Back to Scratch

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Back to Scratch
Studio album by Charlotte Church
Released October 25, 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop, Alternative
Length 50:50[1]
Label Dooby Records
Producer Martin Terefe & Sacha Skarbeck
Charlotte Church chronology
Tissues and Issues
(2005)Tissues and Issues2005
Back to Scratch
Singles from Back to Scratch
  1. "Back to Scratch"
    Released: September 19, 2010
  2. "Logical World"
    Released: November 28, 2010
  3. "Snow"
    Released: April 11, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Daily Express (3/5)[3]
The Independent (Positive)[4]
Mojo 3/5 stars[5]
Q 3/5 stars
Uncut 3/5 stars[5]

Back to Scratch is the sixth studio album from Welsh classical crossover artist and singer-songwriter Charlotte Church. The album was released on October 25, 2010, five years after the release of Church's fifth studio album Tissues and Issues. The album has been described by Church as having a "new different sound but also one that goes with my voice",[6] Church has also described the album as more mature and as having a more "quirky" vibe than her last and final album. The album was preceded by the lead single and title track "Back to Scratch"[7] on September 19, 2010 which was originally written about a relative but which Church has recently described as being more relevant to her own split from former boyfriend Gavin Henson.[8] The 2010 album will be her first ever release on independent label Dooby Records after signing a $3m investment deal with all her previous albums being released on longtime label Sony Music. The song "Ruby" is a cover of Camille Dalmais' song of the same name, written by Euston Jones, taken from her debut album Le Sac des Filles. A US release was planned for 2011, but was cancelled when Church severed her relationship with her label.[9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Back to Scratch (Church, Jonathan Powell)
  2. We Were Young (Church, Powell)
  3. Ruby (Euston Jones)
  4. Unravelling (Church, Luke Laird, Barry Dean)
  5. Logical World (Church, Powell, Martin Terefe, Sacha Skarbek)
  6. Suitcase (Church, Laird, Dean)
  7. The Actors (Church, Powell)
  8. The Story of Us (Church, Laird, Dean)
  9. Don't Think About It (Colum Regan)
  10. Cup of the Sun (Church, Powell)
  11. Snow (Powell)
  12. Love Drunk (Church, Patrick Davis)
  13. Honestly (Church, Powell)
  14. River (Hidden Track) (Joni Mitchell)
  15. Bang Bang (iTunes bonus track)
  16. My Boy (Amazon bonus track)


The album entered the official UK Top 75 album chart at Number 23 on 31 October 2010. The following week it dropped 42 places to Number 65.