The Q-Music Sessions

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The Q-music Sessions
Compilation album by Within Temptation
Released 19 April 2013 (Netherlands and Belgium)
Recorded 2012
Genre Symphonic metal, symphonic rock, pop rock
Length 39:49
Label BMG
Producer Within Temptation
Within Temptation chronology
The Unforgiving
(2011)
The Q-Music Sessions
(2013)
Hydra
(2014)
Singles from The Q-Music Sessions
  1. "Crazy"
    Released: 21 September 2012[1]
  2. "Grenade"
    Released: 4 October 2012[2]

The Q-music Sessions is a special Within Temptation cover album in which consists of eleven covers made by the band for the Belgian radio station Q-music in celebration of their fifteenth anniversary. Due to the positive reactions from fans and the radio audience,[3] the band decided to release a special album containing eleven of the fifteen covers made.[4][5]

Background[edit]

In the run up to the 15th anniversary of Within Temptation, the band was asked by Q-Music to choose and perform an existing track in a "Within Temptation style" once a week during fifteen weeks during their special program Within Temptation Friday.[6] The covers consist most part of pop songs in which the band transformed into a more symphonic oriented form. Lead vocalist Sharon den Adel stated that: “Our approach was to really make the cover a new Within Temptation song. So not going the easy way by using only a piano or an acoustic guitar for example, but really trying to put all the elements of a Within Temptation track in this new version. It was quite a challenge because we had only one week to get it right, while recording an original Within Temptation song can sometimes takes up half a year! But this pressure also gave us an creative boost and it was very rewarding to get it done in time each week. Also, we learned a lot from the in-depth analysis we needed to make on these hits, written by others, in combination with implementing our own sound and style in each new cover. We are glad that we’ve taken up this challenge and are very proud of the result.".[4] They covered artists such as Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic, Lana del Rey, The Who among others.[6]

Missing songs[edit]

The band also did four more covers for the radio station, Little Lion Man (Mumford & Sons), Somebody That I Used to Know (Gotye), Skyfall (Adele) and Paradise (Coldplay), but the songs were not included on the album due to copyright issues from the original artists.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Grenade (Bruno Mars)"   Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Andrew Wyatt 3:45
2. "Titanium (David Guetta)"   Sia Furler, David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort, Nick Van De Wall 3:57
3. "Let Her Go (Passenger)"   Mike Rosenberg 3:43
4. "Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Rey)"   Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels 4:06
5. "Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)"   Imagine Dragons 3:14
6. "Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)"   Brian Burton, Thomas Callaway, Gian Franco Reverberi, Gian Piero Reverberi 3:31
7. "Dirty Dancer (Enrique Iglesias)"   Enrique Iglesias, Nadir Khayat, Evan Bogart, Erika Nuri, David Quiñones 4:14
8. "Don't You Worry Child (Swedish House Mafia)"   Axel Hedfors, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, John Martin Lindström, Michel Zitron 3:36
9. "Behind Blue Eyes (The Who)"   Pete Townshend 4:19
10. "The Power of Love (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)"   Peter Gill, Holly Johnson, Mark O'Toole 3:59
11. "Apologize (OneRepublic)"   Ryan Tedder 3:25

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Belgian Ultratop (Flanders)[8] 4
Belgian Ultratop (Wallonia)[9] 34
Dutch Albums Chart[10] 5

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b "releases cover album in collaboration with Q-Music". Within Temptation. 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Within Temptation To Release Covers Album". Blabbermouth.net. 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  6. ^ a b "Within Temptation". Within Temptation. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  7. ^ "Official Video for Titanium online now!". Within Temptation. 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  8. ^ "Within Temptation - The Q Music Sessions". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  9. ^ "Within Temptation - The Q Music Sessions". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Within Temptation - The Q Music Sessions". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2013-10-13.