The Pursuit (album)
|Studio album by Jamie Cullum|
|Released||10 November 2009
see (Release history)
|Genre||Jazz-pop, crossover jazz|
|Label||Decca, Verve Forecast (US)|
|Jamie Cullum chronology|
The Pursuit is the fifth studio album by Jamie Cullum. It was released on 9 November 2009 in the United Kingdom, and released in the United States and Canada on 2 March 2010. It was produced by Greg Wells and Martin Terefe, and mixed by Gregg Wells, Thomas Juth and Ryan Hewitt. The album's title is taken from the novel The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford. The album was recorded at a Los Angeles studio using songs that Cullum originally recorded at his Shepherd's Bush recording studio, Terrified Studios. The song "Mixtape" features Sophie Dahl on backing vocals.
Music Week critic Andy Morris states in his review of the album, "The Cole Porter cover at the start won't surprise you, but the house track at the end just might. Cullum's fifth album does justice to his musical influences: from the Portishead-tinged 'If I Ruled The World' to the wonky groove of 'We Run Things', it's bold, experimental and the best thing Cullum's done." 
Both the track listing and the cover-art for the album were released on 27 August 2009.
Track listing 
|1||"Just One of Those Things"||Cole Porter||4:35|
|2||"I'm All Over It"||Cullum, Ricky Ross||3:40|
|4||"If I Ruled the World"||Leslie Bricusse and Cyril Ornadel||4:36|
|5||"You and Me Are Gone"||Cullum, Geoff Gascoyne, Sebastian de Krom||5:05|
|6||"Don't Stop the Music"||Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Stroleer Eriksen, Frankie Storm & Michael Jackson||4:49||Cover of Rihanna song|
|7||"Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down"||Cullum||3:57|
|8||"Mixtape"||Cullum, Ben Cullum||4:58|
|9||"I Think, I Love"||Cullum||4:16|
|10||"We Run Things"||Cullum||3:31|
|11||"Not While I'm Around"||Stephen Sondheim||3:32||From the musical Sweeney Todd|
|12||"Music Is Through"||Cullum, Ben Cullum||7:07|
|13||"I Love This"||Cullum, Ben Cullum||4:45||U.S./Canada edition bonus track|
|14||"Gran Torino"||Music: Clint Eastwood, Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens
|4:32||U.S./Canada and UK edition bonus track|
|15||"The Move On Song"||Cullum||3:47||U.S./Canada edition bonus track|
|16||"Grace is Gone"||Cullum||3:06||UK edition bonus track|
The album entered the UK Album Charts on 15 November 2009 at number 16.
|Austrian Albums Chart||35|
|Dutch Albums Chart||11|
|German Albums Chart ||11||Gold||100,000+|
|Portuguese Albums Chart||7|
|US Billboard 200||42|
|US Rock Albums||7|
|UK Albums Chart||16|
Release history 
|United Kingdom||10 November 2009||CD, Digital download||Decca Records|
|United States||2 March 2010||Verve Forecast|
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- Keith Bruce (6 November 2009). "The pursuit of happiness". The Herald. Retrieved 17 November 2009.
- Craig McLean (14 October 2009). "Jamie Cullum interview". Telegraph. Retrieved 17 November 2009.
- "First Single from The Pursuit"
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- "Jamie Cullum - The Pursuit - Music Charts". Acharts.us. 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
- Certification award levels IFPI. Retrieved August, 2009.
- ":: MTV | Album Top 50 KW 9 | charts". Mtv.de. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
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