Nervous in the Light of Dawn" (Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg, Matt Slocum, Leigh Nash) - 4:40
  3. "My Idea of Heaven" (Nowels, Steinberg, Leigh Nash) - 4:05
  4. "Ocean Size Love" (Leigh Nash, Scott Cutler, Anne Preven) - 4:58
  5. "Never Finish" (Ron Aniello, Leigh Nash) - 3:44
  6. "Between the Lines" (Leigh Nash, Pierre Marchand) - 4:07
  7. "More of It" (Greg Wells, Leigh Nash) - 3:09
  8. "Angel Tonight" (Holly Knight, Leigh Nash) - 3:17
  9. "Blue" (Jude Cole, Leigh Nash) - 3:32
  10. "Cloud Nine" (Cutler, Preven, Leigh Nash) - 3:47
  11. "Just a Little" (Leigh Nash, Danielle Brisboise, Wayne Rodrigues) - 4:01
iTunes edition bonus track
  1. "Thank You" - 3:59
Japanese edition bonus tracks
  1. "Run Together" (Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg, Matt Slocum, Leigh Nash) - 4:13
  2. "Blue Sky" (Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg, Leigh Nash) - 4:09
  3. "Blue Sky" (A cappella version) - 4:01
  • "Along the Wall" can be heard at the Kyle XY episode "Hands on a Hybrid".
  • "Blue Sky" is the theme to Toyota Prius in Japan.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006/2007) Peak
position
U.S. Top Heatseekers 25
U.S. Top Christian Albums 19
Japan Albums Chart 5