Lily (album)

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Lily
Studio album by Wendy Matthews
Released 28 September 1992
(see release history)
Recorded February 1992—March 1992 at Kiva West in Los Angeles and Rhinoceros Studio in Sydney, Australia
Genre Pop
Label rooArt
Producer T-Bone Burnett
Wendy Matthews chronology
The Way It Has to Be
(1991)
Lily
(1992)
The Witness Tree
(1994)
Singles from Lily
  1. "The Day You Went Away"
    Released: 31 August 1992
  2. "Friday's Child"
    Released: 18 January 1993
  3. "If Only I Could"
    Released: 19 August 1993
  4. "T.K.O."
    Released: December 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (?)[1]

Lily is the second solo studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Wendy Matthews released by rooArt in Australia on 28 September 1992 (see 1992 in music). Matthews travelled to Canada with her mother for the album to discover their heritage, which influences the album. Matthews states the album "overall, has vulnerability . . . [it is] really heart on your sleeve stuff". The album won Matthews the "Best Female Artist" award at the ARIA Awards in 1993, where the album was also nominated for "Album of the Year". It yielded four singles; "The Day You Went Away", "Friday's Child", "If Only I Could" and "T.K.O.".

The album reached #2 on the Australian album charts, remaining in the charts for 52 weeks.[2] The album was certified triple-platinum in Australia.

A limited edition version was later released with a bonus CD, IX, of live tracks. The first five tracks on the bonus disc were recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, July 1993 and the last track is a French version of "The Day You Went Away".

The album was also released in North American and Europe on Atlantic/WEA.

Track listing[edit]

All songwriters as listed[3]

  1. "Friday's Child" (David Munday, Sandy Stewart) – 3:56
  2. "Walk Away" (B. Hogan, J. Koller) – 4:04
  3. "T.K.O." (Cecil Womack) – 5:20
  4. "Mother Can’t Do" (Robert James) – 4:32
  5. "Quiet Art" (W. Matthews, M. O'Connor) – 5:47
  6. "The Day You Went Away" (Mark Batson, Edward Male Jonathon) – 4:39
  7. "If Only I Could" (Ralf Hamm, Markus Stabb, Sydney Youngblood, Claus Zundel) – 4:39
  8. "Homecoming Song" (Robert Nelson James) – 5:01
  9. "Face of Appalachia" (Lowell George, John Sebastien) – 5:26
  10. "Naming Names" (S. Lynch, P. White) – 4:39
  11. "Inexorably Yours" (John Joseph Gordon) – 3:16
Limited edition bonus disc - IX
  1. "The Water Is Wide" (Traditional) – 3:57
  2. "Square Moon" (K. Govett, G. Stapleton, R. James) – 4:06
  3. "Doomsday Lullaby" (Danny Bruce Peck) – 4:26
  4. "Going Back to My Roots" (Dozier Lamont Herbert) – 5:26
  5. "The Weavers Song" – 1:52
  6. "The Day You Went Away" – 4:35

Credits[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 28 September, 1992 RooART CD, Cassette 4509905472
21 September, 1993 Atlantic CD 92269
9 December, 1996 BMG CD 74321444142


Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[2] 2

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[4] 33
Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[5] 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "Wendy Matthews - Lily". Australian Charts.com. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Albums 1992". ARIA. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Albums 1993". ARIA. Retrieved 2009-05-26.