To Whom It May Concern (Lisa Marie Presley album)

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To Whom It May Concern
Studio album by Lisa Marie Presley
Released April 8, 2003 (U.S.)
Genre Rock, pop rock
Length 50:45
Label Capitol
Producer Eric Rosse, Andrew Slater
Lisa Marie Presley chronology
To Whom It May Concern
(2003)
Now What
(2005)
Singles from To Whom It May Concern
  1. "Lights Out"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Sinking In"
    Released: 2003

To Whom It May Concern is the debut album from American singer/songwriter Lisa Marie Presley. It was released on April 8, 2003 in the United States and Canada.

Despite the use of strong expletives and some explicit content on a good majority of the album's songs, the album was released with no Parental Advisory warning in the United States, only in a few countries.

The singles from the album are "Lights Out" and "Sinking In". The video of "Lights Out" reached #15 on the CMT Top Twenty Countdown.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (C)[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

The album received positive reviews, which praised the distinctive voice of Presley and her songwriting.

Legendary Los Angeles Times critic Robert Hilburn reviewed Presley's debut album said, "The music on her new album, has a stark, uncompromising tone" and later said, "Presley's gutsy blues-edged voice has a distinctive flair."[4]

Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine said: "This is a sharp, ambitious mainstream pop/rock album performed by a singer with real character -- thankfully, one that's surly, not sweet, since there's been too much sweetness from divas in the 2000s", giving for album four of five stars.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album sold more than 140,000 copies during its first week out, and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart. In June 2003 the Recording Industry Association of America certified the album gold, symbolizing U.S. shipment of 500,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Lisa Marie Presley, except "The Road Between" co-written by Gus Black

No. Title Music Length
1. "S.O.B."   Glen Ballard, Clif Magness, Presley 3:45
2. "The Road Between"   Black, Presley, Greg Wells 4:18
3. "Lights Out"   Ballard, Magness, Presley 3:45
4. "Better Beware"   Danny Keough, Presley, Eric Rosse 4:45
5. "Nobody Noticed It"   Magness, Presley 4:34
6. "Sinking In"   Ballard, Keough, Magness, Presley 4:31
7. "Important"   Magness, Presley 3:51
8. "So Lovely"   Ballard, John Barry, Presley 4:56
9. "Indifferent"   Presley, Rosse 3:59
10. "Gone"   Presley, Diego Sandrin 4:07
11. "To Whom It May Concern"   Ballard, Presley 4:38

Production[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
AUS NZ UK
2003 "Lights Out" 29 28 16
"Sinking In"
"—" denotes a title that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Hilburn, Robert (22 April 2003). "Making a Name for Herself". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "RIAA certification". 

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