Gravity at Last

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Gravity at Last
Studio album by Ayọ
Released 26 September 2008 (2008-09-26)
Recorded March 2008;
Compass Point Studios
(Nassau, Bahamas)
Genre Soul, blues, folk, reggae, world
Length 47:32
Label Polydor
Producer Ayọ, Jay Newland
Ayọ chronology
Joyful
(2006)
Gravity at Last
(2008)
Billie-Eve
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Citysearch (mixed)[2]

Gravity at Last is the second studio album by German recording artist Ayọ. It was recorded in March 2008 and, like her debut album, Joyful, within five days under live conditions. The recording in analog technology took place at the Compass Point Studios in Nassau on the island of New Providence, Bahamas. The album topped the French chart in its second week on the run. On 5 February 2009, the album was certified platinum by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (SNEP), denoting sales in excess of 200,000 copies in France.[3]

The song "Slow Slow (Run Run)" was released for radio promotion on 30 June 2008 and was released as first single from the album. "Lonely" was released as the follow-up.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ayọ. 

No. Title Length
1. "I Am Not Afraid"   3:35
2. "Maybe (Ayo Blues)"   3:29
3. "Slow Slow (Run Run)"   3:29
4. "Love and Hate"   3:45
5. "Get Out of My Way"   2:47
6. "Better Days"   3:33
7. "Change"   3:11
8. "Piece of Joy"   3:38
9. "Lonely" (lasts 4:15 on non-French editions) 3:34
10. "Sometimes"   3:37
11. "What's This All About?"   3:22
12. "Mother"   5:28
13. "Thank You"   4:04

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
Italy[17] 26 September 2008 Universal Music
France[18] 29 September 2008 Polydor Records
Australia[19] 3 October 2008 Universal Music
Poland[20]
Germany[21] 10 October 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenberg, Adam. "Gravity at Last [Bonus Track] – Ayo". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Bond, Nick (October 2008). "Ayo: Gravity At Last". Citysearch. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Certifications Albums Platine – année 2009" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 5 February 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums – Week Commencing 20th April 2009" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Pandora Archive. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ayo. – Gravity At Last" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "European Top 20 Charts – Week Commencing 20th October 2008" (PDF). Billboard. Pandora Archive. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ayo. – Gravity At Last" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Ayo / Longplay" (in German). Media Control. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "Top 50 Ξένων Aλμπουμ" [Top 50 Foreign Albums] (in Greek). IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Artisti – Classifica settimanale dal 26/09/2008 al 02/10/2008" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 
  11. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży". OLiS. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 
  12. ^ "Ayo. – Gravity At Last". Media Control. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Platinum certification awards". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. 3 December 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Classement Albums – année 2008" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "Annual Charts – Year 2008: Top 50 Ξένων Aλμπουμ" [Annual Charts – Year 2008: Top 50 Foreign Albums] (in Greek). IFPI Greece. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 2008". Media Control. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Ayo – Gravity at Last" (in Italian). Internet Bookshop Italia. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  18. ^ "Gravity at last : Ayo" (in French). Fnac. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  19. ^ "Gravity At Last – AYO". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  20. ^ "AYO – Gravity At Last (Polska Cena)" (in Polish). Universal Music Poland. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  21. ^ "Ayo. – Gravity At Last" (in German). Universal Music Germany. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Comme à la maison by Christophe Maé
French Albums Chart number-one album
11 October 2008
Succeeded by
Infréquentable by Bénabar