Chariot (album)

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Chariot
GavinDegrawChariotalbumcover.jpg
Studio album by Gavin DeGraw
Released July 22, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop rock, soul
Length 40:21
64:50 (Stripped)
Label J Records
Producer Mark Endert
James Diener (Stripped)
Gavin DeGraw chronology
Chariot
(2004)
Gavin DeGraw
(2008)
Singles from Gavin DeGraw
  1. "I Don't Want to Be"
    Released: September 1, 2004
  2. "Chariot"
    Released: March 1, 2005
  3. "Follow Through"
    Released: November 17, 2005
  4. "Just Friends"
    Released: August 22, 2006
  5. "Meaning"
    Released: April 8, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 2/5 stars[3]
Common Sense Media 4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]
USA Today 3/4 stars[6]

Chariot is the debut studio album by singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw, first released in 2003 on J Records. It was re-released in 2004 as Chariot (Stripped), which included all of the original Chariot content as well as a bonus disc. The bonus material was "stripped-down" (made simply and with minimal instrumentation) studio recordings of all of the original songs, as well as a cover of Sam Cooke's "Change is Gonna Come." The album was successful and was later certified Platinum in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gavin DeGraw, except "Change Is Gonna Come" (for Stripped disc only) by Sam Cooke.

Original release[edit]

  1. "Follow Through" – 3:59
  2. "Chariot" – 3:59
  3. "Just Friends" – 3:25
  4. "(Nice to Meet You) Anyway" – 3:45
  5. "Chemical Party" – 3:01
  6. "Belief" – 4:27
  7. "Crush" – 3:25
  8. "I Don't Want to Be" – 3:39
  9. "Meaning" – 3:35
  10. "More Than Anyone" – 2:57
  11. "Over-Rated" – 4:11

Stripped disc[edit]

  • Produced by James Diener
  1. "Follow Through" – 4:28
  2. "Chariot" – 4:59
  3. "Just Friends" – 4:49
  4. "(Nice to Meet You) Anyway" – 4:46
  5. "Chemical Party" – 4:54
  6. "Belief" – 3:09
  7. "Crush" – 3:20
  8. "I Don't Want to Be" – 4:04
  9. "Meaning" – 3:41
  10. "More Than Anyone" – 3:50
  11. "Over-Rated" – 6:22
  12. "Change Is Gonna Come" – 12:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Alli – Art Direction, Design
  • David Ashton – Assistant Engineer
  • C.J. Buscaglia – Assistant Engineer
  • Andrea Cooker – Stylist
  • Kevin Dean – Assistant Engineer
  • Gavin DeGraw – Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Cover Art Concept
  • James Diener – A&R
  • Mark Endert – Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Steve Gryphon – Programming, Editing
  • Tosh Kasai – Assistant Engineer
  • Tim LeBlanc – Assistant Engineer
  • George Marino – Mastering
  • Michael McCoy – Overdub Engineer
  • Alvin Moody – Bass
  • MiMi "Audio" Parker – Assistant Engineer
  • Chris Reynolds – Assistant Engineer
  • Maria Santana – Set Design
  • Steven Sebring – Photography
  • Michael Ward – Guitar
  • Joey Waronker – Drums
  • Patrick Warren – Organ, Harmonium, String Arrangements

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003-2006)[7][8] Peak
position
Danish Albums Chart 1
Dutch Albums Chart 6
Italian Albums Chart 43
Finnish Albums Chart 23
Norwegian Albums Chart 2
Swedish Albums Chart 21
Swiss Albums Chart 48
US Billboard 200[9] 56
US Billboard Top Heatseekers[9] 1

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