Undiscovered (James Morrison album)

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Undiscovered
Studio album by James Morrison
Released 10 July 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, soul
Length 51:07
Label Universal
Producer Martin Terefe
Eg White
Steve Robson
Jimmy Hogarth
James Morrison chronology
Undiscovered
(2006)
Songs for You, Truths for Me
(2008)
Singles from Undiscovered
  1. "You Give Me Something"
    Released: 17 July 2006
  2. "Wonderful World"
    Released: 16 October 2006
  3. "The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore"
    Released: 18 December 2006
  4. "Undiscovered"
    Released: 12 March 2007
  5. "One Last Chance"
    Released: 2 July 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Billboard (Positive)[2]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[3]
BBC Music (Mixed)[4]
PopMatters (4/10)[5]
Yahoo! Music UK 6/10 stars[6]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[7]

Undiscovered is the debut album by English singer-songwriter James Morrison, released in the United Kingdom on 10 July 2006.[8] In its first week he sold 84,611 albums in the UK. It's been certificated Gold in Australia and New Zealand and platinum in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The first single of this album was "You Give Me Something" and the second single is "Wonderful World". The third single released was "The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore" on 13 December 2006. It sold 847,135 copies in the United Kingdom in 2006,[9] bringing its total sales count to over 1,000,000 as of 12 March 2007.

Album information[edit]

When James Morrison was in New Zealand, and appeared on the New Zealand Idol show, the two finalists asked Morrison about the meaning behind the song "You Give Me Something", and Morrison said that it was intended to be a 'harsh love song', and the lyrics mean that the protagonist of the song does not love the person as much as she loves him, but is willing to give the relationship a try.

Morrison later promoted the album in the United States.

The song "Better Man" was played in an episode of the American television show What About Brian, and also in an episode of Grey's Anatomy. The song "You Give Me Something" appeared in an episode of Ugly Betty, an episode of Doctor Who, and a promo for FX. The song "This Boy" appeared in an episode of the CW show One Tree Hill (Series 4, Episode 17).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Under the Influence"   James Morrison, Jimmy Hogarth, Steve McEwan 4:07
2. "You Give Me Something"   Morrison, Francis White 3:33
3. "Wonderful World"   Morrison, White 3:30
4. "The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore"   Morrison, Martin Brammer, Steve Robson 4:17
5. "One Last Chance"   Morrison, Tim Kellett, Kevin Andrews 4:47
6. "Undiscovered"   Morrison, Brammer, Steve Robson 3:29
7. "The Letter"   Morrison, Wayne Hector, David Frank 3:14
8. "Call the Police"   Morrison, White 3:46
9. "This Boy"   Morrison, Kellett 3:54
10. "If the Rain Must Fall"   Morrison, Martin Terefe 4:05
11. "The Last Goodbye"   Morrison, Hogarth, McEwan 5:12

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Certification Sales
Australian Albums Chart 17[11] Gold 35,000
Austrian Albums Chart 14[12]
Belgium Albums Chart (Flanders) 28[13]
Belgium Albums Chart (Wallonia) 15[14]
Canadian Albums Chart 81
Danish Albums Chart 6[15] Gold 15,000
Dutch Albums Chart 5[16] Gold 35,000
European Albums Chart 7 Platinum[17] 1,000,000
French Albums Chart 9[18] Gold 106,800[19]
German Albums Chart 13[20] Gold 100,000
Irish Albums Chart 5[21] Platinum 15,000
Italian Albums Chart 16
New Zealand Albums Chart 4[22] Platinum 15,000
Norwegian Albums Chart 14[23]
Portuguese Albums Chart 17[24]
Swedish Albums Chart 10[25]
Swiss Albums Chart 15[26] Gold[27] 15,000
UK Albums Chart 1[28] 5x Platinum 1,500,000+
US Billboard 200 24[29] 82,973
Total 2.341.350

References[edit]

Preceded by
Razorlight by Razorlight
UK number one album
6 August 2006 – 19 August 2006
Succeeded by
Back to Basics by Christina Aguilera