Beautiful Intentions

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Beautiful Intentions
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Studio album by
Released11 April 2005
RecordedJune – October 2004[1]
Genre
Length45:26
LabelRed Girl
Producer
Melanie C chronology
Reason
(2003)
Beautiful Intentions
(2005)
This Time
(2007)
Singles from Beautiful Intentions
  1. "Next Best Superstar"
    Released: 4 April 2005
  2. "Better Alone"
    Released: 1 August 2005
  3. "First Day of My Life"
    Released: 30 September 2005

Beautiful Intentions is the third solo album from singer-songwriter Melanie C. This is the first album release on Chisholm's self-founded label, Red Girl Records after parting ways with Virgin Records. The album was a big commercial success in Europe charting in the top 20 in Austria, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland and Portugal. It achieved Gold certifications in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and a Platinum certification in Portugal. The album saw the release of hit singles "Next Best Superstar" and "First Day Of My Life" which went on to become the most downloaded song for all time in Germany. In 2006, Melanie C announced via her official website that Beautiful Intentions had outsold her previous album Reason, showing sales of over 1 million copies worldwide.

Background[edit]

After the release of her previous album Reason, Chisholm was dismissed by her original record label, Virgin Records. The main reason for her being dropped was the disappointing sales of her second album "Reason".[2] Talking about being dropped by Virgin during an interview on The Guardian, Melanie C stated that "[I had] mixed feelings. I knew that they were starting to lose faith in me, so I was actually quite relieved to go. I looked at my options and starting my own label was the most exciting thing".[3] In the spring of 2004, she created her own independent record label, "Red Girl Records", to record and release her own projects, alongside her manager, Nancy Phillips.[4] The name was inspired by the colors of the football Liverpool F.C., which Chisholm is supporter.

The album was Chisholm's labour of love for a year, and she previewed six tracks on her Barfly mini-tour in June 2004 before going into the studio to record the tracks. Following the release of the first single, "Next Best Superstar", the album was released on 11 April 2005 in the UK and some other countries. Later the album was re-released in some countries (with a new song—"First Day of My Life"). Chisholm stated in an Australian interview that she was pleased that Beautiful Intentions outsold Reason. Beautiful Intentions has received Gold certification in Germany and Switzerland. In Portugal, it has gone Platinum (9 weeks at number 1). It has sold over 1,500,000 copies worldwide.[5]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Beautiful Intentions.

Original version
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Beautiful Intentions"
  • Greg Haver
  • Paul Boddy
3:52
2."Next Best Superstar"Adam ArgyleHaver3:29
3."Better Alone"Haver4:35
4."Last Night on Earth"
  • Chisholm
  • Phil Thornalley
  • Dave Munday
Haver3:28
5."You Will See"
Haver3:29
6."Never Say Never"
  • Chisholm
  • Charlie Grant
  • Peter Woodroffe
  • Greg Haver
  • Charlie Grant
  • Pete Woodroffe
3:11
7."Good Girl"
  • Chisholm
  • Tore Johansson
Haver4:07
8."Don't Need This"
  • Chisholm
  • Greg Hatwell
  • Marc Lane
  • Greg Haver
  • Greg Hatwell
3:50
9."Little Piece of Me"
  • Chisholm
  • Richard Buckton
  • Woodroffe
Haver3:00
10."Here and Now"
  • Melanie Chisholm
  • Mathew William Benbrook
  • Simmons
Haver4:29
11."Take Your Pleasure"
  • Chisholm
  • Paul Boddy
  • Dele Ladimeji
Haver3:11
12."You'll Get Yours"
  • Chisholm
  • Vettese
  • Greg Haver
  • Vettese
4:43
Total length:45:26
2006 re-issue edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."First Day of My Life"
  • Iglesias
  • Chambers
Flack4:04
2."Beautiful Intentions"
  • Chisholm
  • Boddy
  • Ladimeji
  • Haver
  • Boddy
3:52
3."Next Best Superstar"ArgyleHaver3:29
4."Better Alone"
  • Chisholm
  • Vettese
Haver4:35
5."Last Night on Earth"
  • Chisholm
  • Thornalley
  • Munday
Haver3:28
6."You Will See"
  • Chisholm
  • Kroeyer
  • Binzer
  • Owais
  • Odedere
Haver3:29
7."Never Say Never"
  • Chisholm
  • Grant
  • Woodroffe
  • Haver
  • Grant
  • Woodroffe
3:11
8."Good Girl"
  • Chisholm
  • Johansson
Haver4:07
9."Don't Need This"
  • Chisholm
  • Hatwell
  • Lane
  • Haver
  • Hatwell
3:50
10."Little Piece of Me"
  • Chisholm
  • Buckton
  • Woodroffe
Haver3:00
11."Here and Now"
  • Chisholm
  • Benbrook
  • Simmons
Haver4:29
12."Take Your Pleasure"
  • Chisholm
  • Boddy
  • Ladimeji
Haver3:11
13."You'll Get Yours"
  • Chisholm
  • Vettese
  • Haver
  • Vettese
4:43
14."First Day of My Life" (Making of the music video)  4:05

B-sides[edit]

Title Single B-side Songwriter(s) Producer(s) Length
"Everything Must Change" "Next Best Superstar" Melanie Chisholm, Henry Priestman, Guy Batson The Erneez 3:32
"Warrior" "Better Alone" Chisholm, Tore Johansson Tore Johansson 3:47
"Runaway" "First Day of My Life" Chisholm, Johansson Greg Haver 3:24

Credits[edit]

  • Melanie Chisholm – vocals
  • Paul Gendler – guitars
  • Greg Hatwell – guitars, backing vocals
  • Jenni Tarma – bass
  • Nick Nasmyth – keyboards
  • Vinnie Lammi – drums, drum loop, percussion, additional programming
  • Fergus Gerrand – drums, percussion
  • Paul Boddy – synths, programming
  • Peter-John Vettese – synths, keyboards
  • Jimmy Robertson – additional programming
  • Clint Murphy – additional programming

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Provider Certification
Germany[22] BVMI Gold
Portugal[23] AFP Platinum
Switzerland[24] IFPI Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
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  4. ^ "Nel frattempo l'artista interrompe il suo rapporto di lavoro con la Vrigin e crea una propria label, la Red Girl Records". Festibar. 17 December 2007.
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