What Silence Knows

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What Silence Knows
Studio album by Shara Nelson
Released September 1993
Genre British soul, downtempo, trip hop
Length 48:18
Label Cooltempo Records
Producer Michael Peden
Shara Nelson chronology
What Silence Knows
Friendly Fire
Singles from What Silence Knows
  1. "Down That Road"
    Released: 1993
  2. "One Goodbye in Ten"
    Released: 1993
  3. "Inside Out"
    Released: 1993
  4. "Uptight"
    Released: 1994
  5. "Nobody"
    Released: 1994
  6. "Inside Out (re-release) / Down That Road (remix)"
    Released: 1994

What Silence Knows is the debut solo album by the British singer Shara Nelson. Released in September 1993, it peaked at no. 22 on the UK Albums Chart and was later certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 100,000 copies.[1]

The album was shortlisted for the 1994 Mercury Music Prize.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nobody" (Shara Nelson, Kenny Nicholas, Trevor Jacobs, Suni Suleynan)—4:22
  2. "Pain Revisited" (Shara Nelson, Howie Bernstein—5:16
  3. "One Goodbye in Ten" (Shara Nelson, Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs)—5:50
  4. "Inside Out" (Shara Nelson, Kevin Armstrong)—3:19
  5. "Uptight" (Shara Nelson, Prince Be)—5:04
  6. "Down That Road" (Shara Nelson, Prince Be)—5:15
  7. "Chance" (Shara Nelson, Kenny Nicholas, Trevor Jacobs, Suni Suleynan)—3:58
  8. "Thoughts of You" (Shara Nelson, John Coxon)—4:16
  9. "How Close" (Shara Nelson, Prince Be)—3:59
  10. "What Silence Knows" (Shara Nelson, Style Scott)—6:59


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
UK Albums Chart[3] 22


Year Single UK
chart [3]
1993 "Down That Road" 19
"One Goodbye in Ten" 21
"Inside Out"
1994 "Uptight" 19
"Nobody" 49
"Inside Out" / "Down That Road" (remix) 34


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