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Forgiven, Not Forgotten
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Studio album by The Corrs
Released 26 September 1995
Recorded May 1994 - May 1995
Studio Chartmaker Studios
(Malibu, California)
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock, folk rock, Celtic
Length 48:43
Label 143, Lava, Atlantic
Producer David Foster
Jim Corr
The Corrs chronology
Forgiven, Not Forgotten
(1995)
Talk on Corners
(1997)
Singles from Forgiven, Not Forgotten
  1. "Runaway"
    Released: 1 September 1995
  2. "Forgiven, Not Forgotten"
    Released: 2 February 1996
  3. "The Right Time"
    Released: 20 May 1996
  4. "Love to Love You"
    Released: September 1996
  5. "Closer"
    Released: May 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Forgiven, Not Forgotten is the debut studio album by Irish pop rock group The Corrs. It was released by Atlantic Records on 26 September 1995 across the world. The album was primarily produced by David Foster, with additional production by Jim Corr. In January 1997, a special tour edition of the album was released in Australia and New Zealand and featured a bonus disc containing live and rare tracks which were recorded from their Forgiven, Not Forgotten World Tour.

The title track and the band were featured in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 called "Turn Back the Clock". The band performed the song at a New Year's Eve party at the Peach Pit After Dark. The album spawned five official single releases.

Background[edit]

Before signing to Atlantic Records the band began recording in a makeshift-home-studio Jim rented out in the hometown of Dundalk. The band recording on an eight-track and began making demo tapes, "I remember it being very cold... We had fruit boxes on the wall for soundproofing" Caroline remembered. [2] After performing in Whelan's bar in Dublin the band caught the eye of Jean Kennedy Smith who invited the band to perform at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in Boston. [3]

Once in America they met Jason Flom, Atlantic Records's head of A&R "When they walked into my New York office, I was immediately taken by their beauty, their obvious grace and style. They played me a cassette with Love To Love You and Closer on it, then they told me they played all the instruments themselves and wrote the songs. Man, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven." [4] However Flom knew the band needed someone to produce their album so suggested they meet David Foster a Canadian musician, producer, composer and arranger. While in New York two days before the band where scheduled to head home they crashed a recording session at The Hit Factory a recording studio in New York City. Foster invited the band up stairs to perform around a Piano. "We played Runaway" Sharon would go on to say "I think he was taken back by how polished we sounded even then".[5]

Tour[edit]

On 26 April 1996 the Corrs embarked on their Forgiven, Not Forgotten World Tour that started in Ennis, Ireland, before then travelling to Europe, Australia, Asia, America and Canada, ultimately lasting the better part of two years.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Corrs, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Erin Shore" (intro) (instrumental)Traditional (arranged by The Corrs)0:27
2."Forgiven, Not Forgotten" 4:15
3."Heaven Knows" 4:18
4."Along with the Girls" (instrumental)Traditional (arranged by The Corrs)0:49
5."Someday"
3:51
6."Runaway" 4:24
7."The Right Time" 4:07
8."The Minstrel Boy" (instrumental)Traditional (written by Thomas Moore and arranged by The Corrs)2:12
9."Toss the Feathers" (instrumental)Traditional (arranged by The Corrs)2:50
10."Love to Love You" 4:08
11."Secret Life" 4:31
12."Carraroe Jig" (instrumental)Traditional (arranged by The Corrs)0:52
13."Closer" 4:05
14."Leave Me Alone" 3:40
15."Erin Shore" (instrumental)Traditional (arranged by The Corrs and Bill Whelan)4:14

Personnel[edit]

The Band[edit]

Featuring[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Jim Corr. David Foster
  • Engineers: Andrew Boland, Felipe Elgueta, Dave Reitzas
  • Mixing: Dave Reitzas, Bob Clearmountain
  • Mixing assistant: Ryan Freeland
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Assistant mastering engineer: Brian K. Lee
  • Arranger: Jim Corr, David Foster
  • String arrangements: David Foster
  • Keyboard programming: Jim Corr
  • Synclavier programming: Simon Franglen
  • Art direction: Richard Bates, Sung Lee-Crawforth
  • Photography: Guzman (Constance Hansen & Russell Peacock)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[29] 9× Platinum 630,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[30] Platinum 100,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[31] Platinum 50,000^
France (SNEP)[32] Platinum 300,000*
Ireland (IRMA)[33] 13× Platinum 195,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[34] Platinum 15,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[35] Gold 25,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[19] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Sweden (GLF)[36] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[37] 3× Platinum 900,000^
United States (RIAA)[38] Gold 500,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[39] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release details[edit]

  • 1995, UK, Atlantic 7567-92612-2, release date: 22 September 1995, CD
  • 1995, Mexico, Atlantic 7826-94675-2, release date: 22 September 1995, CD
  • 1995, UK, Atlantic 7567-92612-4, release date: 26 September 1995, Cassette
  • 1995, Japan, Warner AMCY-913, release date; 21 December 1995, CD (with bonus track)
  • 1996, UK (reissue), release date: 19 February 1996, CD
  • 1997, Japan, Warner AMCY-2427, release date: 25 October 1997, CD (with bonus track)
  • 1997, Australia, New Zealand, Atlantic 7567-92754-2, release date: January 1997, CD (limited tour edition)
  • 1999, UK, Atlantic 7567926128, release date: 29 November 1999, MiniDisc
  • 2001, Australia, Atlantic 7567-80963-2, release date: 2001, CD (double release with Talk on Corners special edition)
  • 2001, France, Atlantic 7567-93072-2, release date: 2001, CD (as gold disc limited collector's edition)
  • 2017, The Netherlands, Music On Vinyl Atlantic MOVLP1768 8719262002456, release date: 2017-05-26, 1 LP, 180 gram audiophile vinyl

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