Eliza Doolittle (album)

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Eliza Doolittle
Studio album by Eliza Doolittle
Released 12 July 2010
Recorded 1 September 2006 – 31 March 2010
Genre Indie pop, folk, soul, ska
Length 41:12
Label Parlophone
Producer Steve Chrisanthou, Craigie Dodds, Matthew Prime, Jonny Sharp, Phil Thornalley, Mads Hauge, James Napier, Greg Kurstin
Eliza Doolittle chronology
Eliza Doolittle
(2010)
In Your Hands
(2013)
Singles from Eliza Doolittle
  1. "Skinny Genes"
    Released: 11 April 2010
  2. "Pack Up"
    Released: 5 July 2010
  3. "Rollerblades"
    Released: 17 October 2010
  4. "Skinny Genes (re-release)"
    Released: 27 December 2010[1]
  5. "Mr Medicine"
    Released: 7 March 2011[2]

Eliza Doolittle is the eponymous debut album by British singer-songwriter Eliza Doolittle. It was released on 12 July 2010 by Parlophone Records. The first single, "Skinny Genes", was released on 11 April 2010. The second single, "Pack Up", was released on 5 July 2010. On 7 January 2011 it was announced by BPI that the album had been certified Platinum for sales of 300,000 in the UK.[3] The album was released in the United States on 19 April 2011.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Music (mixed)[5]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[6]
Express Newspaper 3/5 stars[7]
Subba Cultcha 9/10 stars[8]
Evening Standard 4/5 stars[9]
The Music Fix 4/5 stars[10]
The Irish Times unfavourable[11]
FasterLouder 3.5/5 stars[12]

Fraser McAlpine of BBC Blog gave the album a positive review stating:

Let’s start with the voice. It’s a beautiful, expressive thing: high and clear, with the occasional emotive crack. The pretty melodies and tweeting harmonies (literally, in some cases) are rendered snoozily, as if Eliza’s vocals were recorded just after waking and stretching from a dream-filled sleep.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Moneybox"   Eliza Caird, Matthew Prime, Tim Woodcock Prime 3:04
2. "Rollerblades"   Caird, Jonny Sharp, Craigie Dodds Dodds, Sharp 3:03
3. "Go Home"   Caird, Phil Thornalley, Mads Hauge Thornalley, Hauge 2:58
4. "Skinny Genes"   Caird, Prime, Woodcock Prime 3:05
5. "Mr Medicine"   Caird, John Beck, Steven Chrisanthou Chrisanthou 3:27
6. "Missing"   Caird, Dodds (features a sample from the 1959 The Fleetwoods hit "Come Softly to Me" Dodds 3:43
7. "Back to Front"   Caird, Dodds, Will Johnstone Dodds 3:41
8. "A Smokey Room"   Caird, Sharp, Dodds Dodds, Sharp 2:53
9. "So High"   Caird, James Napier Napier 2:41
10. "Nobody"   Caird, Greg Kurstin, Lauren Christy Kurstin 3:00
11. "Pack Up"   Caird, Prime, Woodcock, George Powell, Felix Powell Prime 3:11
12. "Police Car"   Caird, Dodds Dodds 3:21
13. "Empty Hand"   Caird, Kurstin Kurstin 3:05

Personnel[edit]

  • Eliza Doolittle – lead vocals, composer, original concept
  • George Asaf – composer
  • Avigail – stylist
  • John Beck – composer, keyboards
  • Andy Bradfield – mixing
  • Ian Brudge – cello
  • Steve Chrisanthou – bass, composer, engineer, guitar, mixing, producer, programming
  • Lauren Christy – composer
  • Pete Davis – programming
  • Craigie Dodds – bass, composer, drums, guitar, keyboards, mixing, piano, producer, programming, ukulele, backing vocals, whistle
  • Grippa – mixing
  • Mads Hauge – bass, composer, engineer, hand clapping, mandolin, maracas, melodica, producer, whistle
  • Simon Helm – art direction, design
  • Dean James – engineer, percussion
  • Will Johnstone – composer, engineer, mellotron
  • Jonny $. – bass, composer, guitar, mixing, percussion, producer
  • Greg Kurstin – composer, engineer, guitar, keyboards, mixing, producer, programming
  • Arnulf Lindner – double bass
  • Tom Meadows – drums
  • Jimmy Napes – mixing, producer
  • James Napier – bass, composer, drums, guitar
  • Jake Newman – double bass
  • Felix Powell – composer
  • Matt Prime – composer, guitar, keyboards, mixing, producer, programming, backing vocals
  • Dan Sanders – art direction
  • Ash Soan – drums
  • The PSM – drums, percussion
  • Liz Taw – hair stylist
  • Phil Thornalley – composer, glockenspiel, guitar, handclapping, piano, producer
  • Lloyd Wade – vocals
  • Andy Whitton – photography
  • Paul Williams – guitar
  • Tim Woodcock – composer, backing vocals
  • Christian Wright – mastering

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Belgium Albums Chart (Flanders)[14] 46
Belgium Albums Chart (Wallonia)[15] 100
Canadian Albums Chart[16] 89
Danish Albums Chart[17] 38
Dutch Albums Chart[18] 45
French Albums Chart[19] 101
Irish Albums Chart 10
Italian Albums Chart[20] 55
Spanish Albums Chart[21] 64
UK Albums Chart 3

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Edition
United Kingdom 12 July 2010 CD, digital download[22][23] Parlophone Standard
Brazil 15 September 2010 CD, digital download[24] EMI Standard
Italy 28 September 2010 CD, digital download[25] Standard
Canada 8 February 2011 CD, digital download[26] Standard
United States 19 April 2011 Digital download[4] Capitol Records Standard

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "New Releases U.K. – Forthcoming Singles". Radio 1. 
  3. ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/certifiedawards/Search.aspx
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  6. ^ Hann, Michael (9 July 2010). "Review "The Guardian" Review on Eliza Doolittle". London: The Guardian. 
  7. ^ "Review "Eliza Doolittle" Album". Daily Express. 
  8. ^ "Eliza Doolittle – Eliza Doolittle". Subba-cultcha.com. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "CDs of the week: Scissor Sisters are back with disco to make you dance | Music". Thisislondon.co.uk. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
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  11. ^ "Fri, Jul 02, 2010 – Eliza Doolittle". The Irish Times. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Eliza Doolittle – Eliza Doolittle on". Fasterlouder.com.au. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  13. ^ Fraser McAlpine. "Eliza Doolittle Eliza Doolittle Review". BBC. bbc.co.uk. 
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