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]

The Love AlbumStandard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "The Rose"   Amanda McBroom Quiz & Larossi 3:39
2. "Total Eclipse of the Heart"   Jim Steinman Steve Mac 4:40
3. "All Out of Love" (featuring Delta Goodrem) Graham RussellClive Davis David KreugerPer Magnusson 3:44
4. "You Light Up My Life"   Joe Brooks Steve Mac 3:27
5. "Easy"   Lionel Richie Steve Mac 4:26
6. "You Are So Beautiful (to Me)"   Billy PrestonBruce Fisher Steve Mac 3:03
7. "Have You Ever Been in Love"   Andy HillPeter Sinfield • John Danter Steve Mac 3:41
8. "Love Can Build a Bridge"   John Barlow JarvisNaomi JuddPaul Overstreet Quiz & Larossi 3:55
9. "The Dance"   Anthony Arata Steve Mac 3:58
10. "All or Nothing"   Steve MacWayne Hector Steve Mac 3:56
11. "You've Lost That Loving Feeling"   Phil SpectorBarry MannCynthia Weil Steve Mac 3:25

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
  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 Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search

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