Wonder (Lisa Mitchell album)

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Wonder
Studio album by Lisa Mitchell
Released 31 July 2009
Recorded 2008 in London
Genre Indie pop, folk
Length 56:02
Label Scorpio
Producer Dann Hume
Lisa Mitchell chronology
Welcome to the Afternoon
(2008)
Wonder
(2009)
Bless This Mess
(2012)
Singles from Wonder
  1. "Coin Laundry"
    Released: 24 April 2009
  2. "Clean White Love"
    Released: 6 November 2009
  3. "Oh! Hark!"
    Released: 2 April 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Age 3/5 stars[1]
The Border Mail 4/5 stars[2]
The Music Magazine (favorable)[3]
OzMusicScene (favorable)[4]
The Times 4/5 stars[5]
Triple J (favorable)[6]

Wonder is the first studio album by Australian pop and folk singer Lisa Mitchell, released 31 July 2009 in Australia by Scorpio Music. The album has yielded three singles; "Coin Laundry", "Clean White Love" and "Oh! Hark!".

Writing for the album began in 2007 where she collaborated with such artists as Ben Lee, Kevin Mitchell, Clare Bowditch and Katy Steele. At the end of 2007 Lisa moved to London to continue writing for the album collaborating with Ant Whiting, Ed Harcourt, Dann Hume and Sacha Skarbek.[7] She returned to Australia in 2008 and re-recorded most of it with Evermore's band member Dann Hume, stating their versions had more energy and were a lot lighter – "they were positive and uplifting." Mitchell explains, "With Anthony, I was homesick by the time I got around to doing the vocals."[8]

Wonder had commercial success in Australia. It debuted at number six on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart on 10 August 2009, becoming Mitchell's first top ten album.[9] The album spent three weeks in the top ten and twenty-four weeks in the top fifty, re-entering three times.[9] The Australian Recording Industry Association awarded the album a platinum certification for shipping 70,000 copies and became the fifty-sixth highest selling album in Australia for 2009.[10][11] Wonder was nominated for one ARIA Award at the twenty-third ARIA Awards in 2009 for "Breakthrough Artist – Album", but lost the award to Ladyhawke by Ladyhawke.[12]

Track listing[edit]

Original release
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Oh What a Beautiful Morning"   Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers Dann Hume 0:46
2. "Neopolitan Dreams"   Lisa Mitchell Hume 3:14
3. "So Jealous"   Mitchell, Anthony Whiting Whiting 3:48
4. "Coin Laundry"   Mitchell Hume 3:12
5. "Clean White Love"   Crispin Hunt, Mitchell Hunt 3:48
6. "Pirouette"   Mitchell Hume 5:06
7. "Love Letter"   Mitchell Hume 4:04
8. "Oh! Hark!"   Mitchell Hume 4:32
9. "Red Wine Lips"   Mitchell Hume 3:25
10. "Sidekick"   Mitchell Hume 4:07
11. "Stevie"   Ed Harcourt, Mitchell Whiting 4:54
12. "Animals"   Mitchell, Whiting Whiting 3:42
13. "Valium"   Mitchell Hume 4:00

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Australia[13] 31 July 2009 Scorpio Music double CD 5186509532

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mathieson, Craig (31 July 2009). "Review: Wonder". The Age (Melbourne). Retrieved 27 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Horne, Jamie. "Review: Wonder". Bordermail.com.au. Retrieved 27 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Baker, Amy. "Review: Wonder". Themusicmagazine.co.uk. Retrieved 28 September 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Review: Wonder". Ozmusicscene.com. Retrieved 27 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Cairns, Dan (25 October 2009). "Review: Wonder". The Times (London). Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Review: Wonder". Australia: ABC. Retrieved 27 September 2009. 
  7. ^ Lisa Mitchell's new EP- Welcome To The Afternoon Retrieved 21 September 2008
  8. ^ Craig Mathieson "Lisa Mitchell has grown from Idol to Glastonbury". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  9. ^ a b c "Wonder – Australian chart run". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  10. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Albums 2009". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2009 Albums". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  12. ^ "2009: 23rd Annual ARIA Awards". ARIA Awards. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  13. ^ "ARIA New Releases Albums – Week Commencing 3rd August 2009". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 28 September 2009.