The House (album)

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The House
Studio album by Katie Melua
Released 24 May 2010
Genre Acoustic, blues, jazz, Electronica
Length 45:44
Label Dramatico
Producer William Orbit
Katie Melua chronology
Live at the O² Arena
(2009)
The House
(2010)
Secret Symphony
(2012)
Singles from The House
  1. "The Flood"
    Released: 17 May 2010
  2. "A Happy Place"
    Released: 12 July 2010
  3. "To Kill You With A Kiss" (single title)
    "I'd Love To Kill You (album title)"

    Released: 26 November 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Daily Express 3/5 stars[1]
The Daily Telegraph 3/5 stars[2]
Mojo 3/5 stars[3]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[4]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]

The House is the fourth studio album by singer-songwriter Katie Melua, and was released on 24 May 2010. This is Melua's first studio album not to be produced by Mike Batt. The first single from the album, "The Flood", was released on 17 May 2010 and was written by Melua, Guy Chambers and Lauren Christy.[6] The second single A Happy Place was released in July 2010, featuring a remix of the track by Sparks. The third single To Kill You With A Kiss (called I'd Love To Kill You on the album) was released at the end of November 2010.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I'd Love to Kill You"   Katie Melua, Guy Chambers William Orbit 2:57
2. "The Flood"   Melua, Chambers, Lauren Christy William Orbit 4:03
3. "A Happy Place"   Melua, Chambers William Orbit 3:27
4. "A Moment of Madness"   Melua, Chambers William Orbit 3:47
5. "Red Balloons"   Melua, Polly Scattergood William Orbit 4:20
6. "Tiny Alien"   Melua, Chambers William Orbit 4:36
7. "No Fear of Heights"   Melua William Orbit 2:53
8. "The One I Love Is Gone"   Bill Monroe William Orbit 3:38
9. "Plague of Love"   Melua, Rick Nowels William Orbit 3:26
10. "God on the Drums, Devil on the Bass"   Melua, Mike Batt William Orbit 3:48
11. "Twisted"   Melua, Nowels William Orbit 3:44
12. "The House"   Melua William Orbit 5:00

Personnel[edit]

With

  • B J Cole - pedal steel on tracks 1,5,9
  • Dominic Miller - guitar on tracks 5,9
  • Jim Watson - piano on track 2
  • Keith Brazil - drums on track 3
  • Paul Stanborough - mandolin on track 2
  • Fergus Gerrand - drums on tracks 2,6,9-11
  • William Orbit - kalimba on track 6

Chart performance[edit]

In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at #4 with 29,611 copies sold in its first week.[8]

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
Für dich immer noch Fanta Sie by Die Fantastischen Vier
Swiss Albums Chart number-one album
6 June 2010
Succeeded by
Recovery by Eminem

References[edit]

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