Camino Palmero

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Camino Palmero
Studio album by The Calling
Released July 10, 2001
Recorded 1999–2001
Genre Post-grunge,[1] alternative rock
Length 46:06
Label RCA
Producer Marc Tanner
The Calling chronology
Camino Palmero
(2001)
Two
(2004)
Singles from Camino Palmero
  1. "Wherever You Will Go"
    Released: June 4, 2001
  2. "Adrienne"
    Released: 2002
  3. "Could It Be Any Harder"
    Released: September 2002 (U.S.)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C[2]
Melodic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Plugged In (average)[4]

Camino Palmero is the debut album by American alternative band The Calling, released on July 10, 2001. It contains their hit single "Wherever You Will Go". The title of the album comes from a Los Angeles street where band members Alex Band and Aaron Kamin first met.[5] Unlike Two, the record has many grunge influences and also has a lot of guitar solos.

Camino Palmero peaked at #36 on Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by RIAA. The album was also certified Gold in Canada in November 2002 after sold more than 50,000 units.[6] The album also did well on several International charts, among others it made #12 in UK, #16 in Italy and topped the charts in Mexico, holding 1× Diamond status plus 3× Platinum. World sales of the album are estimated at approximately 5 million. In Brazil, it has been certified Platinum by ABPD.[7]

The coverart of the album represents the platforms 5 and 6 of the Santa Maria Novella railway station in Florence, Italy.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Alex Band and Aaron Kamin, except "Stigmatized" which was co-written with Eric Bazilian

No. Title Length
1. "Unstoppable"   3:59
2. "Nothing's Changed"   4:44
3. "Wherever You Will Go"   3:28
4. "Could It Be Any Harder"   4:41
5. "Final Answer"   4:34
6. "Adrienne"   4:30
7. "We're Forgiven"   4:31
8. "Things Don't Always Turn Out That Way"   4:11
9. "Just That Good"   3:54
10. "Thank You"   2:58
11. "Stigmatized"   4:31
Total length:
46:06

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian Album Chart 23
Austrian Album Chart 9
Danish Album Chart 11
European Albums Chart[8] 19
French Album Chart 10
German Album Chart 8
Irish Album Chart 21
Italian Album Chart 16
Mexico Album Chart 1
Netherlands Album Chart 46
New Zealand Album Chart 9
Norwegian Album Chart 10
Swedish Album Chart 11
Swiss Album Chart 26
UK Album Chart 12
U.S. Billboard 200 Album Chart 36

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Brazil (ABPD)[9] Platinum 125,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[10] Gold 50,000^
Italy (FIMI)[11] Platinum 100,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[12] Diamond + 3x Platinum 950,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 500,000^

Personnel[edit]

The Calling
Technical
  • Ron Fair – Synthesizer, Executive Producer
  • Tiago Becker – Assistant Engineer
  • Bob Glaub – Bass
  • Marc Greene – Engineer
  • Robert Hadley – Mastering
  • Frank Harkins – Art Direction, Design
  • Chris Lord – Mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – Mastering
  • Paul Mirkovich – Keyboards
  • Zac Rae – Organ
  • Satnam Ramgotra – Percussion, Tabla
  • Doug Sax – Mastering
  • Matt Silva – Mixing
  • Marc Tanner – Producer
  • David Thoener – Engineer, Mixing
  • Nate Wood – Percussion, Drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Camino Palmero at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Melodic review
  4. ^ Plugged In review
  5. ^ Staff reporter (2002-06-28). "Newsround catch up with The Calling". CBBC Newsround. Retrieved 2008-08-19. About six years ago Alex and I met. I was dating his sister and we met on a Street called Carmino Parmello which is the title of our record. 
  6. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification – November 2002". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  7. ^ "The calling". ABPD (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  8. ^ http://books.google.ca/books?id=BQwEAAAAMBAJ&lr=&rview=1
  9. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – The Calling – Camino Palmero" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Calling – Camino Palmero". Music Canada. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Italian album certifications – The Calling – Camino Palmero" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Select Album e Compilation in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter The Calling in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca
  12. ^ "Certificaciones – The Calling" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "British album certifications – The Calling – Camino Palmero". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Camino Palmero in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  14. ^ "American album certifications – The Calling – Camino Palmero". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH