Finally Woken

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Finally Woken
Jem - Finally Woken.jpg
Studio album by Jem
Released 23 March 2004 (2004-03-23)
Recorded 1999–2003
Genre Trip hop, electronica, pop rock, folktronica
Length 41:53
Label ATO
Producer Jem, Yoad Nevo, Ge-ology
Jem chronology
It All Starts Here...
(2003)
Finally Woken
(2004)
Down to Earth
(2008)
Singles from Finally Woken
  1. "They"
    Released: 17 February 2004
  2. "Just a Ride"
    Released: 13 June 2005
  3. "Wish I"
    Released: 12 September 2005

Finally Woken is the debut studio album by Welsh singer-songwriter Jem, released initially in the United States on 23 March 2004, with ATO Records.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
PopMattersMixed[5]
Q Magazine4/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]
Yahoo! Music7/10 stars[8]

Artwork[edit]

The young girl on the cover is a photograph of a young Jem that was taken by her father; the colours were changed for different territories, with the USA receiving a yellow edition, the UK receiving a blue edition and Europe and Australia receiving a green edition. The UK and European editions were re-issued in 2005 with a new cover, featuring a new photograph of Jem on the front. The album was released with different artwork. The UK release features the orange/red effect whilst foreign covers include a green cover for Australia, and US with a blue one.[citation needed]

Critical reception[edit]

Announced as America's biggest British female debut artist of 2004;[9] Jem initially established herself in the United States before garnering any attention or airplay in her native United Kingdom. Regardless, her reception from critics, upon the release of her album worldwide in 2005, have been generally favourable.

This album was chosen as one of Amazon.com's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2004 (rank #69).[citation needed] It has sold over 500,000 copies in the UK as of January 2009 [10] and, as of 4 July 2009, had sold 332,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. [11]

Reviews of the album were good. Rolling Stone complimented her "sense of sonic humor".[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."They"Jem Griffiths, Gerard Young (Ge-ology)Yoad Nevo, Jem, Ge-ology3:16
2."Come on Closer"Jem, YoungYoad Nevo, Jem, Ge-ology3:47
3."Finally Woken"JemYoad Nevo, Jem3:58
4."Save Me"Jem, YoungYoad Nevo, Jem, Ge-ology3:33
5."24"Jem, Justin GriffithsYoad Nevo, Jem3:54
6."Missing You"Jem, J. GriffithsYoad Nevo, Jem4:01
7."Wish I"JemYoad Nevo, Jem3:56
8."Just a Ride"Jem, Mike CarenYoad Nevo, Jem3:20
9."Falling for You"Jem, Nick Coler, Brian HigginsYoad Nevo, Jem4:17
10."Stay Now"Jem, Klas.B Wahl, Nick WhitecrossYoad Nevo, Jem3:43
11."Flying High"Jem, Paul HermanYoad Nevo, Jem4:08
Total length:41:53
Japanese bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
12."They" (Cut Chemist Remix)Jem, YoungCut Chemist3:14

Personnel[edit]

Managerial

Musicians

Production

Charts[edit]

Chart Date of entry Entry position Peak position
UK Albums Top 75[12] 6 March 2005 75 6
Ireland Albums Top 75[12] 10 April 2005 43 15
Australia Albums Top 50[12] 19 June 2005 48 36
Austria Albums Top 75[12] 9 October 2005 74 73
Dutch Albums Top 100[12] 17 July 2005 100 98
Billboard Top 200 197

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finally Woken – Jem". metacritic. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  2. ^ Loftus, Johnny. Finally Woken at AllMusic. Retrieved 24 November 2004.
  3. ^ Vincintelli, Elisabeth (26 March 2004). "Finally Woken Jem > Music Review". Entertainment Weekly (757). p. 73. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
  4. ^ Sweeting, Adam (17 March 2004). "Jem, Finally Woken > Review". The Guardian. Friday Review p. 18. Retrieved 12 December 2006.
  5. ^ Hogan, Marc (14 June 2004). "Jem: It All Starts Here". PopMatters. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
  6. ^ Q Magazine: 100. March 2005. Missing or empty |title= (help) Cited at "Finally Woken – Jem > Critic Reviews". metacritic. Retrieved 8 December 2007.
  7. ^ a b Sinagra, Laura (13 May 2004). "Jem: Finally Woken". Rolling Stone (948). p. 73.
  8. ^ Britten, Anna (6 April 2005). "Jem – Finally Woken > Music Album Review". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
  9. ^ "Singer Jem breaks into UK charts". BBC. 21 March 2005. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Jem: Down to Earth". the Guardian. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Falling into place". Billboard. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d e "ACharts". Retrieved 12 February 2013.