Guilty (Blue album)

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Guilty
Blue - Guilty album cover.jpg
Studio album by Blue
Released 3 November 2003
Recorded 2003;
Los Angeles, United States
New York City, United States
London, United Kingdom
Genre Pop, R&B
Label Virgin, Innocent
Producer Cutfather & Joe, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes, True North, Deekay, Matt Rowe, Stargate, Supa'Flyas, Steve Robson, Rob Persaud, Hugh Goldsmith (exec.)
Blue chronology
One Love
(2002)One Love2002
Guilty
(2003)
Roulette
(2013)Roulette2013
Singles from Guilty
  1. "Guilty"
    Released: 20 October 2003
  2. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"
    Released: 15 December 2003
  3. "Breathe Easy / A Chi Mi Dice"
    Released: 22 March 2004
  4. "Bubblin' / You & Me Bubblin'"
    Released: 16 June 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

Guilty is the third studio album by English boy band Blue. It was released on 3 November 2003 in the United Kingdom and on 25 November in the United States. It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart after its release, and it was certified 2x Platinum in December 2003.[2]

The album was particularly successful in the UK, Europe, Japan and New Zealand, and has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. "Guilty", "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Breathe Easy" and "Bubblin'" were released as singles from the album. "Guilty", co-written by Gary Barlow, was the most successful single from the album, peaking at number two in the UK.

Singles[edit]

  • "Guilty" — The debut single, released in October 2003. The single peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 29 on the Australian Top 40, at No. 14 in New Zealand and No. 6 in Ireland. The song has received a Silver sales status certification for sales of over 200,000 copies in the UK.
  • "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" — The second single, released in December 2003, featuring guest vocals from Stevie Wonder. The song is a cover version of Stevie's number one hit. The single peaked at No. 11 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 31 on the Australian Top 100, No. 22 in New Zealand and No. 17 in Ireland.
  • "The Gift" - A Japanese alternative single to "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", featuring the said track as a B-side. "The Gift" only appears on the Japanese version of Guilty. The single peaked at No. 3 on the Japan Hot 100. A music video was recorded and included on the Japanese edition of 4Ever Blue.
  • "Breathe Easy" — The third single, released in March 2004. The single peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was produced by multi-platinum producers DEEKAY & co-written by Lee Ryan, Lars Halvor Jensen, and Michael Martin Larsson. The song has received a Bronze sales status certification for sales of over 100,000 copies in the UK. In Italy, an Italian-language version of the song, "A Chi Mi Dice", was released as a single instead.
  • "Bubblin'" - The fourth and final single, released in June 2004. The single peaked at No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart. The single version of "Bubblin'" features vocals from L.A.D.E. In France, a French-language version of the song, "You & Me Bubblin'", was released a single instead. This version features vocals from French boyband LINK-UP.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Stand Up" Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen, Remee Cutfather & Joe 3:38
2. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
(featuring Stevie Wonder and Angie Stone)"
Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett, Syreeta Wright, Lula Mae Hardaway Martin Harrington, Ash Howes 3:33
3. "Taste It" Duncan James, Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Tim Woodcock True North 3:33
4. "Guilty" Duncan James, Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Tim Woodcock True North, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes 3:45
5. "Bubblin'" Antony Costa, Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes Jørgensen, Ali Tennant Deekay 3:05
6. "Rock the Night" Antony Costa, Matt Rowe, Sheppard Solomon Matt Rowe 3:21
7. "When Summer's Gone" Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir Rustan Stargate 4:11
8. "Alive" Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir Rustan Stargate 3:39
9. "I Wanna Know" Antony Costa, Duncan James, Rasmus Bille Bähncke, René Tromborg, Nate Butler, Leonard Dixon Supa'Flyas 3:38
10. "Back It Up" Antony Costa, Simon Webbe, Lars Halvor Jensen, Dicky Daniel Klein, Johannes Jørgensen, Ali Tennant Deekay 3:32
11. "Breathe Easy" Lee Ryan, Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin M. Larsson Deekay 4:36
12. "Walk Away" Lee Ryan, Ash Howes, Wayne Hector, Martin Harrington Martin Harrington, Ash Howes 4:39
13. "Where You Want Me" Duncan James, John McLaughlin, Steve Robson Steve Robson 3:45
14. "How's a Man Supposed to Change?" Lee Ryan, Rob Persaud Rob Persaud 4:04
15. "No Goodbyes" Antony Costa, Ash Howes, Martin Harrington, Conner Reeves Martin Harrington, Ash Howes 3:57
  • Guilty: Live From Wembley

In Japan, the band's live DVD, Guilty: Live From Wembley, was packed with a ten-track bonus CD.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[23] Gold 100,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[24] Platinum 15,000^
Italy (FIMI)[25] 2× Platinum 200,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[26] Gold 100,000^
South Korea (RIAK)[27] Platinum 18,476[28]
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[29] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] 2× Platinum 600,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[31] Platinum 1,000,000*

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

References[edit]

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  25. ^ "Italian album certifications – Blue – Guilty" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Select Album e Compilation in the field Sezione. Enter Blue in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically
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