Ronan Parke (album)

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Ronan Parke
Ronan's Parke album cover
Studio album by Ronan Parke
Released 24 October 2011 (2011-10-24)
Recorded July–September 2011
Genre Pop
Label Syco Music, Sony Music
Producer
Singles from Ronan Parke
  1. "A Thousand Miles"
    Released: 24 October 2011

Ronan Parke is the debut studio album by English singer Ronan Parke. It was released in the UK on 24 October 2011.[1] The album was composed mostly of cover songs.

Background[edit]

Parke revealed on his Facebook page on 31 August that the official video for "A Thousand Miles", the first track from the album, would be released on 12 September, with the lyric video being released on 2 September. The video also revealed that "Forget You" and "Feeling Good" would be on the album amongst others.

It was reported in The Sun on 6 September that Gary Barlow had penned a track for the album called "Stronger Than I Am".[2] It was also revealed in the article that fellow BGT finalist Paul Gbegbaje provided piano backing on "A Thousand Miles".[3]

Promotion[edit]

During 2011, Parke appeared on:

  • T4 on the Beach – 10 July, performing "Forget You";
  • QVC – 10 October, performing "Feeling Good" and "A Thousand Miles";
  • This Morning – 18 October;
  • BBC Breakfast – 21 October, performing "The Edge of Glory";
  • The CBBC show Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up – 21 October, performing "A Thousand Miles";
  • Blue Peter – 24 October, performing "A Thousand Miles", with Barney Harwood providing piano backing;
  • The Alan Titchmarsh Show – 25 October, performing "Feeling Good";
  • OK! TV – 28 October.

Singles[edit]

"A Thousand Miles", originally by Vanessa Carlton, is the first and lead single from the album. The music video, which premiered on 14 September, features Parke against various coloured backgrounds, with lyrics from the track appearing on the screen.[4] The track was also released on 24 October.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Feeling Good"   Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse 2:45
2. "Forget You"   Christopher "Brody" Brown, Peter Hernandez, Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine 3:42
3. "A Thousand Miles"   Vanessa Carlton 3:59
4. "Fix You"   Coldplay 4:27
5. "Because of You"   Kelly Clarkson, David Hodges, Ben Moody 3:39
6. "You Gotta Be"   Des'ree, Ashley Ingram 3:37
7. "Make You Feel My Love"   Bob Dylan 3:14
8. "Songbird"   Christine McVie 3:41
9. "We'll Rock the World"     3:58
10. "Stronger Than I Am"   Gary Barlow 3:46
11. "The Edge of Glory (acoustic)"   Stefani Germanotta, Fernando Garibay, Paul Blair 3:15
12. "Firework (acoustic)"   Katy Perry, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Wilhelm, Ester Dean 4:06

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Scottish Albums Chart[5] 32
UK Albums Chart[6] 22

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 24 October 2011 Digital download, CD Syco Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Album Review:Ronan Parke – Ronan Parke". 22 October 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gary Barlow writes track for 'Britain's Got Talent' finalist Ronan Parke". Digital Spy. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Gary Barlow is on to a winner with Ronan Parke". The Sun. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "YouTube: A Thousand Miles – Lyrics video". Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 November 2011.