Lenka (album)

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Lenka
Studio album by Lenka
Released 23 September 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre
Label Epic
Producer
  • John Alagìa
  • Mike Elizondo
  • Pierre Marchand
  • Stuart Brawley
  • Jason Lader
Lenka chronology
Lenka
(2008)
Two
(2011)
Singles from Lenka
  1. "The Show"
    Released: 15 June 2009
  2. "Trouble Is a Friend"
    Released: 1 September 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC Music (favourable)[2]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[3]
Digital Spy 2/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
MusicOMH 2/5 stars[6]
The Daily Telegraph 2/5 stars[7]

Lenka is the debut studio album by Australian recording artist Lenka. It was released on 23 September 2008 by Epic Records.[8] The first single, "The Show", was released on 15 June 2009.[9]

Singles[edit]

"The Show" was released to digital retailers on 6 September 2008 as the album's lead single.[10] The song had moderate success, peaking at number 25 on the US Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart,[11] and at number 65 on the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia.[12]

"Trouble Is a Friend" was released to digital retailers as the album's second and final single on 1 September 2009.[13] It failed to match the success of its predecessor, charting at number 65 on the German Singles Chart.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Show"   3:56
2. "Bring Me Down"  
  • Stuart Brawley
  • Lenka
3:29
3. "Skipalong"  
  • Michael Kevin Farrell
  • Lenka
3:53
4. "Don't Let Me Fall"  
  • Lenka
  • Thomas Salter
2:51
5. "Anything I'm Not"   Lenka 3:18
6. "Knock Knock"  
  • Kevin Griffin
  • Lenka
3:41
7. "Dangerous and Sweet"  
  • Daniel Burns
  • Lenka
  • Billy Mohler
3:32
8. "Trouble Is a Friend"  
  • Lenka
  • Salter
3:36
9. "Live Like You're Dying"   Lenka 3:49
10. "Like a Song"   Lenka 3:20
11. "We Will Not Grow Old"  
  • Burns
  • Lenka
  • Mohler
3:18
Total length:
38:42

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[16] 30
German Albums Chart 35
Polish Albums Chart[17] 4
Swiss Albums Chart[18] 48
UK Albums Chart[19] 58
US Billboard 200[20] 142
US Billboard Heatseekers[20] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Poland (ZPAV)[21] Gold 10,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

Personnel[edit]

  • John Alagia – acoustic guitar, producer, mixing
  • Fiona Brawley – assistant engineer
  • Stuart Brawley – organ, piano, keyboards, bells, producer, engineer, timpani, vibraphone, horn arrangements
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Keith Ciancia – drums, keyboards
  • Brian Conrad – assistant engineer
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Joe Corcoran – guitar, percussion, programming, Moog synthesizer, engineer, mixing
  • Howie Day – vocals
  • Mario Diaz de Leon – violin, concert master
  • Joel Derouin – violin
  • Mike Elizondo – acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, programming, producer, Mellotron, vibraphone
  • Matt Funes – viola
  • Armen Garabedian – violin
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Pierre Girard – engineer
  • Mark Goldenberg – bass guitar
  • Scott Graves – A&R
  • Nicole Harding – project co-ordinator
  • Sean Hurley – bass guitar
  • Victor Indrizzo – drums
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Suzie Katayama – music preparation, string contractor
  • Roland Kato – viola
  • Jason Lader – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Trevor Lawrence – drums
  • Sheri Lee – art direction
  • Ana Lenchantin – cello
  • Paz Lenchantin – violin
  • Danny Levin – trombone, trumpet
  • Adam MacDougall – piano, keyboards
  • Pierre Marchand – bass guitar, accordion, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Lester Nuby – drums
  • Wes Precourt – violin
  • Zac Rae – piano, keyboards
  • Tim Roberts – mixing assistant
  • Stacey Ross – hair stylist
  • Maxime St-Pierre – horn
  • Kevin Salem – mixing
  • Brian Scheuble – engineer, mixing
  • Pascal Shefteshy – guitar, engineer
  • Tereza Stanislav – violin
  • Aaron Sterling – drums
  • Shari Sutcliffe – project co-ordinator
  • Daniel Thouin – organ, piano
  • Philip Vaiman – violin
  • Joey Waronker – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Review: Lenka". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Review of Lenka - Lenka". BBC. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Day, Adrienne (16 September 2008). "Review: Lenka". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Album Review - Lenka: 'Lenka'". Digital Spy. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (26 June 2009). "Review: Lenka". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Lenka - Lenka | album reviews". musicOMH. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  7. ^ McCormick, Neil (1 July 2009). "Review: Lenka". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Lenka Discography". discogs.com. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "Columbia Records UK – Lenka - Lenka". Columbia Records. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "New Releases Singles - Week Commencing 17th November 2008". ARIA Charts (Australian Recording Industry Association Ltd.). 17 November 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/306946/Lenka/chart?f=343
  12. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles - Week Commencing 10th November 2008". ARIA Charts (Australian Recording Industry Association Ltd.). 10 November 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - Trouble Is a Friend - Single by Lenka". iTunes Store (United States). 1 September 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "Lenka - Trouble Is A Friend - Music Charts". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - Lenka by Lenka". iTunes Store (United States). Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  16. ^ Steffen Hung. "Lenka - Lenka". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLIS. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  18. ^ Steffen Hung. "Lenka - Lenka". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Lenka". Chart Stats. 23 May 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  20. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1422145/charts-awards
  21. ^ "Polish album certifications – Lenka – Lenka" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). 

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