Beautiful Intentions

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Beautiful Intentions
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Studio album by Melanie C
Released 11 April 2005
Recorded June–October 2004[1]
Genre
Length 45:26
Label Red 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.

Background[edit]

After the release of her previous album Reason, Virgin dismissed Chisholm. 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.[2] 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 Beautiful Intentions has outsold her previous album Reason. Beautiful Intentions has received Gold certification in Germany and Switzerland. In Portugal, it has gone Platinum (9 weeks at #1). It has sold over 1,5 million copies worldwide.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [3]
CD Universe 5/5 stars [4]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Beautiful Intentions.

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

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Provider Certification
Germany[20] BVMI Gold
Portugal[21] AFP Platinum
Switzerland[22] IFPI Gold

References[edit]

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  18. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts (2005)". Retrieved 2017-04-21. 
  19. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2005". Retrieved 2017-04-21. 
  20. ^ "Gold/Platin-Datenbank" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  21. ^ "Top Oficial Da Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa" (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  22. ^ "Search Certifications". IFPI Switzerland. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 

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