Bitter Pill (album)

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Bitter Pill
Studio album by
Released20 November 2015 (Ireland)
11 March 2016 (2016-03-11) (internationally)
GenrePop folk
LabelGood Soldier Songs and Believe, LLP under exclusive license to Capitol Records, Sony Music and Warner Bros. Records
Gavin James chronology
Bitter Pill
Only Ticket Home
Singles from Bitter Pill
  1. "The Book of Love"
    Released: 2014
  2. "For You"
    Released: 2015
  3. "Bitter Pill"
    Released: 2015
  4. "22"
    Released: 2015
  5. "Nervous"
    Released: 2016

Bitter Pill is the debut studio album of the Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James. It was released in Ireland on 20 November 2015 and its international release was on March 11, 2016. It was released on Good Soldier Songs and Believe, LLP under exclusive license to Capitol Records, Sony Music and Warner Bros. Records.

The album peaked at number 5 on the Irish Albums Chart and made it to number 52 on the UK Albums Chart. It also charted in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Switzerland.

Track listing[edit]

1."For You"3:01
3."Remember Me"3:55
4."Bitter Pill"4:00
5."Coming Home"3:55
6."I Don't Know Why"3:58
9."Hole in My Heart"3:02
10."Say Hello"3:13
11."Two Hearts"3:57
12."Till The Sun Comes Up"3:56
13."The Book of Love"2:57

Deluxe edition[edit]

A limited deluxe edition was released in two CDs, CD 1 being the original album and CD containing live renditions of the tracks. In addition, the set included signed album card.

CD 1 Same as above

CD 2

1."For You"2:50
3."I Don't Know Why"3:44
4."Coming Home"4:31
5."Till The Sun Comes Up"3:55
6."Hole In My Heart"3:08
8."Great Escape"2:55
10."Say Hello"3:29
11."Two Hearts"4:44
12."The Book of Love"3:10
13."Bitter Pill"3:36


Five tracks from the album have been released as singles:

  • 2014: "The Book of Love
  • 2015: "For You"
  • 2015: "Bitter Pill"
  • 2015: "22"
  • 2016: "Nervous"


Chart (2013) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[1] 33
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[2] 171
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[3] 17
French Albums (SNEP)[4] 170
Irish Albums (IRMA)[5] 5
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 28
UK Albums (OCC) 52