Dive In

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Dive In
Dive In cover.jpg
Studio album by Darius Danesh
Released 2 December 2002
Genre Pop, Rock
Label Mercury Records
Producer Steve Lillywhite, Darius Danesh
Darius Danesh chronology
Dive In
(2002)
Live Twice
(2004)Live Twice2004
Singles from Dive In
  1. "Colourblind"
    Released: 29 July 2002
  2. "Rushes"
    Released: 25 November 2002
  3. "Incredible (What I Meant to Say)"
    Released: 3 March 2003
  4. "Girl in the Moon"
    Released: 9 June 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
TOTP Magazine 4.0/5 stars
Smash Hits 5.0/5 stars
BBC News Review (not rated) link
Yahoo! Music 8.0/10 stars link

Dive In is Darius Danesh's debut album, released toward the end of 2002. It was a huge success and went platinum in the UK, charting at number 6 in the UK albums chart during the competitive pre-Christmas sales. He wrote all 12 songs on the album, collaborating with a number of other producers such as The Misfits and The Matrix. Steve Lillywhite was executive producer and Darius himself produced the track "Better Than That".

Album information[edit]

The first single "Colourblind", was released on 29 July 2002 and went straight to number 1 in the UK for two weeks and was certified Silver. The second single "Rushes", also did well, going to number 5 in the UK charts, and the third single "Incredible (What I Meant to Say)" went to number 9. The fourth and last single "Girl in the Moon" didn't do as well but still got to number 21. The album actually has 69 tracks, but after the first 12 they are all 5 seconds of silence until the last one, which is a songwriting demo of "Gotta Know Tonight", effectively making it a hidden track. This songwriting demo has lyrics and music written by Danesh, showing the song as it was first written before other producers added their production ideas to the song. The album was certified platinum in the UK for selling over 300,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Colourblind" Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni Lew Darius Danesh, The Misfits 3:35
2. "Rushes" Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni Lew Darius Danesh, The Misfits 3:43
3. "Incredible (What I Meant to Say)" Darius Danesh, The Matrix The Matrix 3:37
4. "Girl in the Moon" Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni Lew Darius Danesh, The Misfits 4:02
5. "I'm Not Buying" Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni Lew Darius Danesh, The Misfits 4:21
6. "Dive In" Darius Danesh, Chris Braide, Andrew Frampton Mike Hedges 3:37
7. "Gotta Know Tonight" Darius Danesh, Chris Braide, Andrew Frampton Mike Hedges 4:12
8. "Sliding Doors" Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni Lew Darius Danesh, The Misfits 4:24
9. "Simple Like the Truth" Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni Lew Darius Danesh, The Misfits 3:58
10. "Better Than That" Darius Danesh, Alex James Alex James 3:33
11. "Mockingbird" Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister, Deni Lew, Nicky Graham Darius Danesh, The Misfits  
12. "Mercury Rising" Darius Danesh, Pete Glenister Darius Danesh, The Misfits 4:54

Personnel[edit]

  • Artwork – Tom Bird
  • Executive Producer – Steve Lillywhite
  • Photography By – Norman Watson
  • Producer – Darius (7), Misfits, The (4) (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12)[1]

Certifications[edit]

Chart Certification Sales
UK 1x Platinum[2] 300,000+

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darius (7) - Dive In (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  2. ^ "BPI Certifications". www.bpi.co.uk. Type in "Dive In" for the title and click 'Exact match'. Retrieved 31 December 2016.