Beautiful Collision is the second solo album by New Zealand artist Bic Runga, released on 1 July 2002 in New Zealand, 15 July 2002 in Australia, and 5 November 2002 in the United States.
Ken Goldstein of PopMatters gave the album a positive review, as did Emma Phillpott from NZ Musician.
At the 2003 New Zealand Music Awards, Beautiful Collision was nominated for Album of the Year, Best Female Vocalist, Best Solo Artist and Producer of the Year. It lost Album of the Year to The Datsuns' self-titled album, but won the other three categories. At the awards ceremony, it was also announced as the highest-selling New Zealand album for the year of 2003. Additionally, "Get Some Sleep" was nominated for the award for Single of the Year, but was beaten by Goodshirt's song "Sophie".
Beautiful Collison debuted at number one on the New Zealand Albums Chart on 14 July 2002. It spent an additional seven non-consecutive weeks at number one in June and July 2003. Beautiful Collision lasted a total of 101 non-consecutive weeks on the New Zealand Albums Chart; its last appearance was on 11 October 2004. It was ranked as the eighth best-selling album in New Zealand in 2002, and the best-selling album in 2003. Beautiful Collision was certified 11-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand, denoting shipment of 165,000 copies. The album spent one week on the Australian Albums Chart in August 2002, at number forty-one. Beautiful Collision peaked at number fifty-five on the UK Albums Chart, and lasted two weeks on the chart.
All songs were written by Bic Runga.
- "When I See You Smile" – 1:46
- "Get Some Sleep" – 3:35
- "Something Good" – 3:18
- "Precious Things" – 3:53
- "The Be All and End All" – 3:22
- "Election Night" – 3:04
- "Honest Goodbyes" – 3:58
- "She Left on a Monday" – 3:57
- "Beautiful Collision" – 3:45
- "Listening for the Weather" – 3:29
- "Counting the Days" – 2:16
- "Gravity" – 3:40
- Bic Runga – vocals, drums, dobro, twelve-string electric guitar, piano, Wurlitzer, acoustic guitar, drum samples, harmonica
- Tim Arnold – vocals, twelve-string acoustic guitar
- Milan Borich – vocals
- Danny Blume – tenor guitar
- Stu Buchanan – clarinet
- Dave Dobbyn – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
- Neil Finn – vocals, piano, Wurlitzer
- Jay Foulkes – tambourine, percussion
- Alan Gregg – bass, electric bass
- Bob Heinz – banjo, guitar
- Boh Runga – vocals, electric guitar
- Pearl Runga – vocals
- Harry Harrison – slide guitar
- Josh Hodgson – acoustic guitar
- Ben King – vocals
- Geoff Maddock – electric guitar, twelve-string acoustic guitar
- Andy Morton – synth bass, keyboards
- Sebastian Steinberd – bass, tenor guitar, upright bass
- Luke Tomes – gong
- Darryl Ward – hi-hat overdubs
- Joey Waronker – drums, drum programming