Holly (album)

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Holly
Studio album by Justin Nozuka
Released United Kingdom March 19, 2007
Canada April 3, 2007
Netherlands May 15, 2007
France February 25, 2008
United States April 15, 2008
France February 9, 2009 (re-release)[1]
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre Pop, acoustic, soul
Length 49:21
Label Outcaste, Coalition Entertainment, Glassnote Records
Producer Bill Bell
Justin Nozuka chronology
Holly
(2007)
You I Wind Land and Sea
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
BBC favourable[3]

Holly is the debut album from Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Nozuka, first released in the UK and Canada. It was then released in the US and peaked at numbers 6 and 30 on the Top Heatseekers and Independent Albums charts. The album was named after his mother Holly.

Promotion[edit]

On February 6, 2008, Justin announced an 18-city cross-Canada tour with fellow Canadian singer-songwriter Hayley Sales, beginning at Nanaimo, BC's Queen's Hotel and finishing at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre.[4]

On August 14, 2008, he announced his first U.S. headlining tour with American rock group The Gabe Dixon Band, beginning at Buffalo's Town Ballroom and finishing at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall.[5] He made his U.S. television debut by appearing on the talk shows Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Good Morning America.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Standard track list

All songs written and composed by Justin Nozuka, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Down in a Cold Dirty Well"   4:27
2. "Golden Train"   3:09
3. "Be Back Soon"   4:21
4. "Mr. Therapy Man"   3:39
5. "Supposed to Grow Old"   4:22
6. "After Tonight" (Justin Nozuka, Haydain Neale) 4:06
7. "Criminal"   4:06
8. "I'm in Peace"   3:41
9. "Oh Momma"   4:54
10. "Save Him"   5:26
11. "If I Gave You My Life" (Nozuka, Pete Cugno; includes hidden track "Don't Listen to a Word You've Heard") 8:10

Japanese tracklist

No. Title Length
12. "Why (demo version)"   2:58
13. "Lullabye"   4:52
DVD
  1. "After Tonight" (Music video)
  2. "I'm in Peace" (Acoustic studio video)
  3. Interview

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the Holly liner notes.[7]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008-2009) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[8] 23
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 79
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[10] 6
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[11] 30

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom March 19, 2007 CD[12] Outcaste
Canada April 3, 2007 CD Coalition Entertainment
July 24, 2007 Digital download[13]
United States April 15, 2008 CD, Digital download[14] Glassnote

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Holly (Edition spéciale inclus 2 inédits + clips) : Amazon.fr : Justin Nozuka : Musique". Amazon.fr. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  2. ^ Greene, Jo-Ann. "Holly - Justin Nozuka". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  3. ^ Fisher, Jamie. "BBC - Music - Review of Justin Nozuka - Holly". BBC. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Juno-Nominated Justin Nozuka Announces Cross-Canada Tour". Warner Music Canada. 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2014-12-08. 
  5. ^ Maguire, Chris (2008-08-20). "Justin Nozuka's first U.S Headlining Tour". AltSounds. Retrieved 2014-12-08. 
  6. ^ Maguire, Chris (2008-09-09). "Justin Nozuka on Jimmy Kimmel, and Good Morning America Now!". AltSounds. Retrieved 2014-12-08. 
  7. ^ Holly (media notes). Justin Nozuka. Coalition Entertainment. 2007. 
  8. ^ "Justin Nozuka – Holly". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Justin Nozuka – Holly" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Justin Nozuka Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Justin Nozuka. Prometheus Global Media.
  11. ^ "Justin Nozuka Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for Justin Nozuka. Prometheus Global Media.
  12. ^ "Holly: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - Holly by Justin Nozuka". iTunes (CA). Apple. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  14. ^ "iTunes - Music -Holly by Justin Nozuka". iTunes (US). Apple. Retrieved 2014-07-24.