It's Only Time
|It's Only Time|
|Studio album by Drake Bell|
|Released||December 5, 2006|
|Genre||Pop rock, alternative rock|
|Producer||Backhouse Mike, C.J. Abraham|
|Drake Bell chronology|
|Singles from It's Only Time|
It's Only Time is the second studio album released by pop rock artist Drake Bell. It marks his first release on the major record label Universal Records. His first album, Telegraph, was released independently in 2005. It's Only Time was released on December 5, 2006. There were two singles released for this album. The first single, "I Know", was released on October 17, 2006. The second single, "Makes Me Happy," was released on October 16, 2007.
The album debuted at #81 on the Billboard 200, selling 7,500+ copies its first week of release.
The recording of the album began in Spring 2006. Drake Bell wrote all of the songs on the album, however, all the songs were, as with Telegraph, co-written along with either Michael Corcoran and/or C.J. Abraham. The album was produced by Backhouse Mike (Michael Corcoran) and co-produced by Drake and C.J. Abraham, and was mixed by Rob Jacobs and C.J. Abraham. The album cover was photographed by Nabil Elderkin and the art direction of the cover and backcover was by John Pina.
The album had two singles, "I Know" and "Makes Me Happy", with Makes Me Happy being the most successful. I Know also had a music video that aired on MTV two days after the album release.
The last four songs on the album form "a narrative about the ups and downs in three different relationships", that go together, without breaks, a credited homage to the second side of The Beatles’ Abbey Road.
Two versions of the album were released, a standard version, and a deluxe version that came with a bonus DVD and stickers.
All songs written by C.J. Abraham, Drake Bell and Michael Corcoran, except track 5 and 8 by Bell and Corcoran.
- "Up Periscope" – 3:15
- "I Know" – 3:45
- "Do What You Want" – 3:25
- "It's Only Time" – 3:59
- "I Found a Way" (Acoustic) – 3:02
- "Makes Me Happy" – 2:07
- "Fool the World" – 4:44
- "Fallen for You" – 3:16
- "Rusted Silhouette" – 3:08
- "Break Me Down" – 2:06
- "End It Good" – 1:45
- Wal-Mart bonus tracks
- iTunes bonus tracks
Drake Bell made one music video for the album. The music video was made for the song "I Know" and a day after the album was released, it was shown on MTV.
Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp
In the Drake & Josh TV special Really Big Shrimp, Bell's character in the show gets a record deal and repeatedly plays the song "Makes Me Happy" throughout the movie. The version played in the movie is different than the version that appears on It's Only Time and uses the lyrics from the version of "Makes Me Happy" that can be heard in an episode of Zoey 101.
It's Only Time is Drake Bell's first and only album to reach the Billboard 200 and his highest-selling album with more than 178,000 copies sold worldwide. The album stayed on the Billboard charts for five weeks. It was also on the Rock Album charts for 1 week. In Mexico it was more successful, reaching number four in its chart.
|U.S. Billboard 200||81|
|Mexican Top 100 Albums Chart||4|
|Mexican Top 20 International Albums Chart||2|
- Drake Bell - Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitars
- Backhouse Mike - Backing Vocals, Guitars, Bass Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion
- Joey Finger - Drums
- Tom Kinne - Bass Guitar
- Alissa Griffith - Backing Vocals
- C.J. Abraham - Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Horns
- Claudia Vossanine - Background Vocals
- DJ Eroc - Scratching
- David Barlia - Ukulele, Jaw Harp
- Joe Travers - Drums
- Allmusic review
- MovieVine review
- Ultimate Guitar review
- Melodic.net review
- "Actor Drake Bell To Release Major Label Debut, "It's Only Time," Dec. 5". Retrieved 2006-12-05.
- "It's Only Time". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
- Mexico Top 100 Albums Chart - Week 42 - Last Checked: 7th November 2008
- Mexico Top 20 International Albums Chart - Week 42 - Last Checked: 7th November 2008
- Drake Bell at Universal Motown's website