Twelve Stops and Home

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Twelve Stops and Home
Studio album by The Feeling
Released 5 June 2006 (United Kingdom)
27 February 2007 (United States)
Genre Power pop, soft rock
Length 56:21
Label Island, Cherrytree
Producer The Feeling, Chris Potter, Andy Green
The Feeling chronology
Twelve Stops and Home
(2006)
Join With Us
(2008)
Singles from Twelve Stops and Home
  1. "Sewn"
    Released: 27 February 2006
  2. "Fill My Little World"
    Released: 22 May 2006
  3. "Never Be Lonely"
    Released: 28 August 2006
  4. "Love It When You Call"
    Released: 20 November 2006
  5. "Rosé"
    Released: 12 February 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
BBC (unfavourable)[1]
Drowned in Sound 1/10 [2]
NME 4/10
The Observer 5/5 stars[3]
Yahoo Music 1/10 [4]

Twelve Stops and Home is the debut album by The Feeling, released on 5 June 2006.

The album's title refers to the twelve stops on the Piccadilly line of the London Underground from Leicester Square to Bounds Green. Lead singer Dan Gillespie Sells grew up in Bounds Green and lived a short walk from the tube station.

It received a five-star review from The Observer,[3] however it garnered a scathing 1/10 from Drowned In Sound.[2]

The album produced 3 top 10 hits, "Sewn", "Fill My Little World" and "Never Be Lonely".

UK and international track listing[edit]

  1. "I Want You Now" – 3:47
  2. "Never Be Lonely" – 3:31
  3. "Fill My Little World" – 4:07
  4. "Kettle's On" – 4:07
  5. "Sewn" – 5:55
  6. "Anyone" – 4:10
  7. "Strange" – 4:21
  8. "Love It When You Call" – 3:35
  9. "Rosé" – 4:16
  10. "Same Old Stuff" – 5:10
  11. "Helicopter" – 3:18
  12. "Blue Piccadilly" – 9:55 (incl. studio chatter and the hidden track "Miss You")

US track listing[edit]

  1. "Sewn" – 5:55
  2. "Never Be Lonely" – 3:31
  3. "Love It When You Call" – 3:35
  4. "Fill My Little World" – 4:07
  5. "Kettle's On" – 4:07
  6. "I Want You Now" – 3:47
  7. "Strange" – 4:21
  8. "Anyone" – 4:10
  9. "Rosé" – 4:16
  10. "Same Old Stuff" – 5:10
  11. "Helicopter" – 3:52
  12. "Blue Piccadilly" – 9:55 (incl. studio chatter and hidden track)

"Blue Piccadilly" ends with the group and team talking, before leaving the studio. At this point Dan re-enters to perform the hidden track "Miss You." Inserting the CD whilst on the band's website allows the user to unlock hidden content including videos to the group's hit singles and a special recording.

All songs are written and produced by The Feeling. "Never Be Lonely", "Sewn" and "Strange" co-produced with Andy Green.

Singles[edit]

The following songs have been released as singles:

  1. "Fill My Little World"
  2. "Sewn"
  3. "Never Be Lonely"
  4. "Love It When You Call"
  5. "Rosé"

"Sewn" was featured on the FIFA 07 soundtrack.[5]

Charts[edit]

The album placed #1 on the UK Amazon and iTunes charts.

It charted in the UK Albums Chart on 11 June 2006 at #2 below the Sandi Thom album, Smile... It Confuses People. In its second week, it charted at #3 following Smile... It Confuses People at #2, and the second Keane album, Under the Iron Sea.

In its first week on sale in the UK it sold 43,304 copies and in its second week it sold 39,000 copies.

The album has been certified 2× Platinum in the UK,[6] selling over 727,000 copies and has sold around 1.5 million copies worldwide.

It charted at #20 on the Top Heatseekers in the U.S.[7]

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