Come as You Are (Beverley Knight song)

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"Come as You Are"
Single by Beverley Knight
from the album Affirmation
B-side "Shoulda Woulda Coulda", "Relate"
Released 20 June 2004
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop rock, soul
Length 3:45
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Beverley Knight, Guy Chambers
Producer(s) Guy Chambers, Richard Flack
Beverley Knight singles chronology
"Shape of You (Reshaped)"
"Come as You Are"
"Not Too Late for Love"
Alternative cover
UK CD 2 cover
UK CD 2 cover

"Come as You Are" is the lead single from Beverley Knight's fourth studio album, Affirmation (2004). It is her highest-charting single to date and became her second UK top ten hit, peaking at number nine. It remained in the UK top seventy-five for ten weeks.

Music video[edit]

The promo video for "Come as You Are" was directed by J.T and was Knight's most expensive to date. It was set on a futuristic space station and involved her performing with her band to a large crowd.

Track listings[edit]

CD 1
  1. "Come as You Are"
  2. "Shoulda Woulda Coulda"
CD 2
  1. "Come as You Are"
  2. "Relate"
  3. "Come as You Are" (JD Remix)
  4. "Come as You Are" (Video)
12" single
  1. "Come as You Are" (JD Remix)
  2. "Come as You Are"


  • Written by Beverley Knight and Guy Chambers
  • Produced by Guy Chambers and Richard Flack
  • Arranged by Guy Chambers
  • Engineered and mixed by Richard Flack
  • Assistant engineer: Paul Stanborough
  • All vocals by Beverley Knight
  • Vocal arrangement by Beverley Knight
  • Trombone by Nichol Thompson
  • Trumpet by Dominic Glover
  • Sax by Andy Rossi
  • Percussion by Frank Rossi
  • Drums by Ian Thomas
  • Electric guitar by Phil Spalding and Julian Burdock
  • Bass guitar by Phil Spalding
  • Acoustic guitar, wurlitzer, Hammond, Moog and clavinet by Guy Chambers
  • Recorded at the Town House and Orgasmatron Studio, London


Chart (2004) Peak
UK Singles Chart 9

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