Everything's Eventual (album)

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Everything's Eventual
Studio album by Appleton
Released February 24, 2003
Recorded Riff Raff Studios, Sphere Studios, Metropolis, January - May 2002
Genre Pop
Length 51:42
Label Polydor
Producer Gareth Young, Craigie Dodds, Marius de Vries, Cartson Kroeyer, D. Hastings, Mike Rowe, Stephen Garrikk, Alexis Smith, Peter de Hallivand, Mike Spencer, Hank Hughes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
The Guardian (2/5) link
Andrew Lynch (2/4) link
Q (4/5)

Everything's Eventual is the debut, and only, album by the duo Appleton who were formerly part of All Saints. Three singles have been released from the album: "Fantasy" (UK #2), "Don't Worry" (UK #5) and "Everything Eventually" (UK #38).

The album is named after the Stephen King short story collection Everything's Eventual, since Natalie Appleton is a great admirer of him. The album was initially to be named Aloud but the name was changed after the arrival of then labelmates and Popstars: The Rivals winners Girls Aloud. The album and singles performed reasonably well on the UK charts; however Appleton signed with Polydor on a major record deal and the label thought that 80,000 CDs sold in the UK and Europe was too little for their contract. This eventually led to Appleton being dropped by Polydor and signing to Concept Music.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Fantasy"   Andy Hayman Gareth Young 3:49
2. "Don't Worry"   D. Hastings, Natalie Appleton D.Hastings, Craige 4:44
3. "Hallelujah"   Natalie Appleton Carsten Kroeyer, Stephen Garrikk 4:27
4. "Everything Eventually"   Natalie Appleton, Nicole Appleton Marius de Vries, Alexis Smith 4:47
5. "M.W.A."   Peter de Havilland Peter de Havilland 3:39
6. "Ring-A-Ding-Ding"   Natalie Appleton Mariues De Vries 6:31
7. "Supernaturally"   Mike Spencer, Liz Horseman Mike Spencer 3:41
8. "All Grown Up"   Nicole Appleton Mike Rowe 4:23
9. "Waiting For Your Love"   Natalie Appleton Carsten Kroeyer 3:34
10. "5am"   D. Hastings, Natalie Appleton D. Hastings 4:13
11. "Long Long Road"   Charlise Rickwood Hank Hughes 4:16
12. "Anyone"   Natalie Appleton, Nicole Appleton, Andy Hayman Gareth Young 3:33
13. "Blow My Mind"   Natalie Appleton, Andy Hayman Gareth Young 3:48

Credits[edit]

Carsten Kroyer - Producer, Waiting For Your Love

Daniel Hastings - Co-writer, Don't Worry

Andy Hayman - Co-writer, Fantasy, Anyone and Blow My Mind

Gareth Young - Co-writer/Producer, Fantasy, Anyone and Blow My Mind

Matt Rowe - Co-writer, All Grown Up

Alexis Smith - Co-writer, Everything Eventually

Marius De Vries - Producer, Everything Eventually, Ring-A-Ding-Ding, M.W.A, Supernaturally, Hallelujah

Craigie Dodds - Producer, Don't Worry and 5am

Singles[edit]

"Fantasy"
Released September 2, 2002
Recorded Riff Raff Studios
Writer(s) Andy Hayman, Garth Young
Producer(s) Gareth Young
"Fantasy" was Appleton's first single and was released on September 2, 2002. It peaked in the UK charts at #2.
Chart positions
  • #2 UK (September 8, 2002) 65,000 copies
  • #39 NL (October 12, 2002) [1]
  • #56 AUS (September 23, 2002)
"Don't Worry"
Released February 10, 2003
Recorded Sphere Studios
Writer(s) D. Hastings, Natalie Appleton and C. Dodds
Producer(s) Craigie Dodds
Chart positions
  • #5 UK (February 16, 2003) 50,000 copies
  • #22 IE (February 13, 2003) [2]
"Everything Eventually"
Released July 14, 2003
Recorded Riff Raff Studios
Writer(s) Natalie Appleton, Nicole Appleton, Marius de Vries and Alexis Smith
Producer(s) Marius de Vries
"Everything Eventually" was Appleton's third single from the Everything's Eventual album. Unlike the other singles, it has not been released outside to the United Kingdom.
Chart positions
#38 (UK) (July 20, 2003) (5,000 copies)

Charts[edit]

Country Date Position Certification Copies
United Kingdom March 2, 2003 #9 Silver [3] 65,000
Ireland March 6, 2003 #49 [4]    

Videos[edit]

The "Fantasy" video is set during a performance in a bar and features stage Natalie diving into the audience, originally Nicole was supposed to do the stage dive but she chickened out at the last moment - with the excuse that they didn't put down the mattress - and her sister had to show her how it was done. They didn't have an idea for the song except that they wanted to do it live and recorded it on the spot. There is another version of the video with an alternate ending, showing Natalie & Nicole walking down a subway after the gig discussing the fight that breaks out in the video.

The "Don't Worry" video is shot with Natalie and Nicole Appleton playing with a magic chair which can bend a long way without falling. Near the end of the video Natalie appears to have Nicole Appleton in a head lock.

The "Everything Eventually" video is set in Primrose Hill park, London on a beautiful Spring day with Natalie and Nicole Appleton having fun. It was said that on this video shoot Natalie injured herself on some of the equipment used for the special effects and ended up with a bandaged arm, but this was actually due to an accident involving a champagne glass on a night out in Liverpool.[5] Evidence of her injured arm can be seen in various promotional interviews and performances done for the single.

B-Sides/Unreleased[edit]

  • Sugarman- Don't Worry B-Side
  • Open To Suggestion- Don't Worry B-Side
  • I'm Your Angel- Everything Eventually B-Side
  • Let It All Hang Out- Everything Eventually Cassette B-Side
  • There was an additional Sander Kleinenberg remix made for "M.W.A.", however it did not get released commercially, but was available from Sander's website for a short period.

Galaxy[edit]

Don't Worry was used from 2003 onwards as the music for the Galaxy chocolate bar advertisements.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Top4000.nl Week 41, 2000 Accessed: October 29, 2006
  2. ^ IrishCharts.ie Irish chart search (Accessed: November 2, 2006)
  3. ^ BPI.co.uk Certification Everything's Eventual Accessed: October 29, 2006
  4. ^ ChartTrack.co.uk Irish album chart Week 9, 2003 Accessed: October 29, 2006
  5. ^ [1]