X (Liberty X album)

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X
Studio album by Liberty X
Released 10 October 2005 (UK)
Recorded April–August 2005, London, England
Genre Dance, electronic, hip hop, pop, R&B
Length 53:14
Label Virgin
Producer Johnny Douglas, Peter Byker, Delgado, Tony Lundon, Jud Mahoney, Lucas Secon, Pete "Boxsta" Martin, Goldust, Richard X, Rod Gammons, Tim Laws, TheBigPockets
Liberty X chronology
Being Somebody
(2003)
X
(2005)
Singles from X
  1. "Song 4 Lovers"
    Released: 26 September 2005
  2. "A Night to Remember"
    Released: 16 November 2005
  3. "X"
    Released: 19 June 2006

X is the third and final studio album to be released by British pop group Liberty X, released on 10 October 2005. The album was the band's first release on the Virgin Records label, after being dropped from V2 Records in 2004. The album was released two years after their previous album, Being Somebody. The album was the least successful of their three studio albums, only peaking at #27 on the UK Albums Chart and selling less than 50,000 copies.

Background[edit]

After being dropped from the V2 Records label, the band were quick to sign a record deal with rival label Virgin Records, and began recording their third studio album in April 2005. The label decided the band should experiment with their sound, and thus, enlisted the help of their long-time collaborators Goldust and Lucas Secon, as well as working with new collaborators, including Jud Mahoney, Pete "Boxsta" Martin and Johnny Douglas. The band also enlisted the help of rapper Rev Run, who feature on two of the album's ten new tracks. The band also decided to spice up four of their old classic hits, of which new mixes appear on the end of the album. The album's first single, "Song 4 Lovers", featuring Rev Run, was written and produced by band member Tony Lundon. For the track, Lundon experimented with the Gospel and Soul areas of pop, as well as venturing into hip-hop with the feature of Rev Run on the track.

The album's second single, "A Night to Remember", a cover of the Shalamar original, was released on 16 November 2005, as the official Children in Need single of the year. It was also backed with a brand new original recording, "Everybody Dance", written and once again produced by Lundon. Neither "A Night to Remember" nor "Everybody Dance" feature on the original edition of the album, they are only listed as the album's second single due to their inclusion on the 'Xtra Edition'. From January 2006, the band began touring the album on a small, theatre tour across the United Kingdom. Once the tour was complete, the band returned to film a music video for the track "X", which was released as the album's third and final single on 19 June 2006. Despite the release of a new single, and a re-issue of the album, entitled the 'Xtra Edition', released two weeks later featuring "A Night to Remember" and "Everybody Dance", the album only managed to peak at #27, and the band were dropped from the label shortly after. An Australian edition of the album, packaged with a bonus DVD containing several of the band's music videos, became the band's last ever official release anywhere in the world. "It's OK" and "Everybody Dance" were omitted from certain versions of the album for contractual reasons.

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "X"   Tony Lundon, Kelli Young, Kevin Simm, Jessica Taylor, Johnny Douglas Johnny Douglas 3:29
2. "It's OK"   Tony Lundon, Delgado, Peter Byker Delgado, Peter Byker 3:42
3. "Song 4 Lovers" (featuring Rev Run) Tony Lundon, Rev Run Tony Lundon 4:16
4. "Then There Was You"   Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Jessica Taylor, Kelli Young, Jud Mahoney Jud Mahoney 4:49
5. "Shotgun"   Lucas Secon, Tony Lundon, Kelli Young, Jessica Taylor, Kevin Simm Lucas Secon 3:14
6. "Yo DJ"   Jud Mahoney, Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Jessica Taylor Jud Mahoney 3:19
7. "In My Bed"   Lucas Secon, Kelli Young, Jessica Taylor, Kevin Simm Lucas Secon 3:37
8. "Dirty Cash"   Pete Martin, Tony Lundon Pete Martin 3:36
9. "Move Ya Body"   Jud Mahoney, Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Jessica Taylor, Kelli Young Jud Mahoney 3:21
10. "Divine Intervention"   Michael Harwood, Tony Lundon Goldust 3:46
11. "Being Nobody" (featuring Richard X) ('X' Mix) Phil Oakey, Ian Marsh, Martyn Ware, David Wolinski Richard X 3:36
12. "Got To Have Your Love" ('X' Mix) Bryce Wilson, Kirk Khaleel, Johnny Rodriguez Rod Gammons 3:52
13. "Holding on for You" ('X' Mix) Martin Prime, Kevin Simm, Tony Lundon, Jessica Taylor, Kelli Young, Tim Laws, Frazer Hurrell Tim Laws 3:26
14. "Just A Little" ('X' Mix) Michelle Escoffery, George Hammond Hagan, John Hammond Hagan The BigPockets 3:55

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[3] 27
Irish Albums Chart[4] 49

Release history[edit]

Regions Dates Format(s) Label(s)
Ireland 7 October 2005 CD, digital download Virgin Records
United Kingdom 10 October 2005
3 July 2006 CD, digital download ('Xtra' Edition)
Australia 14 August 2006 CD+DVD

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