Natural (Peter Andre album)

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Natural
Studio album by Peter Andre
Released 8 March 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre
Length 45:20
Label
Producer
Peter Andre chronology
Peter Andre
(1993)
Natural
(1996)
Time
(1997)
Singles from Natural
  1. "Turn It Up"
    Released: 1 May 1995
  2. "Mysterious Girl"
    Released: 1 September 1995 (Australia)
  3. "Get Down on It"
    Released: 12 February 1996 (Australia)
  4. "Only One"
    Released: 1 March 1996 (United Kingdom)
  5. "Mysterious Girl"
    Released: 1 May 1996 (United Kingdom)
  6. "Flava"
    Released: 1 September 1996
  7. "I Feel You"
    Released: 1 November 1996
  8. "Natural"
    Released: 1 February 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Natural is the second studio album released by Australian singer-songwriter Peter Andre.[2]

Background[edit]

Following the success of his first album, Andre was commissioned to record a second album with Melodian. However, Melodian believed that after the success received in Australia for his first album, that it would be wise to see if he could break the British market as well. Andre soon signed a joint deal with Melodian and British record label Mushroom UK, which would see his second studio album released in both markets. On 1 May 1995, a single, entitled "Turn It Up" was released to both markets, achieving Top 10 success on both countries' respective singles charts. However, the deal with Mushroom soon came under jeopardy when the label went into administration. Melodian pressed ahead with releases in Australia, releasing "Mysterious Girl" on 1 September 1995. In January 1996, Mushroom announced that they had found a buyer for their label, meaning that they would not have to close, and that the joint deal was still in place. However, at this point, preparations for the album's release had been made in Australia. Just three weeks before the album's release in Australia, a third single, "Get Down On It", was released, peaking within the Top 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart. On 1 March 1996, Mushroom announced plans to continue with their releases, and the second British single, "Only One", was released. On 8 March 1996, the album, entitled 'Natural', was released in Australia. Plans for a British release were still ongoing at this point. Mushroom soon announced plans to release "Mysterious Girl" as the third British single on 24 May 1996, as at the time of release in Australia, the track had not been released on the British market due to ongoing issues over the record deal. Mushroom soon announced that due to the problems caused by the label's proposed closure, they would be reworking the album for the British market. On 1 September 1996, a new single, "Flava", was released and three weeks later, the album was released. On the week of release, the album sold 200,000 copies, and become the fastest-selling album of the year. Two further singles – "I Feel You" and the title track, "Natural" – were released exclusively in the United Kingdom, both of which entered the Top 20 on the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

Australian edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Mysterious Girl" (featuring Bubbler Ranx)
Ollie J 3:43
2. "Natural"  
  • Andre
  • O. Jacobs
  • P. Jacobs
  • Goldsmith
Cutfather & Joe 3:47
3. "Flavour of the Year" (featuring Cee) Whitmore 4:00
4. "All I Ever Wanted"  
  • Graham
  • Lew[a]
3:38
5. "Tell Me When"   Andre Whitmore 3:48
6. "Turn It Up" (featuring Ollie J)
  • Andre
  • O. Jacobs
  • P. Jacobs
  • Mark Walcot
  • Goldsmith
Ollie J 3:24
7. "Message to My Girl"   Neil Finn Nigel Lowis 4:12
8. "You Are (Part One)"   Andre Whitmore 1:53
9. "Only One"  
  • Andre
  • O. Jacobs
  • P. Jacobs
  • Ogilvy
  • Ollie J
  • Mykaell Riley[a]
3:52
10. "Get Down on It" (featuring Past to Present)
  • Andre
  • Nu-O
4:47
European edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Flava" (featuring Cee)
Whitmore 3:55
2. "Natural" (C&J street mix)
Cutfather & Joe 4:22
3. "Mysterious Girl" (featuring Bubbler Ranx)
  • Peter Andre
  • O. Jacobs
  • P. Jacobs
  • Goldsmith
  • Bubbler Ranx
Ollie J 3:43
4. "I Feel You"  
  • Andre
  • Terry "Juice" Jones
  • Goldsmith
Cutfather & Joe 5:02
5. "You Are (Part Two)"   Andre Whitmore 2:04
6. "All I Ever Wanted"  
  • Graham
  • Lew[a]
3:38
7. "Show U Somethin'"  
  • Andre
  • Richard Pascoe
  • Hector
Richie D 3:19
8. "To the Top"  
  • Andre
  • Ashley Cadell
  • Cadell
  • Mark Forrester
4:02
9. "Tell Me When"   Andre Whitmore 3:48
10. "Only One"  
  • Andre
  • O. Jacobs
  • P. Jacobs
  • Ogilvy
  • Ollie J
  • Mykaell Riley[a]
3:52
11. "Message to My Girl"   Neil Finn Nigel Lowis 4:12
12. "Turn It Up" (featuring Ollie J)
  • Andre
  • O. Jacobs
  • P. Jacobs
  • Mark Walcot
  • Goldsmith
Ollie J 3:24
13. "Get Down on It" (featuring Past to Present)
  • Andre
  • Nu-O
4:47
  • Natural: The Video
  1. "Turn It Up" (Video)
  2. "Only One" (Video)
  3. "To The Top" (Video)
  4. "Mysterious Girl" (Video)
  5. "Flava" (Video)
  6. "I Feel You" (Video)
  7. "All I Ever Wanted" (Video)
  8. "Natural" (Video)
  9. "I Feel You" (Unplugged)
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 11
Austrian Albums Chart 28
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 31
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 24
Dutch Albums Chart 8
Finnish Albums Chart 37
German Albums Chart 28
New Zealand Album Chart 3
Swedish Albums Chart 11
Swiss Albums Chart 11
UK Albums Chart 1
Euro Hot 100 Albums 7

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Poland (ZPAV)[3] Gold 50,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Platinum 300,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic review
  2. ^ Peter Andre Natural - Tin UK CD album (CDLP) (516102)
  3. ^ "Polish album certifications – Peter Andre – Natural" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). 
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Peter Andre – Natural". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Natural in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
Preceded by
K by Kula Shaker
UK number one album
12 October 1996 – 18 October 1996
Succeeded by
Greatest Hits by Simply Red