Won't Go Quietly

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For the single of the same name, see Won't Go Quietly (song).
Won't Go Quietly
Studio album by Example
Released 20 June 2010 (2010-06-20)
Genre Electro house,[1] dance, British hip hop, electro, eurodance[2]
Label Data
Producer The Fearless, Don Diablo,
Calvin Harris, MJ Cole,
Bjorn Yttling, iSHi,
Sub Focus, Chase & Status,
Bart B More, Funkagenda,
Wire
Example chronology
What We Made
(2007)
Won't Go Quietly
(2010)
Playing in the Shadows
(2011)
Singles from Won't Go Quietly
  1. "Watch the Sun Come Up"
    Released: 20 September 2009
  2. "Won't Go Quietly"
    Released: 18 January 2010
  3. "Kickstarts"
    Released: 13 June 2010
  4. "Last Ones Standing"
    Released: 12 September 2010
  5. "Two Lives"
    Released: 14 November 2010

Won't Go Quietly is the second studio album from British recording artist Example. It was released as a digital download on 20 June 2010, with the physical release the following day. Noted producers that helped with the album include Calvin Harris, Sub Focus and Chase & Status. As of December 2012, the album has sold 265,000 copies in the UK.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Won't Go Quietly received generally positive reviews up on its release. Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave a positive review stating that "Won't Go Quietly is an entertaining and relentlessly catchy collection from an artist who could, on first glance, be accused of shamelessly following the latest chart trends".[4] BBC music also gave the album a positive review stating that it's "perfect contemporary chart material".[5]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[6]
Digital Spy 4/5 stars[7]
Yahoo! Music (6/10)[8]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[9]
Q magazine 3/5 stars
BBC Music positive

Singles[edit]

  • The original mix of "Hooligans" was released as a single on 28 June 2009. However, only the VIP mix of the song features on the album. The single failed to chart but was Gleave's first signing to Data Records.

Tracklist[edit]

All lyrics written by Elliot Gleave

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "From Space"   The Fearless 3:09
2. "Won't Go Quietly" (album version) The Fearless 4:02
3. "Watch the Sun Come Up" (album version) The Fearless 4:22
4. "Time Machine"   Calvin Harris 4:11
5. "Something in the Water"   MJ Cole 3:53
6. "Last Ones Standing"   Bjorn Yttling 3:24
7. "Millionaires"   The Fearless 3:29
8. "Two Lives"   iSHi 3:29
9. "Kickstarts"   Sub Focus 3:01
10. "Sick Note"   Chase & Status 4:07
11. "Dirty Face"   Bart B More 2:47
12. "Hooligans" (VIP Mix) (with Don Diablo) Don Diablo 3:37
13. "See the Sea"   Funkagenda 4:07
14. "Won't Believe the Fools"   Sam Wire 4:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Example – vocals[11]
  • The Fearless – producer, mixing
  • Don Diablo – producer, mixing
  • Calvin Harris – producer, mixing
  • MJ Cole – producer, mixing
  • Bjorn Yttling – producer
  • Sub Focus – producer, mixing
  • Chase & Status – producer, mixing
  • iSHi – producer
  • Bart B More – producer
  • Funkagenda – producer
  • Wire – producer
  • Alex Smith – additional producer
  • David Stewart – additional producer
  • Wez Clarke – mixing, programming, additional production
  • Phil Faversham – mixing, programming, additional production
  • Alex Smith – additional vocals
  • Pearse Macintyre – additional vocals
  • Dr.Dolittles – additional vocals
  • Bjorn Yttling – additional vocals
  • Jamie Scott – additional vocals
  • David Stewart – additional vocals
  • Takura Tendayi – additional vocals
  • MJ Cole – keyboards
  • Funkagenda – keyboards
  • Eddie Jenkins – additional keyboards
  • Amir Izadkhah – bass
  • Nakia Matthewson – artwork
  • Will Jack – artwork
  • Steven Eaves – photography
  • Mark Surridge – additional photography
  • Tom Chambers – additional photography
  • Will Barnes – styling

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Position
Irish Albums Chart[12] 26
Irish Independent Albums Chart[13] 1
UK Albums Chart[14] 4
UK Dance Chart[15] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://hangout.altsounds.com/reviews/120453-quietly-album.html
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/wont-go-quietly-mw0002021977
  3. ^ "Renegade | News | Example 'Two Lives' Video Now Online!!!". Music-house.co.uk. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  4. ^ Saturday, 26 June 2010, 08:42 BST (26 June 2010). "Example: 'Won't Go Quietly' – Music Album Review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Music – Review of Example – Won't Go Quietly". BBC. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  6. ^ O'Brien, Jon Review: Won't Go Quietly. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-11-02.
  7. ^ Copsey, Robert Review: Won't Go Down. Digital Spy. Retrieved on 2010-11-02.
  8. ^ Review: Won't Go Down. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved on 2010-11-02.
  9. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jun/17/example-wont-go-quietly-cd-review
  10. ^ "2010-11-27 Top 40 Dance Singles Archive". Official Charts. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  11. ^ "Example – Won't Go Quietly (Special Edition) (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  12. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-track.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  13. ^ "Top 10 Independent Artist Albums, Week Ending 1 July 2010". Chart-Track. GfK. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "2010-07-03 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". Official Charts. 3 July 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  15. ^ "2010-07-03 Top 40 Dance Albums Archive". Official Charts. 3 July 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-15.