Coming Home (The Soldiers album)

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Coming Home
Coming Home (The Soldiers album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by The Soldiers
Released 26 October 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop music
Length 57:40
Label Rhino Records
The Soldiers chronology
Coming Home
(2009)
Letters Home
(2010)

Coming Home is the debut album by The Soldiers. The album was released on 26 October 2009. All the album's contents are cover versions apart from title track "Coming Home", which celebrated those who have made it back and remembers the fallen. Proceeds will go to the Army Benevolent Fund, Help For Heroes and other groups which support their colleagues. Sgt Maddocks said: "They're feel-good songs that you'd associate with the guys in the army".[citation needed]

The Soldiers recorded their debut album during breaks in their duties.

He said "With a Little Help from my Friends" was particularly pertinent. "You could say that when you're a little bit down there's always someone there to pick you up, brush you down and get on with the day's work. That's just so typical of army life".[citation needed]

Sgt Maj Chilton said there were two or three tracks on the album that any soldier or civilian could relate to. Nick Patrick, who has worked with classical singers Russell Watson and Katherine Jenkins, produced the album.

At 24, L/Cpl Idzi is the youngest and most recognisable member of the band, after making it through to the boot camp stage of ITV talent show, The X Factor in 2007.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  • CD single
  1. "Coming Home" — 4:08
  2. "He Ain't Heavy" — 4:34
  3. "Tears in Heaven" — 4:24
  4. "I'll Stand by You" — 4:15
  5. "Sailing" — 4:02
  6. "Lean on Me" — 3:31
  7. "Against All Odds" ft. Caroline Redman Lusher — 3:18
  8. "Sacrifice" — 5:07
  9. "You've Got a Friend" — 4:26
  10. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" — 4:12
  11. "Stand by Me" — 3:39
  12. "Bring Him Home" — 3:26
  13. "With a Little Help from My Friends" — 3:37
  14. "A Soldier's Christmas Letter" — 4:00
  15. "The Last Post" — 0:55

Charts[edit]

The album entered the UK Albums Chart on 1 November 2009 at Number 4. The following week it fell one place to Number 5. On 15 November 2009, it climbed back to Number 4.

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Certification
UK Albums Chart 4 2x Platinum[2]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 19 October 2009 Digital Download[3] Rhino Records
26 October 2009 CD[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singing soldiers in chart battle". BBC News. 26 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 24 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Coming Home by The Soldiers". Itunes.apple.com. 2009-10-19. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  4. ^ "Soldiers: Coming Home (2009): CD". hmv.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10.