Face to Face (Westlife album)
|Face to Face|
|Studio album by Westlife|
|Released||31 October 2005
(See Release history)
A Side Studios,
Kingside Studio, Stockholm,
Sanctuary Townhouse Studio, London,
Larrabee North Studios, Los Angeles,
The Location, Stockholm
Grouse Lodge Studios, Ireland
|Label||S, RCA, Sony BMG|
|Producer||Andreas "Quiz" Romdhane, Josef Larossi, David Kreuger, Per Magnusson, Carl Falk, Jake Schulze, Steve Mac|
|Singles from Face To Face|
|Manchester Evening News|||
The Face to Face album became Westlife's fifth UK number-one album in seven years, selling 1.3 million in the United Kingdom and becoming #7 and #129 in UK Year-end albums chart for 2005 and 2006 respectively. It was the biggest selling album released by Sony BMG Entertainment in 2005. It is certified 4× Platinum in the UK. It remained at #1 on the Australian ARIA charts for 4 weeks in March 2006 and was the 25th highest selling album of 2006 in Australia.
The first single release from the album was a cover of the Secret Garden hit, "You Raise Me Up", which brought the band back into the limelight after their ratpack-tribute Allow Us to Be Frank. The second single was a cover version of "When You Tell Me That You Love Me", recorded as a duet with the original singer, Diana Ross. The single reached the top of the charts in December 2005, the 2nd time that the single had hit the top of the charts for Diana. The album sales probably usurped the singles' ultimate chart potential in other strong Westlife territories, where the album sold briskly through the holiday selling season. The video got strong play on MTV Europe, MTV Asia and MTV Singapore branding the diva's presence on the video channels into the millennium years.
The final single released was "Amazing", an original mid-tempo song.
|1.||"You Raise Me Up"||Brendan Graham, Rolf Lovland||Steve Mac||4:00|
|2.||"When You Tell Me That You Love Me"||Albert Hammond, John Bettis||David Kreuger, Per Magnusson, Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi||3:56|
|3.||"Amazing"||Savan Kotecha, Kristian Lundin, Pilot, Jake Schulze||Carl Falk||2:49|
|4.||"That's Where You Find Love"||Mac, Wayne Hector, Chris Farren||Mac||3:44|
|5.||"She's Back"||Mac, Jörgen Elofsson||Mac||3:10|
|6.||"Desperado"||Don Henley, Glenn Frey||Mac||3:37|
|7.||"Colour My World"||Andreas Carlsson, Kotecha, Harry Sommerdahl||Falk, Schulze||3:55|
|8.||"In This Life"||Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin||Mac||4:08|
|9.||"Heart Without a Home"||Mac, Wayne Hector||Mac||4:47|
|10.||"Hit You With the Real Thing"||Carl Björsell, Falk, Didrik Thott, Kotecha, Sebastian Thott||Falk, Schulze||3:00|
|11.||"Change Your Mind"||Mac, Hector||Mac||3:43|
|European bonus track|
|12.||"Maybe Tomorrow"||Björsell, Falk, Kotecha, Thott||Falk||3:09|
|Japanese bonus tracks|
|12.||"Maybe Tomorrow"||Björsell, Falk, Kotecha, Thott||3:09|
|13.||"World of Our Own" (acoustic version)||Mac, Hector||3:28|
|14.||"Flying Without Wings" (acoustic version)||Mac, Hector||3:35|
|15.||"My Love" (acoustic version)||Elofsson, Magnusson, Kreuger, Pelle Nylén||3:52|
|Ireland||31 October 2005|
|South Korea||1 November 2005|
|Australia||12 December 2005|
|Poland||13 February 2006|
Charts and certifications
End of decade charts
|UK Albums Chart||83|
|United Kingdom||4× Platinum|
Face to Face Tour 2006
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- Irish album chart
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- Norwegian Official Album Chart
- Swedish Album Chart
- Switzerland Official Album Chart
- British official album chart
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