Twentysomething (album)

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Twentysomething
Twentysomething.jpg
Studio album by Jamie Cullum
Released 20 October 2003
Recorded June – July 2003 at Mayfair Studios, London, England
Genre Jazz
Length 62:53
Label UCJ, Candid Records, Verve (US)
Producer Stewart Levine
Jamie Cullum chronology
Pointless Nostalgic
(2001)
Twentysomething
(2003)
Catching Tales
(2005)
Singles from Twentysomething
  1. "All at Sea"
    Released: 2003
  2. "These Are the Days/Frontin'"
    Released: 2004
  3. "Wind Cries Mary"
    Released: 2004
  4. "Everlasting Love"
    Released: 2004

Twentysomething is the second studio album by Jamie Cullum. It was released on October 20, 2003 in Europe, and in May, 2004 in the United States and became his most commercially successful album. The album went on to sell three million copies, and achieved eleven platinum, eleven gold and two silver sales awards. It is the fastest-selling jazz album in chart history and its sales lead to Jamie ending 2003 as the UK's highest selling jazz artist in history.[1]

On this release, Cullum performs original material as well as covers and standards. The lead single from the album was "All at Sea" and "These are the days/Frontin'" was the highest charting single at 12 on the UK Top 100 Singles.

Track listing[edit]

UK version[edit]

  1. "What a Difference a Day Made" (Stanley Adams, María Grever)
  2. "These Are the Days" (Ben Cullum)
  3. "Singing in the Rain" (Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown)
  4. "Twentysomething" (Jamie Cullum)
  5. "But for Now" (Bob Dorough)
  6. "Old Devil Moon" (Burton Lane, Yip Harburg)
  7. "I Could Have Danced All Night" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
  8. "Blame It on My Youth" (Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman)
  9. "I Get a Kick Out of You" (Cole Porter)
  10. "All at Sea" (Jamie Cullum)
  11. "Wind Cries Mary" (Jimi Hendrix)
  12. "Lover, You Should Have Come Over" (Jeff Buckley)
  13. "It's About Time" (Ben Cullum)
  14. "Next Year Baby" (Jamie Cullum)
  15. "Everlasting Love" [Special Edition Bonus Track]
  16. "Frontin'" [Special Edition Bonus Track]
  17. "Can't We Be Friends" [Special Edition Bonus Track]
  18. "High & Dry (Live from the South Bank Show)" [Special Edition Bonus Track]

US version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "These Are the Days"   Ben Cullum 3:21
2. "Twentysomething"   Jamie Cullum 3:40
3. "Wind Cries Mary"   Jimi Hendrix 3:35
4. "All at Sea"   Jamie Cullum 4:33
5. "Lover, You Should've Come Over"   Jeff Buckley 4:48
6. "Singin' in the Rain"   Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown 4:07
7. "I Get a Kick Out of You"   Cole Porter 4:10
8. "Blame It on My Youth"   Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman 3:11
9. "High and Dry"   Radiohead 4:18
10. "It's About Time"   Ben Cullum 4:06
11. "But for Now"   Bob Dorough 3:55
12. "I Could Have Danced All Night"   Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe 3:24
13. "Next Year, Baby"   Jamie Cullum 4:48
14. "What a Diff'rence a Day Made"   Stanley Adams, María Grever 5:08
15. "Frontin'"   Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, Arranged by Jamie Cullum Trio 5:49

The US version contains "Frontin'" and "High and Dry" as exclusives. The UK edition has "Old Devil Moon" as an exclusive. "Frontin'" is a live track recorded for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge programme.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars
Allmusic 4/5 stars
The Guardian 3/5 stars

The album received generally positive reviews.

Chart Performance[edit]

Album Chart Peak
Position[2]
Weeks
on Chart
Australia Albums Top 50 2 19
New Zealand Albums Top 40 2 17
Netherlands Albums Top 100 3 82
UK Albums Top 75 3 50
Norway Albums Top 40 5 22
Finland Albums Top 50 7 25
Portugal Albums Top 30 12 4
Belgium Albums Top 50 14 29
Sweden Albums Top 60 17 20
Ireland Albums Top 100 19 25
Switzerland Albums Top 100 29 12
Austria Albums Top 75 30 26
Spain Albums Top 100 55 8
France Albums Top 150 57 24
US Billboard Albums Top 200 83 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jamie Cullum jazzes up music scene". United Kingdom: BBC. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jamie Cullum – Twentysomething – Music Charts". acharts. 30 November 2004.  Text "http://acharts.us/album/13378 " ignored (help);