These Streets

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For the song by Tanya Stephens, see These Streets (song).
These Streets
Studio album by Paolo Nutini
Released 17 July 2006
Genre Pop rock, acoustic
Length 44:25
Label Atlantic
Producer Ken Nelson, Jim Duguid, Tom Elmhirst, Andy Green
Paolo Nutini chronology
These Streets
(2006)
Sunny Side Up
(2009)
Singles from These Streets
  1. "Last Request"
    Released: 3 July 2006
  2. "Jenny Don't Be Hasty"
    Released: 25 September 2006
  3. "Rewind"
    Released: 4 December 2006
  4. "New Shoes"
    Released: 12 March 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
IndieLondon 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Observer 3/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]
The New York Times (positive)[5]
Teentoday.co.uk 3/5 stars[6]
Yahoo! Music 6/10 stars[7]

These Streets is the debut studio album by Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini, released by Atlantic Records on 17 July 2006. Preceded by the single "Last Request", the album debuted and peaked at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart and was later certified with five Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for domestic shipments in excess of 1,500,000 copies. It also entered the charts in many other European countries, and in 2011 it was certified double Platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry for sales of over 2,000,000 copies in Europe.

Background[edit]

Most of the songs featured on the album were inspired by the end of Nutini's relationship with his long-term girlfriend Teri Brogan, which began when they both were fifteen.[8][9] Among the others, "Last Request" describes the couple's last night together, while "Rewind" expresses the willing of turning back time before the end of their lovestory.[5][10] Another auto-biographical intimate relationship served as the inspiration for the album's second single, "Jenny Don't Be Hasty", which tells about Nutini's involvement with an older woman who refused him because of his age.[11]

Other tracks from the album explore different themes, like the title-track, which describes the feelings of a boy who leaves his hometown to move to a big city,[5] or "New Shoes", a song telling about a man who finds life easier as he wears a new pair of shoes. According to Nutini, the song was written trying to imagine if solving problems could be as easy as buying shoes is.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jenny Don't Be Hasty"   Paolo Nutini, Jimmy Hogarth 3:29
2. "Last Request"   Nutini, Jim Duguid, Matty Benbrook 3:41
3. "Rewind"   Nutini, Duguid 4:19
4. "Million Faces"   Nutini, Benbrook, Pauline Taylor 3:41
5. "These Streets"   Nutini, Pete Wilkinson, Sarah Erasmus 3:53
6. "New Shoes"   Nutini, Benbrook, Duguid 3:21
7. "White Lies"   Nutini, John Fortis 4:00
8. "Loving You"   Nutini, Duguid, Chris Leonard 4:00
9. "Autumn"   Nutini, Duguid 2:50
10. "Alloway Grove" (includes the acoustic version of "Last Request" as a ghost track) Nutini, Rollo Armstrong 14:12

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
France (SNEP)[34] Gold 75,000*
Ireland (IRMA)[35] 2× Platinum 30,000x
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[36] Platinum 30,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[37] 5× Platinum 1,500,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[38] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Release date Format Label
United Kingdom[39] 17 July 2006 CD, download Atlantic
Italy[40] 29 September 2006
United States[41] 30 January 2007

References[edit]

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  2. ^ IndieLondon review
  3. ^ The Observer review
  4. ^ Christian Hoard (20 February 2007). "These Streets : Paolo Nutini : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from Rolling Stone review the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Jon Pareles (2 February 2007). The New York Times "Lonely Guy Arrives, and Lots of Friends Show Up". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Teentoday.co.uk review
  7. ^ Yahoo! Music review
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  9. ^ "Paolo Nutini back together with long-term girlfriend Teri Brogan". Daily Record. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
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  12. ^ Tom Fordyce (5 August 2008). "The odd couple unveil new shoes". BBC. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
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