The Love Album (Westlife album)

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The Love Album
Studio album by Westlife
Released 13 November 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, Adult Contemporary
Length 41:53
Language English
Label Sony BMG
Producer David Kreuger, Per Magnusson, Larossi, Quiz, Steve Mac
Westlife chronology
Face to Face
(2005)
The Love Album
(2006)
Back Home
(2007)
Singles from The Love Album
  1. "The Rose"
    Released: 6 November 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Blogcritics 3/5 stars[2]
muzyka.onet.pl 5/5 stars[3]
Entertainmentwise 3.5/5 stars[4]
Rovi 3.5/5 stars[5]

The Love Album is the seventh studio album and second and last cover album by boy band Westlife from Ireland; it was released on 20 November 2006.[6] The songs on the album center on the theme of "love". The first and only single released was "The Rose", originally recorded by Bette Midler—it debuted at No. 1 in Ireland and the UK. It was the band's 14th No. 1 single. The song was first performed at Miss World 2006. The album debuted at its peak position at No. 1 on the UK Charts, selling 219,662 copies in the UK that week.[7]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writers Length Original
artist
1 The Rose Amanda McBroom 3:39 Bette Midler
2 Total Eclipse of the Heart Jim Steinman 4:40 Bonnie Tyler
3 All Out of Love (featuring Delta Goodrem) Graham Russell, Clive Davis 3:44 Air Supply
4 You Light Up My Life Joe Brooks 3:27 Kasey Cisyk
5 Easy Lionel Richie 4:26 The Commodores
6 You Are So Beautiful (to Me) Billy Preston, Dennis Wilson, Bruce Fisher 3:03 Billy Preston
7 Have You Ever Been in Love Andy Hill, Peter Sinfield, John Danter 3:41 Leo Sayer
8 Love Can Build a Bridge John Barlow Jarvis, Naomi Judd, Paul Overstreet 3:55 The Judds
9 The Dance Anthony Arata 3:58 Garth Brooks
10 All or Nothing Steve Mac, Wayne Hector 3:56 O-Town
11 You've Lost That Loving Feeling Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil 3:25 The Righteous Brothers

Japanese Bonus Tracks

# Title Writers Length Original
artist
12 Solitaire Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody 5:07 Neil Sedaka
13 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin 3:47 George Benson
Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc
# Title Writers Length Originally
by
1 Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle, Randy Thomas 5:38 Bob Carlisle
2 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin 3:47 George Benson
3 If David Gates 2:42 Bread
4 Solitaire Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody 5:07 Neil Sedaka
5 Still Here Steve Mac, Wayne Hector 3:51 Westlife
6 Total Eclipse of the Heart (Sunset Strippers Verse Radio Edit) Jim Steinman 3:48 Bonnie Tyler

Credits[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Philippines 13 November 2006
Ireland 20 November 2006
United Kingdom
Argentina 5 December 2006

Charts and certifications[edit]

The Love Tour[edit]

Main article: The Love Tour

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Love Album (Westlife album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Blogcritics review
  3. ^ "muzyka.onet.pl review". Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Entertainmentwise review
  5. ^ "Listen to The Love Album by Westlife – Album Reviews, Credits, and Awards". AllRovi. 6 November 2006. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "sonybmg.com.ph". sonybmg.com.ph. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Westlife beat Oasis, U2, and The Beatles in UK album battle". NME. 26 November 2006. Retrieved 26 November 2006. 
  8. ^ "Westlife – The Love Album". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Westlife – The Love Album" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Westlife – The Love Album" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien.
  11. ^ Billboard. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "ウエストライフ". ORICON STYLE. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Westlife – The Love Album". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Westlife – The Love Album". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Westlife – The Love Album". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Westlife – The Love Album". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "Westlife | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  19. ^ "Irish album certifications – Westlife – Love Album". Irish Recorded Music Association. 
  20. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Westlife – The Love Album". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 
  21. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2006" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  22. ^ "British album certifications – Westlife – The Love Album". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter The Love Album in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Twenty Five by George Michael
UK number one album
26 November 2006 – 2 December 2006
Succeeded by
Beautiful World by Take That