Almost Heaven

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Almost Heaven
Almost Heaven.jpg
Studio album by The Kelly Family
Released October 25, 1996
Recorded 1996
Studio
Genre
Length 48:35
Label Kel-Life
Producer
The Kelly Family chronology
Christmas for All
(1995)
Almost Heaven
(1996)
Growin' Up
(1997)
For the John Denver song containing these lyrics, see Take Me Home, Country Roads.

Almost Heaven is the tenth regular studio album by European-American pop group The Kelly Family. Based on concept by Dan Kelly, it was co-produced by Kathy and Paddy Kelly and released in 1996 throughout most of Europe.

Following the major success of previous albums Over the Hump and Christmas for All and the number-one single "I Can't Help Myself," the album debuted number-one in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. It also entered the top 5 in the Netherlands and Norway and made it to the top 20 in Belgium. Almost Heaven eventually sold more than three million copies worldwide, making it the band's second biggest-selling release to date.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "When the Boys Come Into Town" (lead vocals: John, Kathy, Maite) The Kelly Family 3:15
2. "Every Baby" (lead vocals: Maite) The Kelly Family
  • Paddy Kelly
  • Kathy Kelly
2:56
3. "I Can't Help Myself" (lead vocals: Angelo, Paddy) The Kelly Family
  • Paddy Kelly
  • Kathy Kelly
3:03
4. "Nanana" (lead vocals: Jimmy, Maite) The Kelly Family
  • Paddy Kelly
  • Kathy Kelly
4:03
5. "You Belong to Me" (lead vocals: Patricia, Kathy, Paddy) The Kelly Family
  • Paddy Kelly
  • Kathy Kelly
3:15
6. "Staying Alive" (lead vocals: Joey Kelly) The Kelly Family
  • Paddy Kelly
  • Kathy Kelly
3:35
7. "Come Back to Me" (lead vocals: Kathy) The Kelly Family
  • Paddy Kelly
  • Kathy Kelly
3:49
8. "Fell in Love with an Alien" (lead vocals: Paddy, Kathy) The Kelly Family
  • Paddy Kelly
  • Kathy Kelly
3:11
9. "Hey Diddle Diddle" (lead vocals: Paddy, Maite, Angelo, Barby) The Kelly Family
  • Paddy Kelly
  • Kathy Kelly
2:43
10. "Like a Queen" (lead vocals: Barby) The Kelly Family
  • Paddy Kelly
  • Kathy Kelly
2:54
11. "Stars Fall From Heaven" (lead vocals: Patricia, Maite) The Kelly Family
  • Paddy Kelly
  • Kathy Kelly
3:23
12. "Thunder" (lead vocals: Jimmy) The Kelly Family
  • Paddy Kelly
  • Kathy Kelly
3:45
13. "Calling Heaven" (lead vocals: Paddy) The Kelly Family
  • Paddy Kelly
  • Kathy Kelly
3:25
14. "Nothing like Home" (lead vocals: Kathy, John) The Kelly Family
  • Paddy Kelly
  • Kathy Kelly
3:42

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[11] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[12] 2× Platinum 1,000,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[13] 2× Platinum 200,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[14] 2× Platinum 100,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Die Kelly Family". Berliner Kurier (in German). 23 November 1997. Retrieved 24 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Kelly Family – Almost Heaven" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Kelly Family – Almost Heaven" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Kelly Family – Almost Heaven" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  5. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 1996. 45. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Kelly Family – Almost Heaven". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Kelly Family – Almost Heaven". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts (1996)". Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts (1997)". Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Austrian album certifications – The Kelly Family – Almost Heaven" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter The Kelly Family in the field Interpret. Enter Almost Heaven in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  12. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (The Kelly Family; 'Almost Heaven')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  13. ^ "Polish album certifications – The Kelly Family – Almost Heaven" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. 
  14. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (The Kelly Family; 'Almost Heaven')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 

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