I Stand

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I Stand
Studio album by Idina Menzel
Released January 29, 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop, vocal
Length 38:29
58:19 (UK edition)
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Glen Ballard
Idina Menzel chronology
I Stand
'Live: Barefoot at the Symphony
Singles from I Stand
  1. "Defying Gravity"
    Released: March 1, 2007
  2. "Brave"
    Released: November 6, 2007
  3. "Gorgeous"
    Released: December 25, 2007
  4. "I Stand (Acoustic)"
    Released: January 1, 2008

I Stand is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Idina Menzel and was released on January 29, 2008.

The album was produced by Glen Ballard, who co-wrote most of the songs with Menzel.


Singles and EPs[edit]

The first single, "Defying Gravity", was released in March 2007 however the track was only included on the UK and iTunes editions of the album. The song "Brave" was released as the second single in November 2007 and an EP of "Gorgeous" remixes was digitally released the following month.

Several months after the release of the album, "Idina Menzel- EP" was released, featuring several of the album's songs.


To promote the album, Menzel embarked on the I Stand tour on April 1, 2008 in New Brunswick, NJ. Her Concert at Rose Hall at Lincoln Center was filmed for a PBS special on the show Soundstage.

Music Videos[edit]

A music video for "I Stand" was released on her official YouTube channel on August 15, 2008. A music video for "Brave" was also released on the channel and on iTunes. [1]


The album debuted at #58 in the Billboard 200 making it Menzel's first album to debut on this chart. The album also peaked at #54 on the UK Albums Chart. The single "Gorgeous" reached #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart for the chart week of March 15, 2008[2] and "Brave" charted at #19 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[3]

As of March 2014, the album has sold 80,000 copies in the United States.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Idina Menzel and Glen Ballard except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Stand"     3:40
2. "Better to Have Loved"     3:58
3. "Brave"     4:39
4. "Gorgeous"   Menzel, Dave Bassett 3:48
5. "Where Do I Begin"     3:27
6. "Don't Let Me Down"   Peter-John Vettese, James Blunt 3:43
7. "I Feel Everything"     3:12
8. "Forever"   Menzel 3:53
9. "My Own Worst Enemy"     4:34
10. "Perfume and Promises"   Menzel, Vettese 3:40
UK bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Defying Gravity"   Stephen Schwartz 3:46
12. "God Give Me Strength"   Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello 4:05
13. "Brave" (UK Mix)   4:34
14. "Gorgeous" (Craig C Master Mix) Menzel, Bassett 7:27
Special Edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Let Me Fall"   Bethany Joy Lenz 3:36
12. "I Stand" (Acoustic version)   3:04


  1. ^ "Kanaal van Idinamenzel". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Club Music, Hot Dance Songs, Club Songs, Dance Club Music Charts" (in (Dutch)). Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to Radio and Records". Radioandrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Idina Menzel's Fairy Tale Journey: From Broadway to 'Frozen' and a 'Gorgeous' Note From John Travolta (Cover Story)". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 

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