All Rise (Blue album)

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All Rise
All Rise.jpg
Studio album by Blue
Released 26 November 2001
Recorded 2000–2001; London, England
Genre Pop, R&B
Label Virgin, Innocent
Blue chronology
All Rise
(2001)
One Love
(2002)One Love2002
Singles from All Rise
  1. "All Rise"
    Released: 17 May 2001
  2. "Too Close"
    Released: 27 August 2001
  3. "If You Come Back"
    Released: 12 November 2001
  4. "Fly By"
    Released: 18 March 2002
  5. "Best in Me"
    Released: 18 August 2002

All Rise is the debut studio album by English boy band Blue, released on 26 November 2001 in the United Kingdom and on 27 April 2004 in the United States. It peaked at number one on the UK Albums Chart and was certified 4× Platinum in the UK.[1] The album spent 63 weeks on the UK top 75 Albums chart.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
NME 5/10 stars[4]

The album received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Sharon Mawer of AllMusic gave the album three and half stars out of five and noted, "The vocals were sung as if there was some real feeling, and that maybe is what separated Blue from their peers."[3] Andre Paine of the NME gave the album five stars out of ten stating, when describing some of the tracks that "All of these are fine, but so as not to alienate a single teenage girl, there's also the traditional boyband slop; 'If You Come Back' ...the ballads and various Backstreet Boys rip-offs. But at least Stargate & Ray Ruffin know what they do. And Blue are young and talented enough to secure themselves a successful pop career."[4]

Singles[edit]

  • "All Rise" — The debut single, released in May 2001. The single peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 3 on the Australian Top 40, at No. 1 in New Zealand and No. 5 in Ireland. The song has received a Silver sales status certification for sales of over 200,000 copies in the UK.
  • "Too Close" — The second single, released in August 2001. The song is a cover version of U.S. R&B group Next's number one hit. The single peaked at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 5 on the Australian Top 40, No. 1 in New Zealand and No. 17 in Ireland. The song has received a Silver sales status certification for sales of over 200,000 copies in the UK.
  • "If You Come Back" — The third single, released in November 2001. The single peaked at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was produced by multi-platinum producer Ray Ruffin & co-written by Nicole Formescu, Ray Ruffin, Lee Brennan and Ian Hope. The song has received a Silver sales status certification for sales of over 200,000 copies in the UK.
  • "Fly By II" — The fourth and final single, released in March 2002. The single peaked at No. 6 on the UK Singles Chart, at No. 9 in New Zealand, No. 16 in Ireland, and No. 23 in Belgium. The song has received a Silver sales status certification for sales of over 200,000 copies in the UK.
  • "Best in Me" — Released as a single exclusively in Australia and New Zealand in August 2002. The single peaked at No. 10 on the New Zealand Singles Chart, becoming one of Blue's most successful singles in the region. A music video was recorded and was later used to promote the group's compilation album, Best of Blue.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "All Rise" Mikkel S. Eriksen, Hallgeir Rustan, Tor Erik Hermansen, Simon Webbe, Daniel Stephens Stargate 3:43
2. "Too Close" Kier Gist, Darren Lighty, Robert Huggar, Raphael Brown, Robert Ford Jr., Denzil Miller, James B. Moore, Kurtis Walker, Larry Smith Ray Ruffin, Cutfather & Joe[a] 3:45
3. "This Temptation" Eliot Kennedy, Steve Richards, Webbe, Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan Steelworks, Dancin' Danny D[a] 3:35
4. "If You Come Back" Ruffin, Nicole Formescu, Ian Hope, Lee Brennan Ruffin, Pete Craigie[a], Stevie Lange[b] 3:27
5. "Fly By" Eriksen, Rustan, Hermansen, Webbe Stargate 3:46
6. "Bounce" Eriksen, Rustan, Hermansen, Webbe Stargate 3:52
7. "Long Time" Hope, Ruffin, Costa, Webbe Ruffin 4:14
8. "Make It Happen" Jan Kask, Peter Mansson, Wayne Hector, Ali Tennant Stargate, Kask[a], Mansson[a], Lange[b] 3:14
9. "Back to You" Hope, Ruffin, Webbe, Costa, James, Ryan Ruffin, Craigie[a], Lange[b] 3:04
10. "Girl I'll Never Understand" Tim Woodcock, Gary Barlow Steelworks, Craigie[a] 3:26
11. "Back Some Day" Woodcock, Mike Terry Steelworks, Craigie[a] 4:00
12. "Best in Me" Bill Padley, Jem Godfrey Padley, Godfrey 3:11
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional vocal producer

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[19] Gold 35,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[20] Gold 25,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[21] 3× Platinum 45,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[22] N/A 4,420^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[23] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Portugal (AFP)[24] Silver 10,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] 4× Platinum 1,200,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[26] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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