Elle'ments

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Elle'ments
Studio album by No Angels
Released 12 March 2001
Recorded 2000-2001
Genre
Length 46:45
Label
Producer
No Angels chronology
Elle'ments
(2001)
Now ... Us!
(2002)
Singles from Elle'ments
  1. "Daylight in Your Eyes"
    Released: 5 February 2001
  2. "Rivers of Joy"
    Released: 30 April 2001
  3. "There Must Be an Angel"
    Released: 12 August 2001
  4. "When the Angels Sing"/"Atlantis"
    Released: 19 November 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Intro (acceptable)[1]
laut.de 2/5 stars[2]

Elle'ments is the debut studio album by German pop group No Angels, released by Polydor's sublabel Cheyenne Records on 12 March 2001 (see 2001 in music) in German-speaking Europe. It was primarily produced by Thorsten Brötzmann, with additional production from Peter Ries and Leslie Mandoki. The album yielded the record-breaking number-one single "Daylight in Your Eyes," and produced another three singles, including "When the Angels Sing" and a remake of Eurythmics' 1985 single "There Must Be an Angel."

Elle'ments was a smash-hit in Central Europe, where it was eventually certified platinum in Austria and Switzerland, and 7×Gold in Germany. It spawned another two versions, including a Special Winter Edition (2001) and a limited Karaoke Edition (2001) and spent seventy-four weeks within the German Top 100 Albums Chart, eventually ranking first on the German year-end chart of 2001.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Daylight in Your Eyes"   Tony Bruno, Tommy Byrnes Thorsten Brötzmann 3:30
2. "When the Angels Sing"   Peter Ries, Charlemaine Thomas-Schmidtmer Peter Ries 3:42
3. "Promises Can Wait"   Peter Ries, Dawn Faith Schönherz Peter Ries 3:21
4. "You Could Be the First"   Ralf Lübke Patrik Majer, Plate & Sommer 3:27
5. "Cold as Ice"   David Brunner, Christopher Cousins, Marc Klammer Thorsten Brötzmann 4:04
6. "Rivers of Joy"   Niklas Pettersson, Hans Andersson Peter Ries 3:28
7. "Be My Man (The Plan)"   Leslie Mandoki, Laszlo Bencker Leslie Mandoki 3:28
8. "Go Ahead And Take It"   Thorsten Brötzmann, Ulrich Wehner Thorsten Brötzmann 2:50
9. "Couldn't Care Less"   Franciz, Lepont Peter Ries 3:33
10. "Faith Can Move a Mountain"   Julian Feifel Leslie Mandoki 3:28
11. "Cry for You"   Thomas Anders, Christian Geller Peter Ries 4:49
12. "Send Me Flowers"   Axel Breitung Thorsten Brötzmann 3:49
13. "That's the Reason"   Thorsten Brötzmann, Alexander Geringas Thorsten Brötzmann 3:15
Special Winter Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "There Must Be An Angel"   Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart Patrik Majer, Peter Plate, Ulf Leo Sommer 3:55
2. "When the Angels Sing"   Peter Ries, Charlemaine Thomas-Schmidtmer Peter Ries 3:42
3. "What Am I Supposed to Do"   R. Hardt, H. Zier, Senait Mehari Soul-O-Matic 4:08
4. "100% Emotional"   Johan Aberg, Paul Rein, Winston Sela Peter Ries 3:03
5. "Daylight in Your Eyes"   Tony Bruno, Tommy Byrnes Thorsten Brötzmann 3:30
6. "Promises Can Wait"   Peter Ries, Dawn Faith Schönherz Peter Ries 3:21
7. "You Could Be the First"   Ralf Lübke Patrik Majer, Plate & Sommer 3:27
8. "Cold as Ice"   David Brunner, Christopher Cousins, Marc Klammer Thorsten Brötzmann 4:04
9. "Rivers of Joy"   Niklas Pettersson, Hans Andersson Peter Ries 3:28
10. "Be My Man (The Plan)"   Leslie Mandoki, Laszlo Bencker Leslie Mandoki 3:28
11. "Go Ahead And Take It"   Thorsten Brötzmann, Ulrich Wehner Thorsten Brötzmann 2:50
12. "Couldn't Care Less"   Franciz, Lepont Peter Ries 3:33
13. "Faith Can Move a Mountain"   Julian Feifel Leslie Mandoki 3:28
14. "Cry for You"   Thomas Anders, Christian Geller Peter Ries 4:49
15. "Send Me Flowers"   Axel Breitung Thorsten Brötzmann 3:49
16. "That's the Reason"   Thorsten Brötzmann, Alexander Geringas Thorsten Brötzmann 3:15

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Laszlo Bencker - various
  • Thorsten Brötzmann - keyboards
  • Nico Fintzen - keyboards
  • Stefan Hansen - keyboards
  • Tony Laketos - sax
  • Ralf Lübke - guitar
  • Lesli Mandoki - various
  • Ossi Schaller - guitar
  • Peter Weihe - guitar

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Thorsten Brötzmann, Patrik Majer, Leslie Mandoki, Plate & Sommer, Peter Ries
  • Vocal assistance: Joan Faulkner, Christoph Leis-Bendorff, Anja Mähnken, Marion Schwaiger
  • Engineers: Lines Hutter, Mike Streefkerk, Martin Zehetbauer, Ulf Zwerger
  • Assistant engineers: Stuart Jones, Stefanb Zeh
  • Mixing: Jeo, Söhnke Kirchner, Peter Ries
  • Mastering: J. Quincy Kramer
  • Art Direction: Ronald Reinsberg
  • Photography: Bernhardt Kühmstedt

Leftover tracks[edit]

  • "Don't Hesitate" (appeared on the 2001 Magix Video Maker DVD/CD-ROM)[3]
  • "Let Me Be the One" (Magix Video Maker)[3]
  • "Nitelife" (Magix Video Maker)[3]
  • "So Wanna Be with You" (produced by Thorsten Brötzmann) (appeared on the 2004 compilation album History of Popstars)[4]
  • "Wherever You Go" (Magix Video Maker)[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 1
European Top 100 Albums Chart 5
German Albums Chart 1
Swiss Albums Chart[5] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Austria (IFPI Austria)[6] Platinum 40,000x
Germany (BVMI)[7] 7× Gold 1,050,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[8] Platinum 40,000x
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[9] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Intro review
  2. ^ laut.de review
  3. ^ a b c d "Magix Video Maker". Amazon.de. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  4. ^ "History of Popstars". Musicload.de. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  5. ^ a b "No Angels - Elle'ments - austriancharts.at". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Austrian album certifications – No Angels – Elle'ments" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter No Angels in the field Interpret. Enter Elle'ments in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  7. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (No Angels; 'Elle'ments')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  8. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards ('No Angels')". Hung Medien. 
  9. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2001". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
No Angel by Dido
Mutter by Rammstein
Austrian Albums Chart number-one album
25 March — 7 April 2001
22 April — 28 April 2001
Succeeded by
Mutter by Rammstein
Mutter by Rammstein
Preceded by
Heute vor dreissig Jahren by Peter Maffay
German Albums Chart number-one album
26 March — 15 April 2001
Succeeded by
Mutter by Rammstein
Preceded by
Homerun by Gotthard
Swiss Albums Chart number-one album
25 March — 14 April 2001
Succeeded by
Mutter by Rammstein