Healing Is Difficult

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Healing Is Difficult
Studio album by Sia
Released 9 July 2001
United States 28 May 2002
Genre
Length 64:56
Label Columbia
Sia chronology
OnlySee
(1997)
Healing Is Difficult
(2001)
Colour the Small One
(2004)
Singles from Healing Is Difficult
  1. "Taken for Granted"
    Released: 19 May 2000
  2. "Little Man"
    Released: 2000

Healing Is Difficult is the second album by Australian recording artist Sia Furler, released in the United Kingdom on 9 July 2001 and in America on 28 May 2002. In the UK the album's first single "Taken for Granted" was released in early 2000 and peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. A low budget music video was made for around $50. The follow-up "Little Man" peaked at number 85, the song received a two-step garage remix which was popular at the time. A third single, "Drink to Get Drunk" was planned, however only the "Different Gear" Remix received a limited release across Europe, promoted as "Different Gear vs. Sia". Its peak position was number 91 in the UK, 85 in the Netherlands and 55 in Belgium and number 1 on the Dance Chart there. The fourth and final single planned was "Blow It All Away", which was re-recorded as "Throw It All Away" due to the September 11 attacks. However, the single has failed to surface. The album had no chart success in the United Kingdom due to lack of promotion. The track "Sober and Unkissed" was originally featured on Sia's first solo album OnlySee under the title "Soon", and "I'm Not Important to You" was originally performed by Sia with her band Crisp for their album The Word and the Deal in 1996 as the track "Sia's Song".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Sia Furler and Sam Frank except where noted.[1]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Fear"   Sia Furler Sia Furler, Sam Frank 5:11
2. "Drink to Get Drunk"   Furler, Sam Frank   4:41
3. "Taken for Granted"   Furler Nigel Corsbie 4:35
4. "Blow It All Away"   Furler, Blair MacKichan, Felix Howard, Kevin Armstrong Blair Mackichan 4:40
5. "Get Me"   Furler, Frank   3:13
6. "I'm Not Important to You"   Furler, Frank   6:08
7. "Sober and Unkissed"   Furler Furler, Jesse Flavell 4:01
8. "Healing Is Difficult"   Furler, Frank   5:24
9. "Judge Me"   Furler, Frank   4:15
10. "Little Man"   Furler, Frank   6:04
11. "Insidiously"   Furler, Frank   8:50
  • Otto Williams played bass on tracks 1 and 7.
  • Quadraphonic (Richard Louis Simmonds and Tony Rapacioli) played strings on tracks 2 and 3.
  • Isobel Dunn arranged and played strings on track 4.
  • Blair MacKichan played strings on and produced track 4.
  • Jesse Flavell played guitar on and produced track 7.

Singles[edit]

The first single entered and peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart on 3 June 2000. Sia even performed the song on Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 1 radio show.[2] The next two singles did not match the success of the first. In 2002 "Taken for Granted" peaked at number 100 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart. In April 2002 the album debuted at number 99, staying there for a week. It also reached number 9 on the ARIA Hitseekers Albums Chart.

Chartifacts - 15 April 2002
No.99 HEALING IS DIFFICULT – Sia Sia (See-AH) is an Australian singer/songwriter based in London who incorporates hip hop, funk and soul as a base for her incredible vocal styling and harmonies. Her first single Taken For Granted peaked at #10 on the UK chart but did not make such a dent in our local chart. Her influences range from Stevie Wonder to Lauren Hill and Sting.

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2001–02) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 99
Irish Albums (IRMA) 140

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak
position
Chart
2000 "Taken for Granted" 10 UK Singles Chart
13 Irish Singles Chart
"Little Man" 85 UK Singles Chart
67 Irish Singles Chart
2001 "Drink to Get Drunk" (Different Gear vs Sia) 91 UK Singles Chart
85 Dutch Top 100
55 Belgian Ultratop Top 75
2002 "Taken for Granted" 100 Australian Singles Chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Healing is Difficult - AllMusic Retrieved 13 February 2014
  2. ^ "Sia’s Biography – Discover music, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures". Last.fm. 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Australia's Official Music Charts". ARIA Charts. 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2012-02-20.