Lenka (album)

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Lenka
Studio album by Lenka
Released 23 September 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop, indie pop
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 self-titled debut 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]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Show" (Lenka, Jason Reeves) – 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
  12. "Force of Nature" (Lenka, Wally Gagel, Xandy Barry) (iTunes bonus track) – 3:33

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart 30[10]
German Albums Chart 35
Polish Albums Chart[11] 4
Swiss Albums Chart 48[12]
UK Albums Chart 58[13]
US Billboard 200 142[14]
US Billboard Heatseekers 3[14]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Poland (ZPAV)[15] 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, tympani [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, electric guitar, keyboards, programming, producer, mellotron, vibraphone
  • Matt Funes – viola
  • Armen Garabedian – violin
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Pierre Girard – engineer
  • Mark Goldenberg – bass
  • Scott Graves – A&R
  • Nicole Harding – project coordinator
  • Sean Hurley – bass
  • 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, 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 coordinator
  • Daniel Thouin – organ, piano
  • Philip Vaiman – violin
  • Joey Waronker – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Review: Lenka". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  2. ^ 09:59am. "Music - Review of Lenka - Lenka". BBC. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  3. ^ Day, Adrienne (Sep 16, 2008). "Review: Lenka". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Music - Album Review - Lenka: 'Lenka'". Digital Spy. 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (26 June 2009). "Review: Lenka". Guardian. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Lenka - Lenka | album reviews". musicOMH. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  7. ^ McCormick, Neil (1 Jul 2009). "Review: Lenka". 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. ^ Steffen Hung. "Lenka - Lenka". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  11. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLIS. 2009-05-24. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Lenka - Lenka". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  13. ^ "Lenka". Chart Stats. 2009-05-23. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  14. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1422145/charts-awards
  15. ^ "Polish album certifications – Lenka – Lenka" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). 

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